Will the GOP's rising stars save the party?

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    First Bobby Jindal, and now Susana Martinez:

    Martinez criticizes Romney comments, points way forward for GOP - James Hohmann - POLITICO.com

    From the piece: She’s been publicly critical of Romney before. In a May interview, she criticized his embrace of “self-deportation.” In September, she criticized the failed GOP nominee’s caught-on-camera assertion that 47 percent of voters are dependent on government, and returned to the topic here — but using harsher terms.

    “It’s a ridiculous statement to make,” she said. “You want to earn the vote of every single person you can … It doesn’t matter whether individuals are in need of assistance of the government or individuals who are in college, it doesn’t matter. Why would you ever write off 47 percent?”


    Hopefully the GOP's introspection will continue and it will save itself from further decay by listening to new leaders like these. America needs two strong, credible parties, and the GOP needs strong leaders who aren't willing to give in to the absolutist crazies any more.

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    Romney was right on "self deportation". Any sane person could understand that. Susan has a little racism in her I'm afraid.
     
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    There's nothing seriously wrong with "the party" that a few adjustments won't correct. The candidate was the problem and those at the top who push RINOs on the voters.
     
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    What would you say to people like Jindal and Martinez? And do you think they've hurt their futures within the party now?

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    Bobby Jindal is probably the only Catholic in the US who believes in "magical creation" over "science and evolution".

    Martinez had a highly publicized spat with her gay hair dresser after she came out against the gays. He refused to do her hair, even though campaign staffers visited him multiple times. Finally, when she went to a public event, her hair looked nasty which made her look even more like a fool.
     
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    First, the Republican Party is in no danger of going away anytime soon

    Secondly, the party is way bigger than its leadership.


    How many people voted for MItt, again? Something like 49,000,000 or so wasn't it?


    The GOP isn't going anywhere.





     
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    Romney should have faded into history. Write a book and bitch. All he proved was that his mouth gets him in trouble just like the 47% remark. He did however speak the truth as to how Obama won, not that his supporters will ever see it that way.

    I didn't hear all of Jindal remarks but I'm sure that he bought into all the nonsense being propagated as to what the Party needs to do.


    Simply put they need to get back to their Conservatives roots and stop running RINOs. The nation is by no means as Liberal as those think the election indicated.

    They also need to come up with a fair comprehensive plan on immigration. The Hispanic voters have more in common with the Republican party as far as family values, hard work, religion, etc.


    One Latino attorney who called into a talk show stated it clearly.

    She said that those that come here, come from a country that no matter how poor they were and what little they had, they still received it from the government. So hence they have ingrained in them that what they get by default comes at the government's good will.


    They hear a guy like Obama promise pie in the sky and they fall for it. But when you look at history, they have more in common with those that emigrated here during the start of the last century than the "moocher generation" that we sadly raised and propagated and who post here.
     
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    Personality isn't their problem. Their problem is their platform. And since there are enough nutters who are fine with the platform, the party is troubled.
     
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    The haters are being forced out.

    The Republicans are returning to reality.
     
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    It is refreshing to see Republican leadership stand up to the lunatic fringe.

    Not since John McCain slapped around the Obama is Arab lady have top republicans stood up and said....stop saying stupid shit!

    Get as far away from the birthers as you can
    Tell the abortion/rape crowd to keep it to themselves
    Avoid appearances with Rush Limbaugh
    Stop attacking hispanics and the working poor

    If the new Republicans can hold their ground, there may be hope in 2016
     

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