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Better Republican Communication Needed

Jim88 Wrote: Feb 28, 2013 10:52 AM
Jackie, the premise of you article is partially true, however, the Republican Party of Ronald Reagan's era is not the Republican Party of today; most the established Republican in control of the party today are Republicans In Name Only they are far more moderate left than Reagan's era. It is my contention that if the moderate conservatives, and conservatives do not recapture the Republican Party the Party might as well fold into the Democratic Party and take off their cloaks of Republicanism which they are not. Usher in the Constitutional Republican Party for the true constitutional conservatives and mount a new campaign base with a mega advertizing PAC to re-educate our nation's citizens about our founding principles.
PhdisReality Wrote: Feb 28, 2013 12:37 PM
"they are far more moderate left than Reagan's era."

That's just simply not true, from any standpoint. It really just goes to show how completely off the rails of reality the right has become.

Republicans on the Reagan/Nixon era were far, far, far more liberal than their counterparts of today.
Whether your intentionally posting revisionist drivel or actually believe that tripe, I cannot say, but I would suggest you actually look up various positions of the GOP from the 70's and 80's, they are very similar to todays Dems positions.
Corbett_ Wrote: Feb 28, 2013 12:08 PM

It is time that people realize that Reagan is dead and he has been out of office for decades now. As you point out, the GOP of Reagan's era is not even remotely like the GOP of today.

My grandfather voted Democrat all of his life because of FDR. Many current Republicans are voting GOP because of Reagan. And just as my grandfather didn't agree with the Democrats' policies, many of today's Republicans do not agree with the GOP's current policies.

It is time to stop voting in the past. Reagan is dead. Voting GOP because of Reagan is just stupid.

Jim is right. It is time to start a new party.
Stuart95 Wrote: Feb 28, 2013 11:01 AM
Eric Cantor said that if Republicans block the Senate-passed Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) from coming to the floor, they’d cause “civil war” in the ranks.

Thomas Jefferson said, "I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical."

Boxing-ring announcer Michael Buffer said, "Let's get ready to rum-bulllllllllllllllllllllllllllll".
ftrader Wrote: Feb 28, 2013 12:14 PM
Did you read what is in the bill? Guess not.
Just like GOP rejected first Sandy Bill because more that half of $60b was unnecessary waste of money which US can't afford. Did you ever use your brain to wonder what the agenda is for crafting a bill like that intentionally and meant for GOP to reject?
ftrader Wrote: Feb 28, 2013 12:18 PM
Sorry the comment for meant for someone else. I tried but failed to erase the comment.
Stuart95 Wrote: Feb 28, 2013 12:34 PM
No problem.

You make a worthwhile point in reminding us that most of what the Democrats do today is the political equivalent of the flaming paper bag on the doorstep.

Too bad we don't have anyone clever enough to make this point to low-information voters. The Republican's spokesman seems to be Boehner, a nice enough guy, but duller than dirt (except for his comment about the Senate getting of its a*s).

"First you win the argument -- then you win the vote," is the now well-known quote from Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. President Ronald Reagan was the last Republican president who understood and used that strategy.

President Barack Obama and his team also understand the phrase and are using it to their advantage. They are making a full-court press in the public arena to lay out their argument against sequestration and for more taxes.

"In a few days," Obama said this week in Virginia, "Congress might allow a series of immediate, painful, arbitrary budget cuts to take place -- known in Washington...