The future of the republican party...

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    If it is to survive, should not rest in the hands of Bobby Jindal and Sarah Palin, but in the hands of governors like this:

    John Huntsman
    Charlie Crist

    Both are moderate conservatives.
     
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    Christ, Crist make me sick.
     
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    Don't worry. The American people are really dumb, so the Republicans will be back.

    But don't expect it to happen short of a catastrophe, because the Republicans have lost a generation. No one 18-25 is Republican.

    And you can not say the youth don't vote. That is no longer true. :clap2:
     
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    the future of the republican party is the libertarian party
     
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    The Republican party does not have to go away from a traditional conservative base to survive... We/They do not have to go farther to the middle as the DEM's drift farther to the left... They need to remain in the firm core conservative values and not to fall into the same mistakes they made in recent history (turning out to be more like DEMs in huge spending and reckless governance)

    I think there are places for moderates.. and communities that will embrace and want them... but they must be a counter balance to the ones that are TOO far right, and not the controlling faction of the party... wingers and centrists are parts (and important parts) of the party, but should not be leading the party
     
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    You think Crist is a conservative? I'd say he's more of a populist...not that there's anything wrong with that, especially lately.
     
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    I got this email from Barbara Boxer:

    More than 1000 conservative activists gathered in Sacramento last weekend for the California Republican Party Convention, plotting how to organize to win in 2010. Their solution? To tack to the right and become even less mainstream.

    Indeed, at a time when Americans are urging their elected officials to work together, these 1000 activists and their leaders have transformed their party into the "Party of NO": NO to a budget agreement for California. NO to President Obama's economic recovery act that will create millions of jobs and get the economy moving again.

    And these are the same 1000 right-wing activists who will nominate Barbara Boxer's opponent in 2010. Do we want the "Party of NO" to take away this Senate seat next fall? There's just one answer for that: NO!
     
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    He's conservative on some issues, but extremely moderate and progressive on others. Perfect mix.

    The idiots who gave us Palin don't think the Republican party needs to cater to moderates, and can continue to cater to the lunatic evangelical fringe. I think they're fucked in the head. And, if they keep heading in that direction, they will keep losing elections.
     
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    What firm core Conservative values? Republicans haven't even had a Conservative candidate for President since what? Nixon? :eusa_eh:
     
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    Well.. since you seem to have missed what was actually being said and just reposted your assumption of what want to have others say because you feel it validates your stance more that way.... I'll post it again

    The Republican party does not have to go away from a traditional conservative base to survive... We/They do not have to go farther to the middle as the DEM's drift farther to the left... They need to remain in the firm core conservative values and not to fall into the same mistakes they made in recent history (turning out to be more like DEMs in huge spending and reckless governance)

    I think there are places for moderates.. and communities that will embrace and want them... but they must be a counter balance to the ones that are TOO far right, and not the controlling faction of the party... wingers and centrists are parts (and important parts) of the party, but should not be leading the party


    It is NOT about 'catering to the lunatic fringe'.... it is about sticking on core conservative values and not making the mistakes that many did in the recent past.... it is not about shunning the far right people nor the extremely moderate REP's either... but it is also not running more left because the DEMs in control are going extremist left
     
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