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How Republicans Can Find Themselves
Townhall, by Katie Kieffer

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Posted By:addicted_to_coffee, 11/12/2012 5:32:55 PM

Soul-searching is not in the GOP’s blood. Many Republicans see themselves as stoic, rugged and hardworking individuals. But after twice losing the White House to an ex-community organizer and failing to mobilize the base, Republicans need to take a trip to a mountainous valley, sip some tea and meditate. In the quiet of nature, I think Republicans would find that the solutions to winning lie within themselves. #1 Keep an open mind - Early on, talking heads like Ann Coulter disparaged Romney and endorsed other candidates. In February of 2011, Coulter said: "If we don't run Chris Christie,

I don´t agree entirely but Katie seems to be close

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 11/12/2012 5:41:26 PM     (No. 9009657)

1-Dump the social policy.
Right wing social engineering is as toxic as Left.

2-Concentrate on Free Markets and Limited Government.

3-Promote the Marketplace of Ideas over the Dogma of PC.

4-Establish an air-tight voting system.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 11/12/2012 5:45:17 PM     (No. 9009661)

May I point out that Neither Mr Romney nor Mr Ryan won their OWN States. We have to choose candidates that can at the very least win their own states. If you don´t win the election, it does not matter how good your candidate was.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: god of irony, 11/12/2012 6:09:08 PM     (No. 9009697)

#1 how is dumping the base going to mobize us?

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Reply 4 - Posted by: gagolfer, 11/12/2012 6:13:44 PM     (No. 9009710)

Because the social policies of the base are not what the majority of the electorate will tolerate or vote for, #3. You may be motivated, but you lose national elections.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: curious1, 11/12/2012 6:23:49 PM     (No. 9009733)

The libtards cheated massively. The current pubbie officials in various states left the loopholes allowing such cheating. When the libtards lose they don´t go around saying they have to change. Time to man up and call a spade a spade. And right now work on prosecuting every cheating libtard in every state. (Preferably by public hanging. You´ll note Walker in FL has lawyered up.) And if libtards run the legal system in a particular state and thus won´t enforce the laws - meet the libtards in an alley with a 2x4 and explain the error of their ways to them.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: 3XALADY, 11/12/2012 6:31:00 PM     (No. 9009750)

Clean up the voter rolls, stop having open primaries and tighten up the voting process and we MIGHT win an election again. Until then, nah.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 11/12/2012 6:35:12 PM     (No. 9009758)

Mea Culpa on the re-post, but.....

Freedom of Religion and expression and though and relationship requires that one tolerate life styles that one may find objectionable.
We can become the true "Liberals" by establishing a government that actually leaves people alone to explore all the options that confront everyone.

You will be a better Christian when you stop asking the government to promote Christianity.

Yes, of course, we all know that the government is anti-Christian at the moment but that is why religion must be removed from the whole discussion.

I don´t care if people want to marry three midgets and a lovely farm animal.

Just keep the government out of my damnbidness.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 11/12/2012 6:51:02 PM     (No. 9009774)

Navel gazing is so much fun. #1 Absolutely. I believe abortion is murder, and I also believe it´s not a federal government issue. Unfortunately, no GOP candidate knows how to handle social issues. Lincoln knew how to oppose slavery and get elected. Reagan knew how to be a conservative and get elected. Two candidates in 150 years. Unless you know what you are doing, don´t play with dynamite. If you are GOP and you talk about social issues, you will lose.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: 49 Ford, 11/12/2012 7:02:23 PM     (No. 9009797)

#5, dumping social conservatives may sound like good policy to you on the face of it, but you´ve got to remember to key points:

1). becoming an echo of the Democrats will leave few people with an incentive to vote GOP, when they can get the real thing with the Dems. You won´t make up the loss of a key constituency on numbers, however appealing that notion might be right now.

2). Most important, it must be understood that where we stand on the core concept of republican government - that men are endowed BY THEIR CREATOR with certain INALIENABLE rights - is the key to the whole ball of wax. How can anyone logically defend the right to build a business and reap its rewards, or keep and bear arms, without also speaking up for the rights of defenseless children in the womb?

Social conservatism and economic conservatism are two side of the same coin. That is the way of the world as God ordered it, and we have to recognize that. That is not to say that I have some blueprint for electoral success, I don´t. But on the other hand, neither do you and those inclined to agree with you.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: yuban, 11/12/2012 7:49:20 PM     (No. 9009872)

Sorry folks but I will not give up my values just so some other human can become POTUS. I will always vote the Bible and be proud of it. You cannot ignore abortion and homosexuality any more than you can ignore murder, rape and robbery. They are all sins according to the Word.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Peach1, 11/12/2012 7:56:07 PM     (No. 9009888)

Easy. Get rid of the establishment repubs and replace them with tea party patriots.

There, that was easy.

It´s not complicated.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: dolphin, 11/12/2012 8:11:31 PM     (No. 9009910)

Voter fraud, schools as indoctrination camps and propaganda disguised as news and entertainment all mean we will always find ourselves on the losing side--unless we can regain control of those things.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 11/12/2012 8:57:37 PM     (No. 9009973)

What #12 said.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: lizzee1, 11/12/2012 9:14:12 PM     (No. 9010007)

You all have great points. # 13 nails it in very few words.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: reddfroge, 11/12/2012 9:36:06 PM     (No. 9010059)

demand Photo ID when voting...huh??

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Reply 16 - Posted by: god of irony, 11/12/2012 9:38:34 PM     (No. 9010064)

#5 history says you are wrong.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Cleanhousein2012, 11/12/2012 9:58:28 PM     (No. 9010096)

They have a tough road ahead to recover the voters they alienated in 2012.

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