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    Jindal says the GOP must change

    I read a couple of articles from the Republican Governors meeting and where GOP Led States are cowtowing to Obama Care

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    Here is some of it

    But speaking at a Republican Governors Association meeting in Las Vegas, Gov. Jindal dismissed Romney's explanation during a press conference yesterday.

    "I don't think that represents where we are as a party and where we're going as a party," Jindal, a potential 2016 GOP presidential contender, said. "If we're going to continue to be a competitive party and win elections on the national stage and continue to fight for our conservative principles, we need two messages to get out loudly and clearly: One, we are fighting for 100 percent of the votes, and secondly, our policies benefit every American who wants to pursue the American dream." http://politi.co/RUVQpV

    And Romney's appraisal even sounds discordant when compared to the words of his own campaign spokesman, Kevin Madden, who spoke on a panel at the Atlantic's Washington Ideas Forum yesterday.

    "I don't think the Obama campaign gets enough credit for actually changing the electorate," Madden said. "I think their turnout model is extraordinary. They did very well, and they made sure they had the exact model of the electorate that they needed to win." http://bit.ly/SWcLGm

    Back at the gathering of governors in Las Vegas, former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour didn't mince words, calling for a "brutally honest assessment of what we did," and recommending a "a very serious proctology exam" for the GOP. http://bit.ly/W83jFg

    While his Republican counterparts were recommending the political equivalent of a colonoscopy for their party, Romney ended the conference call with donors yesterday on a wistful note.

    "We're still having a hard time, just contemplating what could have been versus what is, and it just doesn't seem real, we're still in the stage of denial at my house," Romney said chuckling. "We still think the campaign is going on."


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    Quote Originally Posted by acmanko View Post
    Here is some of it

    But speaking at a Republican Governors Association meeting in Las Vegas, Gov. Jindal dismissed Romney's explanation during a press conference yesterday.

    "I don't think that represents where we are as a party and where we're going as a party," Jindal, a potential 2016 GOP presidential contender, said. "If we're going to continue to be a competitive party and win elections on the national stage and continue to fight for our conservative principles, we need two messages to get out loudly and clearly: One, we are fighting for 100 percent of the votes, and secondly, our policies benefit every American who wants to pursue the American dream." http://politi.co/RUVQpV

    And Romney's appraisal even sounds discordant when compared to the words of his own campaign spokesman, Kevin Madden, who spoke on a panel at the Atlantic's Washington Ideas Forum yesterday.

    "I don't think the Obama campaign gets enough credit for actually changing the electorate," Madden said. "I think their turnout model is extraordinary. They did very well, and they made sure they had the exact model of the electorate that they needed to win." http://bit.ly/SWcLGm

    Back at the gathering of governors in Las Vegas, former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour didn't mince words, calling for a "brutally honest assessment of what we did," and recommending a "a very serious proctology exam" for the GOP. http://bit.ly/W83jFg

    While his Republican counterparts were recommending the political equivalent of a colonoscopy for their party, Romney ended the conference call with donors yesterday on a wistful note.

    "We're still having a hard time, just contemplating what could have been versus what is, and it just doesn't seem real, we're still in the stage of denial at my house," Romney said chuckling. "We still think the campaign is going on."


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tool-Slinger View Post
    I don't get the point, that one flew right over my head. Or through the ear canals uninterrupted.
    I get it.

    It is not surprising that it was Reagan's legacy that Romney touted at every opportunity during the election. The former B-movie actor-turned-politician stood for less government, lower taxes and greater trust in business. This was followed by the rise of the Christian right within the party, a move further right on social issues and ultimately the fusing of this ideology with Reagan economics in the Tea Party movement.

    Writing two weeks ago in the New York Times, the columnist Ross Douthat conceded the conservatives who dominate the Republican party "must face reality: The age of Reagan is officially over, and the Obama majority is the only majority we have."

    Inflexibility for a political party can be a death knell. If the Republicans want to study a model that works, they need only examine the history of Canada's own Conservative party.

    At various times Canada's Conservatives also went through demanding transformations -- from the John A. Macdonald Tories to Progressive Conservative after 1942, and then back to Conservative under Stephen Harper -- in finding leaders and policies that attract wide support.

