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In the Long Run, Is the GOP Dead?

Charles Kirtley Wrote: Jul 27, 2012 9:24 AM
Nearly 50% of the people in the country receive more from the government than they pay in. This is an all but insurmountable problem because they takers are voting in their self interests. Somehow the argument must be made that people need to stand on their own feet and not depend on others for their existence. This is an almost impossible argument to make successfully. Greece, here we come.
wiseacre2 Wrote: Jul 29, 2012 12:23 AM
You are right Charles. Over the last half century, the democrat party has successfully "hated" this country out of existence, or at least to the precipice. It's really grim.

Since 1928, only Dwight Eisenhower and George W. Bush have won the presidency while capturing both houses of Congress for the GOP.

In his 49-state landslide, Richard Nixon failed to take either House. In his two landslides, Ronald Reagan won back only the Senate. Yet Mitt Romney is even money to pull off the hat trick.
With this hopeful prospect, why the near despair among so many Republicans about the long term?
In his New York Times report, "In California, GOP Fights Steep Decline," Adam Nagourney delves into the reasons.

In the Golden Land, a state...