My fellow Conservatives...please read this.

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  1. Missourian
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    We have suffered a major setback...there is no denying that.

    The natural kneejerk reaction it's to lash out, point fingers, distance oneself from defeat.

    Instead, I would ask that you take time to process the election results and thoughtfully consider the ramifications of the election, the constructive criticism that you glean from that reflection, and how we can rectify the shortfall we suffered here.

    What we need is an After Action Review, not a rerun of the Blame Game.

    Defeat is a fork in the road...one path leads to internal destruction, the other to strength through adversity.

    Today we choose...choose wisely.


    EDIT -- Before replying to this post, read the clarification here: http://www.usmessageboard.com/polit...ervatives-please-read-this-3.html#post6297400
     
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    This is what I'm seeing the most of, so far.

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    After action review: Don't nominate the loser who lost in the primaries to the last loser, as have the last two GOP losers.
     
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    I'm positive the liberals will lampoon this thread mercilessly.

    They would like nothing better than to witness the self destruction of the Republican party.

    Simply ignore it.

    They have their motivation....we recognize it...it is no threat.

    Alinsky's rules only work if you allow yourself to be cowed by them.


    EDIT at 9:30...I am happy to amend this post to read "Some Liberals" as some have posted gracious comments in this thread...kudos to them.
     
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    I for one would like to see the Republican party recognize the realignment that's taking place and adjust itself accordingly. As it is, they've set themselves up as slightly whiter, slightly richer, slightly dumber version of the Democrats. If they're not going to offer a real alternative, they shouldn't bother.
     
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    Am I happy Obama has 4 more years? No. But I AM happy that Mitt Romney isn't President either because Americans would have gone back to sleep thinking we'd been put on the right track. As it is they're waking up. If it's too late well, we'll certainly find out won't we?

    The glass is half empty. It's a Pyrrhic victory. Etc...
     
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    I'd like to see the Republican party destroyed and remade to actually have conservative principals.

    Please work on it!
     
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    Very admirable and a correct path for republicans.
    However I doubt that most of them will take your advice.
     
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    The answer is we are screwed as a country. The GOP nominated a real moderate with a history of working across party lines. He chose as VP a smart guy who was serious about the budget. They promised credibly to do something about the entltlement crisis in Washington and work in a bipartisan way to rein in gov't debt and spending. They ran an excellent professional campaign that highlighted all of this.
    The people voted for free shit instead.
    That means we are fucked, screwed, out of luck, and dead in the water as a country. The culture of entitlement has taken hold and will be hard if not impossible to break.
     
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    LOL. It was not 'liberals' that made the statements that so alienated women, minorities, and the young people of this nation. It was the radical wing of the GOP. A wing that has had far too much influence. And then there are the statements like that of Mitch McConnel, where he stated that defeating the President was far more important than the economic well being of the citizens of this nation.

    Here in Oregon, we have had some exceptional Republican governors. Yet, for the last 20 years, the GOP here has ran people that were constantly treading on the brink of going to prison for felonious conduct. And the radical right wing religious anti-tax people have controlled the party. When the GOP nationally and in this state get back to the Eisenhower Republican, then they will once again have a chance at my vote, and that of many others. As the GOP stands right now, no way I can consider voting for any of them.
     

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