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Will Republicans Ever Win the Presidency Again?

mgoodell Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 12:55 PM
Mr. Shapiro, If people actually voted for Obama because he ran as a centrist, it means they either ignored or were unaware of the past four years he was in office. If this is the case then the people actually are idiots, and they deserve the government they get. Will the Republicans ever win another Presidential election? I don't think so. Why? Ask yourself this, will the American people be any smarter four years from now? Read "I Want My Big Wheel" to get my take on the electorate.
Benga Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 3:50 AM
Obama's governance is to the Right of Center. Not the Libertarian Right, but the Establishment GOP Corporate Right. More drone attacks than Bush. More deportations than Bush. More pot dispensary crackdowns than Bush. More oil production than Bush. Fewer public sector workers and more private sector jobs created than under Bush. More troops in Afghanistan than when he took office. Laxer gun laws than when he took office. Lower aggregate taxes than when he took office. No prosecutions of Wall Street fraud or Bush Administration war crimes. No progress on Net Neutrality, EFCA, the Fairness Doctrine, campaign finance reform. A Republican defense secretary, a Republican FED chair, a Republican health care law, a Republican cap
Benga Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 3:56 AM
and trade law, and (soon) a Grand Bargain that will cut trillions in Entitlements while LOWERING the corporate tax rate and mostly only closing middle class tax deductions. Obama opened the bottom half of the Keystone Pipeline and will soon open the rest of it. Ehud Barak has said that he is Israel's strongest American ally ever. Part of the reason Conservatives are so shocked when you lose elections is that the Stalinesque Obama you have conjured in your mind is utterly nothing like the man the rest of the country sees. They don't love him, but they prefer his Center-Right mediocrity to your lunatic Right doomsday screaming and your magical, anti-factual 30-year-old "tax cuts, deregulation and Jesus" plan.
Sutter Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 12:58 PM
Actually, this election demonstrates that people want a reality outside of the corporate, bland, "work hard" ideology that runs the Republipukes party.

I think you're the one still stuck in 1952. Get with the program
DavidM Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 1:28 PM
Its working out so well so far. Lets see if we can do 25% U-6 Unemployment this time! Or Maybe 6 dollar a gallon gas! The govt spends 22%+ of our GDP, over 4 percent more than under Clinton, but we need them spending at least 50 percent, right??

Inflation is through the roof so Spend, spend spend. Its never worked in human history but who knows, maybe one day it will.

You are such a genius. Outside of results, your side is doing great.
In the aftermath of the reelection of the worst president since James Buchanan, the question must be asked. Clearly, the Republican Party is on the downswing. But why?

There are two easy answers. Neither of them is correct. The first answer is advanced by proponents of liberalism. They say that the 2012 election was an ideological election, the seminal, long-awaited decision of the American public to fully embrace their inner socialists. This argument posits that Mitt Romney was an extreme conservative, Barack Obama was an extreme liberal, and the American people cast their lot with the liberal.

That argument is incorrect. As...