Republican image goes over the cliff

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    First Thoughts: GOP goes off the image cliff - First Read

    American people are souring on the GOP games

    -The GOP’s fav/unfav rating in the poll now stands at 30%/45% (minus-15), which is down from 36%/43% (minus-7) right before the election
    - Other than self-described Republicans and conservatives, just two other groups have a net positive view of the GOP: folks who live in rural America (39%/33%) and folks who live in the South (39%/38%), that’s it
    - Asked to give a word or short phrase to describe the Republican Party, 65% offered a negative comment, including MORE THAN HALF of Republicans. The top responses: “Bad,” “weak,” “negative,” “uncompromising,” “need to work together,” “broken,” “disorganized” and “lost.”
    -The American public -- Democrats, Republicans, and independents alike -- wants compromise. According to the poll, two-thirds of respondents (67%) are willing to accept an increase in taxes or cuts in federal government programs they care about to reach an agreement to avoid the problem
    - Awhopping 76% say it would be acceptable increasing taxes on those who earn more than $250,000 to avoid the cliff, and that includes 61% of Republican respondents
    - For the first time in our poll, a majority of Republicans (59%) say they want GOP leaders to make compromises to gain consensus in the current budget debate
     
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    Possibly in the short run but after a few more years of high unemployment, recessions, massive debts, low gdp growth, rampant poverty, the people will sour on the dems for more than a generation.
     
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    Europe is still convinced that the government can endlessly pay people to do nothing. The end isn't souring on democrats. The end is complete socialist control and Lenin-style labor camps.
     
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    Republican image goes over the cliff

    Please feel free to follow it...
     
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    Somebody has to be the adult in the room.
     
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    I still have faith that we have more innovators than sheep in this country....maybe not.
     
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    Republicans should stop. Their main mistake is trying to find a way to work with democrats when they should be concentrating on institutions and policies designed only to interfere with democrats and usurp power when presented with an opening.
     
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    The American public -- Democrats, Republicans, and independents alike -- wants compromise. According to the poll, two-thirds of respondents (67%) are willing to accept an increase in taxes or cuts in federal government programs they care about to reach an agreement to avoid the problem


    I encourage Republicans to provide their usual response when asked to compromise....Fuck em
     
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    We will get both. The cliff will only hurt for a while, but will wreck Obama's second term.
     
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    See, this is the problem with you leftists. All you care about is the image. You like how Obama looks and sounds. He could be killing babies in secret and it wouldnt bother you because you like the image.

    Conservatives don't care about image. We care about substance. Quite honestly, I dont see why we cant concern ourselves with both. But as a movement we havent yet.

    So keep focusing on image and ill take substance over that any day.
     

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