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Joshjrn
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The youth has been indoctrinated to the point where we need to focus on future generations not the 20something Obama voters who are already lost.



I'm 26. I voted for Gary Johnson. Come and get me.


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BigBoyTiger
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That would be fine if the population was the same as it was in 2005 and if the age breakdown of the population was similar to 2005.


We haven't gotten THAT much older since 2005.


DEANintheYAY
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dewster
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re: How the GOP could rebrand itself
Embrace libertarian stances on social and economic policy.

No one seems to care either way about foreign policy. Obama and Bush are two peas in a pod, and they both ended up with two terms.

It's time to drop the traditional flyover republican social issues...embrace the following instead:
-the definition of marriage and all sexual activities between consenting adults are of no concern to the government.
- the absolute protection and preservation of American's rights to religious freedom
- the preservation of American's rights to firearms and personal protection
- the K-12 education crisis is THE civil rights issue of our time, and is a major contributing factor to today's achievement gap
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CarrolltonTiger
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re: How the GOP could rebrand itself
The GOP won a majority of the Congressional races, they have a majority of the governors and a majority of the state legislatures. It is not like the party is dead.


DEANintheYAY
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The GOP won a majority of the Congressional races, they have a majority of the governors and a majority of the state legislatures. It is not like the party is dead.



True, but Democratic House candidates receive 500,000 more votes than their Republican counterparts in the November election. Dem cut into Republican majority in the House and added to their Senate majority and won the presidency.



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Toddy
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The GOP won a majority of the Congressional races, they have a majority of the governors and a majority of the state legislatures. It is not like the party is dead.



They only won the majority of congressional races because of all the gerry mandered districts. Give it 10 years. The GOP will be a permanent minority in the House.


constant cough
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They only won the majority of congressional races because of all the gerry mandered districts.



Are you implying that Democrat districts aren't gerry mandered? Only the Republican ones?



Joshjrn
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re: How the GOP could rebrand itself
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The GOP won a majority of the Congressional races, they have a majority of the governors and a majority of the state legislatures. It is not like the party is dead.


I don't know about anyone else, but I'm not saying the party is dead. I'm saying that it's currently dying. The GOP has completely ignored the concerns of the Millennials. They are now pushing 30, showing up to vote, and making you pay for it. As long as my generation views you as longing for a return to pre Loving v. Virginia (metaphorically speaking), you are going to hemorrhage votes for the foreseeable future.
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DEANintheYAY
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Are you implying that Democrat districts aren't gerry mandered? Only the Republican ones?



It is Toddy...


dewster
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They only won the majority of congressional races because of all the gerry mandered districts. Give it 10 years. The GOP will be a permanent minority in the House.


You should see what VRA is responsible for in Louisiana's recent redistricting map.


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Patrick O Rly
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re: How the GOP could rebrand itself
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Be more fiscally conservative.

THat's all they have to do.


Please. Voters are emotional. The GOP has been messing around, being authoritarians with social issues, and complete dumbasses on immigration (let's build a wall, check people's legal status and deport em), that they've burn a lot of bridges with voters who might otherwise be open to the message of fiscal responsibility and smaller government. They're never gonna vote for you if they feel you're coming after them.



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BigBoyTiger
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re: How the GOP could rebrand itself
I am sticking to my guns. Spending is out of control. I think the tax rates are fine as is. If the economy gets humming, you will see continued growth in tax receipts.

I understand that the population is getting older.

But the landscape has not changed THAT much in the past 7 years to warrant significant tax increases that would kill the economy.

In all honesty, if the spending cuts are not scheduled to be implemented today (not tomorrow) and they are not very significant, I would let the cliff come.


Rocket
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don't know about anyone else, but I'm not saying the party is dead. I'm saying that it's currently dying. The GOP has completely ignored the concerns of the Millennials. They are now pushing 30, showing up to vote, and making you pay for it. As long as my generation views you as longing for a return to pre Loving v. Virginia (metaphorically speaking), you are going to hemorrhage votes for the foreseeable future.


Truth. Although somebody may come along and say you are trolling because they don't want to hear it


dewster
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Truth. Although somebody may come along and say you are trolling because they don't want to hear it


It's certainly true.

The democratic party's disorganization and multiple factions have made it possible for younger people's ideas to become part of the platform. They've taken an disadvantage that was apparent in 2000 and 2004, and used it against the unyeilding, old world republican machine.

Meanwhile, rising young stars like Bobby Jindal had to suddenly get more "redneck" on his social views or risk losing his bid for governor. People his age are far less conservative on social issues than he claims to be.

It is in desparate need for a shakeup, and the libertarians better get loud over the next few years....and don't jump ship when republicans make an honest effort to adopt many of their policies.
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constant cough
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re: How the GOP could rebrand itself
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Truth. Although somebody may come along and say you are trolling because they don't want to hear it



He's not trolling he's just making a lot of assumptions. He's assuming concerns of the Millennials are going to be the same concerns of the generation coming up behind them.

Every generation is different.


constant cough
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Lafayette
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People his age are far less conservative on social issues than he claims to be.


Depends on where you are. People my age(33) are different than people my age who live in some blue state up north or out west.


Rocket
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He's not trolling he's just making a lot of assumptions


There's some truth to what he says. I think my generation doesn't want to be the one that pays for the bulk of this debt and baby boomers don't seem to care as they are still in rebellion of integration and the civil rights legislation of the 60's


DEANintheYAY
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But the landscape has not changed THAT much in the past 7 years to warrant significant tax increases that would kill the economy.


Guess you missed the CBO report, eh?

My view is that we should revert back to the tax rates under Clinton. That is not as high as they were under Reagan and not as low as they are now. But what do I know. I don't mind paying taxes. I mean every time I eat out I pay a small tax which provides health care for SF families that don't have it. COMMUNISM!


Baloo
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I'll never understand how anyone ever gets it into their heads that Washington just doesn't have enough money. The left controlling both academia and the media is the only thing I can think of.


BTW -- this is precisely what I mean by whining. The right has their own TV network. They have a "Business" section in every newspaper. Pretty much any look at the media NOT run by a right wing org shows the media is pretty down the middle (with the obvious exceptions of Fox and MSNBC). You have the Drudge Report, the Wall St Journal, and last I checked, massive multinational conglomerates own the airwaves, not a bunch of hippies. You have no problem getting your message out there. None. Stop complaining about liberal bias. It's just whiny.

also, shut up about academia. First off, it's not true. I don't see business and engineering schools overrun by liberals. You're just cherry picking departments which would skew left anyway. And secondly, who listens to a bunch of academics anyway? They are losing jobs left and right, and have very little influence on politics. This is like liberals complaining that CEO's trend conservative, only CEO's actually wield political power.

Stop your whining. It's just such a give up.


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