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A GOP Strategist whose opinion I agree with?

“We’re going the way of the dinosaurs, and quick,” said David Johnson, a top GOP strategist in Florida. “The meteor’s already hit, and we’re just trying to wonder what the blast zone will look like.”

Does it sound like reality to you??

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  • 8 years ago
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    I watched the election last night, and afterwards a GOP strategist said the same thing. He said the country spoke, and clearly the GOP is out of touch with too many Americans, and that although his statement will irritate party some members, the platform needs to change to reflect a nation that has demographically changed a lot since 1980, because in his words "currently, it's a loser".

    Obviously, many parts of the South and large amounts of the Midwest don’t have a problem with the current platform, based on the election results. But honestly, if you look at some of the numbers, Obama was closer than many thought he would be in states that were uncontested.

    Other strategists have said that the GOP needs to figure out how to increase its appeal with women and minorities, especially Hispanics. Many ppl on either coast, or from states with above average education rates (arguably, having more education makes one statistically more likely to favor the left) feel that anyone who is not a very wealthy has no business voting for the GOP.

    Another perception by some moderates is that while many GOP supporters claim to be very religious and desire the country's policies to embody or reflect the values of the majority, they favor cutting social spending and preserving tax codes shielding wealthy citizens from paying more. That line of thinking does not seem consistent with everyone’s understanding of religious values like love, compassion, charity, or benevolence. In fact, the perception of the far right by those on the left (right or wrong) is that they are a bit on the intolerant side. So yeah, time to go back to the drawing board for the GOP.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Another Republican strategist--Steve Schmidt--said last night that if the GOP doesn't do some serious soul-searching, the Republican Party will fade away like the Whigs. It turns out that you can no longer win an election with only the votes of angry white rich men.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    I think he's talking about Obama's re-election and the Republicans and GOP realize they're fighting an uphill battle and could start to lose it due to the growing diversity in America. It's not due to the money but because people are now seeing respectful, diplomatic, and responsible presidents are now the norm possible form here on out

  • Mary
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    8 years ago

    Does it sound like reality to you??

    Yes it does. To show you how much they are not with it. They think it still the good old days when they could give opposing speeches to opposing groups and everyone was too stupid to know the difference or ever learn the truth.

    Well the day of secrets are fading fast as is the Republican party

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  • Jeff
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    8 years ago

    Yes, but it won't happen for a while yet.

    Romney didn't lose by much, but the fact that he couldn't take his home state, his running-mate's home state, and the state where his father was a popular governer, over a POTUS who is presiding over a recession, has basically suspended habeus corpus, has a little trouble with his AG running guns to Mexican drug cartels, has people being hand-raped at airports, and is hated by millions of white Americans simply because he's black, says something.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    When a flip-out of roughly 1/3rd the population of the united states votes is called a "report number of voters" then I put up that it isn't a difficulty of humans voting Republican as much as a situation of humans balloting. What Obama gained was no longer a mandate but a majority of the minority who TO cast A BALLOT, black, white or otherwise.

  • Frank
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    8 years ago

    No. The race was very close. If Obama had won by a landslide, then I would expect big changes in the GOP - but there's no reason for them to keep up with the fear tactics.

  • 8 years ago

    Yes, apparently the days of individualism and self-sufficiency are fading in lieu of government dependance.

    Yes, makes sense.

  • 8 years ago

    Heard similar concerns in 2008. 2010 proved them unfounded.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    there will always be war-mongering social conservatives opposing progress

    it's just that their party names are changing, and they now know how to use digital media and have figured out just how little BS they can spew

    they're definitely in for a massive reconstruction

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