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GOP Solution: Stick to Values, Pick Better Candidates

Ldydrums Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 8:57 AM
Thanks for your comment. I appreciate your insight and the fact you took the time to post. Forty five years ago, a young Black family moved into our small, mostly White, upper Midwest town. Their two oldest children, ( twins ) were the same age as I and attended high school. They may have been the only Black kids in our graduating class of nearly 500 kids!!! They were popular, everyone wanted to be their friend. They were far more academically successful then my capabilities at the time. A few years later I enrolled at the nursing school in town. Turns out one of my better friends through out school was a young Black woman who transferred into town because of her husbands job. We focused on school and becoming good nurses.
DACW1 Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 9:49 AM
Thank you fellow nurse. This is the first time I have done this, but I know this battle from the perspective you are speaking of being the only Black person in a neighorhood and school and I found that when people know they have common ground it is easier to educate them.

These are days of hindsight and second-guessing for Republicans, which is human nature after a trauma like this election loss.

There are million “why” theories out there, from the Hurricane Sandy effect to pernicious media bias. Wringing our hands over those factors gets us nowhere.

We can’t stop hurricanes, and media bias is always there. Reagan and Bush 43 won twice against waves of poisonous bias, so that is not an insurmountable obstacle.

What Republicans need is a slate of candidates that can energize the base while expanding the appeal of a conservative message.


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