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Time for Introspection, but Not Surrender

David2546 Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 10:00 AM
Throughout the campaign, I heard; "When I took office we were loosing 800,000 jobs a month." Why did NO republican say; "When you took office as a Senator, we had 54 straight months of JOB GROWTH!, it was you and your party that changed that." Not once did Republicans defend. Exit polls show the low-information voters believed the economy is still Bush's fault. No one pointed out what the economy was when the Socialists took over the House and Senate in 2006. Why did no one make a commercial of the town hall meeting in California where the city announced to those that elected them that they were bankrupt, so the pensions and medical care would no longer be paid?
Joycey Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 11:32 AM
Drifter33 Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 10:15 AM
"Why", you ask? Because the RNC is weak. They are "republicans", not "conservatives". They continually foist weakling candidates upon us.

The RNC cringes from conservatism. They want to be "loved" by the left--as if that were possible. The RNC helped to torpedo the good conservative candidates during the primaries, and made damned sure that Romney was our guy.

Once that happened, I pitched in to support Romney. Millions of republicans didn't do that--they stayed home.

I'm telling the RNC this: "never again". I will fight tooth-and-nail to ensure that the RNC nominates a conservative next time around, or they have lost my vote, too.

We need bold fighters and the RNC sends us timid politicians. Never again.

pcieslak carson Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 10:52 AM
We all keep saying that we want a "true" conservative, and I agree. However, will a true conservative have a chance of getting votes from minorities and liberals? This last election showed that the majority of voters want bigger government and free stuff. Romney may not have been a true conservative, but he Obama is the complete opposite of conservative, and he got reelected for that purpose. A true conservative will make us conservatives happy, but I'm not sure that he or she can be elected in this day in age. We don't have the same kind of voters that we had way back when Carter was replaced by Reagan. Obama would never have been given a second term back in the 80's, and Romney would never have lost.
Jack2894 Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 10:54 AM
Yeah yeah yeah, been hearing that for decades! teh far right wing Kandorians are hermetically sealed in a glass bottle that allows only idiocy to enter, until idiocy becomes the only thing they know.

For example, you fail to notice that the darlings of the far right...Connie Mack, Joe Walsh, Allen West, Richard Mourdock, Todd Akin were all CRUSHED in the election.Send up more batcrap crazy right wingers and you will drive what is left of the thinking Republicans to the other side.
Bill110 Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 11:54 AM
If we would have had a true conservative candidate, thousands, or millions, would have voted. Instead they stayed home.

Has the nation gone irreversibly blue? Did intraparty disunity sabotage Mitt Romney's presidential quest? Or is there some other explanation for the nation's re-election of a president with the worst record in decades?

 

I received an email from a brilliant conservative friend who wonders whether Republicans can ever win another election and thus whether the nation is forever lost. I ran into a college student at church the Sunday before the election, and despite his strong conservatism and high intelligence, he admitted confusion about the candidates' respective positions after the presidential debates.

My first reaction after...