The Republican Shrinkage Problem

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by leekohler, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. leekohler macrumors G5

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    http://voices.washingtonpost.com/thefix/parsing-the-polls/21-percent.html

    Keep up the good work, Beck, Limbaugh, Coulter and Hannity. With your party becoming more and more extreme, you're going to keep losing more and more people.
     
  2. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    I agree, the Republican platform is the least attractive to moderates right now.

    They are going to have to soften their tone in order to win back voters. The far-right crazies will keep the base happy but repel moderates and centrists.
     
  3. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    They are reaping what they've been sowing. But hey- they'll be very happy, because they are the "real" conservatives. :rolleyes:

    And they won't soften their tone. Everyone else is wrong, remember?
     
  4. bobber205 macrumors 68020

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    In the real America. Don't forget that.
     
  5. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    well as time goes on you will expect the democrat party to split into 2 parties as well. The liberal and the conservative side.
     
  6. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    The Republican party isn't splitting in two. It's imploding.
     
  7. obeygiant macrumors 68040

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    Why do you care, lee?
     
  8. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    It doesn't surprise me that the Republicans are losing to Independents, but that doesn't really say much when it comes to voting between the two parties because for the most part they both suck balls.

    The Republican party has put itself into a really weird conflicted position due to the last administration. All of the supposed core values of the platform are about as solid as styrofoam in gasoline. Then add a few nutball commentators trying to tow the supposed "line" and you end up in the twilight zone somewhere before the rooster eats your breakfast and the dog reading the newspaper.
     
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    REP from 32 to 21 --> Minus 9 points

    DEM from 39 to 35 --> Minus 4 points

    IND from 29 to 38 --> Plus 9 points

    So from 100% to 94%? Something doesn't add up.
     
  10. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    If that question was any more leading I'd say you two are doing the two-step. :)
     
  11. leekohler thread starter macrumors G5

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    Because it's good news to see that people are walking away from a party that has become far too extreme. It's good to see that people are rejecting something that has become as twisted as the Republican Party. It restores my faith in the human race. That's why I care.
     

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