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The Republicans' Primary Problem

Gerald230 Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 1:32 PM
The GOP can not win the majority votes of any minorities groups, unions, gays, teachers, or hispanics. The women were the only group that the GOP lost that they could have won. They lost the women's vote because the majority of women cannot agree to bear the child of their rapist. The religious extremists cannot give up this anti-choice abortion posture and the GOP will lose the women again.
Bill110 Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 2:36 PM
As long as you see voters----American voters----as "groups" then you can not win. The idea that you have to cater to every special interest group is what is weakening the GOP. We have a Constitution and a flag. That is our common bond. If you want special treatment, then you are living in the wrong country.
Brian953 Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 2:00 PM
And without being able to win majorities in any of those groups, and with better than 90% of blacks voting for Obama, he still barely won.

The GOP doesn't need your kind of advice: giving up our principles, abandoning babies to the killer's knife, etc.
Stuart95 Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 5:36 PM
Brian, you're not paying attention.

Inviting social moderates into the tent so we can prevent the country's slide into socialism does NOT mean the Republicans are going to suddenly become militant baby killers, and it does NOT mean that anyone has to abandon his/her principles.

It means that we recognize that a coalition of social conservatives and social moderates, all of whom are ardent fiscal conservatives, will band together to send BO & Pals back to their various universities and Wall Street firms where they cannot wreck the country quite so quickly.

The social issues, which Constitutionally are none of the federal government's beeswax, will be sent to the states where conservatives have better control of the politics.
restoreliberty Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 1:56 PM
They only lost the, we are only our va jay jay voters, we want our welfare checks voters, and we want our amnesty voters.....

The GOP won married women overwhelming, women retirees overwhelming, the votes of white voters in every age group demographic. Obama won, solely based on the way the electoral college is structured and by state voting systems that give all electoral votes based on winner take all.
Stuart95 Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 2:06 PM
All the GOP has to do is pick off a few percent of Hispanic, a few percent of unmarried women, a few percent of blacks, etc. to win decisively - provided the "conservatives" can be bothered to vote.

How do you pick up the fringes of those groups? By emphasizing the perils of Big Government, particularly as far as economics is concerned. Don't act like you want a president who will spend all of his/her time fighting social issues that are (a) not the responsibility of government, and (b) insoluble.

Having just lost an election, many Republicans are anxious to remake our party in the image of Democrats. The theory seems to be that whatever we're doing isn't working, so we better change everything.

But in fact, whatever Republicans did in 2012 -- other than an overly long primary fight -- worked amazingly well, given the circumstances.

In a detailed analysis of the 2012 election, William A. Galston, a fellow with the liberal Brookings Institution, makes a number of fascinating observations that Republicans would do well to consider before embracing amnesty, abortion, gay marriage and Beyonce.

In my...