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Republican Annihilation Is Not Likely

restoreliberty Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 2:07 PM
Sometimes we focus far too often on the federal level and forget to see what is happening at the state level. During both of Obama's election years Republicans captured more governorships and more state houses. Republicans are now the the governors of 30 states with total majority control of the legislatures in 24 of those states. As these governors implement reforms and their state finaces improve the people in those states see past the media spin and see real hope for policies that actually work.
TunTavern Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 3:01 PM
Yes, the GOP still has the chance to survive as a minor league team.

These days, our political parties are defined by their presidents. Their policies and their programs tend to become their respective parties' orthodoxies.

And the perceived success or failure of those policies and programs tends to determine how the parties' candidates, even those who don't support many of them, do at the polls.

This has been especially true in the past two decades, in which fewer Americans have been splitting their tickets or changing their minds from election to election than was the case from the 1950s to the 1980s.

For years, white Southerners voted Republican or for a third-party candidate in presidential elections and...