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Post-election reports of its demise are seriously overrated.
The fact that nearly half the voters in this Country are uninformed and nearly brain dead enough to vote for Republicans proves the party isn't dead. It just needs to create more zombies and illiterates. Cutting school funding and rejecting science (zombies aren't real, BTW) will continue to serve the GOP well. It is possible they can rise again without changing. That should make living, thinking people very, very afraid.
And the delusion continues. FYI for those who think the Republican party is going to turn on a dime. Forget it. You are talking about people so adverse to change that their current campaign issues were dealt with during the 1960s-1970s. They are still sticking with Goober's tax pledge from 20 years ago and thinking its ok to do this because the country's needs have not changed in the last 20 years. This group identity crisis is blessing because they have no idea how to fix it. They simply can not relate.
pity - only a fool would categorize everyone who disagrees with them as brain-dead, rather than looking for reasons why. Even though I don't consider myself a Republican, that is almost always the way I vote. Even so, I can at least understand those who think differently and listen to their reasoning. I feel badly for you and your small world.
Anyone that walks lock step with either major party is a fool. Both parties have zero fiscal restraint. Elections come down to which party can sell their half truths better. To throw stones at one party is simply showing a very narrow mind. Both parties are equally responsible for the mess we are in. Too many voters simply vote on emotion with very little knowledge of the issues.
----Doing so, however, will require that Republicans stop their unnecessary alienation of young people, Hispanics, and women (because of anti-gay rhetoric, obdurate immigration stances, and anti-feminist rants).---- Meaning that they need to dump the Christian Taliban who have hijacked the party...... Not gonna happen.
The Republican Party is not dead...it does have an acute debilitating disease presently. If it does not come to grips with its anti-intellectual-"itis" and its racial, ethnic and social antipathy it will become a historical footnote.
I look forward to a rousing introductory speech for the 2016 presidential nominee by George W. Bush at the next Republican Convention. Oh, wait...they are going to bring out Clint Eastwood again? Why is that??
Pity "The fact that nearly half the voters in this Country are uninformed and nearly brain dead enough" ---- seems to me the dregs of society vote dem because they don't have the ability, work ethic, or intelligence to get a decent job. Who provides able bodied men and women goodies for sitting on their ever expanding backsides. You! Unless you are one of them yourself.
pivot to the center, pivot to the center, pivot to the center... The tea party and social conservatives must be happy with this : )
It's hard to imagine that the GOP could or would possibly dump its extreme ideology in just the next four years - at least enough to appeal to the large demographics which went overwhelmingly for Obama. Over the last four years, this party has alienated youth, Jews, Catholics, a majority of women, gays, Hispanics, blacks, and Asians. This leaves the GOP with only seniors, evangelicals, and white males. The white population is receding by 2% every four years and will only make up 70% in 2016. My prediction is that the economy will have recovered even more, ACA will be strongly supported, immigration reform and tax reform established. Baring a disaster on the part of the Dems, and baring a dramatic makeover by the GOP, it seem highly unlikely the Dems will lose in 2016.
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