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Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:17 PM

NBCPolitics: Republicans Got Crushed on The Issues, Too

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Republicans got crushed on the issues, too

By NBC's Mark Murray

For all the talk about how Mitt Romney and the Republicans lost when it came to demographics, the turnout, and the tactics, the exit polls also show that they lost when it came to the issues.
For years, the GOP has branded itself as the party that supports low taxes (especially for the wealthy) and opposes abortion and gay marriage.

But according to the exit polls from last week’s presidential election, a combined 60% said that tax rates should increase either for everyone or for those making more than $250,000. Just 35% said the tax rates shouldn’t increase for anyone.

What’s more, 59% said that abortion should be legal in all or most cases.

And by a 49%-to-46% margin, voters said that their states should legally recognize same-sex marriage.

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Reply NBCPolitics: Republicans Got Crushed on The Issues, Too (Original post)
Hissyspit Nov 2012 OP
BlancheSplanchnik Nov 2012 #1
tclambert Nov 2012 #2
Unknown Beatle Nov 2012 #10
Victor_c3 Nov 2012 #11
silverweb Nov 2012 #3
Skittles Nov 2012 #4
valerief Nov 2012 #5
AgingAmerican Nov 2012 #6
patrice Nov 2012 #7
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #8
maddiemom Nov 2012 #17
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #19
Arugula Latte Nov 2012 #9
daybranch Nov 2012 #13
daybranch Nov 2012 #12
cyclezealot Nov 2012 #14
bucolic_frolic Nov 2012 #15
Bluenorthwest Nov 2012 #16
maddiemom Nov 2012 #18

Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 02:42 PM

1. GIANT KICK for the ISSUES!!

Goddammit! Spread this far and wide, because when people know what the issues ARE, and that most of us AGREE on them, then repuke lies will lose their persuasive power.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:43 PM

2. That's what I want to see penetrate the Republican bubble--that their issues cost them the election.

It was Grover Norquist as much as Mitt Romney. It was the rape guys, not just bad tactics from Rove. Well, give Romney and Rove plenty of credit, I mean blame, too.

Anyway, If Republicans want to come back and make this a two party country again, they need to go shopping for some new ideas.

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Response to tclambert (Reply #2)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 03:07 AM

10. Don't hold you breath.

They're doubling down on their failed ideas, as a matter of fact, the tea baggers claim romney wasn't conservative enough.

Crank up the crazy!

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Response to Unknown Beatle (Reply #10)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 04:47 AM

11. That is exactly what I would have expected them to do

I can't think of the guys name, but I remember reading in 2008 some analyst said that it would be 40 years before the republicans would be able to get one of their candidates elected. So far, that is right.

Well, we have 8 years down. 32 more to go!

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 03:44 PM

3. K&R

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:06 PM

4. Republicans are on the wrong side of history

they are fast becoming irrelevant

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:08 PM

5. Amazing how Giving All Your Money to Gazillionaires wasn't a winner for them.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 05:30 PM

6. it's their stupid ideology

Their ideology does their thinking. Their ideology is why they can't answer questions.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 07:27 PM

7. Paul Ryan is finished, for selling American lives at <7K @ person/yr, for Shame!

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 07:31 PM

8. That's it people

We are becoming Europe...

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:50 AM

17. And this is a bad thing?

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Response to maddiemom (Reply #17)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:46 AM

19. Why I am smiling.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 11:29 PM

9. It won't turn around for them, either. The younger generations are freaking COOL.

They're too smart for these psycho-christian neanderthals, and they won't vote for them.

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #9)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 08:14 AM

13. should be

psuedo- christians, but I agree they are psycho.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 08:09 AM

12. Strange

how those who are discriminated against by the ole boys club don't support discrimination against others- hope for America yes!!!

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 08:15 AM

14. Fla & MT were among our brightest stars..

MT passed by 75% a refenderum stating its opposition to Corporate double talk that Money = Free Speech.. ( Initiative 166) and Florida's issues were refenderum denying State legislative Republicans a Supreme Court Putsch , failed to ratify public monies going to religious schools, continue to allow state monies be used for abortions, refused more extreme tax cuts, and refused to pass an amendment outlawing ObamaCare. And we thought Florida had gone all tea bag and ruled by crazies.

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Tue Nov 13, 2012, 07:02 PM

15. OMG! The Republican Talking Heads thought they were ELITES!

They've been throwing the label at us for 15 years

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Response to Hissyspit (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 06:59 AM

16. Voters crush them, yet our officials seem primarily concerned with pleasing not the

voters but the crushed opposition. . We had to almost highjack Obama to get him to stop opposing marriage equality, one of the issues that won for him, and people here attacked us the whole time for 'wanting a pony'. The moderates said 'he can't support it now, it would destroy him at the polls- after the election, Pragmatism!!!!'
They were so wrong.

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Response to Bluenorthwest (Reply #16)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:52 AM

18. Thank you, Joe Biden!

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