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With this kind of thinking - lets all become liberals and declare that our enemies have won, cede all principles and values and run as the more efficient big government party - the Republican Party is doomed. Probably doomed already - see McCain, Romney, current leadership, etc..
Hugh why don't you take 5 of these kids under your wing and support them ? Do you really want an Obama-led administration educating these children? What are you going to teach these children? To obey the law? To wait their turn? To pay their taxes? To resist the welfare state?
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The GOP's Immigration Mess

BTC2 Wrote: Jan 26, 2013 11:37 AM
"Good people who are here illegally"? How can we call them good If breaking the law is bad? On the other hand if breaking the law is not bad, the rule of law is undermined as a governing principle. What is good for the country about having people here illegally? Yes it may be "good" for the illegal but for the country it is not good (a) undermining the rule of law (b) encouraging lots of bad" people to come here and (c) overwhelming our already overburdened finances. Note that education reform is included as a solution to the problem. Aside from questioning how the rewarded lawbreaker is to be taught to be a lawabider, the cost of this "reform" will be enormous and will be paid for not by the illegal but by the US citizens.
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Diagnosis GOP: Critical Condition

BTC2 Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 12:25 PM
If the Republican Party articulated its principles as set forth in its platform and convinced people that they truly believed in them and would implement them there might be a chance to prevail. By playing the quota game and running moderate (i.e. unprincipled) candidates the principles are lost and those who vote for the party will feel cheated thus leading to either abandonment of the process as tweedle dee and tweedle dum or embracing the Democrat opposition as at least being the real thing rather than a cheap imitation.
As noted elsewhere the myth is that an illegal immigrant is socially conservative. The fact is that the law has been broken and continues to be broken again when employment is gained. Such immigrants are inevitably servants not citizens. There is no data to show that such illegal immigrants will become part of the core conservative-Republican base -- married, church going and taxpaying, On the other hand legal immigrants have a much higher likelhood of coming as citizens rather than servants and may join us in resisting Obamanism and the statism that it entails. The focus on those already here is a pure diversionary tactic and should be resisted by forcing the hand of those who claim to want to secure the border by having them vote on it.
Romney lost. The liberals want to blame it on the constitution. With this kind of analysis the whole country is lost. Look at the candidate and ask yourself why Romney was unable to motivate the millions who did not vote for Obama to vote for Romney rather than staying home. It had nothing to do with the electoral college since turnout was down in all of the battleground states and overall in these states Romney was not able to exceed McCain's performance in these states.
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Why We Were Surprised on November 6th?

BTC2 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 10:56 AM
Mr. Bialowsky and his fellow travellers seem to know everything. How does he propose gaining minority voters while jettisoning social conservatives?. I am sure that they will be ready to join with the economic conservatives to cut their benefits. Perhaps his next brilliant idea will be to nominate Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden as the Republican ticket for 2016. The fact plain and simple is that Romney was a flawed candidate and his advisos were unable to devise a strategy to persuade anyone to support him beyond the McCain voters of 2008.
If Romney had been as forceful against Obama as he was against Newt and Todd Akin maybe he would have won. Regrettably he was the perfect candidate for the Democrats. The father of Obamacare could not run against his own child. The wealthy financier with a horse riding hobby could not run against the bailouts and Obama's royally extravagant excesses (million dollar vacations, 100 rounds of golf, etc.). The perfect candidate to use for a classwarfare campaign. The flip flopper on abortion, homosexual marriage, etc. could not persuade the out of a job Reagan democrats that he would do anything to address the cultural decline around them, particularly after how quick he was to attack and abandon Akin.
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Romney's Loss -- It's Not the Asphalt

BTC2 Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 1:55 PM
The Republicans had the perfect candidate for the Democrats. The father of Obamacare could not run against his own child. The wealthy financier with a horse riding hobby could not run against the bailouts and Obama's royally extravagant excesses (million dollar vacations, 100 rounds of golf, etc.). The perfect candidate to use for a classwarfare campaign. The flip flopper on abortion, homosexual marriage, etc. could not persuade the out of a job Reagan democrats that he would do anything to address the cultural decline around them, particularly after how quick he was to attack and abandon Akin. Add to this his advisors and campaign team who even now think that they would have won by pandering to immigrants or minorities (cf ColinPowe ll).
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Election Could Mirror 1980 Race

BTC2 Wrote: Sep 27, 2012 11:03 AM
The conservative base is not fired up FOR Romney but is AGAINST Obama. This means that they will vote against Obama. Let's not forget that the Romney wing of the party was opposed to Reagan and basically was behind Anderson. So far Romney has not done or said anything to inspire conservatives to vote FOR him unlike Reagan who was the conservative champion. Hopefully Romney is bold in the debate and draws distinct differences. Economic arguments alone may not be sufficient if Romney merely comes across as tweedle dee to tweedle dum. Finally ask yourself who was more likeable - Carter or Reagan - and then you may understand Romney's problem.
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