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Analysis: Four More Years

Todd189 Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 4:10 PM
Good riddance to the New Whig Party, aka, the GOP. They somehow managed to pull defeat from the jaws of victory. Here's to the new Conservative Party! BTW: Christie is toast! Forget about any aspirations for national office, he won't win re-election for governor next year. Conservatives will abandon him and he may even get a primary challenge.
rendir Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 4:12 PM
td1 wrote:

"For months I have thought that a Romney loss would create a rift in the Republican Party.

Well, last night's fiasco proved worse than I imagined as the GOP may have even lost seats in the Senate.

The Rep-Prty has become the New Whig Party and is marching towards irrelevancy.

It may be time for the Tea Party to split off from the rotten core and form something better."

smkndv wrote:

"Disappointed in the results, but also in the lack of support from the GOP. By all accounts, turnout was Down from 2008. Sad that people have such little optimism left that they won't even show up at the polls."

Tea Partiers, Virgil Goode, Ron Paul, Steve King, Rand Paul, Jill Stein, Gary Johnson, more, should get together, start a 3d party !
rendir Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 4:12 PM
You're on the right track,

And they could put their House-Senate seats in the R-column and eventually comprise the majority of seats on the Conservative side of the aisle !

Not be fake-Conservative-RINO's and be the real-Conservative-main-opposition-Party to the Leftist-Liberal-Clinton-Obama-Democrat-Communists !

A few stray thoughts and observations in the aftermath of the 2012 election -- on substance, process, and tactics:

(1) The polls were broadly right, both at the state and national levels -- a dichotomy that I believed to be unlikely in the extreme as recently as yesterday morning.  The electorate ended up being D+6, nearly on par with 2008, and six points better than the 2010 midterms.  I was wrong about this, as were a good number of other observers.  The 2012 party ID figures from Gallup and Rasmussen upon which my assumptions were based were...

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