Is it any wonder why Republicans lost?

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    When Republicans win, Democrats get what they want. When Democrats when Democrats get what they want.

    When the heck is anybody going to stop giving Democrats what they want. Thats the problem.

    President Bush has already said he is looking forward to finishing Immigration reform. How giving illegal aliens amnesty helps the conservative movement is beyond me.
     
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    Well I guess the Republicans should of done something instead of sitting around with their collective thumb up their collective asses. Especially after winning such a close election the last time.
     
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    You guys still don't get it... you didn't lose because you weren't "conservative" enough.... you lost because you were too extremist.

    The middle has spoken.
     
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    I guess you are right. Socialism and communism are as centric as you can get.
     
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    Too extremist? Its because our party refused to take a stand on the principles they were elected for. You somehow think that the Radical Religious groups run this party. They dont. All people want to hear as a conservative is lower my taxes, protect the country, don't expand the government and don't spend like a drunken sailor. They lowered taxes but they failed to protect the country at the border, they expanded the size of government with education bills and medicare and they spent out the ass on useless programs. That leads to an apathetic party that doesnt care about who wins because both are the same when it comes to 3 out of 4.

    Look at the Democrats that were elected. They are far more conservative then the typical Liberals that they have been throwin up there. I give credit to Brahm Emmanuel and his group that ran this campaign for the Dems. They put up real old school style Democrats that are more conservative then liberal and they told them to keep their mouths shut and let the record speak for itself. Sounds exactly like a republican startegy from a few years ago. LEt your opponent bury themselves. Republicans buried themselves on Immigration, on spending and on expanding big government.

    This also proves that conservatives are NOT liberals in that we won't keep electing the same broken politicians when they arent doing the right thing (even though some conservatives got caught in the crossfire, like Santorum). For example, for 50 years inner city blacks keep electing Democrats to "change" the way things are. After 50 years, things are the same as they have always been. The one good thing that comes out of all this is that the next election we will get real conservatives to run. Republicans will hopefully realize they need to run people with a spine and not just an empty suit with an R stapled onto it.
     
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    I don't see how its an extermist position to want to secure our borders and document the workers that come through legally. Thats just one of the many things Republicans had a chance to do and did nothing.
     
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    maybe you need to stop telling yourself that's what anyone who disagrees with you wants.... might be a good chunk of the problem. :smoke:
     
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    Did it ever occur to you that I might be right? I can answer that for you...NEVER. How can I be right if you are?

    I never said that anyone who disagrees with me wants that, but I do believe that MANY Dems want that. By the way, I am not all that happy with the current crop of Repubs either.
     
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    If there are extremists in the party who are borderline socialist/communist, they are that... the extremists and not the measure of the party. Should I measure all republicans by someone like Rick Santorum?

    If I thought you were correct, I'd have no problem saying so. There are many conservatives who I find many points of agreement with... But I believe in true conservatism.... fiscal responsibility, social libertarianism.... not the extremist agenda and fiscal irresponsibility of the current crop of repubs.
     
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    What extremist agenda do you keep speaking of?

    A real conservative says that we don't care what you do as long as its in the privacy of your own home and we don't have to pay for it. Thats the social policy for a "real" conservative. The fiscal policy is, we ain't paying for anything but the roads, the military and a barebones safety net so no one starves.
     

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