View Poll Results: Is the republican party dead?

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  • Yes, it has been for some time.

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  • Yes, it will be all in good time.

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  • No, it is just going through a rough patch right now.

    15 36.59%
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Thread: End of the Republican Party?

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    Re: End of the Republican Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by OnWisconsin View Post
    It seems as though this party hasn't had a legitimate candidate for presidency since Bush Sr.

    You've had Bob Dole, Bush Jr. and now Romney. If these are the best the republican party can come up with, it seems to me it is on its deathbed.
    Its amazing how you can discount GWB who was elected twice....
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    Re: End of the Republican Party?

    If Obama wins again, we will be discussing the passing of the Democrat party in about two years.

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    Re: End of the Republican Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Just wishful thinking by a Liberal.
    I dunno, NP. It could be curtains for social conservatives. Looks like a libertarian vs. socialist future to me.

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    Re: End of the Republican Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    What, the liberal's "fuddy duddy" President? The one that liberals thought wasn't doing enough to stop McCarthy, not being liberal enough to further FDR's goals?

    Yeah, I'll believe that.

    Contemporary liberals found a decent man in Eisenhower because of a couple of his speeches (one of which coincidentally coincides with ahistorical commentary about the War in Iraq, wink wink nudge nudge). It's a disingenuous crock to make us think they would have gunned for a man like Ike in their ranks. It's presentist nonsense with all of the cherry picking you could dream of.
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    Re: End of the Republican Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Its amazing how you can discount GWB who was elected twice....
    Wrong. He was elected once. He was appointed once.
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    Re: End of the Republican Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Just wishful thinking by a Liberal.
    How do you Republicans ever expect to win another Presidential election once Texas becomes a swing state in the near future?
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    Re: End of the Republican Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    How do you Republicans ever expect to win another Presidential election once Texas becomes a swing state in the near future?
    Not until around 2030 by my calculations, even increasing Hispanic turnout by about 10% as they become more affluent and likely to vote. Still, as Texas and Arizona become swing states either some other states will become more conservative or the GOP will change its platform (hopefully on social issues) in order to remain competitive.
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    Re: End of the Republican Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    Not until around 2030 by my calculations, even increasing Hispanic turnout by about 10% as they become more affluent and likely to vote. Still, as Texas and Arizona become swing states either some other states will become more conservative or the GOP will change its platform (hopefully on social issues) in order to remain competitive.
    Many experts disagree with you. Most of the ones I have read predict Texas will be a full swing state by the 2020 election. Some predict even as soon as 2016. Same for Arizona as well. The West and the Southwest are becoming more and more blue.

    Just curious....which blue states do you see becoming more conservative?

    I do agree with you that the GOP will likely come around and boot the radical right to the curb after losing in 2012 and 2016.
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    Re: End of the Republican Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Many experts disagree with you. Most of the ones I have read predict Texas will be a full swing state by the 2020 election. Some predict even as soon as 2016. Same for Arizona as well. The West and the Southwest are becoming more and more blue.

    Just curious....which blue states do you see becoming more conservative?

    I do agree with you that the GOP will likely come around and boot the radical right to the curb after losing in 2012 and 2016.
    Well using the future demographic trends here (Exhibit 8 - Texas Population Growth, 1980 to 2040), increasing the Hispanic turnout by 10% and using the same voting percentages from the '08 election Texas becomes a true swing state in about 2030. I guess a strong Democrat who wins the popular vote by 5-6% might win it in 2020 but there's no way it's a swing state in 2016 unless there is a massive increase in Hispanic turnout.
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    Re: End of the Republican Party?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Just curious....which blue states do you see becoming more conservative?
    Well, like I said, I'm not positive that any will with the current social issues of the GOP turning off a lot of voters who might agree with them on other issues. But I do see potential in states like New Hampshire and Connecticut where people are becoming more affluent, although I think they are the most turned off by social issues. I also see the Upper Midwest of Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin becoming marginally more conservative. Until '08, Wisconsin and Minnesota were trending redder and I think that trend might continue.
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