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How Republicans Can Find Themselves

jimwg2 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 5:38 AM
Conservative tradition values, tradition and culture must not be diluted and poisoned by intolerant liberal edicts which are now nationally irreversible. One way might be by shoring up Red States as Conservative enclaves with Statehouses taking over social functions the Feds assume within the state. You’d have Conservative bastion-states with minimum federal interference and influence — provided their statehouses are strong enough. It’s credible and doable — provided we’ve gutsy pols to move on it. We can't secede but we can still exercise the freedom for our values, children and wallets to be well enough left alone.
Rich Not wealthy Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 4:24 PM
Keep wishing, there are no statehouses that will stand up and not take the federal bribery so that they can do their own thing. They have been thoroughly corrupted by the money that never should have flowed to DC in the first place, only to be trickled back with serious strings attached.

Soul-searching is not in the GOP’s blood. Many Republicans see themselves as stoic, rugged and hardworking individuals. But after twice losing the White House to an ex-community organizer and failing to mobilize the base, Republicans need to take a trip to a mountainous valley, sip some tea and meditate.

In the quiet of nature, I think Republicans would find that the solutions to winning lie within themselves. After my own reflection, I developed three key insights into how the GOP can win presidential elections going forward:

#1 Keep an open mind

Early on, talking heads like Ann Coulter disparaged Romney...