Survey For Republicans

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    I got this survey from the RNC and I thought It'd be interesting to see your replies.

    1. Why did Republicans lose the White House and Congressional seats in the 2008 elections? Check all that apply.

    Iraq War
    Poor Economy
    Government's Response to Katrina
    Republican Scandals PICK THIS ONE!!!!!!!
    Republicans acted like Democrats
    President Bush's policies
    Liberal Media
    Other:

    2. What are the key strengths and beliefs of the Republican Party that we can build on? Check all that apply.

    Social Issues
    Family Values
    Ethics
    Free Markets
    National Security
    Fiscal Discipline
    Limited Government
    Personal Responsibility
    Pro-Life
    Other: HAVE THE BALLS TO TALK ABOUT THESE THINGS AFTER THE LAST 8 YEARS (HOPE PEOPLE FORGET)

    3. What are the weaknesses of the Republican Party? Check all that apply.

    Bad Messaging
    Poor Response to Democrats
    Republicans who don't vote like Republicans
    Standing Up for Principles
    Need to Lead in Congress
    Other: EVEN THE UNDER INFORMED PUBLIC COULD SMELL THAT YOU STANK!!!!

    4&5 Boring questions so to shorten this...

    6. What can the Republican Party do to earn and maintain your trust? STOP WITH THE SOCIAL DIVISIVENESS AND ACTUALLY BE CONSERVATIVES. AND THAT DOESN'T MEAN SPEND ALL OUR MONEY ON WAR AND CUT OFF POOR AMERICANS WHILE GIVING TAX BREAKS TO THE TOP 1%.

    Part II. Domestic and Social Issues
    1. A recent national poll reported that nearly 25% of Americans want the government to pass more socialism. Do you agree or disagree? OH BROTHER!

    2. Which do you believe creates more jobs for the American economy: Government Programs and Spending or The American Free Enterprise System? COMBINATION OF BOTH. IT ISN'T ONE OR THE OTHER. CHICKEN & EGG

    3. The Obama Administration has proposed spending as much as $1.5 trillion to bail out the banking industry. Do you agree or disagree with this proposal? HE DIDN'T PROPOSE IT, THE BANKERS THAT RUN THIS COUNTRY PROPOSED IT. YOU READY TO STAND UP TO THEM? LET OBAMA KNOW.

    4. Do you oppose so-called "card-check" legislation, which eliminates secret ballot elections during unionization drives and puts workers at risk of intimidation by labor bosses? 8% ARE UNIONS, 60% OF US WANT TO BE IN UNIONS. WHY IS IT SO HARD FOR THE OTHER 52% TO BECOME UNIONIZED?

    5. Should Republicans unite to block new federal government bureaucracy and red tape that will crush future economic growth? NO

    6. Should Republicans in Congress oppose the new wasteful government spending programs passed in the recent "stimulus" bill by the Pelosi-Reid Democrats designed to "spread the wealth"? NO

    7. Do you agree that we must secure our borders to stop illegal immigration? YES

    8. Should we do everything we can to block Democrats who are trying to shut down conservative talk radio with the so-called "fairness doctrine"? NO

    9. Should we resist Barack Obama's proposal to spend billions of federal taxpayer dollars to pay "volunteers" who perform his chosen tasks? NO

    10. Should Republicans unite in opposition to judicial nominees who bring a personal, left-wing agenda on social issues to their jobs as judges? NO

    11. Should bureaucrats in Washington, DC be in charge of making your health care choices instead of you and your doctor? YES

    Part III. Homeland Security and Defense Issues
    1. If Barack Obama tries to gut the USA PATRIOT Act and other important laws that promote the safety and security of all Americans, should Republicans in Congress fight back? NO

    2. Should we stop Democrat leaders from cutting funding from our intelligence agencies or bringing back Clinton-era restrictions on inter-agency communications? NO

    3. Do you support the use of air strikes against any country that offers safe harbor or aid to individuals or organizations committed to further attacks on America? YES

    4. Should Republicans unite in support of full funding for border and port security when Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid try to make cuts in these areas? NO

    5. Do you think U.S. troops should have to serve under United Nations' commanders? NO, BUT THEY DO, SO DON'T MAKE AN ISSUE OF IT NOW.

