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What Went Wrong Last Tuesday

jamak Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 3:33 PM
2 questions for folks commenting here: 1) How many of you personally changed the minds of your friends, neighbors, family, etc. who were leaning towards Obama to vote for Romney? 2) How may of you have kids that voted for Obama? Listen, all the blogs, talk radio, books, etc are preaching to the choir. Conservatism cannot be explained with bumper stickers or one-liners. You have to personally engage people and over time they will get it. Liberals have it easy since their ideology is intellectualy lazy: Just say, "I'll give you free stuff" and they can easily get votes. Conservatives have to work a lot harder.
Willowwisp Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 5:14 PM
Not about working harder. It's about working smarter. Difficult for the narrow & closed minded who would exclude a substantial portion of Americans from " their" country.
Willowwisp Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 3:53 PM
Conservatives still do not get it. Will never get it. Millions voted for Obama & do not " get free" stuff...
It is far easier to blame everyone/everything for the failure of the Republican party. The election voters
REJECTED the brand of politics dished out by the party. Even those who stayed home n protest REJECTED he party's treatment of Ron Paul. Women REJECTED party positions. The Asian & Indian voters REJECTED the Republican party mandate. Get a clue it is YOU Republicans.. Persist at your peril
jamak Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 9:50 PM
They Rejected the platform for what? The Obama platform?
jamak Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 9:54 PM
They Rejected the platform for what? The Obama platform? BTW Obama won because he received a total of 360,000 more votes in the swing states. That's hardly a mandate. Ron Paul can't win anything - sorry. He's been trying for years and he hasn't won. If he can't win in the Republican primaries, then maybe he should try running in the Democratic primaries and see what his chances look like. Ron Paul's just as much a loser as Mitt Romney.
zwheaton Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 3:43 PM
Republicanism is the lazy ideology. "Big government is Baaaad." "Lower taxes good." "Military spending gooood." "Social programs baaaaad."
Terminus in WA Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 3:46 PM
You are oversimplifying things just a tad there; that's called a straw man.
Chuck3645 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 3:46 PM
And Liberalism "Don't work, we'll take care of you, we'll give you all you need, the rich will pay for it all" is not lazy.
jamak Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 9:48 PM
Actually, there are solid economic reasons that endorse the statements you made about "republicanism" (that's not a real term but you are used to making things up I can see). On the other hand, "taxing some to give away free stuff to others" also has solid economic reasons that show how detrimental that philosophy is. So nice try junior, but let the adults debate here..
Terminus in WA Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 3:41 PM
1) Not many. Even though I have many conservative friends, I was surprised how many either refused to vote or voted for Gary Johnson. One couple in particular are ex-Mormons, and they would not vote for Romney based on that alone. I work with refugee families (free time, not my job), and many just fell for the Obama line of free stuff, not knowing how our economy works. I persuaded some simply by explaining the platform.
2) Don't have kids, but I'd like to think that they would carry on the conservative mantle.

Disbelief is the word that defines the Republican state of mind in the wake of the 2012 re-election of President Barack Obama.

The obvious questions are: “How can Americans have re-elected a president who has presided over an economy where unemployment still hovers at 8 percent ?”

And, “How can Americans have re-elected a president who still doesn’t grasp that his big government policies are what have blocked our economic recovery?”

The Republican Party needs to take responsibility for this disaster.

Nothing in the outcome of this election is a surprise. The realities which produced these election results have...