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Republican Party Must Face Up to Past Failures

lastman Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 8:31 PM
Pew Research's polling data shows: People perceived1) the GOP as party of the rich and po- werful, 2) Bush was responsible for the economy. Also, the more frequently a person attends church the more likely they are to vote republican and the less they attend the more likely they are to vote democratic.. Why, then, did the repubs nominate a rich, hedge fund manager? The repubs had 4 years and ample ammunition to 'discharge' the Bush charge on the economy and all that campaign money. Their major problem is that the per cent of the population claiming to be protestant fell 11% since 1971 while the per cent claiming to be unaffiliated grew by 11%.

Republicans are rightfully depressed by the reelection of President Obama and for the failure of the Republican Party to take the majority in the Senate. I have read much and heard much. But, I have heard very little about the Republicans expressing contrition for their past failures and very little that demonstrates that today’s Republican Party leaders recognize the causes of those past failures.

No one should be surprised by Obama’s reelection. He was a very popular candidate who swept into office in 2008 and he was a formidable incumbent this year. The only reason Romney had a chance was...