    6. Do you agree that our top military priority should be fighting terrorists? YES

    7. Should we fight military-cutting efforts in Congress, such as the proposal from liberal Barney Frank to slash the Pentagon budget by 25%? NO. CUTTING WASTEFUL SPENDING IS GOOD.

    8. Even though Barack Obama pledged to meet personally with the likes of Raul Castro, Hugo Chavez and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, should Republicans continue to focus on supporting democratic movements in oppressive states like Cuba, Venezuela and Iran? HUH?
     
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    1) Marxist-Liberal media

    2) Pro-Iraq war and anti-abortion

    3) They didn't make a play for the hip-hop vote.
     
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    The Reps (am an Independent and moderate on social issues) lost their ideological compass.

    Bush began this new era of social spending; The Prophet is simply taking advantage of it - for very different philosophical reasons it seems to me.

    Bush initiated a crusade-like war in Iraq. We are winning/have won due to determination and luck (as is the case with most wars).

    If they are going to come back, all they have to is object to everything substantive while proposing a more common sense, less ideological solution.

    The weaknesses of the Reps is that they are out of office due their own mistakes. All the rest of that section is bs.

    Overall, I recommend:
    1) They sweep the entire leadership out
    2) Be principled but not the party of religion
    3) Object to all things objectionable to mainstream America and propose intelligent solutions
     
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    I got news for you. It isn't a liberal media. Just look at the whole Kramer/CNBC thing. I'm sure you would have said that Kramer was a liberal, and certainly you would have said NBC was. But look at how they were working for the Wallstreet Bankers.

    And I love you Republicans who now try to say it is the Dems who are more in bed with corporations and lobbyists, just because we have control of the government. Of course now we get more $. Why give it to Boehner or Jindal or Palin. So she can go shopping?

    So it took the Daily Show to expose the myth that CNBC was a liberal station. So you can now say that Comedy Central is part of the liberal media, but you can not put CNBC on that list.

    Do you accept it when I tell you that Chris Matthews is a Conservative? Well then don't tell me who our liberals are. We'll decide who represents us.

    And where are our liberal Bill O'Reilly's, Rush's, Beck's & Hannity's?? If the media is liberal, where are our versions of these asses?

    But what MSNBC does is smart. They have Chris Matthews say a few liberal things, like Obama sent chills up his leg, and now he's apparently a liberal???? :eusa_liar:

    Have you ever heard one of his interviews? He doesn't call out the GOP. But I do hear him call out the Dems. And he gives the GOP all the air time they need. So even if he is a liberal himself, conservatives own and run his show/station.

    The Financial Meltdown & Media Deregulation Connection

    Great article that might wake you up a little to reality.
     
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    I got this survey from the RNC/Michael Steele.

    PS. What did we win in Iraq? Was it worth the costs? I guess if you own Haloburton, Blackwater or Hunt Oil, the answer is yes.

    If you ask me, the answer is no.

    Because those rich men made out big time. Iraq was a war for profit. Sure now we have a foothold in the middle east, but for how long? What happens if Mook Tada El Sadr becomes the leader? Iran and Iraq are now allies when they were not before.

    Do you realize we are paying the Sunni & SHiite extremists for a truce?

    So we haven't really won anything. And what we did win, big deal. But for Hunt Oil and the defense contractors, Iraq was a HUGE success.

    Big deal the surge worked. I mean, its better than if it didn't work, but now what?

    Iraq was a mistake.

    Now if tomorrow you told me that Hunt Oil is going to use Iraqi oil to lower our gas prices, then I would say mission accomplished.

    But remember, Cheney said Iraq oil would pay for the war. How many years ago did he say that? When's that gonna start happening?

    Everytime I ask that question, no one answers. Amazing.
     
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    I've received several of those surveys. I figure if the republican party now has to ASK what they're supposed to be all about... fuck 'em. They're more lost than I thought they were. I'll stay an independent.
     
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    sealybobo --

    Bush began this new era of social spending; The Prophet is simply taking advantage of it - for very different philosophical reasons it seems to me.

    Bush initiated a crusade-like war in Iraq. We are winning/have won due to determination and luck (as is the case with most wars).

    If they are going to come back, all they have to is object to everything substantive while proposing a more common sense, less ideological solution.

