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It's Hard to Be a Republican

Ken2896 Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 10:16 AM
That's not a deep bench. None of those people are near as charismatic and cool as Obama. The GOP could run Jay-Z and Beyonce and still lose the next election. The economy will need to collapse, the govt insolvent, before a Republican will be considered again -- yeah it will have to get really bad for people to wake up.
THINK! Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 11:53 AM
This country no longer is made up of peole who have strong morals and ethics. People are lazy and without any sort of moral compass. They live their lives believing someone else is reponsible for any challenge or hardship that comes their way. The concept that poor personal decisions will ultimately lead to difficult consequences is completely foreign to them. It took generations for this aberrant thinking and behavior to take over as the majority mindset. The reversal of this now well establishedt attitude of millions will not reverse in a few years. The country that once was the United States is gone and people alive today will not live to see it return to a land of honor and opportunity. I believe it never will.
Lepanto Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 10:39 AM
When the country hits bottom they will be looking again for leaders. Study Britain prior to WWII and Churchill's time in the wilderness. The Brits went to a leader in their time of desperation and so will we.
latebloomer Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 12:28 PM
Assuming we are allowed to do so. We are being shoved towards serf-dom- and serfs don't get a say.
Even when the economy is terrible, when the incumbent Democratic president has not been able to demonstrate success on job creation or growth, and even when the standard of living for Americans is declining on his watch, the country will choose a Democrat "who cares about the problems of people like me" over the Republican. That alone is enough to make Republican heads spin for some time.

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