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Sun Jan 27, 2013, 03:25 PM

Can Republicans get their act together before Obama ‘pulverizes’ the right?



By The Christian Science Monitor
Sunday, January 27, 2013 1:42 EST

Perhaps trying to eke some mojo out of the city where the Democrats held their successful convention last year, the Republican National Committee came out of a three-day meeting in Charlotte, N.C., this week with a blueprint for what the dispirited party hopes is a way out of the post-election weeds.

The meeting confirmed what most Americans can see plainly: The Party of Lincoln is having a crisis of confidence. The failure of Mitt Romney to connect deeply enough to win a race against a vulnerable Democratic incumbent shook the party establishment, which is already dealing with a powerful internecine and absolutist revolt from right-wingers in the guise of the tea party.

For Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee, the battle is to reach out to new demographics and beef up the party's moribund ground game, but also to shift the conversation away from "government bookkeeping" to dinner table dilemmas – all while remaining relevant against an attempt by President Obama to, in effect, "pulverize" the party, in the words of Slate columnist John Dickerson.

Though many Republicans believe the cure is for the party to run even harder on fiscal principles – lower taxes, lower spending, give me liberty or give me death – it may well be the party's success in breaking out its "older white guy" mold that defines its fortunes in 2014 and beyond, and calibrates it for battles with Obama that are likely to define America for generations.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/01/27/can-republicans-get-their-act-together-before-obama-pulverizes-the-right/

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Reply Can Republicans get their act together before Obama ‘pulverizes’ the right? (Original post)
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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 04:10 PM

1. Very conservative slant to that article

Says America remains a center right country when it comes to gun control and abortion. I don't think so. But hey, if the GOP thinks so - well, they should proceed on that premise.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 04:17 PM

2. Victims, forever the victims

always talking big, always spewing vitriol, always babbling about picking yourself up the your bootstraps and rugged indiidualism, while out of the other side of the mouth crying and playing the victim.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 06:08 PM

3. As it was well put by President Obama, Please proceed GOP.

How can you sugar coat the cutting of food stamps for children with tax subsidies for big oil? Good luck with selling that agenda.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 06:27 PM

4. It would be nice if they created themselves into a party that cares about Americans again

I can live with a little conservative ideals if they will improve the American citizen's lot in life.

But right now they're as far as possible from that. They're actually un-American.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 06:50 PM

5. Love the question!

"Can Republicans get their act together before Obama ‘pulverizes’ the right?

Answer: Hopefully not!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Sun Jan 27, 2013, 06:52 PM

6. As long as Republicans continue to re-write the laws to

take over more and more states they will not fade into oblivion.

As to President Obama "pulverizing" the Republicans I just don't see it. Democrats cave into the temper tantrums of the Republicans way too often.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 09:14 AM

7. Obama has no intention of "pulverizing" the Republican Party.

Good enemies are hard to find.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Mon Jan 28, 2013, 10:14 AM

8. no, the public exposure of their pack of lies is killing them.

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