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Missing Republicans -- Found!

RedRum Wrote: Mar 27, 2013 11:25 AM
Perhaps for President, but Todd Akin and Richard Murdoch were not RINOs. They were about as conservative as you can get and both ran atrocious, amateurish campaigns that cost the GOP two US Senate seats in states comfortably carried by RINO Romney. If this nonsense continues next year, the GOP can forget about ever regaining control, or even equity, in the Senate for the remainder of this generation. In fact, the GOP should have a majority in the Senate, and it wasn't RINOs that cost them seats in DE, NV, MI, WI, CO, MO, IN and OH. We get that the far-right wants to "send messages" with their primary choices, but in the end, they only ensure the victory of Democrats, who will vote for Harry Reid as Majority Leader and will support Obama.
Rich L. Wrote: Mar 27, 2013 6:13 PM
Aiken was pilloried for speaking a truth about an untouchable subject. If he had been supported for the courage to say what he did instead of being held as a parriah, he would have still won handily. We have to stop allowing the left to define what are acceptable topics of discussion and what each term means.

On talk radio, in internet commentary and at right wing conferences, worried analysts and activists obsess over the dire electoral consequence of "three million missing Republicans" who doomed conservative chances in 2012.

This lament for the lost legions of conservatism has been relentlessly recycled in right-leaning media to prove that Mitt Romney failed to mobilize his base with his inept, uninspired campaign. The commonly cited proof for this conclusion is that Mitt Romney received even fewer votes than did the hapless McCain-Palin ticket. If only the GOP had run with a "true conservative" instead of another flip-flopping RINO, the true-believers...