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The No-Tax-Hike Pledge Is an IQ Test for Republicans

Stuart95 Wrote: Dec 01, 2012 12:48 PM
The election proved that we need a charismatic leader who can attract new voters to the R party. How? Attract young voters by de-emphasizing intractable social issues and emphasizing fiscal responsibility. Young people are the most likely to be looking for an alternative to the duplicity and reckless spending of the D's and RINO's. Downplaying social issues doesn't mean they're not important; it recognizes that R's can no longer muster a majority of voters against the powerful, deceitful demagoguery of modern Democrats. The best way to attack social issues is by de-funding their sponsoring programs, and you can't do that if you are in the permanent minority, and neither can you prevent appointment of idiots to the SC. Young people
Earl29 Wrote: Dec 01, 2012 4:08 PM
A good start, Stuart, is to have orgies instead of rallies.
stuart97 Wrote: Dec 01, 2012 8:18 PM
Earl, are you one of the paleoR's that must be left behind?

I'm sorry about that, but the rest of us intend to win elections so that we can stop the slide into socialism.
AmericanEagle Wrote: Dec 01, 2012 2:00 PM
The House controls the federal budget, but we need someone like a Newt Gingrich to use the power of the House to be a counterweight to the ideological bully in the While House and the vicious and corrupt thug who runs the Senate.

Those with incomes of less than $30K elected Obama with their 7 million margin to give him his overall 3 1/2 million margin of victory. Unfortunately these are the very people - blacks, Latinos, college kids, single women, who voted for free stuff - who are going to pay a heavy price before we can turn this ship around. Right now it's like the Titanic heading for the iceberg.
Stuart95 Wrote: Dec 01, 2012 3:00 PM
Note that Romney received several million fewer votes than did McCain. That means that there are no longer enough people in the R party that will trouble themselves to vote, even when facing the biggest, yet most vulnerable, incumbent threat in the history of the country.

Of the liberal lock-step voters - blacks, Hispanics, dead people, illegal immigrants, unmarried women, felons, young people, rich hippies, morons - the young people may be the easiest to recruit as neoR's. They can be shown, or already sense, that Washington power seekers - both D and R - are hanging them out to dry. And judging by college kids' reactions to Ron Paul rallies, it seems they are ready for something besides the more-of-the-same liberals and conservatives.
MoreFreedom Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 7:19 AM
I agree. But unfortunately our R representatives in the House have shown themselves to be lying RINOs whom we need to remove from office and replace with fiscal conservatives. Consider 2 pieces of evidence. 1) The Bush budgets when Republicans controlled all 3 branches of Congress. 2) Recent votes on reducing funding for the Import/Export Bank, the EDA, and the Dept. of Energy "green investment" program that's given us Solyndra and other failures, where less than 30% of the 2010 Tea Party class of RINOs voted to reduce the funding for this corporate welfare.

I believe Newt became unpopular because he actually cut spending, and too many RINOs didn't like it. So now we have big spending Bohner unfortunately.
geotay Wrote: Dec 01, 2012 1:02 PM
Worry about that stuff after we get the vote fraud/counting process fixed. And some work on the MSM would be a help, too.
Stuart95 Wrote: Dec 01, 2012 2:51 PM
1) Without compelling evidence, most people group the vote-frauders with truthers, birthers, etc.

2) Job 1 is reworking the platform to attract young people - this can only be done by appealing to their libertarian sensibilities. This may attract some favorable attention in the MSM; it may not.

It's critical that the neoRepublicans produce enough ideological separation from the paleoRepublicans so that the neo's can join the MSM in decrying the "Bush recession", the "Bush war", etc. by saying, "That is no longer who we are. We believe government interference into private-sector responsibilities contributes to instability, and we believe that we should not take military action unless our shores or sovereignty are threatened."
geotay Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 10:21 AM
Just a sample of evidence...: There were 247,713 votes cast in Allen West's district in Florida by 175,554 registered voters. At the National SEAL Museum voting site in St. Lucie there was a 158.85% voter 'turnout'.
stuart97 Wrote: Dec 02, 2012 12:31 PM
If true, this would have generated a national outcry. I believe there is a rational explanation.

That said, only a voter-ID rule will help make elections look more legit.
geotay Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 9:05 PM
Stuart - Those numbers, which I saw at a couple other sites, were also the same as in an article on this site. The lack of outcry, IMHO, would be due to our lousy media. As to the voter-ID, I can only imagine it would be a big help, but who knows what ACORN has in its bag of tricks.

Eugene Robinson is one of the group-think columnists at the Washington Post. Like E.J. Dionne, he is an utterly predictable proponent of big government. So it won’t surprise you to know that he wants taxes to go up and he’s a big fan of Obama’s class-warfare agenda.

He’s also a very partisan Democrat and wants the GOP to lose. Again, that’s not exactly a stunning revelation.

So when someone like Eugene Robinson starts offering advice to the Republican Party about tax policy, a logical person instantly should be suspicious that he’s actually trying to advance his own ideological and...

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