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Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:00 PM

New England GOP decline continues amid losses

http://www.boston.com/news/local/vermont/2012/11/10/new-england-gop-decline-continues-amid-losses/UFxr7nTwabGYOk514phhUN/story.html

"The results come in an election when local candidates were hurt by national Republicans seen as extremists by the regionís moderate and independent-minded populace, and in a year when Democrats turned out in big numbers to re-elect President Barack Obama. The losses disheartened Republicans, who have been fighting dwindling numbers here for years."

keywords: extremists, disheartened, dwindling....ouch

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pipewrench Nov 2012 OP
LyndaG Nov 2012 #1
MarianJack Nov 2012 #2
Jennicut Nov 2012 #3
pipewrench Nov 2012 #5
RomneyLies Nov 2012 #4

Response to pipewrench (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:18 PM

1. Connecticut Post front page last Thursday

"Obama Coattails PUMMEL State GOP" Sweet!!!!!!!!

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Response to pipewrench (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:27 PM

2. Up here in Maine,...

...we voted out our teabagger state legislature because they were extremist idologues with the bagger agenda first and foremost.

Extremisn is NOT a Maine value!

PEACE!

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Response to pipewrench (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:32 PM

3. Two things regarding New England:

One, the GOP does not care much about us here because we are not part of their base or their future. They neglected this area for a long time and have now paid the price with less representation here. Plus, we have been attacked for years by Republicans. When that happens, why would many people here want to vote for someone that constantly attacks our way of thinking and living?

Two, we are too socially moderate/liberal for a lot of Repubs. Not too many people here care about abortion, religion, gay marriage (it's been legal in my state of CT for 4 years) or "moral values". It is rude in New England to stick your nose in other people's business. Some call it aloof but I was always taught to mind my own business. We just don't care what people do with their personal lives for the most part. And the national GOP cares too much. Totally out of touch.

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Response to Jennicut (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:43 PM

5. thanks for your insight.

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Response to pipewrench (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 09:34 PM

4. To survive as a national party for more than another decade, they MUST jettison the crazy base

 

unfortunately, to jettison the crazy base, they MUST accept short term losses in return for long term viability.

Since corporate America operates quarter to quarter, they're going with short term viability and will die as a major national party within a decade.

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