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Is the GOP Headed for the Boneyard?

Gabriela8 Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 11:02 PM
Pat, excellent analysis. Here's my simple explanation of the awful election outcome/: it comes from the famous quote by Benjamin Franklin: "When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic." I think the people who voted for Obama like the money/benefit flow, which will invariably stop since the wealth creators are going to sit back and let this mess of a country slide off the cliff. Will the Republicans rise again? Only if the republic does as a whole. Presently configured, we're going the way of 5th century Rome, or present-day Greece. It wasn't Romney's fault. Not enough Republicans remain, and those that do did not participate sufficiently. Crack-up ahead--stock market knows it.
Drifter Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 12:13 AM
Right! It wasn't Romney's fault. It was the Republican's fault for running a liberal in the first place. Are you listening, Ann Coulter?
OBAMA-DRAMA Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 12:10 AM
Gabriela8...

Good analysis and correct.
RHSimard Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 12:04 AM
Yes.

Conservatives have a built-in polemic disadvantage: it is the liberal camp that, when it can, manufactures one government assistance program after another, some of which are actually worthy,. but much more of which are not. They can shine the bright light at the end of the pipe from which the goodies flow, playing the Santa Claus of compassion and "social justice" against the greedy big-money rich and their corporate system.

Conservatives are then forced to counter with the hard facts and cold numbers, telling the truth about the cost, fiscal and often social, of the many misbegotten of them. Such messages are not only unwelcome, but they are necessarily dry, uninspiring and relatively demanding intellectually.
OBAMA-DRAMA Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 12:10 AM
... well stated... and correct.
After its second defeat at the hands of Barack Obama, under whom unemployment has never been lower than the day George W. Bush left office, the Republican Party has at last awakened to its existential crisis.

Eighteen states have voted Democratic in six straight elections. Among the six are four of our most populous: New York, Pennsylvania, Illinois and California. And Obama has now won two of the three remaining mega-states, Ohio and Florida, twice.

Only Texas remains secure -- for now.

At the presidential level, the Republican Party is at death's door.

Yet one already...