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  1. #1 It's NOT over for Conservatives! 
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    It was a tough night for Republicans, but life goes on. Many of us will make the best out of the situation and keep fighting the good fight. For their sake, the GOP leadership better take a hard look at itself and figure out what they need to do to regain power and keep it. For this election, I honestly think people voted on emotions and ignored the real issues. Yes, the economy is important but so are many other things. It will be interesting to see how many people end up with voter’s remorse.

    On the bright side Liberals are NEVER happy. They have happy moments like now, but it doesn’t take long for them to start complaining. Gay marriage is now banned in AZ, FL and most likely CA (of all places) and that will ruin their day. Some liberals have already blamed Obama’s silence for their passage. HA!

    As Sonnabend mentioned in another thread, we survived Clinton, Carter and the other presidents who flushed the US down the toilet. I think Obama is going to face a huge dilemma once this honeymoon period wears off. He did the switch and ran on a moderate platform. He sold the American people on the idea that he is a Centrist even though his record/actions don’t show it. Unfortunately enough people drank the kool-aid and it got him elected. All we can do is wait and see.

    I like this board and will stick around, but I am going to take a long break from watching TV. I don't really want to hear the pundits and the pollsters and all the opinions on why the election went the way it did. The people have spoken and elected the person who they felt would do a better job. No explanation needed.

    The liberals want us to give up, so don't give them the satisfaction.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by cat714 View Post
    It was a tough night for Republicans, but life goes on. Many of us will make the best out of the situation and keep fighting the good fight. For their sake, the GOP leadership better take a hard look at itself and figure out what they need to do to regain power and keep it. For this election, I honestly think people voted on emotions and ignored the real issues. Yes, the economy is important but so are many other things. It will be interesting to see how many people end up with voter’s remorse.

    On the bright side Liberals are NEVER happy. They have happy moments like now, but it doesn’t take long for them to start complaining. Gay marriage is now banned in AZ, FL and most likely CA (of all places) and that will ruin their day. Some liberals have already blamed Obama’s silence for their passage. HA!

    As Sonnabend mentioned in another thread, we survived Clinton, Carter and the other presidents who flushed the US down the toilet. I think Obama is going to face a huge dilemma once this honeymoon period wears off. He did the switch and ran on a moderate platform. He sold the American people on the idea that he is a Centrist even though his record/actions don’t show it. Unfortunately enough people drank the kool-aid and it got him elected. All we can do is wait and see.

    I like this board and will stick around, but I am going to take a long break from watching TV. I don't really want to hear the pundits and the pollsters and all the opinions on why the election went the way it did. The people have spoken and elected the person who they felt would do a better job. No explanation needed.

    The liberals want us to give up, so don't give them the satisfaction.

    The thing of it is, it what is wrong with the economy Obama promises MORE of.
    I long for the days when our President actually liked our country.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by cat714 View Post
    For their sake, the GOP leadership better take a hard look at itself and figure out what they need to do to regain power and keep it.
    On the contrary. The Republican Party, i.e., the rank and file members of the party, need to take a hard look at the leadership that lead their Party to this electoral disaster.

    If Republicans in office won’t support term limits (that they promised us in 1994), then rank and file Republicans need to re-make their party rules that govern candidate nominations. Barring anything in state laws that say otherwise, the Republican Party should be able to make party rules that deny nomination to any incumbent who has been elected to an office in two consecutive elections. When the electorate wants change, it isn’t wise for a Party to nominate people who have been in office for decades.

    BTW: I was the first registered Republican in my family when I registered to vote in 1986, but I left the Republican Party the day 10 Republican senators voted to acquit Bill Clinton. I have no vested interest in the Republican Party, so what it does or does not do makes no difference to me; I don’t think the Party is worth salvaging.
     

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    We just start rebuilding is all.

    Long overdue.
     

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    Rebuilding. Let me tell you what happens when an election goes 'not the way we planned' nor wanted...as just a meager grassroots woman in Colorado. There is about to be an explosion of rebuilding from the ground up from where I live and stand! The results of this election re-lit a fire in me and a few of my friends and colleagues that is beyond anything I've experienced yet. This kindling flame is not about to give up and rebuild is what we will do, starting with a small group of us that will NEVER quit nor back down. This is nothing. It takes a steady walk and work and we are ready. I've lived my life falling down, getting dirty, and some times laying in the muck and mire a bit. But never have I stayed down long enough to quit for good. NEVER. And to quit now would be precisely what our enemies would love to see us do.

