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Can GOP's Local Success Translate to Federal Level?

CuriousKevmo Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 11:53 AM
Gotta agree with Andy here. I was not inclined to vote R this go around, but was convinced by others that I had to in order to prevent his excellency from ruining the country. But as another poster said, what difference does it make what letter is behind the name if the result is the same. I'll be re-registering as an independent, removing myself from the R mailing lists and voting for small government, big liberty candidates, regardless of party. If it comes down to holding my nose to vote for some big spending clown, I simply won't vote.

The Republicans are doomed. Conservatism is over. President Obama is conducting a mop-up operation at this point.

That's the basic consensus in places like New York City, Washington, D.C., and other citadels of blue America.

And let's be fair, liberals have every reason to gloat -- a little. The GOP has its troubles. Long-term demographic trends; often-irrational animosity from Hollywood, the media and academia; a thumbless grasp of the culture on the part of many Republicans: All of these things create a headwind for the party and the broader conservative movement.

But here's the weird part. That's all true of presidential...