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    Default Why the Repulicans lost the election

    Here is why they lost:

    - The economy, while not great, is getting better, with unemployment coming down ever so slightly at the right time.
    - Anti-birth control stance. What woman in their right mind is going to give up the right to birth control or abortions? There aren't too many out there that want to turn back the clock and reverse Roe V. Wade.
    - Threatened loss of entitlements. When you are out of work, either willingly or unwillingly, the specter of losing your entitlements is daunting.
    - Healthcare: people want healthcare and don't think they should have to "pay" for it.

    Here in Wisconsin, we did the unthinkable, we hired the most radical democrat in that Beatch Tammy Baldwin to replace Herb Kohl in the Senate. While Tommy Thompson wouldn't have been the greatest choice, he would have a heck of a lot more moderate then Tammy. Baldwin is actually worse than Nancy Pelosi.

    Mark my words, the economy will take a nose dive due to the socialist policies that Obummer will continue.
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    Here in Nevada Dean Heller (R) narrowly beat Berkley (D) mainly because she was so corrupt, but Romney got trounced in the state due to the overwhelming support of the Latino/minority union backed workers, our demographics here will be like Southern Calif in another two years

    the GOP needs some leadership change at the top of the Party...Time for the McConnell and Boehner act to take their show home, they just squandered everything they won in 2010...they ran some mediocre candidates and they all got clobbered.....and they all got clobbered in SWING states, they lost every election, including the aforementioned Thompson-Baldwin race

    Hindsight may be 20-20 but the R primary season may have done more to hurt the party than to come up with a candidate....dont know what the answer is, Mitt may not have been the best choice but he was the most electable of the choices we had....Looks like the country wants someone that they like as opposed to someone who is qualified
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    I think Uncle Bill has had it right all along... we as a nation can survive an Obama administration (maybe even the second one)... but we can't surve the kind of idiots that would elect someone like him to lead this country...Twice!

    Total abject blindness to his record of failure... Yet they put him back in power for four more years. This is not the country I grew up in. We are on the fast train to becoming Greece. (or worse)
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    Quote Originally Posted by huntinman View Post
    I think Uncle Bill has had it right all along... we as a nation can survive an Obama administration (maybe even the second one)... but we can't surve the kind of idiots that would elect someone like him to lead this country...Twice!

    Total abject blindness to his record of failure... Yet they put him back in power for four more years. This is not the country I grew up in. We are on the fast train to becoming Greece. (or worse)




    You said your boy was going to win big, what happened?

    If you would absorb News other than Fox News, you would know that the Repubs are as much of the blame for the Deficit as the Dems and that Romney's plan also called for growing the Deficit! Yet, you rejected the only candidates that put forth a budget that reduced the Deficit. So, I would include you in that group that would lead us to become like Greece!

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    Alright, here is what I think happened-

    The Republicans have lost site of the arena they play in. The have lost the popular vote in 5 of the last 6 elections. America is a center/ right country, NOT a center religious right country. Just look at yesterday. Two states, by popular vote, agreed that there should be no categorical difference between marijuana and wine. Two other states voted that "Adam and Steve" should be able to join in the same marriage contracts as traditionally married families. Social conservative principles do not poll well with the majority of Americans. I believe Americans don't want more government control of their lives. They want to be left alone to make their own decisions.

    I also think the Republicans way underestimated the legacy of George W. Bush. They went all in with backing Bush’s' policies and the law of the harvest stands- you reap what you sow. We were in rough shape when Obama took office and "Are you better off today than you were four years ago" just isn't going to cut it. People remember how we got here and Romney didn't differentiate himself very well from those same polices. Clint Eastwood inadvertently gave them the perfect campaign phrase, "When you hire a guy and he doesn't do the job, you just have to let him go." They should have been all over that like geese on white bread. Instead went with the "today vs. 4 years ago" line and you just can’t sell that but so many times. Reagan did in 1980 and Romney is certainly no Reagan.

    Blaming the liberal media is a spin at best. Fox news has higher ratings than the rest combined. If you think the media won this for Obama you are only kidding yourself to keep from dealing with reality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BonMallari View Post
    .................................................. .................................................. .............Looks like the country wants someone that they like as opposed to someone who is qualified
    You got that 100% correct. A lot of this year's ( pres ) election was about popularity. Saw this play out in family a lot. Scared me I can tell you. Maybe too many koolade >( spelled this way on purpose ) drinkers
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    this actually happened to me about half an hour ago...a young ethnic man approached me after I had just got done putting gas in my car..he was dressed ok, new Nike shoes, hoody, new UNLV hat and listening to an iPhone. guess he just saw me put my money clip in my pocket

    punk asks " hey can I have a dollar to get me some smokes"

    Me : " go ask Obama for the money, I am broke"

    punk: "hey man I know you got it, I just saw you put it away"

    Me: "you bet your azzz and thats where its gonna stay"....by then I had already sat in my vehicle and had my hand on my Gerber hunting knife which I sometimes carry next to the console...

    said punk starts to take a couple of steps toward me , at which time I show him what was in my hand. He stops dead in his tracks and says with a dead serious face

    " man, I was just askin for a dolla, no need to go pullin no blade on a brother, I see you got plenty"

    I wonder what he would have said if I had the Sig .40 with me.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Franco View Post




    You said your boy was going to win big, what happened?

    If you would absorb News other than Fox News, you would know that the Repubs are as much of the blame for the Deficit as the Dems and that Romney's plan also called for growing the Deficit! Yet, you rejected the only candidates that put forth a budget that reduced the Deficit. So, I would include you in that group that would lead us to become like Greece!

    The deficit didn't have a damn thing to do with Obama winning. In fact, the people who voted him in could give a damn how big it gets as long as they have an Obama phone, food stamps and an unemployment check for life. Deficits? Your'e talking about deficits? Don't talk to me about deficits till you see what happens over the next few years... Deficits??

    The average Obama voter never heard the word deficit. And if they did they would think it is something their dog did in the bushes.
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    Bill....surely you learned more from last night that this....the extreme can not win and if the republicans don't change and decide to compromise and work with the left they will boot them out.

    For someone that would not take my bet...I offer you another one...either they work with the whitehouse of you will see power lost in the house in two years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by menmon View Post
    Bill....surely you learned more from last night that this....the extreme can not win and if the republicans don't change and decide to compromise and work with the left they will boot them out.

    For someone that would not take my bet...I offer you another one...either they work with the whitehouse of you will see power lost in the house in two years.
    Funny, here in NC we decided to send in extra troops to the house. We tossed three of dems for republicans.
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