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Post Mortem: RNC Report Calls for Major GOP Overhaul

HoovervilleFollies Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 11:50 AM
"There will be a make-over, but it will come from the failed socialism policies being fostered on this once great nation...." The problem is, what you stupidly call "failed socialism policies" include the very government protections and involvements that helped make this nation the envy of the world, from World War II to the 1980s -- when Reagan et al began to dismantle them. I'm referring to laws that kept financial institutions from blowing up the economy, helped GIs go to college, kept seniors from being a burden on their children, kept workers from being exploited by their employers, provided farmers with some security so they didn't have to worry about going belly-up every time the weather didn't cooperate.....
HoovervilleFollies Wrote: Mar 19, 2013 12:01 PM
helped ordinary Americans handle a mortgage, helped all of us with research innovations (e.g., the Internet, mass-produced penicillin), and improved both commerce and personal mobility with transportation infrastructure.

Aside from free-market extremists, who shut all facets of reality that don't fit their ridiculous ideology, recognize the value of such things and aren't convinced -- for good reason -- that they would fare as well under the tender ministrations of a corporate-controlled government.

Republicans have gotten their backsides kicked in the last two presidential election cycles, which are essentially the "Super Bowls" of American politics. The party's standard-bearers have lost the popular vote in five of the last six contests, with the lone exception of President Bush's 2004 re-election.  Bluntly stated, the GOP's national political model is broken.  The Republican National Committee has just published an exhaustive report about what went wrong in 2012, when a Democratic president with mediocre approval ratings and historically poor economic indicators won a second term by a comfortable, 3.5 million vote margin.  The political bubble and its inhabitants...

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