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7 Things The GOP Needs To Do To Start Turning It Around

Vertices Wrote: Nov 10, 2012 4:19 PM
The GOP need to pound simple truths home to minorities and the poor on the common ground High debt leads to high inflation leads to 12 dollar milk and 8 dollar gas. They are the party of school choice, and want to cut out middle-man-union which looks out for their teacher pensions instead of child performance. USA doubled edu. spending and test scores have stagnated since, 1970s, so why should unions have any influence in any reform? There are other sensible and simple messages they could repeat as a platform and party. They need to define these items and show how they are different from the Democratic Party. Only then will they be the party I recognized when I first entered politics.

Let's not sugarcoat it: we got our teeth kicked in on Tuesday. Sure, we added governorships and held our ground in the House, but we went backwards in the Senate and lost to an out-of-touch, incompetent, petty man who centered his campaign around Mitt Romney's bank account and Big Bird. We didn't get beaten by Bill Clinton in a great economy; we got beaten by another Michael Dukakis in the midst of a terrible economy. On the upside, if people have ever wondered what Jimmy Carter's second term would have looked like, then they're about to find out.

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