    Avoiding extremism, especially on social issues, and embracing diversity might be a start. But given how ingrained these views are among the current crop of Republicans, who hold unfettered capitalism as sacrosanct, this probably will not happen any time soon. The Democrats can only smile at that thought.
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    But they are not going to change or compromise or move to the center. What they are going to do is the same thing they always do; which is wrap the ugliness of their platform in the flag, the bible, and 2nd amendment rights. They are betting that Americans, who they believe to fundamentally stupid, will keep buying into the diversionary tactics while they use their power and money to give themselves more power and money.
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    I think Romney is right. The 47% has won the election because of GIFTS from the liberals.
    They (the 47%) are DEPENDENT on the government for hand outs.
    The people that say "republicans must change", just want conservatives to become MORE liberal..... !
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    Quote Originally Posted by cehs View Post
    I think Romney is right. The 47% has won the election because of GIFTS from the liberals.
    They (the 47%) are DEPENDENT on the government for hand outs.
    The people that say "republicans must change", just want conservatives to become MORE liberal..... !
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    And yet the formula worked north of your border. Rather than vote in a government that promised us goodies we voted for a party that had fundamentalist roots. We never gave them the keys to the car with a full tank of gas for a number of years because many of the voters thought they would do things to upend our society, get the abortion debate going, basically everything your extreme right want. We gave them a couple of years with a leash on them and they pretty much just stuck to running the country. And now they have another 3 years to do as they please because they won the trust of the voting public.

    I doubt your voters need all the freebies to vote for the Republicans. They just want to be assured that they do not turn the country back 200 years and make it into a fundamentalist paradise. Heck, Romney lost by a good margin and the Republicans still do not consider Obama the legitimate leader of your country. You think people in the middle are going to trust them?
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    Quote Originally Posted by printer2 View Post

    And yet the formula worked north of your border. Rather than vote in a government that promised us goodies we voted for a party that had fundamentalist roots. We never gave them the keys to the car with a full tank of gas for a number of years because many of the voters thought they would do things to upend our society, get the abortion debate going, basically everything your extreme right want. We gave them a couple of years with a leash on them and they pretty much just stuck to running the country. And now they have another 3 years to do as they please because they won the trust of the voting public.

    I doubt your voters need all the freebies to vote for the Republicans. They just want to be assured that they do not turn the country back 200 years and make it into a fundamentalist paradise. Heck, Romney lost by a good margin and the Republicans still do not consider Obama the legitimate leader of your country. You think people in the middle are going to trust them?
    We are so divided in this country, the people absolutely refuse to work together on important issues. It's one way or the other....there is no middle ground or alternate route.

    People believe that it's ok to sell out the country as long as there's money to be made.

    There are people that choose to live off of others without putting anything in.

    There are the paranoid types that want to fling a rocket every breath they take.

    Amidst all of this our media is full of half truths, and blatant lies on all sides...the majority of people here are either too lazy, or busy to research anything on their own.

    I hate to say it, but the people of this country have grown far too comfortable, and would not chance losing what they have to take the government by the reigns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cehs View Post
    I think Romney is right. The 47% has won the election because of GIFTS from the liberals.
    They (the 47%) are DEPENDENT on the government for hand outs.
    The people that say "republicans must change", just want conservatives to become MORE liberal..... !
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    Yeah, those enormous GIFTS lavished on the 1% just don't buy as many votes as they used to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cehs View Post
    I think Romney is right. The 47% has won the election because of GIFTS from the liberals.
    They (the 47%) are DEPENDENT on the government for hand outs.
    The people that say "republicans must change", just want conservatives to become MORE liberal..... !
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    Still waiting on my gift. Called the WH and was told it's in the mail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AStudent View Post
    We are so divided in this country, the people absolutely refuse to work together on important issues. It's one way or the other....there is no middle ground or alternate route.

    People believe that it's ok to sell out the country as long as there's money to be made.

    There are people that choose to live off of others without putting anything in.

    There are the paranoid types that want to fling a rocket every breath they take.

    Amidst all of this our media is full of half truths, and blatant lies on all sides...the majority of people here are either too lazy, or busy to research anything on their own.

    I hate to say it, but the people of this country have grown far too comfortable, and would not chance losing what they have to take the government by the reigns.
    Well put !

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