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In 2016, GOP Needs a Candidate Voters Believe In

ReedBlack Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 9:34 AM
Hilarious. The Right still doesn't quite get it. Its the GOP IDEAS that the people rejected!! The core ideas of the GOP are wrong for the country and have proven to NEVER WORK! You can't ignore half the population and expect to get elected president. The policies of the GOP have proven over the last 30 years to be abject failures. When the GOP figures that out THEN maybe they'll win an election but I won't count on it because those on the right still watch Fox News, Hannity, and listen to Rush.
westriversd Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 11:55 AM
What you are saying is that "the people" believe the government can and will take care of them from the cradle to the grave. Also, what are the core ideas of the GOP that have never worked? You believe the Constitution of the United States has never worked? If the GOP did as you suggest, we don't need a GOP, we only need a one party system just like the Communist Party in the old USSR.
anti-neocon Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 9:51 AM
"the right" today is best defined as those who just don't want to admit how "left" they actually are. there's isn't really that much difference in what they do, only in their rhetoric. the republicans are merely the democrat-lite party, almost always teaming up with the democrat party to grow and expand intrusive government at every opportunity. it's actually a one party republicrat system. elections are mainly for the purpose of making you THINK you have a choice when you go to vote.
Old Lady2 Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 9:49 AM
Thank you for your coments you are now eligable for my fool and morons list.
anti-neocon Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 10:26 AM
can i be on your list too ?
Corbett_ Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 9:39 AM
Actually, you are completely wrong. The GOP (with the single exception of Ron Paul) has no ideas. That is why they use the Democrat's ideas and try to underbid them.

The ideas that Ron Paul espoused (i.e., peace and individual liberty, sound money and small government) do appeal to people. But the GOP rejects those ideas because the GOP is a fascist party (just as the Democrats are) that is married to the military-industrial complex.

PS: When I say "Fascist", I do not mean Nazi. I use it in its economic sense.
anti-neocon Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 10:01 AM
the republican establishment really does fear that ron paul's message of constitutional limited government and individual liberty WOULD be attractive to voters. if they didn't believe so, they would not have put so much effort into discrediting him. the GOP doesn't want limited government any more than the democrats do, which is why they promoted big government RINO romney to be their candidate.

In the wake of Mitt Romney's loss, many Republicans say the GOP must make far-reaching changes to be competitive in future elections. White voters are a smaller and smaller part of the electorate, they point out, while Latinos and other minorities are growing as a percentage of the voting public. Unless the Republican Party reinvents itself to appeal to those voters, the argument goes, the GOP can get used to being out of power.

There's something to that. The electorate is changing, and the Republican Party needs to keep up with the times. But the more fundamental answer to the...