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Let's put this election in terms GTers will understand.

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by airmotive, Nov 8, 2012.

  1. airmotive

    airmotive Tin Kicker

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    If the Republican Party was a college football team, it would be one of the our nation's service academies, with a long tradition or past glories and national championships. Its players are the finest our great nation has to offer. They would follow the unwritten “rules” of traditional college football: Your smartest player is the quarterback; your biggest player is the fullback; your fastest player is the halfback.
    You line them up in the ‘I’ formation and run off-tackle…over and over and over again. You keep your opponents’ defense guessing which side you’re going to run to: Off-tackle left. Off-tackle right. Fake left, go right. Occasionally an end run, but only to the quarterback’s strong side. It’s a glorious 3 yards and a cloud of dust. It has worked for decades and our players have always been the best….the strongest and smartest players with a desire to win.

    Republicans….Welcome to the SEC.
     
  2. railfancwb

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    One slight problem here...

    Three plays, each for three yards and a cloud of dust, means fourth and one and - most times - punt.


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  3. fowl intent

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    railfancwb, I think that was the OP's point.
     
  4. Restless28

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    Great analogy. The Service Academies vs Bama or LSU.
     
  5. G36's Rule

    G36's Rule Senior Member

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    The Republican Party is likened to trying to get a group of cats, a clowder, to move in the same direction.

    Hard to do and didn't happen this time. Evangelicals stayed home. They got snubbed, and they don't like Mormons at all.

    Quite simple really. If you don't get your voters to vote, you don't win.
     
  6. ysr_racer

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    OK, here goes. We're screwed.

    Simple enough for you?
     
  7. RimfireMan

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    How about, you lost. Get over it.

    Now, let's all try to work together for the good of AMERICA.
     
  8. coastal4974

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    One of the problems is that too many people think of elections with a team mentality. They hate the other guy because he's on the other team.
     
  9. Longtooths

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    Still to complicated....try this:

    "In a nation full of children, Santa Claus wins every time!"
     
  10. coastal4974

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    Now that sums it up perfectly.
     
  11. Magnus2131

    Magnus2131 Glock Gimp

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    This is not mentioned much but I've had people that normally vote Republican tell me they would not vote for a Mormon.
     
  12. RimfireMan

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    Yep, the GOP has devolved into the Party of Hate.
     
  13. G36's Rule

    G36's Rule Senior Member

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    It is the elephant in the room that nobody wants to mention.
     
  14. GRD67

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    That's like asking Satan and GOD to work together.
     
  15. RimfireMan

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    No, its really not but thanks for your HATE. :crying:
     
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    certifiedfunds Cosmopolitan Bias

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    Work together to do what? Steal more from the producers to give it to the leeches? That is the fundamental thing Obama ran on.
     
  17. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Cosmopolitan Bias

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    The DNC has devolved into the Party of Thieves

    I hate thieves
     
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  18. RimfireMan

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    And Romney ran on a fairy tail. If everyone works together, perhaps there is some middle ground.
     
  19. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Cosmopolitan Bias

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    There is no middle ground when on side votes to send armed men to your house to force you to pay them.
     
  20. PhotoFeller

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    I think it's a bit more complicated than the 'Santa Theory'.

    Someone summed it up well here at GT yesterday, I think it was Rabbi, by saying R is a party of traditional values while D is a party of issues. We (Rs) stick by our old values, all of them, without adjusting to trends in American population mix, popular attitudes, pragmatic issue resolution while they(Ds) embrace changes with an attitude of voter inclusion. Thus, Ds won minorities (black, latino, asian), gays, women young voters.

    The R party has to reinvent itself with respect to social issues while sticking to political values that are appealing across the voter spectrum...less government, strong military, fiscal responsibility, states rights, 2A protection, etc.

    To me, the reinvention formula sounds like becoming more moderate on social issues, which should be fine with Rs who want to preserve the key components of our Conservative governing philosophy.

    We also need to be smarter in terms of how we conduct ourselves in public view. We need more emphasis on positive, concrete explanations of our positions and less name calling, finger pointing, rancorous behavior.

    Serious Rs are also going to have to invest more for our party, it's candidates, it's views. I'm talking more about personal involvement, real commitment to the cause. Work smarter. Work harder. Embrace change, but adhere to Conservative governance values.

    If we don't change in the coming years, we will be on a path to irrelevance.
     
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