Discussion in 'Politics' started by catzmeow, May 18, 2009.
GOP Losses Span Nearly All Demographic Groups
Change or die, GOP.
Yep left lite has proven a miserable failure time to go back to what won ust the house and senate in the first place.
when there is virtually no difference between the parties, how can you blame people? i'm fiscally conservative (mostly) but liberal on social issues...etc...the GOP needs to either be the GOP, or merge with the dems or form a new party embracing the majority independent wants, i believe independents are the largest base, if not the largest, if either party pandered more to the independents, they could net a lot of new membres.
Youd be wrong in fact the Libertarians run exactly the sort of platform you just named year after year they variably get about 5% of the vote. Why? Near as I can tell because a socially liberal fiscally conservative platform represents about 5% of voters. The problem moderates have is that they are all over the damn ball park depending almost entirely on which set of issues you trot out before them. Who wins the midterms is going to depend almost entirely on where the economy is in the months leading up to the election.(Aug. -Sept.)
then i'm wrong on independents. i thought i remember reading the independents were mostly middle of the road and that neither party is truly catering to them.
Actually, the population appears to be shifting to the left.
This is an exact replay of the demise of the UK conservative party after we thrashed them to put Blair into power.
I've decided to support McCollum here in Florida for governor.
It was worse in Canada. The Tories got wiped out, literally, they won only two seats out of 308 in 1993. They only became viable again over the past few years.
Republicans are going to face 10-15 years in the wilderness.
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