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Old 02-26-2013, 12:54 PM
 
Location: North America
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Well, lookie here:

A majority of Americans think that the GOP is out of touch with the country, according to a new poll released Tuesday.

Sixty-two percent of adults say the GOP is out of touch with the American people, 56 percent say it’s not open to change and 52 percent say it’s too extreme, according to a Pew Research Center poll released Tuesday.


Read more: Poll: Republicans 'out of touch' - Kevin Cirilli - POLITICO.com


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Old 02-26-2013, 12:57 PM
 
Location: Western Colorado
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I'm 61 1/2 and have been a Republican since 18. I think the party needs to change, to get with it. Democrats are considered "cool" by the media, and hip, we have a moron as a President but he's cool so it's ok. Republicans are the "old white guys". The GOP needs to find someone with conservative values, who can also appeal to the masses and stand the attacks by the liberal media if the party is ever going to succeed.
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:59 PM
 
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Forty-six percent of adults say the Democratic Party is out of touch with the American people, 38 percent of people say it’s not open to change and 39 percent say it’s too extreme.


These aren't exactly numbers to brag about.

LOL
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:01 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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These aren't exactly numbers to brag about.

LOL
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:03 PM
 
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These aren't exactly numbers to brag about.

LOL
...but they are the kind numbers that win presidential elections.
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:06 PM
 
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Yep. Republicans are losing the PR war. Rs are taking a serious beatdown by a president who cannot govern but who does know how to tell people what they want to hear and has nor moral impediment to not doing what he says.

No use complaining about the other side. Dems are winning.

Republicans better figure this out or its church.
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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I'm 61 1/2 and have been a Republican since 18. I think the party needs to change, to get with it. Democrats are considered "cool" by the media, and hip, we have a moron as a President but he's cool so it's ok. Republicans are the "old white guys". The GOP needs to find someone with conservative values, who can also appeal to the masses and stand the attacks by the liberal media if the party is ever going to succeed.
Completely agree with this. Obama is loved and adored almost like a deity by many Americans but its not because he's a great leader, its because he is a great speaker and is considered cool. Republicans cannot however just get a young spokesman out and immediately appeal to the younger generations. There are core policies that need to be changed, policies that absolutely disgust millennials, before the GOP can ever compete for their vote. The most crucial of these is gay marriage. Gay today is cool, it's trendy, and its hip. People under 30 will not under any circumstances vote for anybody they believe to be anti-gay. Second, 80% of people under 30 are non-religious. Religion has never been as uncool as it is now and atheism has never been as cool. The GOP must fight to protect religious liberty but stop with the "turn this country back to God" rhetoric. People under 30 want absolutely no part in that. I want to say this isn't my personal feelings but its reality of how this generation is and who the GOP must work to appeal to if we don't want to become a single party nation.

In reality though I don't think it can be done. We are likely headed for a generational Democratic supermajority until another party rises up to challenge them. In 10 years, the GOP will have likely gone into the history books like the Whigs did.
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:05 PM
 
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I'm 61 1/2 and have been a Republican since 18. I think the party needs to change, to get with it. Democrats are considered "cool" by the media, and hip, we have a moron as a President but he's cool so it's ok. Republicans are the "old white guys". The GOP needs to find someone with conservative values, who can also appeal to the masses and stand the attacks by the liberal media if the party is ever going to succeed.
You have Rubio, he's thirsty for power.
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:05 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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I think the GOP needs to move away from social issues and focus on fiscal conservatism.
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Old 02-26-2013, 02:07 PM
 
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I think the GOP needs to move away from social issues and focus on fiscal conservatism.
GOP has formed an alliance with Christian fundamentalists. What you are suggesting is that they throw them under the bus. That could doom the GOP.
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