If Republicans lose the 2012 Presidential election, which direction will the GOP go?

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    As many people have noted, the GOP has been consistently moving further and further to the right over the last 30 years. The election of President Obama continued that trend as the 2010 midterms made clear.

    During the current 2012 GOP primary season, candidates like Bachmann and Santorum routinely engaged in some pretty strident rhetoric while also bringing up the social issues continuously despite the fact that virtually everyone thought that economic issues would far and away be the focus of the election.

    And finally, the primary has come down to Romney and changing conservative 'not Romney' candidates.

    So, regardless of who ends up winning the GOP nomination, if the Republicans lose the general election to President Obama, which direction will the GOP ultimately go? Will they move closer to the center because they lost to President Obama? Or will they move further to the right?
     
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    They always double down after a loss and go to the right, can't see them reversing course, this pervasive idea that they lost because they were not conservative enough is mystifying to me. What's left for them but to go full blown white nationalist?
     
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    Further to the Constitution because, of course, Obama will be taking us further from it.
     
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    I've got some news for you. The men who wrote the US Constitution and ratified it weren't the conservatives of their day.
     
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    What defines a Conservative?
     
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    If the Congress goes solidly republican, it won't matter who's in the white house. In truth, it might be better if the Big 0 is still there if the Reps control both houses.

    Just like only Nixon could go to China, only a free spending liberal can cut the budget as Clinton did with the guidance of the Reps in the congress.
     
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    If the GOP keeps moving right they may eventually become as conservative as the founding fathers.

    If the Democrats lose this election they'll crash and burn and take their media down with them. Eventually they will admit that everything we've been saying about them is right and they'll ask what are we gonna do about it. They'll tell us we can't do anything about it.

    A party has run out of ideas when it's only hope is to convince the voters that at least they suck less than their opposition.
     
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    But they were correct in what they did. Does that excuse YOU and the left for taking us back into oppression of Statism?

    *NO...it doesn't*

    NEXT.
     
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    Nope. They weren't. But the conservatives of our day are the ones trying to protect the liberty they gave us.

    See the radicals who oppose what the Founders did, are dangerous totalitarians. Would you rather preserve the Constitution or give into people who want to micromanage our lives?
     
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    You're asking an ill-taught petulant moron.
     

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