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Should the republican party change?

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by frank4570, Jan 5, 2013.


  1. frank4570

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    I just want to see what you guys think. I'm thinking that if the republican party doesn't change it is going to loose. The population is changing and I think the republicans will no longer have the votes to do anything.
    I don't claim to be an expert.
     

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  2. G17Jake

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    They have to, in my opinion, or they may as well join the Democrat Party.

    What we really need is for the states to start challenging the federal government when it goes outside of the powers givin to it by the COTUS.
     

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    It's hard to sell self sufficiency and fiscal responsibility to a generation that Liberals have taught to be dependent upon the government for support and demand fiscal accommodations for everything from homes to food to cars to cellphones.

    But it only takes one Hurricane Katrina to show just how stranded you will end up being.
     
  4. Ruble Noon

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    I think it is too late. The GOP is done.
     
  5. G17Jake

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    But the response to such events is often times a demand for more government.
     
  6. engineer151515

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    And political candidates/representatives of all parties compete for that vote.

    Hence - the situation you have today.

    It's a matter of "who can give me more free stuff" among a voting population of dependents.

    Plus the education angle were people are taught that the .govt will provide for you, the .govt will protect you, the .govt is run by smarter people than you so they know what they are doing, etc.

    It took about 50 years of continuous Liberal effort to get to this sorry situation.
     
  7. beforeobamabans

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    The GOP is one defection away from irrelevancy. If a charismatic young conservative such as Marco Rubio were to run on the Constitutional Party, the GOP would be toast. The road back has to be toward smaller government and stricter constitutionalism, not toward the democrats.
     
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    You need to teach and effectively sell that concept to 47% of Americans that effectively pay no Federal income tax.
     
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    The libertarian platform. You want this but said in another thread that you wouldn't support them?? :dunno:
     
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    I just don't think the two party system is going to be overturned by the LP. They've been around a long time and not made a dent. We need something fresh and new. WHIGS? :whistling:
     
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    Boy Howdy ! ... :frown:

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    Yes, they need to develop an actual marketing campaign, realizing that outspoken figures being heavily criticized by the Democrat-Media machine is a good thing...means they see you as a threat.
     
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    Got Ya'. :thumbsup:
     
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    Given changing demographics in the US, the R party must change or it will become irrelevant.

    Change will be difficult because fractures in the party run deep. What is lacking, for one thing, is effective leadership. Without a smart, hard-nosed leader to pull the factions back together with a new Conservative vision, we are in for serious trouble for a long time.
     
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    To directly answer your question irrespective of other replies, yes. They are no longer conservative. On a linear continuum 0-100. Where 0 is communism/facism and anarchism is 100, the Republican Party used to be around 60 and democrats 40. The way I see it now is the rp is now 40 and the dp 15-20 (being generous here). Is the tea party the replacement of the former rp? It certainly seems to be more conservative than the present day rp. So yes, they need to either complete their journey left and meld into the dp or come back to their conservative roots.
     
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    I don’t know if the party fundamentals need to change, but there are a few things they should do differently.

    1. Go on offense
    2. Stay on offense
    3. Destroy the liberal media
    4. Stop deliberating topics that cause predictable backlash; birth control, rape victims, etc.
    5. See 1, 2 and 3
     
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    Well, the last 20 years or so, the party seems to be trying to move as far to the left as they can without passing up the Democrats.

    The truth of the matter is that we have problems, BIG problems. The government is pretending there is a never ending supply of money available, and that won't hurt anything. I'm also afraid the tipping point has happened, the number of voters that want the government to give them other people's money has passed the 50% mark.

    We'll see, but I see Ted Cruz and some others as rising stars. Maybe they can force the party to the right. Reagan had it right on this one.

    Take 2 and a half minutes, it's worth it.

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    Very well said and saved me a lot of typing (Thanks Tim!). All this talk about getting the GOP to embrace socially liberal platforms will only hasten their demise. Dump the blue-bloods and the spineless and move hard to the right... or fade into obscurity as they've been doing.
     
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    the problem with the liberterian party is the average liberterian. if you talk to half of these folks, they suond like disjointed loons. (if this offends you, ask yourself honestly if i'm right)

    can the liberterian party do it? hell yes. and now is the time. the r's are disgusted, the actual d's are pretty raunched out by what they have become. (jfk dems....is obama really what you are about?) and there is no rock star in either party for the upcoming elections.

    but....you'd need someone with a track record, that is well spoken, and not going to be undone by the shirtless, standing on a corner screaming, holding up a gary johnson...legalize it, homemade sign. (swear to god....day before the election, any s.e.pa residents would know this intersection 132&263)

    and that person has got to be gray. look at perot.( 2 words undid him. "you people"... he became a "racist" in 2 words). not a whole lot of info outside of his record.