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Republicans lost the culture war
CNN, by William J. Bennett

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Posted By:StormCnter, 11/15/2012 4:35:05 AM

President Obama won the 2012 presidential election by accumulating some of the most one-sided electoral constituencies in modern political history. Looking at a breakdown of the 2012 election exit polling, Obama won the 18- to 29-year-old vote 60% to 37%, in spite of the fact that half of all recent college graduates are unemployed or underemployed. He won women by 11 points and unmarried women by an incredible 36 points. The marriage gap was far greater than the gender gap.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/15/2012 5:22:23 AM     (No. 9015358)

This is craziness and people like Bennett and other sell out journalists should pack their bags to a retirement community. How do you lose a culture war when you´re on the right side of things. how do we even know we lost with the possibility of the election being stolen. How could Obama win when republicans retained most of their house seats? Is there really that many ticket splitters in this country? I seriously doubt it.

There´s some percentage of blame to go to the two senate candidates with foot in mouth disease but it´s not an indictment of conservatism in general.

We´re not fighting the culture war on the right terms or the right people explaining it.Liberals drive people emotionally which is easier to do in a sound bite than a conservative principle.

It´s crazy to say we can fix the fiscal mess without addressing the culture problems. the first thing that has to go is welfare because it´s the feeding tube for future liberal voters and government workers who manage the programs.

It´s a huge lie to blame the Bush tax cuts for the fiscal mess. Only 9-10% of the deficit over the past 10 years
is tax cut related,the rest has been pure spending.

This also assumes the tax cuts did nothing to boost the economy. if that´s the case why did Obama push for a payroll tax cut?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Maybeth, 11/15/2012 5:24:29 AM     (No. 9015362)

.... Those who didn´t believe Obama was qualified to be president in 2008 were labeled as racists. Playing the ´race card´ worked, as it did with OJ Simpson.
.... Those who didn´t believe Obama was doing the job in 2012 were labeled homophobes, women-haters and evil rich white men. The name calling worked again, and ´proof´ of liberal ignorance is firmly established.

The dumbing down of Americans has been successful.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 11/15/2012 5:31:10 AM     (No. 9015368)

It´s not a matter of culture, Bill, it´s a matter of character: another battle is lost and our Generals want to pack it in and go home. It takes character to win, show some!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: tisHimself, 11/15/2012 5:35:33 AM     (No. 9015369)

I, is that not the point Bennett made? Cultural issues have to be addressed and articulated early on, not dismissed as the ranting of bitter clingers. Paul Ryan did articulate this point in early stump speeches, but our severely conservative nominee could not and did not articulate concerns about the cultural chasms.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: kelty, 11/15/2012 5:42:02 AM     (No. 9015375)

Not going to happen.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Malia2012, 11/15/2012 6:51:12 AM     (No. 9015439)

Ah yes, the great Bill Bennett! The guy who backed Michelle Bachman, Herman Cain, even Newt and finally Rick Santorum! Well, with a track record like HIS, why wouldn´t we listen to his pontificating? Bennett is certain he knows anything and everything about the "culture war" WE lost! No Bill, AMERICA has lost the culture war, not Republicans. Spare me the lectures on "culture" and stick to listening to your fawning audience call you "Doctor". Go away..

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Reply 7 - Posted by: BarryNo, 11/15/2012 8:04:19 AM     (No. 9015565)

First of all, we haven´t lost anything but a battle, yet. Second of all, all this means is that we have to take the gloves off.

We have to either:

A. Fight as dirty and as thoroughly as they do in corrupt political practices and out-stuff the ballot-boxes, or...

B. Use our Constitutional measures to remove a corrupt enemy of said Constitution.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: nonsense, 11/15/2012 8:24:34 AM     (No. 9015600)

The Demonrat party is the party of fear (death and destruction too), and fear wins every time it is tried. How do you fight fear with a dummed down generation?

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