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Viewed as out of touch, GOP
gathers forces to plot rebirth

Washington Times, by Seth McLaughlin

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 1/17/2013 12:20:45 AM

As House Republicans head to Williamsburg, Va., to talk strategy at their annual retreat, a top Democratic pollster warned Wednesday that voters think the GOP has fallen outside the mainstream on everything from taxes to gay rights. Pollster Stanley Greenberg, a former adviser to the presidential campaign of Bill Clinton, released a Greenberg Quinlan Rosner poll that found the GOP is losing ground with voters of all stripes. “The fact is that we have a set of cultural and economic issues, and budget issues, in which [Republicans] are seen as extreme and out of touch,” Mr. Greenberg said.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: bubber, 1/17/2013 12:28:09 AM     (No. 9121419)

As mom sez...a lost ball in the high grass...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 1/17/2013 12:45:13 AM     (No. 9121431)

The sky is falling routine ain´t cutting it.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: MDConservative, 1/17/2013 12:55:10 AM     (No. 9121437)

No principles, no leadership, no courage...this is what the wilderness looks like.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: 4Justice, 1/17/2013 12:57:38 AM     (No. 9121438)

Perception does not equal reality. They better not try to mold themselves to fit what is perceived to be "good" at the expense of truth. They need to learn how to reshape opinion with truth and work to change perception. The problem with a large portion of the electorate is that the left has misled them with lies, false propaganda, projection and ridicule. Yes, they have the benefit of having Hollywood, the bulk of mass media, the educational system and control over a large portion of government to their advantage. But it is all a thin false veneer being held together by loud voices. Their numbers are still smaller than ours. We must find a way to get truth out. We must find a way to educate the public despite the fact that the left is louder. If we do that, we can take this country back and set it back on proper course.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ChipThome, 1/17/2013 2:26:56 AM     (No. 9121494)

Sp "the esablishment´s" version of Republican isn´t working..... whoever woulda thunk that???

Hey IDIOTS !!! Do you remember getting your asses handed to you in ´06??? Remember the biggest complaint that year was "there was no difference between them"???

If Priebus was running the NRA, the NRA would be contacting members asking them to turn in their guns now!!!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 1/17/2013 2:48:00 AM     (No. 9121501)

If the GOP is going to be poll-driven, who needs them. They didn´t take a poll to ratify the Constitution. The GOP should stop bashing itself in the head with the cultural baseball bat. At this point the GOP has little to lose by doing the right thing. Stop talking to Democrats, stop spending, stop borrowing, shrink government.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: LanieLou, 1/17/2013 3:32:42 AM     (No. 9121517)

R U kidding me ? We are supposed to give credibility to the opinion & poll done by Clinton´s pollster? Go away, Seth....

Replace Priebus with Rubio. Get the truth out there. Stand firm & stay strong... Learn from the NRA.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/17/2013 3:49:12 AM     (No. 9121523)

The only way to make Obama look good is make the republicans worse by comparison,that´s what all this mind blistering propaganda is all about.The left has even gotten the right to turn on each other while they go merrily along,unified in their craziness.

How is it that all these crazy,criminal liberal sub groups look favorable compared to people who believe in the Constitution?

Everything Obama´s doing is following a familiar path of 20th century tyrants,,dictators etc.Yet,nobody can see through it.

Exploiting kids is about insufferable as it gets,yet the applause signs are very where Obama goes.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: belwhatter, 1/17/2013 3:50:24 AM     (No. 9121524)

A good dose of dynamite is needed - either to galvanize them or put them out of their misery once and for all.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: flatwater, 1/17/2013 4:08:14 AM     (No. 9121535)

Please, PLEASE reconcile with your BASE.

All we want is CONSERVATIVE leadership.

Grow a spine.

Ask Ted Cruz if you can borrow his testicles.

Just STAND UP FOR US, damn it!

Stop spitting on the TEA Party.

Stop spitting on social conservatives, who would crawl through broken glass to vote for you.

Don´t pander to minorities. Our message is universal.

Just STAND UP FOR US, damn it!

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Reply 11 - Posted by: coldoc, 1/17/2013 4:19:49 AM     (No. 9121544)

The fact that the pubbies dont know whats wrong and how to fix it shows just what a bunch of cowardly simps they have become. #11 is right.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: god of irony, 1/17/2013 7:39:41 AM     (No. 9121662)

Here is a crazy idea: Attack liberalism, defend conservatism.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Iraengneer, 1/17/2013 8:01:16 AM     (No. 9121672)

There are principles. And there are positions. Some of us can tell the difference.
Positions can morph and be tweaked.
Principles, no. If you have any, they should be non-negotiable.
The GOP´s Establishment has evidently forgotten principles, and are trying to establish positions.
Scripture speaks of the lukewarm, and not in a complimentary way. Might be wise to learn that lesson.
Patrick Henry wasn´t trfgying to tweak a position. He was voicing principles. We recall his name. Those who vainly sought a non-controversial position, no.
Which are we?


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Reply 14 - Posted by: artman1746, 1/17/2013 2:19:56 PM     (No. 9122477)

If it is true that voters now prefer the Drmocrat agenda of higher taxes, unregulated immigration and a criminal administration then there is not much Republicans can do. When the present leadership and other moderates suggests there must be a move to the left for the party to remain relevant then that is the best evidence that their concern is primarily for them keeping their job.

If Republicans believe in their principles of 2012 and before then they must stick by them and begin to educate and break down the ignorance and gullibility of voters. Otherwise the Republicans are simply admitting they will abandon anything that stands in the way of reelection.

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