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Political Parties Need Rebranding

Darvin Dowdy Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 8:44 AM
I think Phyllis nails it here. Its the rabid free-trader internationalist in the GOP that are killing us. It began with Bush 41 and his new world order. Even Tea-Party stalwarts such as Demint and Rubio have turned their backs on the Tea Party b/c they've never met a Free Trade Agreement that they didn't like. The majority of working Americans, wisely, do not trust FTA's. Until the GOP re-connects with the blue-collar Reagan Democrats and Middle America, it will continue in its epic fail. DD
Charles SWVA Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 4:08 PM
Hey DD, here's you a list of "the rabid free-trader internationalist in the GOP that are killing us" and the FTAs they promoted. GOPers to a man, eh wot?
GATT - 1948 Truman
NAFTA 1994 Clinton
WTO – Clinton
Darvin Dowdy Wrote: Nov 23, 2012 7:34 PM
Go check to see who voted "for" these FTA's, Charles. Demint, Rubio, etc. The Tea Party is opposed FTA's:

Corbett_ Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 3:10 PM
You're another fool who wants the government to control the economy. Hell, the government can't even collect all the taxes owed. How on earth do you expect them to run the economy?

Darvin Dowdy Wrote: Nov 23, 2012 7:32 PM
You see only 2 sides of the problem, Corbett. The short sightedness of dualism. The GOP's political problem is multi-faceted. So must also be the solution.
Dozens of explanations have been offered by people who think they are savvy about politics to explain why Mitt Romney lost and Barack Obama was reelected despite his many unlawful actions and the high unemployment figures. I toss into the mix my view that the two major political parties need rebranding.

Obama's massive negative TV advertising rather successfully branded Romney and the Republican Party as rich guys who can't empathize with ordinary hard-working Americans. In fact, Obama grew up enjoying a pampered lifestyle attending elite schools and colleges and now is rich, too, with his wealth and lifestyle coming from...