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Time to Grow Up, GOP

jtorguson Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 4:24 PM
It is time of national financial crisis. There are millions of good Americans that cannot find a decent job. As long as GOP voters continue to nominate/elect/support GOP candidates that are all about imposing their religious views on others, the Democrats WIN! I don't like abortion, or gay marriage but Rick (get money for my supporters even if they don't live in my state) Santorum cost more votes than any mistakes made by Mitt Romney. Want to lose an election? Easy just talk about abortion, gays, rape, and contraceptives (?????)! It works for many. They can feel 'righteous' and focus on the evil Dem's instead any possible way to make their lives (and the lives of the people they love) better.
WestTexan Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 5:45 PM
Wrongo dude, you're way off base.
Earl29 Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 5:37 PM
If I wanted to keep the Republican Party in permanent minority status, I could do no better than push your opinion.
The kind of campaign you want is the kind Romney conducted.

It's hard for a lot of people, particularly on the right, to recognize that the conservative movement's problems are mostly problems of success. The Republican Party's problems are much more recognizable as the problems of failure, including the failure to recognize the limits of that movement's success.

American conservatism began as a kind of intellectual hobbyist's group with little hope of changing the broader society. Albert Jay Nock, the cape-wearing libertarian intellectual -- he called himself a "philosophical anarchist" -- who inspired a very young William F. Buckley Jr., argued that political change was impossible because the masses were rubes,...