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Governors Take Power as Balance Shifts Inside GOP

Neal from PA Wrote: Nov 20, 2012 11:21 AM
"It's like fingernails on the chalkboard"... Republicans should not be saying things like that, at least not with that tone; even though they may be true. “An alternative way to make inroads into the overwhelming majority of minority votes for Democrats would be for the Republicans to articulate a coherent case for their principles and the benefits that those principles offer to ALL Americans”; all the while describing and pointing out the short and long term consequences of Progressive/Socialist principles and solutions...past, present, and future. LET THE FACTS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES!
Mark1369 Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 8:45 AM
Neal you are right. They also need to quit talking about takers vs givers as it just pushes away people that don't want to take gov't help but this economy causes them to use it. People that haven't dealt with minorities, I have as a high school football coach at an inner city school, don't realize most of them are wanting to work at good jobs not get gov't help. My players would clean the lockerroom instead of leaving a mess for the custodian, why I taught them what it was like to be that person. Many of my players were black and no complaints that they were being demeaned by doing this because they saw me and other coaches doing it with them.
Neal from PA Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 12:15 PM

Mark...You kind of remind me of an old Coach of mine some 45+ years ago; after hearing the team bad mouthing our opponent and the refers, at the next team meeting said this…”You should never blame your opponent for doing his job better than you; you should blame yourself for not beating your opponent and look at how you can improve yourself.”

The team went on to win 7 straight and ended the season 7-1 and the Section Championship; and went 9-0 the next season and another Section & District Championship.

With Mitt Romney's defeat and the loss of Republican seats in both House and Senate, the balance of power in the GOP has shifted. Republican governors -- the one group that actually increased its numbers on Nov. 6 -- believe they should take a bigger and more influential role in establishing the party's direction.

At their annual meeting in Las Vegas last week, Republican governors were quick to point out that they now preside in 30 states, with a population of about 180 million people. Idaho Gov. Butch Otter sat down to make a little chart and quickly discovered that if...