    What are you going to do for the rest of the day? Sit? Watch the TV, listen to the radio and mourn? C'mon! We're better than that! Give up the crud and start walking our talk. This should inspire us to fight the good fight and keep going, people. Let's make sure this only lasts a short time, this minor inconvenience we have here...like, say, only four years????? :0)
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    Well until the Republicans get back to small government...Start being fiscally conservative...quit tryin to legislate morality...They won't win big again...
    Say what ya mean and get to the point quick....I don't have the attention span to listen to bullshit...

     

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    Well until the Republicans get back to small government...Start being fiscally conservative...quit tryin to legislate morality...They won't win big again...
    If the Republicans cannot win big if they don’t call for smaller government, how have the Democrats won big in 2 elections by promising us a bigger government?

    Face it, small government is (has never been?) a good campaign issue because the American electorate does not want smaller government. When the GOP majority that took both houses of congress in 1994 tried to give us smaller government, the American voter pitched a temper tantrum and that majority began losing votes.

    A Republican may say, “I’ll give you smaller government”, but what the average voter hears is “I’ll cut your welfare, Medicaid, Medicare, student loans, school lunches and Social Security”.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by flaja View Post
    If the Republicans cannot win big if they don’t call for smaller government, how have the Democrats won big in 2 elections by promising us a bigger government?

    Face it, small government is (has never been?) a good campaign issue because the American electorate does not want smaller government. When the GOP majority that took both houses of congress in 1994 tried to give us smaller government, the American voter pitched a temper tantrum and that majority began losing votes.

    A Republican may say, “I’ll give you smaller government”, but what the average voter hears is “I’ll cut your welfare, Medicaid, Medicare, student loans, school lunches and Social Security”.
    When you wean the populace to be dependent on the government, then you are correct. A majority will be content living within the means that big government provides. But our society will suffer. When more people are educated and realize how big government is actually a restraint on a free, productive and vibrant society, only then will conservative principles become more popular. Education is key. That is one reason why conservatives push for more of a choice in education. When close to a majority of citizens pay no income taxes to support government, they will happily vote for candidates who promise them more benefits, at no additional cost.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ree View Post
    Well until the Republicans get back to small government...Start being fiscally conservative...quit tryin to legislate morality...They won't win big again...
    That's gonna be hard if the people we keep nominating are essentially liberals and appoint top advisors that are all big government libtards.

    A good example is what happened in S.C. senate race. Lindsey Graham says he is a conservative...and everyone eats that sh!@t up because he has an R on their ballot.......but the conservative Magazine the New American gave him only a 29% rating for their freedom index. While his challenger was pro guns, pro traditional marriage, pro free market, fiscally conservative, and voted against the bailout. But because he ran as a Democrat everybody towed the party line and idiots like Graham are back in to vote for more socialism.

    Remember around 1998, it was National Review that started purging out traditional conservatives when they started kicking out the Paleos like Buchanan and the old guard Welch conservatives...because they didn't believe in bigger government, globalization and didn't like the idea of projecting the military into E. Europe after the Cold war. Some stuck around in 2000 and 2004 because Bush at least talked like those guys.

    You just saw an election that reflected what happens when Conservatives don't vote for who the Republican's put up.

    Last week National Review completed it's mission and expelled Christopher Buckley. For god's sake...William F. Buckley's son???!!!:eek:

    It's going to get harder and harder if this continues. Looks to me like the Republican's haven't learned a damn thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flaja View Post
    If the Republicans cannot win big if they don’t call for smaller government, how have the Democrats won big in 2 elections by promising us a bigger government?

    Face it, small government is (has never been?) a good campaign issue because the American electorate does not want smaller government. When the GOP majority that took both houses of congress in 1994 tried to give us smaller government, the American voter pitched a temper tantrum and that majority began losing votes.

    A Republican may say, “I’ll give you smaller government”, but what the average voter hears is “I’ll cut your welfare, Medicaid, Medicare, student loans, school lunches and Social Security”.
    Then what's the point of havin 2 parties?
    Or lets just have Dem and Dem-lite....
    Say what ya mean and get to the point quick....I don't have the attention span to listen to bullshit...

     

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