Luntz: GOP Is Not Getting the Message

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    I would have to say, this is too spot on. The GOP has never been more vunerable to an alternative party, the leadership is beyond tone deaf:

    http://www.townhall.com/columnists/RobertDNovak/2007/02/01/the_gops_cassandra

     
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    Novak is more out of touch than any of the Republicans he mentions:

    Yet, the Republican minority overwhelmingly re-elected Boehner as leader against the reform candidate, Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana.

    Uh, this would be Mike Pence of the George Bush Trojan Horse Immigration "Compromise" - and, he wasn't just overwhelmingly defeated - he was annihilated. It's the first positive sign I've seen that some in the Party have, indeed, "gotten it". "Reform candidate" - LMAO.

    Immediately after the 2006 election returns were accompanied by exit polls...


    Exit polls???!!! EXIT POLLS??????!!!!!! O.K., Bob - pay attention here. In order to participate in an "exit poll", one must first have, ummm....ENTERED THE VOTING BOOTH. Any attempt to discern what the voters were saying in 2006 must begin with the understanding that many of them voted - with their middle fingers - from their homes.

    ...indicating voter concern with scandals, Pence said: "The greatest scandal in Washington, D.C., is runaway federal spending." Luntz agrees, and so do McCain and a few other members of Congress.

    McCain???!!! McCAIN??????!!!!!! We appreciate your help, Bob - we really do. But, if you would write a prescription for the Republican Party, do us all a favor and flush out you headgear first. Come back when you've stopped combining the diametrically opposed concepts of "McCain" and "future of the Republican Party".
     
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    MM, Novak is just reporting on Luntz. Luntz I believe, is and has been correct. Too many opted out of the last election from the GOP side. The reason, disgust with the leadership. It's now going into overdrive, with the 'resolutions' against the war.
     
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    Some will have missed the message, without a doubt. So much the worse for them, when the piper comes to call. But, I'm watching the core Party closely, and sensing that they are quietly moving in the right direction. The annihilation of Pence was a good start.
     
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    The problem is not the 'core' the problem is an non-responsive leadership that become more and more tone deaf.
     
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    Non-responsive and tone deaf, indeed - to its core ideals, to its constituency; one doesn't stay in business very long that way - as "leadership" is finding. Who among them will absorb the hard lessons? We shall see - and soon.
     
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    I knew we couldn't be in disagreement! :rofl:
     
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    LOL - great minds!
     
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    A fitting example of 'leadership' gone awry:

    http://powerlineblog.com/archives/016679.php

     
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    Bells ringing? Links at site:

    http://www.captainsquartersblog.com/mt/archives/009072.php

     

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