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The mushy middle is no place
to find a Republican victory

Washington Times, by Ralph Reed

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 8/1/2013 10:23:38 PM

Calls that Republicans must “move to the center” reach a fever pitch every time the party loses a major election. No doubt the GOP needs to do a better job of appealing to women, younger voters and Hispanics, but it need not shed its principles. The media trope that the Republican Party is a “Star Wars” bar scene of theocrats and religious zealots by now has become a threadbare cliche. The Huffington Post said after the 2012 elections that the GOP resembles “a rump parliament of Caucasian traditionalism: white, married, churchgoing — to oversimplify only slightly.”

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And the establishment Republicans will never believe that.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 8/1/2013 11:47:33 PM     (No. 9454071)

The GOP can move up down left or right. I don`t care. They`ve lost my vote forever.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: badrad, 8/1/2013 11:57:59 PM     (No. 9454086)

RE # 1, The democrats lost mine with Jimmy Carter and I have no reason to go back.

We unite
Or we invite
President Hillary

More socialist stuff hardly the dream stuff that the hard right thinks will make the voters look rightward. Moderation on abortion is a must or get the press to cover GOP campaign promises like they do dems/liberals/social democrats, Hollyweird socialists, etc.

This is no time to go wobbly (and opportunist Christie aiming at the lead libertarian who won´t moderate enough IMO.

All the people in the GOP who talked and talked and talked down Mitt Romney AFTER it was obvious he was the only viable candidate, gave the o-man a second term, aided by dem voter fraud.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Bla Bla, 8/2/2013 1:10:52 AM     (No. 9454118)

DUH! Dole, McCain, Romney -- why do they think they can keep doing this and win any election??! We need a fearless, unapologetic conservative who wants less government & can stand up to his/her enemies (that includes the MSM) & get ´er done.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 8/2/2013 1:27:53 AM     (No. 9454126)

without a coalition of all anti democrat progressives no single faction
GOP candidate will be elected.When will the 20% learn


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Reply 5 - Posted by: veritas, 8/2/2013 4:27:31 AM     (No. 9454148)

I think it was Rush who said one of the shortest books ever was "Great Moderates in History."

#3: A couple further points: a. Dem voter fraud is a huge problem, and we have to go into every election already primed to counterattack [not with similar tactics, but using the law]; b. as long a party leaders like Lindsey Graham get 99% of their campaign funds [from PACS, etc., not individuals], they´ll feel they´re beyond reach and free to act as they please; c. perhaps the worst is that they go on with the approach and thinking that Obama is just another liberal, so drop a few bills in the hopper, and argue for half-steps to slow the move to the Left. If they for a minute understood all the damage he´s causing, they´d be on the ramparts -- and they´d be funding nothing.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Trigger2, 8/2/2013 6:20:14 AM     (No. 9454195)

All Republicans have to do to win the Hispanic vote is to constantly run ads on how the demonrats and their newspapers treated Zimmerman.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bohallx, 8/2/2013 10:54:15 AM     (No. 9454734)

The way coalition politics works in a system with nothing but single-member districts is you round up just over half the voters to vote for your guys, then you get candidates who appeal to them.

Then you win ~ 50%+1 vote does it every single time.

What doesn´t work is appealing to a non-existent 10% in the middle ~ there being no middle at all in a bi-modal saddle of political thoughts, you´d be looking at a thin fringe of malcontents ~ and they don´t like you anyway.

Obviously running your weakest candidate for President is stupid. For one thing we lost one of our smallest coalition partners on that one ~ the last of the Rockefeller Republicans. Not likely any of those guys will ever vote for a loser whose old man walked away from the party! (with him).

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