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How Republicans Can Find Themselves

nawlins72 Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 6:16 PM
I have no idea how Republicans can "find themselves", but I can't expect much from a group that has no logically consistant ideology. Conservatism's "faith, family and tradition" is not an ideology; it's nostalgia. The current Republican guard and it's peddlers of information talk of individual rights and limited government, then turn course and talk of legislation for "the good of society" and blank checks for foreign aid and militarism. I only see statists who attack their opponents for disagreeing on where government should grow.
modernmover Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 9:06 PM
Conservatism has two playbooks. The Bible and the U.S. Constitution.
Consult whichever book or document is appropriate.

Soul-searching is not in the GOP’s blood. Many Republicans see themselves as stoic, rugged and hardworking individuals. But after twice losing the White House to an ex-community organizer and failing to mobilize the base, Republicans need to take a trip to a mountainous valley, sip some tea and meditate.

In the quiet of nature, I think Republicans would find that the solutions to winning lie within themselves. After my own reflection, I developed three key insights into how the GOP can win presidential elections going forward:

#1 Keep an open mind

Early on, talking heads like Ann Coulter disparaged Romney...