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GOP Solution: Stick to Values, Pick Better Candidates

elko-mike Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 8:08 AM
Mark, perhaps Republicans lose because they allow Democrats to frame the issues. You've done it here. For example, you've conflated a secure border with illegal immigration. As soon as the discussion about border security starts, liberals scream that you want to deport granny. You've lost. The border with Mexico, and Canada for that matter, is one of national security. In case you missed it 20,000 shoulder fired missiles that can bring down a commercial airliner went missing in Libya. We seek to secure the border to prevent bad people from using those missiles inside of our country. Period. If the border is secure illegal immigrations solves itself by attrition if nothing else. Don't let liberals frame the argument.
OriginalWinghunter Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 8:18 AM
The Useful Idiots can frame any lie they want - It is up to us to expose it in a manner (and method) that even the lowest IQ can see it! (Yes, that's pretty darn low)
elko-mike Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 8:27 AM
They can try, but we don't have to let them do it. Instead of border = illegal immigration, conservatives should say border = security. When liberals say "you want to deport granny", just respond with the fact that terrorists have access to 20,000 shoulder fired missiles and we want to keep those missiles out of the country. Don't you think that's a good idea or do you want to let these missiles into the country?

These are days of hindsight and second-guessing for Republicans, which is human nature after a trauma like this election loss.

There are million “why” theories out there, from the Hurricane Sandy effect to pernicious media bias. Wringing our hands over those factors gets us nowhere.

We can’t stop hurricanes, and media bias is always there. Reagan and Bush 43 won twice against waves of poisonous bias, so that is not an insurmountable obstacle.

What Republicans need is a slate of candidates that can energize the base while expanding the appeal of a conservative message.


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