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Republicans Need To Grow Up About Taxes

Davole Wrote: Apr 03, 2013 10:54 AM
Republicans went moderate in 2008 and 2012 by allowing the mainstream media to endorse John McCain and Mitt Romney as the Republican candidate for presidency, and they lost both of those elections. Now it's time for Republicans to give logic a try - Ronald Reagan WHO CAMPAIGNED AS AN UNAPOLOGETIC CONSERVATIVE won 49 of America's 50 states (or 57 if you’re of the Obama persuasion). What’s not to understand?
Indiana Independent Conservative Wrote: Apr 04, 2013 10:27 AM
The Republicans first went moderate back in 1988 with George H. W. Bush and have all but destroyed the Republican Party we once knew. It's time for the real Consrvatives to take their Grand Old Party back or create a new stronger Conservative party consisting of true and real conservatives not wishy washy backstabbing, cowardly moderates.

Editor’s note: A version of this article first appeared at

Republicans are flailing about these days, trying to rebrand themselves before the next election cycle. A certain amount of introspection and internecine debate is inevitable after suffering a stinging loss against an opponent with a dismal record. One thing the GOP needs to do to gain greater acceptance among voters is to improve their credibility by outgrowing a tiresome, unthinking opposition to any and all tax increases.

This is anything but a recommendation that Republicans “go moderate” and tack for