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Old 10-03-2012, 07:33   #1
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What should the GOP do after a Romney loss?

As a spinoff of the other popular thread, what do some of the members here think the GOP should do to recover after a Romney loss?

...and what do you think they will do?

(Do NOT bother posting off topic things like "Romney will win" or "Obama will activate the FEMA Death Camps")

For example:

1) I think they SHOULD purge the vocal minority of social conservatives and the religious right and update the platform on social issues. Make them the wacky third party that everyone makes fun of instead of having a large amount of dissatisfied GOP party members who can't get on the same page policy-wise.

Most Americans are Moderate, with a slight left lean on social policies and slight right lean on fiscal policies. If you deliver a candidate who is a Leader and supports the beliefs of the American people, you have a very good shot at winning an election.

These last two go-arounds have not been "good shots."

2) I think they WILL analyze the areas of the Romney ticket that were weak/ didn't resonate and deliver another RINO in 2016. Maybe more left, maybe more right- they don't have a lot of qualified people to choose from within their ranks, so it will be who presents the least liability.
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:39   #2
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Most Americans are Moderate, with a slight left lean on social policies and slight right lean on fiscal policies.
Now you have lost all GT street cred.

Everyone on GT KNOWS there are only two type of people.

1) Conservative like me
2) losers
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Old 10-06-2012, 18:54   #3
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Now you have lost all GT street cred.

Everyone on GT KNOWS there are only two type of people.

1) Conservative like me
2) losers
I am with you, The President will lose, he is a true idiot and showed that the other night.

The OP has been a LOSER since day one. Do not even participate in this ridiculous thread.
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Old 10-06-2012, 19:00   #4
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I am with you, The President will lose, he is a true idiot and showed that the other night.

The OP has been a LOSER since day one. Do not even participate in this ridiculous thread.
You have entirely too much faith in Romney to sound logical.
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Old 10-06-2012, 20:44   #5
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I am with you, The President will lose, he is a true idiot and showed that the other night.

The OP has been a LOSER since day one. Do not even participate in this ridiculous thread.
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Old 10-06-2012, 23:03   #6
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I am with you, The President will lose, he is a true idiot and showed that the other night.

The OP has been a LOSER since day one. Do not even participate in this ridiculous thread.
Pretty sure Dana was being sarcastic...
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Old 10-07-2012, 00:16   #7
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Now you have lost all GT street cred.

Everyone on GT KNOWS there are only two type of people.

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2) losers
After returning to GlockTalk after a few years hiatus...really...I don't even need to read the rest of this thread. You had me at this.

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Old 10-07-2012, 23:13   #8
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Everyone on GT KNOWS there are only two type of people.

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That is a good way to say it.
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:41   #9
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1) I think they SHOULD purge the vocal minority of social conservatives and the religious right and update the platform on social issues. Make them the wacky third party that everyone makes fun of instead of having a large amount of dissatisfied GOP party members who can't get on the same page policy-wise.
They should do this and I hope they will...but I'm not holding my breath.
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Old 10-03-2012, 11:47   #10
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They should do this and I hope they will...but I'm not holding my breath.
Agreed.
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:47   #11
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How do you "purge" a political party? Do you know of a way you can throw people out?
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:52   #12
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How do you "purge" a political party? Do you know of a way you can throw people out?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defenestration



Please limit your responses to two bullets addressing the OP.

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Old 10-03-2012, 07:57   #13
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What a dumb thread, the vote hasn't even happened yet and you've counted Romney out, way to go. You must buy into everything the liberal media spins. He's not my first pick but I'd vote for one of my work boots before I'd vote for this current idiot. I can't hardly find anyone here, much less others that I talk to here in N.C, that are voting for the "chosen one".
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Old 10-03-2012, 19:03   #14
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What a dumb thread, the vote hasn't even happened yet and you've counted Romney out, way to go. You must buy into everything the liberal media spins. He's not my first pick but I'd vote for one of my work boots before I'd vote for this current idiot. I can't hardly find anyone here, much less others that I talk to here in N.C, that are voting for the "chosen one".
You said it perfectly, I'll second it and I can't add anything more.
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:33   #15
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What a dumb thread, the vote hasn't even happened yet and you've counted Romney out, way to go. You must buy into everything the liberal media spins. He's not my first pick but I'd vote for one of my work boots before I'd vote for this current idiot. I can't hardly find anyone here, much less others that I talk to here in N.C, that are voting for the "chosen one".
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:24   #16
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How do you "purge" a political party? Do you know of a way you can throw people out?

Let's see what was the order? Oh yeah! All teachers, scientists, and local party members to the back of the school at 18:30 ... bring a shovel.
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Old 10-03-2012, 10:19   #17
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How do you "purge" a political party? Do you know of a way you can throw people out?
Joseph Stalin had some experience with political purges.
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Old 10-03-2012, 14:18   #18
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Funny how people are already talking about a Romney loss.

Great choice of candidate, GOP!!!
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:12   #19
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To leftists its simple. You gas the undesirables.
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Withhold all party funding of their campaigns for re-election. Endorse and fund alternative GOP candidates (replacements) who aren't religious whackjobs and Akin-like morons.
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:52   #21
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They'll do the same thing they always do. Nothing for four years, then pick another useless candidate. If history is any indication the candidate for 2016 will be even worse.
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They'll do the same thing they always do. Nothing for four years, then pick another useless candidate. If history is any indication the candidate for 2016 will be even worse.
Bingo.
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Old 10-03-2012, 07:54   #23
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Stop trying to play to the middle. Force the country to make the decision between hard right or hard left. No more of this 0bama or 0bama Lite BS. Let's just settle it once and for all.
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Stop trying to play to the middle. Force the country to make the decision between hard right or hard left. No more of this 0bama or 0bama Lite BS. Let's just settle it once and for all.
You have to play towards the middle in order to win. I watched this game theory course and it explained it very well.

say you have this number line, 1 being very liberal, 10 being very conservative. And assume 1/10th the population is one of the numbers.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

If you have both sides play hard right and left, then you will have an even match. If you play hard right and they play moderate (5), they capture 1-5 as well as 6-7 because those numbers are closer to 5.

And again, that's assuming an even distribution, which it probably isn't. That's why everyone moves towards the middle.

If the Republicans lose... i dunno. I swear I'm not trying to be racist but they should find some half black/half Mexican guy. Or maybe just a Mexican guy. Or a women. But one who has the values of the party.
The regular conservatives will vote for him because he/she is conservative.
The black and mexican people will vote for him because he's their race. And this is past experience. 95% of black people are voting for Obama this election and probably the last. I wonder why?

Do you think they added Sarah Palin at the last moment, last time because of her brilliance and she was the very best to do the job?

I vote because of issues, but a lot of people don't. And to leave no one out, I guarantee there are at least a few white people who are voting for Romney because he's white. I think it's wrong but that's just the way it is. Either accept it like the democrats or lose again.

If you change too many values, even the social issues that I don't agree with, more of the conservative vote will vote libertarian while the rest vote republican, screwing that entire side over.

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Stop trying to play to the middle. Force the country to make the decision between hard right or hard left.
Most of the country is IN the middle. That's why it's called the middle. Those at the ends are called "extremists" and for good reason.

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