What the Republicans need to do

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    I posted this in another thread, but I wanted to post it again so each and every Republican sees it.

    The GOP needs to get back to its "core" values. True conservatism. Goldwater conservatism. This is what the GOP needs to focus on:

    -Low taxes with balanced budgets
    -Strong national defense
    -Engaged foreign policy
    -Protection of the environment
    -Less government interference in individual lives

    These tenets of true political conservatism have been missing from the GOP since the Reagan Revolution. These principles, these conservative principles are now viewed by the Rabid Religous Right as unimportant. Some refer to the Republicans that believe in these principles as RINO's or in some cases liberals. Instead the party is now more worried about homos getting hitched, forcing the Christian God into every crevice of the US Government, and abortion. I loved Ronald Reagan, I really did. He didn't rebuild a damaged Republican Party, he rebuilt a damaged United States. But he hijacked my party in the process and it is time to take it back. I thought McCain was the guy to do it. He preached these very things in 2000 and seemed to forget about them in 2008. These are the principles that matter in government. They are the polar opposite of the ideals of liberalism. They are the polar opposite of proposed policies of President-Elect Obama. These conservative ideals are my ideals and the Republican that demonstrates these ideals wil get my support.
     
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    Bang on.

    As a former Republican and quasi-libertarian, I would be happy if the party returned to what I used to think it stood for and would support it wholeheartedly. But this pandering to anti-intellectualism, propagation of voodoo economics and overwhelming emphasis on evangelical issues is not a party I wish support.
     
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    Thats what I want to get away from. The religous right can have a place in the party as long as they know that their issues are not going to be the center of the platform. Those five principles should be the platform. Small government, small platform.
     
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    If this were multiple choice I would go with

    B. Go fuck themselves.
     
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    Don't hijack my thread.
     
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    That shit right there is enough to support conservatism.
     
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    Does anybody else have a useful idea on what the direction of the GOP should be?
     
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    the obvious to me is



    Education. All around eductation, not liberal indoctrination.
     
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    How would you define an engaged foreign policy?
     
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    And you call yourself a conservative. Education is a policy, not a direction. However, what would you do with education?
     

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