    The weaknesses of the Reps is that they are out of office due their own mistakes. All the rest of that section is bs.

    Overall, I recommend:
    1) They sweep the entire leadership out
    2) Be principled but not the party of religion
    3) Object to all things objectionable to mainstream America and propose intelligent solutions[/quote]
    ____

    I got this survey from the RNC/Michael Steele.

    IO: Understand that, both parties send these out all the time

    PS. What did we win in Iraq? Was it worth the costs? I guess if you own Haloburton, Blackwater or Hunt Oil, the answer is yes.

    IO: ok, if that it is what is about for you.

    If you ask me, the answer is no.

    Because those rich men made out big time. Iraq was a war for profit. Sure now we have a foothold in the middle east, but for how long? What happens if Mook Tada El Sadr becomes the leader? Iran and Iraq are now allies when they were not before.

    Do you realize we are paying the Sunni & SHiite extremists for a truce?

    IO: All late combat and post combat scenarios work exactly like this when the victors are not barbarians.

    So we haven't really won anything. And what we did win, big deal. But for Hunt Oil and the defense contractors, Iraq was a HUGE success.

    Big deal the surge worked. I mean, its better than if it didn't work, but now what?

    Iraq was a mistake.

    IO: Mistake? History will judge. I did not agree with the war either. See my indianaoracle.wordpress blog for the post, Should We Surge in Afghanistan

    Now if tomorrow you told me that Hunt Oil is going to use Iraqi oil to lower our gas prices, then I would say mission accomplished.

    IO: This perspective has little to do with oil prices

    But remember, Cheney said Iraq oil would pay for the war. How many years ago did he say that? When's that gonna start happening?

    IO: I did not see that from Cheney, but if he said it that way in no other context, then shame on him. But I will tell you, all of the things you appear to be exercised about here they most definately have happened before and just as definately do not belong to any one party.

    Everytime I ask that question, no one answers. Amazing.[/quote]
     
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    ____

    I got this survey from the RNC/Michael Steele.

    IO: Understand that, both parties send these out all the time

    PS. What did we win in Iraq? Was it worth the costs? I guess if you own Haloburton, Blackwater or Hunt Oil, the answer is yes.

    IO: ok, if that it is what is about for you.

    If you ask me, the answer is no.

    Because those rich men made out big time. Iraq was a war for profit. Sure now we have a foothold in the middle east, but for how long? What happens if Mook Tada El Sadr becomes the leader? Iran and Iraq are now allies when they were not before.

    Do you realize we are paying the Sunni & SHiite extremists for a truce?

    IO: All late combat and post combat scenarios work exactly like this when the victors are not barbarians.

    So we haven't really won anything. And what we did win, big deal. But for Hunt Oil and the defense contractors, Iraq was a HUGE success.

    Big deal the surge worked. I mean, its better than if it didn't work, but now what?

    Iraq was a mistake.

    IO: Mistake? History will judge. I did not agree with the war either. See my indianaoracle.wordpress blog for the post, Should We Surge in Afghanistan

    Now if tomorrow you told me that Hunt Oil is going to use Iraqi oil to lower our gas prices, then I would say mission accomplished.

    IO: This perspective has little to do with oil prices

    But remember, Cheney said Iraq oil would pay for the war. How many years ago did he say that? When's that gonna start happening?

    IO: I did not see that from Cheney, but if he said it that way in no other context, then shame on him. But I will tell you, all of the things you appear to be exercised about here they most definately have happened before and just as definately do not belong to any one party.

    Everytime I ask that question, no one answers. Amazing.[/quote][/QUOTE]

    Didn't you already say this yesterday?

    We already thru the bums out of office. The leaders we have now are all fairly new. Give them a chance.

    You sound like a Republican.

    Trust me, replacing Reed or Pelosi with a Republican would not be doing any of us a favor, unless you are a millionaire.

    Are you?
     
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    sealybobo,
    it was posted twice. sorry about that.

    I am giving them a chance. But I am not going to let them get away with anything any more than I did the Reps.
     
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    Bobo....just check this out, if you come back to this thread...usually you just hit and run...
    Media Bias Is Real, Finds UCLA Political Scientist / UCLA Newsroom
     
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