New GOP Generation Gets Ready to Take Over

By Too Conservative

What do y’all think?

“The George W. Bush map to victory is dead. Republican candidates, donors, operatives, and activists all must start with a view of the entire country as battleground,” said Vincent Harris, a Republican consultant based in Texas and one of a small group who specializes in online campaigns. “Collectively the party simply cannot afford to write any demographic group or geographic area off anymore.”


Comments

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    Good points, but the further the GOP gets away from GWB the better.

  • Smith says:

    Funny, you would think they would start by replacing Boehner and McConnel. They didnt. And Eric Cantor/Paul Ryan is supposed to be the new face with the same ideas. Bachmann, Cruz, Rand Paul- will these people go quietly into the night? No. The House remained in power bc of gerrymandering.

    At this point, the sole selling point of the GOP is low taxes. What else is there??? Abortion maybe too. Thats a losing issue for many demographics.

    Let the civil war begin. Its gonna be messy. Heck, Boehner had to walk back his comments that Obamacare is law of the land.

    I think if you look at the country as a battleground, you still think its a war. The GOP must come to the middle. They must work with Obama or you will have Hilary or Andrew Cuomo getting their cabinet ready in 4 years.

    The only thing I have heard from the GOP is:
    We have to change
    We wont change
    We’ll throw a hispanic like Rubio at them (George Wills idea) in 2016
    We still believe everything about Obama.

    Thats not change. That re-entrenchment.

    And Chris Christie? They guy LI loved, is being blamed for the loss. Your not changing, GOP. Your drowning

  • NotJohnSMosby says:

    How many losers did Harris work for this year? I’ve lost track of them all, but I think it was Perry, then Gingrich, then Romney.

    Keep up the good work, Vince. You’re making a difference, every day.

  • Baron Rosedown says:

    National, State and on a local level the GOP has de-evolved into a party of angry old white dudes, that has allowed the Tea Party to spread like a destructive cancer. Draw a clear line in the sand and start moving towards the middle. Clearly the extremist have taken over the party and they are running it in to the ground and turning off too many demographic groups . Clinging on to the right for life, trying to redefine abortion, contraception and other social issue (such as same sex marriage, DOMA etc) are a tinder box and most Americans are middle right or left…this cycle the GOP took a dramatic and hard swing to the ultra right.

    The GOP should cut ALL ties with Rove & his ilk….clearly his tactics equated to literally zero return on investment and now the deep pocket donors want some answers. And finally the GOP leaders; Boehner & Cantor need to find some sort of compromise. Congress’ approval ratings are at a nearly 60 year low, barely at 12% approval – stop the obstructionism and learn the compromise.

  • Loudoun Watcher says:

    How many of you Monday morning quarterback geniuses lifted one finger to make a difference in this election? Oh, besides running your mouths ad naseaum, that is.

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    Oh yeah, LW it’s all our fault as usual! It has nothing to do with a hypocritical GOP hierarchy and Neanderthals like Akin and Mourdock.

  • Loudoun Watcher says:

    Was that your answer to my question. LI?

  • Lloyd the Idiot says:

    LW, I was on the ground in Albemarle County answering questions about voter eligibility for the Romney campaign – on my birthday, no less. Does that count?

  • Loudoun Watcher says:

    I didn’t see your handle above when I was commenting. Of course it counts. Were any of the geniuses above doing anything like that? Or were they just whining? And, BTW, thanks for your efforts. Belated happy birthday!

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    I’ve already stated several times that I was no Romney fan and voted for Gary Johnson. I do more than my fair share of public service exposing political BS. You party hacks can do your own party work. I am very confident that I do more than my share of p7blic service in the political realm and elsehwere where I volunteer signficant time. You have no right whatsoever to denigrate my contributions to the greater good.

  • If all the Republicans have to do is agree with the Democrats what is the point to having an opposition party? That is exactly the type of thinking that leads folks to gripe that there is no difference no matter who is in charge… except for who is getting the payoffs.

    I for one do not agree when CryBoehner claims that because Democrats gained a few seats in the Senate and retained the Executive that somehow we should be taking the position of all those Democrats who lost to their Republican opponents in the House. Does that make sense?

    The fact is that both CryBoehner and that goober McNoodle in the Senate know no more of tactics than a novice in a nunnery, nor do they possess a smattering of elemental strategy or the energy or commitment to defend or advance their alleged conservative ideals. It’s all about the Party and not about the direction the country is headed. Not since we lost the late, great Lee Atwater have we had a tactician on our side who knew how to effectively deal with the likes of Reid and Obambi.

    For example, if I were Speaker and the Democrats were constantly crying for the millionaires and billionaires to pay their fair share, I would send a bill to the senate that kept the existing rates up to $500,000 and taxed everything over that by 90%… Those blowhards Warren Buffet and Bill Maher want to pay more? Take that, Bill, next time you want to donate a million to a Democrat you first have to earn an extra ten.

    Then it would be up to the Democrats to explain to their audience of seals in their base who are always clapping about socking it to the rich why forty or fifty percent would be better than 90% . But the important thing is that it would raise the protection level up to a half million, which might actually prevent us from going into a tailspin, and even the “rich” will be fine because they can simply defer their income until more sensible times.

    Then, whatever absurd compromise comes out of the House Senate reconciliation committee can still be voted against by Republican members in the house who don’t feel more taxes are good for anybody, and Boehner and the Rhinos can join up with the Democrat good friends and pass it. Personally I would vote for the 90% marginal rate because the sooner the masses learn how destructive that will be the sooner they will come to their senses about class warfare and they might actually decide it is better to live in a country where there actually are a few rich people.

    You see, that’s why all this talk about immigration is nonsense… the Democrats will demonize us no matter what we go along with and we will not get the Latino vote in any event. If we proposed immediate amnesty and citizenship for all illegal residents as well as any who can find their way across wide open borders, the Democrats would label such a proposal “draconian” because we did not include a $20,000 reparation payment for each and every one of them. It is an issue we cannot win, just like abortion and the black vote, so if we are to simply abandon our principles and join the other side simply because we cannot win right now and possibly forever, what is the point? Better to follow my earlier strategy and throw in the reparation payments if you are going to propose anything at all.

  • edmundburkenator says:

    “the late, great Lee Atwater…”

    You guys keep listening to T. Doom. He’ll take you to the promised land (or at least the South).

  • EB, at least he knew how to win, again and again. The current crop of leadership does not have a clue.

  • edmundburkenator says:

    He “won”, and the country got the shaft. There are ways to win that don’t take the country down a bad road.

  • How did the country “get the shaft”, and which road are you talking about… the road to liberty or the road to tyranny?

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