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It's the Middle Class, Stupid

Roy323 Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 4:12 PM
I'm not sure I can begin to agree with your "Conservatives still have some serious thinking to do"--I AM reasonably sure that "Conservative" and "Republican" are no longer interchangeable, if in fact they ever were!
para_dimz Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 10:50 PM
Egggzzakkly. The problem is the party is funded by the Rockefellar wing and gets its votes from the various stripes of conservatives. Those two wings do not see eye to eye. The Party, the organization, is stuck. One part wants to wield power. Another part wants to grant it for selfish purposes. The third part are just plain old patriots and all that entails.

And so it begins, like clockwork.

After an election defeat of significant proportions for the "truce strategy," GOP elites appear prepared to double-down on kicking out the social issues.

This week, Karl Rove appeared on stage in Naples, Fla., with James Carville in a rather dramatic jousting over the meaning of the across-the-board rejection of the Republican brand this election cycle.

According to Real Clear Politics, "Rove, shuffling through a red folder of election data in his lap, agreed that the GOP in 2016 should nominate 'a modernist' who can discuss an issue such as abortion by adroitly acknowledging the realities of the law...