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Maybe Republicans Should Try Being Popular

Jeff2422 Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 9:23 AM
So Ann is arguing poll driven positions. I thought she hated the Clintons for doing that. How about a coherent principaled position that is generally accepted by all Republicans first, then move on to the rest of the electorate. The Repubs are all over the map, the Dems sing from the same hymnal no matter how absurd it gets. The Dems learned back in the 60's and 70's that constant in-fighting leads to losing elections. If Repubs want to fight back, then they need to get on the same page, which right now they are divided between Constitutionalists, Fiscal Conservs, Social Conservs, and Country Club types. Figure our a coherent message that brings most these folks together and then go public.
Marie150 Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 9:42 AM
I believe you are making Ann's point.
SMyles Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 9:31 AM
You're right Jeff. I thought individual liberty was a good one. That and States rights and nullification. I would like to focus on the dismantling of the Federal government and the Federal Reserve. If people understood the insidious nature of inflation they would care. You can't fix a lifetime of believing an all controling federal gov. is a necesity.
Jack2894 Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 9:40 AM
SMyles, I can't tell if this is sarcastic or not
SMyles Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 10:13 AM
SMyles Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 10:14 AM
Which part seems too outragous?

Republicans don't control the U.S. Senate and they don't have the presidency. Instead of wasting time and energy in doomed efforts to defeat President Obama's Cabinet nominees or sucking up to illegal aliens, why not focus on issues where Republicans can be off-the-charts popular while forcing Democrats into taking stupid positions?

After the slaughters at Virginia Tech, Aurora, Colo., Tucson, Ariz., and Newtown, Conn., every sentient person knows we need to do something about institutionalizing the mentally ill and -- at the very least -- keeping guns out of their hands.

That happens to be impossible right now....