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GOP Solution: Stick to Values, Pick Better Candidates

jayrod1980 Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 12:16 AM
Also, another thing. Immigration reform does need some serious work, as well as healthcare. Like anything else, we need to cut the red tape other than keeping out the violent criminal element. Legal immigrants tend to be more productive as a whole than natural citizens. Illegals less so. Having a strong border policy while simultaneously making legal immigration easier will take away much of the incentive to come illegally. Also... why is that stupid Kennedy law on immigration still on the books? We are forced to let in a high ratio of third world in while holding out on allowing those from affluent countries. I wouldn't mind taking in the business creators of Europe looking to flee Spain, Italy, Greece, and France.

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.

Easy...

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