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'Me Too' Republicans

RoyClinton Wrote: Mar 27, 2013 11:07 AM
Another reason why Republicans lose to Democrats at the presidential level is because those to the far right look for a perfect candidate, and when they don't have one they criticize and cause disunity, and then they stay home instead of voting to get the Democrat out. Democrats on the other hand glorify even the seriously flawed candidates and unite behind them regardles of their shortcomings. They circle the wagon because they realize that the most important thing is to keep the Republican out. The far left always come home and vote for the Democratic nominee. When will the far right put their pride aside and cooperate for the good of the country? Romney would have made a terrific president. RoyClinton.com
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'Me Too' Republicans

RoyClinton Wrote: Mar 27, 2013 10:00 AM
The reason why Reagan won two elections has more to do with economic prosperity than anything else. The bottom line is that people vote based on their pocket books and their quality of life. If you can improve their personal situation they will vote for you. Obama won re-election because he assured people that the govt will be there for them, and people fell for that. Bill Clinton won two elections because the economy did well under his watch. All this stuff about reaching out, and all the social issues and culture war stuff is irrelevant. Economics trump everything else, and until the Republicans address the trade imbalance we have with China and bring manufacturing back the USA they will not gain traction. RoyClinton.com
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Unhappy Anniversary

RoyClinton Wrote: Mar 26, 2013 8:50 AM
This why Republicans may never win a presidential election again. No solutions. What is the Republican solution to the rising healthcare costs in the USA? I am Center Right, and it is painful to watch Republicans criticize but offer no sensible alternative. Obamacare is a disaster, we all know that, and it should be abolished. But the free market hasn't solved the problem either. We need a single payer national healthcare system like the Canadians. Time to put ideology aside and go with something that works for everyone. The Canadian healthcare system works fine and it keeps cost down. Don't listen to the propaganda that people from Canada HAVE to come here for treatment. Those are people who CHOOSE to do so. RoyClinton.com
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Who Killed the New Majority?

RoyClinton Wrote: Mar 26, 2013 8:31 AM
Pat Buchanan is one of the smartest man in America today, and I will always defend him. I disagree with him on the social issues but he is correct on many other economic issues and foreign policy issues. Opening up to China doesn't mean that we surrender manufacturing to them. Why are you blaming Nixon for our current insane free trade policy? That would be like blaming Ronald Reagan for the immigration mess we have now. Don't do that. You have to blame the current and recent politicians for the trade & manufacturing mess we're in - Clinton, Bush, and Obama, and the people in the House and Senate. RoyClinton.com
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Who Killed the New Majority?

RoyClinton Wrote: Mar 26, 2013 8:24 AM
Republicans are failing because they are failing to deliver economic prosperity. Obama won re-election because a majority of people in the country feel that they are not prospering and they need government by their side just in case. Economic prosperity is the key. The bottom line is that people vote their pocket books. Forget about the social and cultural issues. Republicans need to get back to economic policies that create growth. Free trade has been a disaster. We need to start restricting imports from China and promote manufacturing in the USA. The trade deficit with China is the genesis of our economic problems and we need a 5 year plan that would bring our trade deficit with china to zero. RoyClinton.com
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Better Republican Communication Needed

RoyClinton Wrote: Feb 28, 2013 1:57 PM
I agree with MoreFreedom that Republicans don't really want to cut spending. They are also afraid to tell Americans the truth that some of us, or all of us, will have to do with less. Except for a few people like Rand Paul who are willing to put their money where their mouth is (and I hope he doesn't cave at some point too), Republicans are afraid of losing votes if they cut spending. RoyClinton.com
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Better Republican Communication Needed

RoyClinton Wrote: Feb 28, 2013 10:51 AM
I keep telling Republicans: It's the media, stupid. Republicans have to have a more confrontational approach to CNN, NBC, CBS, and MSNBC. They have to get into these people's faces and let them know that they are not stupid. They have to confront the anchors and reporters live on national television and challenge them to change the narrative. If that doesn't work then start a boycott of these stations and let them look foolish carrying on with their one sided coverage. RoyClinton.com
I do believe that a few years from now when the Obama presidency comes crashing down this incident will be seen as one of the major turning points both in terms of media coverage and truthfulness. I think that more and more independent voices will emerge and the mainstream media will be forced to cover the Obama administration in an honest way. RoyClinton.com
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Libertarians' Awkward Bedfellows

RoyClinton Wrote: Feb 27, 2013 10:20 PM
I like Ron Paul. I also like Romney. I think either one of them would have made a great president, infinitely better than Obama. The problem with the Republican party is that the right wing purists are too divisive. They always want their way with everything. You have to satisfy every tenet of their belief otherwise you are automatically disqualified. They elected George W. Bush (twice) who screwed everything up and that's why we are now stuck with 8 years of Obama. If Mitt Romney wasn't good enough for them, then there's no hope that they will ever support someone who is thoughtful and rational. RoyClinton.com
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Libertarians' Awkward Bedfellows

RoyClinton Wrote: Feb 27, 2013 9:49 PM
Anytime I hear Conservatives condemn Mitt Romney I get pessimistic about Republican's chances of ever winning the Presidency. Romney is one of the best and most accomplished individuals to ever run for President of the United States. The man has two degrees from Harvard, worked his way up to become wealthy, is a family man, has a proven record of accomplishments, has demonstrated the ability to get things done and solve problems, etc., etc. What else could you ask for? Conservative extremists are bringing down the Republican Party, and the nomination process needs to be changed to avoid the candidates having to pander to the extreme right wing of the party -- at a minimum South Carolina should be push back to much later. RoyClinton.com
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