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Old 11-10-2012, 05:00 AM
 
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The Republicans have a problem. It looks like many of them are starting to realize this. The basic problem is demograpics. The country is changing but the Republicans have not changed with it. While the country is moving more liberal, the Republicans have moved far to the right. The country is becoming more brown and black while the Republicans only appeal to white males, southerners and the elderly. Not exactly a growing demographic. Here are 3 things the Republicans must do:
1. They must change their stand on immigration. They need to drop opposition to amnesty, especially for illegals that were brought here as children. They must at least allow a path to legal status such as Permanent Residency if not citizenship. This issue is killing the Republicans with Hispanics and it is going to be much harder in the future to put together an electorial college map without Hispanics.
2. The Republicans must drop their silly anti abortion stand. Abortion has been fully legal for almost 40 years. It is here to stay. All the Republicans do by trying to outlaw or restrict abortion is make lawyers rich when they get hauled into court and make women voters run like hell to the Democrats.
3. They need to drop the anti gay silliness. Gays are here to stay. They are not going to switch to hetrosexual because some people don't like them. Not only are the Republicans running off millions of gays but also their friends and family members. The GOP should announce today that they will work to repeal DOMA and drop opposition to gay rights and gay marriage.
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:12 AM
 
Location: Too far from home.
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The Republicans have a problem. It looks like many of them are starting to realize this. The basic problem is demograpics. The country is changing but the Republicans have not changed with it. While the country is moving more liberal, the Republicans have moved far to the right. The country is becoming more brown and black while the Republicans only appeal to white males, southerners and the elderly. Not exactly a growing demographic. Here are 3 things the Republicans must do:
1. They must change their stand on immigration. They need to drop opposition to amnesty, especially for illegals that were brought here as children. They must at least allow a path to legal status such as Permanent Residency if not citizenship. This issue is killing the Republicans with Hispanics and it is going to be much harder in the future to put together an electorial college map without Hispanics.
2. The Republicans must drop their silly anti abortion stand. Abortion has been fully legal for almost 40 years. It is here to stay. All the Republicans do by trying to outlaw or restrict abortion is make lawyers rich when they get hauled into court and make women voters run like hell to the Democrats.
3. They need to drop the anti gay silliness. Gays are here to stay. They are not going to switch to hetrosexual because some people don't like them. Not only are the Republicans running off millions of gays but also their friends and family members. The GOP should announce today that they will work to repeal DOMA and drop opposition to gay rights and gay marriage.
Let me sum it up: They need to get out of their 1952 mentality and get in step with the times. The world around them has changed and will continue to change, they just can't accept the fact that their ideals work against them.
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:12 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth Texas
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The Republicans have a problem. It looks like many of them are starting to realize this. The basic problem is demograpics. The country is changing but the Republicans have not changed with it. While the country is moving more liberal, the Republicans have moved far to the right. The country is becoming more brown and black while the Republicans only appeal to white males, southerners and the elderly. Not exactly a growing demographic. Here are 3 things the Republicans must do:
1. They must change their stand on immigration. They need to drop opposition to amnesty, especially for illegals that were brought here as children. They must at least allow a path to legal status such as Permanent Residency if not citizenship. This issue is killing the Republicans with Hispanics and it is going to be much harder in the future to put together an electorial college map without Hispanics.
2. The Republicans must drop their silly anti abortion stand. Abortion has been fully legal for almost 40 years. It is here to stay. All the Republicans do by trying to outlaw or restrict abortion is make lawyers rich when they get hauled into court and make women voters run like hell to the Democrats.
3. They need to drop the anti gay silliness. Gays are here to stay. They are not going to switch to hetrosexual because some people don't like them. Not only are the Republicans running off millions of gays but also their friends and family members. The GOP should announce today that they will work to repeal DOMA and drop opposition to gay rights and gay marriage.
in order to win they must become democrats and think just like them and be a Democrat that way with just one party and no opposing views things can get done
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:19 AM
 
Location: Pa
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1. There is a path to legal immigration. Millions have followed it and successfully. We allow more immigration than all other nations combined.
2. Abortion. Agreed.
3. Gays. Agreed.
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:44 AM
 
Location: Miami, FL
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All they need to do is Quit being the "party of no". People are sick of it.
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Old 11-10-2012, 05:53 AM
 
Location: On the border of off the grid
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The Republicans have a problem. It looks like many of them are starting to realize this. The basic problem is demograpics. The country is changing but the Republicans have not changed with it. While the country is moving more liberal, the Republicans have moved far to the right. The country is becoming more brown and black while the Republicans only appeal to white males, southerners and the elderly. Not exactly a growing demographic. Here are 3 things the Republicans must do:
1. They must change their stand on immigration. They need to drop opposition to amnesty, especially for illegals that were brought here as children. They must at least allow a path to legal status such as Permanent Residency if not citizenship. This issue is killing the Republicans with Hispanics and it is going to be much harder in the future to put together an electorial college map without Hispanics.
2. The Republicans must drop their silly anti abortion stand. Abortion has been fully legal for almost 40 years. It is here to stay. All the Republicans do by trying to outlaw or restrict abortion is make lawyers rich when they get hauled into court and make women voters run like hell to the Democrats.
3. They need to drop the anti gay silliness. Gays are here to stay. They are not going to switch to hetrosexual because some people don't like them. Not only are the Republicans running off millions of gays but also their friends and family members. The GOP should announce today that they will work to repeal DOMA and drop opposition to gay rights and gay marriage.
Joo vill assimilate! Joo vill do as vee demand! Joo are not endowed with freedom of religion or freedom of thought! VEE are zee thought police and joo vill do as vee say!

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Old 11-10-2012, 05:55 AM
 
Location: On the border of off the grid
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All they need to do is Quit being the "party of no". People are sick of it.
Just say NO!
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:31 AM
 
Location: Sonoran Desert
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Let me sum it up: They need to get out of their 1952 mentality and get in step with the times. The world around them has changed and will continue to change, they just can't accept the fact that their ideals work against them.
They do that, they lose the base. They lose the base, they lose the elections. They won't beat democrats by acting like democrats. They have to lose the racist label but stick to the conservative values, both fiscal and social. There's enough people who would rather be back in 1952 than you might imagine there are. And they are not just whites.
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth Texas
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All they need to do is Quit being the "party of no". People are sick of it.
correct no more passing budgets to the senate
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Old 11-10-2012, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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We need to have a sit down with the Tea Party on who the hell they are choosing to run in these races. Some idiot gets up says a couple of the right things and BINGO we have a candidate.

Next thing you know they are talking about witchcraft and women being able to biologically shut down "legitimate rape" pregnancies.
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