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Can GOP's Local Success Translate to Federal Level?

Fred1666 Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 7:14 AM
I think the difference might be that the voters dems go after in presidential elections are those who think the president is king and can unilaterally fix the problems of the country. Obama fits this mold well with his willingness to rule by executive order and his deliberate choice not to enforce laws he swore to uphold.

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...