They also need to stop alienating moderate voters who want sensible solutions to
Hey George,How did your prediction of Romney's 321 electoral
votes to Obama's 217 work out? You need to stop listening to those in your
party who advance their own cause by issuing bogus poll results (I'm
looking at you, Rasmussen), and actually apply a bit of statistical science to
your analysis of things.The US electorate is no longer what it was
in the 1960's, or even the 1990's. If you don't move on, your
party will go the way of the Whigs.
The Japanese were a very belligerent and tenacious enemy in WW2. It was only
after 'facts on the ground' put them in a box (forcing them to
surrender on our terms) that they morphed and became a trusted ally.Conservatives aka tea party Republicans are in a similar situation. They are
headed to a slow motion facts on the ground forced turn around. Either they will
morph as the Japanese or they will be rendered inconsequential or some
combination of the two.They can't continue to spit in the face
of those who they will increasingly need to rely on. Both president Bushes knew
this and are/were already where they needed to be. There are other Republicans
The Republican brand has been damaged nationally by their utter refusal to do
the will of the people and compromise, I think some of them see that, but there
are so many who are afraid of a tea party primary opponent that, as of yet, they
are too afraid of practicality. We can only hope that with time this fanaticism
will fade as it has historically.
Ah yes, Republicans.It's their Archie Bunkerism against the
rest of the melting pot the rest of us call America.
We'll see how they deal with the Puerto Rico statehood issue since Puerto
Ricans voted for it (though there's an oddity in the 2-question structure
that makes it a bit unclear if a majority really want it).
"GOP can't continue to alienate Hispanic voters"You got
that right, George. In order for the Republicans to win they must, as
disagreeable as it may seem, lower their standards by:1. Giving
amnesty to illegals and opening our border to more of the same.2.
Opposing the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and agreeing to same sex
marriage.3. Being in agreement with the killing of the unborn (often
referred to as abortion)4. Agreeing to the legalization of drugs.These are the major points the Democrats espouse and win on. We are
becoming, more and more, an immoral nation and the Democrats are leading the
@Wonder:"The Republican brand has been damaged nationally by
their utter refusal to do the will of the people and compromise..."True. But it's very hard to give up one's standards. Democrats
have little problem with giving up standards since they have none to begin
with.@atl134:"We'll see how they deal with the
Puerto Rico statehood issue since Puerto Ricans..."Puerto Rico
statehood would be the death knell for America. In the first place it would
bankrupt our welfare system almost over night (and it's already bankrupt).
Secondly, we would immediately become an Hispanic third world nation..
@Alfred"Secondly, we would immediately become an Hispanic third world
nation.."Last I checked, Puerto Rico is tiny. A population of
3.6 million is good for about 8 electoral votes as a state. It'd be about
1.25% of the US population. So I disagree with your assessment.
It would help iif republicans didn't accuse you of being a socialist
welfare check cashing moocher just because you think democrats have decent
ideas. it would also help if they acted like they care about the middle class
and the poor instead of always talking about job creators. We are all job
The problem isn't alienating Hispanics or or blacks or women or gays or
anything.The problem is presenting a united, cohesive, cogent, and
coherent explanation of conservative principles.We either get
liberal republicans making wish-washy milquetoast statements, or the very
conservative republican making wacky statements.No one can figure
out what they stand for or they sound crazy.That is what alienates
voters.So they end voting for whom they recognize the best, or
sounds more "reasonable" or hasn't alienated them even if they
don't really agree with them or who will give them free stuff. It seems Romney was right, over 40% of the people are dependent on government
and do not pay taxes and will vote for who ever indulges their dependency or
passions.When people are presented with clear conservative
principles they have always liked them and supported them. Those principles lift
everyone up in liberty.There seems to be few republicans who can or
are willing to clearly and succinctly explain conservative principles, and too
many who try to placate the over 40% and special interests, similar to democrats
making themselves no different than the demos, So people just vote for the real
@the truth. The problem I and other people I know have with the Republican Party
is they call you a socialist welfare moocher or cut and runner. When people
started questioning the wars you were accused by the right as being a coward or
not being patriotic. When you started questioning why do billionaires get taxed
at 15 percent for capital gains even though it is their primary source of income
and you are accused of class warfare. Why is any income taxed differently?I've voted for republicans before but it truly feels the only
people they care about are the people at the top.
Hispanics want handouts - lots of them. That is the BIG issue. Is is fair to
GIVE Hispanics handouts but not give the same to Whites and Blacks and Red and
every other color? If we do give to everyone where does that money come from -
China? White people are getting sick of carrying every other race in this
country. If I see an Hispanic or Black kid get a scholarship with less grades
than my kid that is insulting and wrong. When America goes to "reverse"
discrimination then we are no better than we were back in the 1960's with
the KKK and blacks.
If Hispanic voters would quit listening to the Democrat propaganda machine, more
would vote with conservatives. Heck, I wouldn't vote for Republicans if
what the Democrat machine says about them were true! Too many people don't
do their homework, learning and researching policies and their implications for
themselves -- they believe the commercials, and they are fooled by appearances,
flash, and style.
@Kalindra:"When talking about deportation... the code states
'may.'Please provide a reference... So we can all read
it.If illegal immigrants are not illegal until Obama says they
are... why does he have guards on our borders? And why is it against the law
for employers to hire them?Besides, we're not talking about
deportation. We're discussing amnesty."Obama did not say
that young illegal immigrants would never be deported, nor did he give them an
automatic (or even clear) path to citizenship."Be advised, those
steps would come after election when he prevails upon the Congress to pass
'comprehensive immigration reform.' Remember, Democrats need the
Hispanic vote in the coming elections. How better to secure a vote than to
grant universal amnesty?PS: Reagan gave amnesty in 1986 under the
authority of Simpson-Mazzoli.'He called for a two year
postponement on their deportation, giving them - individually - the opportunity
to make the case for staying and allowing them work permits."Which is in violation of the 'equal protection' clause of the US
Constitution. "Exactly which part of immigration law did he
violate?"We might have a hint if you'd give a specific
@patsy"...Hispanics want handouts - lots of them...".I was initialy tempted to ask you to research your hypothesis.Having read your comments for the last year or so, I realized the facts would
not change your messageSo, please, find a job, with the rnc, as
their Hispanic Outreach Coordinator.With your hypothesis, the
continued decline of the republican party is assured.