Republicans found themselves facing agonizing day-after questions Wednesday that they admit are nearly impossible to answer while trying to hold together their diverse electoral coalition and ensure their survival as America’s conservative party. In the wake of Mitt Romney’s narrow but decisive loss Tuesday to President Obama, top conservative strategists said the party will have to find leaders from a not very deep pool to help them adjust to increasingly unfavorable demographic trends and voter attitudes reflecting more the live-and-let-live views
Aw screw the "reeling" and "agonizing" crap. Let's have some fun with this thing. My first proposal is to take Harry Reid's lies at face value. We have to save the planet!
Let's get some dumb enviroweenies to lobby for us to get a busload of taxpayer dollars and set up a green company to build ... something or other. Doesn't matter as long as it sounds good. Then let's lavishly pay the "owners" and "workers" to pretend to build ... something or other.
When that scheme goes bust, on to the next one. I'm thinking maybe dioramas or snow globes of dying polar bears and receding ice. Environmental activists would pay good money to have a constant reminder what what makes them feel glad to be sad. Might want to forget that idea, though. It could actually make money and the point is to get back some of our confiscated tax dollars.
Recalibration? Forget it. Constitutional America is as dead as a doornail. It is beyond reviving. As we used to say in the engineering business: "The best thing to do when you've got a dead horse is to accept the fact and take out an bury it will as little ceremony as possible. This country is a dead horse. It's just that nobody is ready to admit it....yet.
For the first time in my life, I am ashamed to be an American, and I will get revenge in whatever small way I can. To start, canceling Satellite TV service (being sick to death of the talking heads anyway), no more new movies or CD’s, and no more blatant consumerism...I will not contribute one dime to this economy that is not absolutely essential for my survival. (For as long as I can take it...today was rough.)
The only things that can save the country now would be an end to entitlements and an honest unbiased media. Or a military coup. We know the first two will never happen. The third? Looking like a pretty good option.
We don't need to recalibrate anything except having a better salesman for our point of view. The electoral map is still an ocean of red with a few blue splotches thrown in.This means urban America is deciding our elections.People as far back as the Founders said that once you have more takers than givers,you're doomed country and we have reached that point.
Jobs and the economy weren't the number one issues,the cult of a permissive parent president decided the election. This country doesn't have the stomach for strong medicine but it's going to have to happen because we can't borrow enough money to maintain the status quo. Europe is proving that right now.
Europe has raised taxes and cut the military to bare bones and they're still way underwater but that'll be Obama's solution.
How long will Jerry Browns tax increase keep Cal. going. Probably less than a year.
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Israel Putnam, 11/8/2012 10:21:12 AM (No. 8999300)
I for one, have recalibrated. In my newly reconsidered opinion I am heartly for contributing to the payment for on demand abortions for any woman who wants one. One fewer liberal to deal with in eighteen years.
The undoing of America on Tuesday was not because the GOP "needs recalibration", it was due to the GOP's major loss of members who were the group both partys were fighting for, ie. INDEPENDENTS! Any third grader can see the make-up of the Democrats (American hating progressive/socialists and their minority chattel), and the GOP's (old school, died in the wool sellouts). Now the numbers will show that both those pathetic excuses for political representation still have considerable numbers when compaired to the Independents and Libertarians, but, both those political morasses must bend to the reality that they have both disenfranchised way too many traditionalist Americans and as we have seen, given birth to the "Don't Tread On Me" Tea Party. Eventually, and I may not see it in my few years that are left, but there will be a major upheaval in this country that will make the former Civil War look like a mere catfight. One of our founders in his wisdom, actually suggested that a "revolution now and then, is a good thing". That "now and again" is now before us.
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