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A Very Jolly Election

Mainstream_American Wrote: Mar 20, 2014 11:02 AM
Even in the Jolly election in Florida, the winner did not garner 50% of the vote. The Democrats enlisted the help of the Libertarian Party to try "steal" the election. I predict that this year the Democrats will funnel more money into the Libertarian Party in swing districts to try to take away votes from GOP candidates. Since I do not have faith in the Libertarian Party to refuse that money, I'm praying rank-and-file small-L-libertarian voters will have the integrity to vote for the GOP in order to try to send a message to their big-L-Libertarian Party.
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Facts and Factions

Mainstream_American Wrote: Mar 19, 2014 6:50 PM
Who is Bob Beckel?
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Mainstream_American Wrote: Mar 19, 2014 6:38 PM
-Win first -Govern second -Clean House third (and I MEAN clean house - non-con-Republicans need to be replaced with genuine conservatives --- AFTER we use the non-cons to win a majority)
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Mainstream_American Wrote: Mar 19, 2014 6:26 PM
McConnell is not Reagan. Since Reagan is not available, and since the only other available candidate would likely lose to the Democrat, I would encourage Kentucky conservatives to vote for McConnell. If McConnell wins, I will encourage the GOP delegation from my state and in the rest of the Senate to remove McConnell from his leadership position. It's time to do more than just rail against non-cons; the Leftists and Democrats have been playing chess while conservatives and Republicans have been playing checkers. It's time to take things to a higher level: -Win first -Govern second -Clean house third.
If Rand Paul really wants to make the party more inclusive, he needs to do the following: He and the GOP should talk about Mainstream American Values (which are still conservative values): -We believe in liberty. -We believe in each individual having rights and responsibilities. -We believe each individual should be able to make their own decisions about healthcare. -We believe each individual should be able to enjoy the rewards of their hard work without having an onerous burden of taxes. -We believe the federal government is spending too much money. -We believe the deficit and the debt need to be reduced. -We believe this country should be the strongest and safest country in the world. -We believe in the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. These are Mainstream American values. These are values that are still held by a majority of those who call themselves liberal. These are values still held by a majority who call themselves libertarian. These are values still held by a majority who call themselves conservative. These are not the values of the current Democratic Party in America. The Democratic Party has lost its way. The only way to stop an increasingly powerful and oppressive federal government and its bureaucracy is to have large enough opposition majorities in the House and in the Senate to effectively block the agenda of the current Democratic Administration. That's the kind of message Rand Paul and Republicans should deliver if they want to include more people and win in future elections.
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Mainstream_American Wrote: Mar 19, 2014 5:58 PM
The GOP has a severe branding problem. They need to go on an educational offensive that eschews labels such as "conservative," "libertarian," and "Republican." It should be all about Mainstream American Values: -We believe in liberty. -We believe in each individual having rights and responsibilities. -We believe each individual should be able to make their own decisions about healthcare. -We believe each individual should be able to enjoy the rewards of their hard work without having an onerous burden of taxes. -We believe the federal government is spending too much money. -We believe the deficit and the debt need to be reduced. -We believe this country should be the strongest and safest country in the world. -We believe in the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. These are Mainstream American values. These are values that are still held by a majority of those who call themselves liberal. These are values still held by a majority who call themselves libertarian. These are values still held by a majority who call themselves conservative. These are not the values of the current Democratic Party in America. The Democratic Party has lost its way. The only way to stop an increasingly powerful and oppressive federal government and its bureaucracy is to have large enough opposition majorities in the House and in the Senate to effectively block the agenda of the current Democratic Administration. If Republicans want to win, that should be the kind of message they deliver. (I'm sure many of you could do a better job than I just did - go for it --- please!)
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Mainstream_American Wrote: Mar 19, 2014 10:38 AM
If you get a new tool (like a third party) you hand the Democrats control of the government in perpetuity.
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Mainstream_American Wrote: Mar 19, 2014 10:37 AM
... OK, give YOUR answer to YOUR question...
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Mainstream_American Wrote: Mar 19, 2014 10:25 AM
"Now if we want smaller government does it make sense to elect the same people who have proven that they will spend like there is no tomorrow?" That should be a rhetorical question to which the answer is obvious. However, Corbett_, I don't believe you know the answer and I am dubious as to whether or not you're able to articulate an answer.
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Mainstream_American Wrote: Mar 19, 2014 10:23 AM
Curt, did you vote Libertarian (Obama) in the last Presidential election?
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