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Jindal: “We Don’t Start Winning Majorities … by Insulting Our Voters.”

MidasRex Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 8:50 AM
Daniel, the problem is that Mitt was right. And Jindal and the rest of you guys are doing nothing but further alienating - insulting, one might say - the base. If you think too many of the base stayed home in 2012, wait and see what happens in 2016 if the GOP spends the next four years pushing some kind of amnesty and 'outreach' to illegal immigrants, trying to be 'Santa Claus' to the same constituencies that the Democrats give all these freebies to. The message of conservatism already reaches out to *everyone* where they are - the GOP steps all over it when they stray, and your/Jindal's solution is to stray farther - to become even more 'moderate' (read 'liberal'), and the response will be to lose even more of the base, and gain little.
get real4 Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 10:20 AM
I agree that we shouldn't be focused on trying to "reach out" to the same groups as the Democrats. We can never promise more than the Democrats without becoming as big government as them. If we offer legalization, the Democrats offer citizenship. If we offer citizenship, the Democrats offer citizenship plus more benefits. You can never beat them at this. You can only win by convincing people that the way to prosperity is through the free-market. However, I disagree with not going out to vote. The turn out for Romney should have been higher. There will rarely be a candidate with which you agree 100%. And even if that candidate comes along, there will be other voters who don't agree with that candidate 100%.
get real4 Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 10:21 AM
You have to make a decision based on which of the two options is best and vote for that candidate. Otherwise, you will get the worse of the two options.

On Fox News Sunday Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal once again distanced himself from Mitt Romney’s unfortunate and divisive post-election remarks, and upbraided two Republican Senate candidates for “saying stupid things” during the 2012 election cycle:

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal continued his critique of the Republican Party and its 2012 presidential contender Mitt Romney on Sunday as he argued for the GOP to become a larger tent party.

Romney drew a firestorm of backlash from fellow Republicans when he told donors on a conference call that President Barack Obama defeated him because of so-called “gifts” that he gave to...