How can the Republican party gather itself up and remold in a positive way for the future?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Step 1. Eliminate the platforms and the people that are killing the party. That would be SoCons (social conservatives, or the religious right wing) and NeoCons. Drop the discriminatory issues. Put the PaleoCons back in charge and reformulate the base under philosophical/economic issues.*

    Step 2. Replenish the ranks by broadening the base. If Republicans would be willing to trend center on social issues, they would get 75% of all gays and 75% of all Latinos. Gays tend to be wealthier and Latinos tend to be Catholic with unimpeachable positions on life. Taking this small step and returning to the party of Lincoln (he was, after all, a Liberal Republican) would turn the electoral map upside down.

    Step 3. Find new blood and make the next election about capitalism vs. socialism (or "Democratic Socialism" as they call it in Europe and the UK). I do not mean nationalization; I refer to the socialistic principles known as the Welfare State, which Obama and George Soros seem to be desperate to resurrect.

    We haven't heard candidates talk about "Sharing/Spreading the Wealth" since Adlai Stevensen and Huey Long. The Clintons wouldn't touch this. Yet Obama is? And Obama wants income redistribution because there's no other way to help "poor people"? (you can't give tax breaks to people who don't pay taxes, that is called welfare). Win or lose, Obama has just opened up an ugly old door that many of us hoped was banished forever after LBJ left office. The next Democratic candidate may brandish even more of these ideas, trying to turn us into a closer ally of the European Union.

    This is what the next election will be about: America's role in the world. Are we the last superpower with the moral right to act as we will? Or are we just one member in a Fellowship of the Ring that must call the UN every time before we sneeze? Are we proud to be the last capitalist democracy, even if it means that some people must suffer? Or are we going to trade in that unique American Dream to be more like our neighbors and appease bleeding hearts? By rebranding themselves as defenders of the American Dream and the Framers' intentions - and by leaving religion out of it - conservatives have a real shot at a comeback.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    That's an excellent question. For starters, getting back to the foundation of fiscal responsibility would be wonderful. Cutting off the Moral Majority crowd and their neo- descendents once and for all is an absolute necessity. The days of preaching against homosexuality then - literally - getting caught with your pants down and redhanded must be over, over, over. Focus on Constitutional preservation rather than moral imperatives that have no place in politics. Gosh, I could be here all day. Honestly, I hope they do get it together.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Get rid of the Bush family and return to the past. Don't spend the taxes like a drunken sailor, do not have the candidates that are far right. Get more to center right.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Get rid of the neocons and get back to the basic Republican platform.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Do, DO, DO, what Newt G. laid out in the Contract for America. Instead of promise and then vote for pork anyway.

  • 1 decade ago

    Carry their "Wrecking Crew" mentality into their own party, and start over.

    Conservatism as we know it is over, compliments of Reagan, Bush I, Bush II and the repugnican congresses of recent.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The October surprise may be that Obama

    is not qualified to be President. See this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyspCRmJu7w

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  • 1 decade ago

    Cut loose the social conservative nut jobs . . . the ones that think of the apocloypse as a good thing . . . we all know who they are . . .

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