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The Quest for a GOP Majority
Weekly Standard, by Fred Bauer

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Posted By:StormCnter, 7/1/2014 2:40:05 PM

In late June, the Pew Research Center released "Beyond Red vs. Blue: The Political Typology." Breaking the nation´s voting public into seven types (plus one type that does not regularly vote), Pew aims to give a more granular perspective on the nation´s body politic. Pew´s political map can be a helpful tool for Republicans and conservatives looking to chart a path to a sustainable governing coalition. Pew outlines eight groups: Steadfast Conservatives ("socially conservative populists"); Business Conservatives ("pro-Wall Street"); Young Outsiders ("conservative views on government, not social issues"); Hard-Pressed Skeptics ("financially stressed and pessimistic"); the Next Generation Left ("young, liberal

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Reply 1 - Posted by: ruready?, 7/1/2014 3:08:58 PM     (No. 9907248)

Jesse Jackson might be able to help.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: texaspast, 7/1/2014 3:21:54 PM     (No. 9907265)

What doth it profit a party if it gain the undecideds, if it loseth its own base?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: SpeedMaster, 7/1/2014 3:26:51 PM     (No. 9907273)

Interesting article, it seems to imply the Republicans need to reach out mainly to the "Hard Pressed Skeptics". As long as they remain the party of and for crony capitalists that will not happen.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: horacer, 7/1/2014 3:43:40 PM     (No. 9907296)

It seemed to me he spent a lot of time arguing for limited government and the free market. But I´m not sure. Maybe I´m one of the skeptical. Can´t we just say limited government and the free market. I still think the majority of the country believes in that.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: dman, 7/1/2014 4:22:09 PM     (No. 9907334)

#3: Note that the article also states that "After Steadfast Conservatives, they [Hard-Pressed Skeptics] are the type that is most hawkish on illegal immigration."

Once again, illegal immigration is a potential determinant issue.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mathman, 7/1/2014 6:00:46 PM     (No. 9907494)

Never.
I say again, never.
The GOP will NEVER have a majority.
Reason: the RINO office holders want to keep their positions. That means no Tea Party. That means no change in policy.
Karl Rove (the Architect) is against it.
We cannot escape the RINO contingent. They get too much from their positions.
When the election is close, the RINOs will cheat. Just like the Dems.
So: no GOP majority.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 7/1/2014 7:17:32 PM     (No. 9907570)

Why I won´t identify with the GOP
1. Military interventionism.
2. Nothing good ever comes from mixing politics and religion.
3. Social issues. Not the government´s business. No taxpayer-paid abortions, no federal involvement in schools. No Bushes.
4. The GOP has never repealed a socialist program, and it has never reduced the federal budget. No principles.
5. The GOP allows radical leftists to become federal judges. No backbone.
6. Soft on amnesty.

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