If Romney doesn't win, what's next for the GOP?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by nodoginnafight, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. nodoginnafight
    Offline

    nodoginnafight No Party Affiliation

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2008
    Messages:
    11,755
    Thanks Received:
    1,069
    Trophy Points:
    175
    Location:
    Georgia
    Ratings:
    +1,497
    If Mitt Romney doesn't win (and how big an if that is, is certainly open for interpretation) how does the GOP react?

    From Inaguration Day until today, Republicans have done absolutely everything within their power to guarantee that Obama is a one term president. They've denied every bit of encouraging economic news; they've pooh-poohed the justice inflicted on Bin Laden; they've phoned-in 247 fillabusters in the Senate to grind government to a halt; they empowered a radical fringe group to question citizenship, religion, etc, and now that radical fringe group is biting them in the butt; and they even nominated a candidate even they didn't like because they thought he would be the most likely to beat Obama.

    They've pulled every procedural and public relations gambit they could dream up in order to attack non-stop.

    So what do they do if all that doesn't work?

    Will they give statesmanship and leadership another chance to win back former-Republicans like myself who detest what they've turned themselves into? Or would admitting a mistake be too humiliating? Do they double-down on the snarling, sputtering, tantrums?
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2012
  2. Charles_Main
    Offline

    Charles_Main AR15 Owner

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2008
    Messages:
    16,692
    Thanks Received:
    2,238
    Trophy Points:
    88
    Location:
    Michigan, USA
    Ratings:
    +2,251
    The GOP in Congress will continue to Block Obama's Agenda and try and Force him to Compromise. As they were sent there to do in the 2010 Republican Wave.
     
  3. Spoonman
    Offline

    Spoonman Gold Member

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2010
    Messages:
    18,142
    Thanks Received:
    5,544
    Trophy Points:
    330
    Ratings:
    +5,748
    the more relevant question is if obama doesn't win, what does that mean for the democrats?
     
  4. LeftofLeft
    Offline

    LeftofLeft Gold Member

    Joined:
    Oct 18, 2011
    Messages:
    5,363
    Thanks Received:
    913
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Ratings:
    +2,744
    Get ready for a complete GOP takeover of Capitol Hill in '14.
     
  5. nodoginnafight
    Offline

    nodoginnafight No Party Affiliation

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2008
    Messages:
    11,755
    Thanks Received:
    1,069
    Trophy Points:
    175
    Location:
    Georgia
    Ratings:
    +1,497
    double-down, huh?
    btw - a fillabuster is not an invitation to compromise. That's a demand to do it my way or no way at all.

    The individual mandate was a compromise to conservatives. They dreamed it up. They supported it.... Until Obama said OK. Then it became "communism incarnate."
     
  6. nodoginnafight
    Offline

    nodoginnafight No Party Affiliation

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2008
    Messages:
    11,755
    Thanks Received:
    1,069
    Trophy Points:
    175
    Location:
    Georgia
    Ratings:
    +1,497
    So start a thread and ask that question. Both outcomes are certainly possible.
     
  7. Charles_Main
    Offline

    Charles_Main AR15 Owner

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2008
    Messages:
    16,692
    Thanks Received:
    2,238
    Trophy Points:
    88
    Location:
    Michigan, USA
    Ratings:
    +2,251
    I think the OP is forgetting that even if Romney loses it is looking pretty likely the GOP will gain seats in Both Houses of Congress. That is hardly a Repudiation of them Blocking Obama in the Congress, It's a vote for them to continue.

    If Obama wins and the GOP gains seats in Both Houses of Congress it will be a clear Vote by the American People for Divided Government. The Message to Obama will be clear, You get your 4 more years, but you better be willing to REALLY compromise this time and move you ass back to the Center, Unless you want to be a lame duck President for at least 2 years.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  8. nodoginnafight
    Offline

    nodoginnafight No Party Affiliation

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2008
    Messages:
    11,755
    Thanks Received:
    1,069
    Trophy Points:
    175
    Location:
    Georgia
    Ratings:
    +1,497
    That's what I heard about 2012. So you think they will repeat the same actions expecting a different result?
     
  9. Charles_Main
    Offline

    Charles_Main AR15 Owner

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2008
    Messages:
    16,692
    Thanks Received:
    2,238
    Trophy Points:
    88
    Location:
    Michigan, USA
    Ratings:
    +2,251
    The American People knew what they were doing when they Swept the Republicans in, in 2010. Now if they give them even more seats this time, but Re-elect Obama do you really think they are saying Republicans you better do what ever Obama says? Hell no they would be reaffirming they do not like Obama's Agenda, and want congress to be able to check him, and force him to be more Moderate.

    Though I am sure he wont get get Message.
     
  10. nodoginnafight
    Offline

    nodoginnafight No Party Affiliation

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2008
    Messages:
    11,755
    Thanks Received:
    1,069
    Trophy Points:
    175
    Location:
    Georgia
    Ratings:
    +1,497
    The GOP definition for "really compromise" has been - "Do it our way as if we had won."
    So let me get this straight. You're spin is that by re-electing Obama, Americans would be signalling that they don't want him to pursue his agenda anymore?

    And the GOP - after having shot every bullet they could to defeat Obama and failing - would read the message as "America wants you to keep doing what you're doing"?
     
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2012

Share This Page