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How can GOP start winning back lost voters?

bucs90

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The GOP's extreme right wing rants over the last 4 years, combined with nominating a doofus, has alienated a lot of people, including a LOT of people who used to support them, but were turned away in recent years. I'll list a few, and a brief explanation:

Cops and Firemen: Mostly at the state and local level, GOP'ers have been on an all out attack. Slashing pay, benefits. Showing outright disdain for many. This is blamed on mayors and governors, but, people vote straight ticket.

Teachers: Much the same as above, but the GOP efforts focused more on the unions than the actual pay and benefits on this one.

Blacks/Hispanics/Women: The GOP basically ignored them. They acted like, and nominated a mascot for, the rich guys who most people work for who would cut the Christmas bonuses just so he could take a marvelous vacation. Add in the rape issue, abortion issue, and there you have it.

Many more to list......but how can the GOP, from the local city, state and federal level, begin to regain the support of the above groups?
 
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Oh, and "I dont give a fuck about those people, we aren't doing anything for them" is only gonna get you another lost election.
 

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Quit being the party of " You Can't Do That".
 

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You left out something very important the party that promises to take from Peter to give to Paul will always have the support of Paul at least until Peter no longer has enough to support both himself and Paul then all involved are S.O.L.
 

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The Republicans are just two years removed from a record 800+ seat electoral shellacking.

Harry Reid has already announced he plans to fail on cutting debt and wants to kick it down the road.

Minority unemployment is thru the roof, and will only continue to rise as the Leftards continue to fail their constituencies.

Rinse. Lather. Repeat.
 
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The Republicans are just two years removed from a record 800+ seat electoral shellacking.

Harry Reid has already announced he plans to fail on cutting debt and wants to kick it down the road.

Minority unemployment is thru the roof, and will only continue to rise as the Leftards continue to fail their constituencies.

Rinse. Lather. Repeat.

In the last 6 years elections (2006, 2008, 2010, 2012) the 3 elements of power have been up for grabs (House, Senate, WH) a total of 10 times.

The Dems won 8 of them: Senate in 06, 08, 10, 12, the House in 06, 08, the WH in 08, 12
The GOP won 2 of them: House in 10 and 12

The trend is against you, and so are demographics.

Better change your ways, or you'll be extinct.
 

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since when did you care about the GOP?
 

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We need to be like democrats and engage in racial bean counting!
 

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How can the Republicans win back more voters?

More Man Tan?
 

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Giving more free phones
 

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The GOP needs to keep up with the changing electorate in the US. There are very sound ideas and some very competent people in the GOP, but, they seem only to address those they already have as supporters.
 

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The GOP needs to keep up with the changing electorate in the US. There are very sound ideas and some very competent people in the GOP, but, they seem only to address those they already have as supporters.



Yep ... all about freebies ..hey?
 

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The GOP needs to keep up with the changing electorate in the US. There are very sound ideas and some very competent people in the GOP, but, they seem only to address those they already have as supporters.

Who are the competent people in the GOP?

This ought to be fun....
 

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The GOP needs to keep up with the changing electorate in the US. There are very sound ideas and some very competent people in the GOP, but, they seem only to address those they already have as supporters.

Who are the competent people in the GOP?

This ought to be fun....


Define competent.

More welfare? Is that what you mean?
 

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zzzzzzzz

The Republicans are just two years removed from a record 800+ seat electoral shellacking.

Harry Reid has already announced he plans to fail on cutting debt and wants to kick it down the road.

Minority unemployment is thru the roof, and will only continue to rise as the Leftards continue to fail their constituencies.

Rinse. Lather. Repeat.

In the last 6 years elections (2006, 2008, 2010, 2012) the 3 elements of power have been up for grabs (House, Senate, WH) a total of 10 times.

The Dems won 8 of them: Senate in 06, 08, 10, 12, the House in 06, 08, the WH in 08, 12
The GOP won 2 of them: House in 10 and 12

The trend is against you, and so are demographics.

Better change your ways, or you'll be extinct.

Hispanics are a natural Republican constituency.

And in Tuesday's exit polling, people said government does too much by an 8% margin.

You fail again, pole smoke.
 

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The GOP needs to keep up with the changing electorate in the US. There are very sound ideas and some very competent people in the GOP, but, they seem only to address those they already have as supporters.

Who are the competent people in the GOP?

This ought to be fun....


Define competent.

More welfare? Is that what you mean?

Romney pays 14% on his taxes.

I pay 23%.

This is the real redistribution of wealth in America.....welfare for the wealthy.
 

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Repeat the same things over and over and hope for a different result.
 

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The GOP needs to keep up with the changing electorate in the US. There are very sound ideas and some very competent people in the GOP, but, they seem only to address those they already have as supporters.

Who are the competent people in the GOP?

This ought to be fun....

Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal, Jeb Hensarling, Eric Cantor, Nikki Haley, Ted Cruz to name a few your turn for the Democrats.
 

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