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All of this is long overdue! I can't believe a third of those polled approve of Obama's handling of the economy. Who are these people?
It appears that only the hyper-partisan, hyper-liberals infesting the livid left are the only ones who approve of Obama's performance on the economy. Unemployment could be 25% and that bunch would continue to slobber, drool and swoon over their "precious" super socialist. Regular, real and rational Americans are finally wising up to the fraud in the White House. He has presided over the worst economic recovery ever, exploded the debt, botched the "reform" of healthcare and now demands that we hand amnesty to millions of illegals (future Democrats). I don't think Obama has hit his low point yet, and may be at George W. Bush levels of unpopularity by the end of his insufferable presidency.
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The Knives Come Out -- for Christie

RedRum Wrote: Nov 08, 2013 3:40 PM
If you truly are a Republican, and have this mindset, then it's not hard to see why the party doesn't control the Senate, has lost five of the last six popular votes in presidential elections and has record low approval across the country. Your anger will only grow as your attitude ensures Democrats in power - in the White House, in the Senate, and eventually again in the House.
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The Knives Come Out -- for Christie

RedRum Wrote: Nov 08, 2013 3:37 PM
That's just not true. Look at Obamacare - where not a single Republican in Congress voted for that bill. There are differences between the parties, but it's the GOP that is hurt more when some of its supporters make these types of statements, and then sit home on election day. Democrats win - and have power as a result. Pious Republicans have their sanctimonious virtues - and have squandered one opportunity after another to win, and get at least some of what they want.
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The Knives Come Out -- for Christie

RedRum Wrote: Nov 08, 2013 3:33 PM
Although I am not a big fan of Gov. Christie, I would consider supporting him if it looked as if he could win the Presidential election. Look, the GOP is really not in any position to sit on some moral high-horse of ideological purity - not when the party has lost the popular vote in five of the last six elections in the post Reagan-Bush era. The GOP must win - period! Nothing it values can be achieved without a power base in Washington. That means the GOP needs the White House and at least one of the houses of Congress. As it seems the GOP can no longer rely on states like VA, NM, IA or NV, they must find other states to compensate. If Christine can deliver NJ and its 15 electoral votes, that would more than compensate for the loss of VA. My biggest issue with the far-right is they lack any strategic thinking abilities. Instead, they want to stand on their philosophical virtues, even if it costs the GOP one election after another. Pretending we live in the America of the 1980s (when the GOP had a significant electoral advantage in presidential races) is foolish. At best, the right can hope for any GOP candidate to win, and then work their will on that leader to achieve parts of their agenda. Right now, they are getting nothing. If the party doesn't wise up, and soon, they could squander what should be a great year in 2014. The party should already have control of the Senate, and the Tea Party is to blame for the failure to achieve that goal (see O'Donnel, Angel, Murdoch, Akin - among others).
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The Christie Blowout and the 2016 Line-Up

RedRum Wrote: Nov 06, 2013 4:47 PM
We will soon see. I would argue that reverse - that nominating say a Ted Cruz or a Rand Paul would secure yet another GOP loss. How would Cruz or Paul win OH, VA, FL or CO? Unless the GOP nominee can win these states, or somehow pick off traditionally "blue" states like PA, NJ, WI, MN or take back states like IA, NM, NV, NH, they won't be able to put together the 270 electoral votes needed to win. I could see Christie winning NJ, OH or PA, but don't see Cruz or Paul winning any of these.
If "establishment" Republicans cost Cuccinelli the Governor's race in VA, then Tea Party types cost Romney the presidential election last year. I would rather have a Republican President than a Republican Governor in VA.
This is not good news for the GOP. Virginia, recently considered a "purple" state, is actually a blue state. Republicans failed to win the once reliably "red" state in the 2008 and 2012 Presidential elections, have failed to win either of the state's US Senate seats, and now have lost the Governor's seat. Who believes this is going to reverse in time for the 2016 election? Now, Hillary has one of her cronies in power and in position to help deliver the state for her in 2016. The GOP shouldn't be losing states like VA and will have enormous difficulty putting together the 270 electoral votes needed to win without winning VA, FL, OH, CO and/or NH, NM, NV, and won't be able to take control of the Senate if they can't win seats in purple or red states.
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Cruz and Carson in 2016

RedRum Wrote: Nov 04, 2013 11:26 PM
So, let's keep putting old white men into those positions. White men now constitute less than one-third of the US population. Also, it's not as if the GOP hasn't made new Senators their leader (Bill Frist had not been in the Senate long when he became Majority Leader). The GOP has female Senators, but need more. Right now, the GOP has four female Senators, down from a record high of five last year. Increasing the number of female GOP Senators is not a bad idea.
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Cruz and Carson in 2016

RedRum Wrote: Nov 04, 2013 10:39 AM
Stop this inclusion of Rubio with Obama. You repeated statement is sounds a bit racist too. So, only a white man can serve "all the people"? What about a white man in 2060, when white men will comprise only about a quarter of the population? Technically, Rubio is white. His ethnicity is Hispanic, - Cubans are Caucasians (most of them anyway). Unless the GOP was capable of getting over 80% of the white vote (they only get about 60% of whites who actually vote), then this idea of only relying on white votes is a recipe for failure, as we have seen. The demographic changes will only exacerbate this issue.
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Cruz and Carson in 2016

RedRum Wrote: Nov 04, 2013 10:32 AM
And any candidate that would put that team in their administration would never win the White House in the first place, so yes, it is JUST a dream.
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