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GOP Solution: Stick to Values, Pick Better Candidates

James Carroll Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 10:58 AM
Fascinating. Everyone seems be pretending that the Republican party still exists in any meaningful form. That we will get a "do-over." That we haven't seen our last Republican president. That there will be another free election. That we are a constitutional Republic. Indeed, that we have a Constitution. You're pretending that Barack Hussein Obama meant something entirely different than the simple, chilling denotation of "fundamentally transforming" the United States. Game over. The makers lose, the takers win. The religious persecutors prevail, and there's no Mayflower to escape this tyranny.

These are days of hindsight and second-guessing for Republicans, which is human nature after a trauma like this election loss.

There are million “why” theories out there, from the Hurricane Sandy effect to pernicious media bias. Wringing our hands over those factors gets us nowhere.

We can’t stop hurricanes, and media bias is always there. Reagan and Bush 43 won twice against waves of poisonous bias, so that is not an insurmountable obstacle.

What Republicans need is a slate of candidates that can energize the base while expanding the appeal of a conservative message.


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