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  • Republicans/Conservatives don't value Minorities.

    18 45.00%
  • The trend is for the Incumbent to win re-relection.

    8 20.00%
  • Young people voted for what they felt was best.

    9 22.50%
  • Young people are naive and impressionable.

    5 12.50%
  • Romney's campaign didn't try hard enough to win hearts and minds.

    7 17.50%
  • The election must have been rigged.

    2 5.00%
  • Romney was wildly unpopular in Massachussetts.

    3 7.50%
  • Romney was elite and out-of-touch.

    13 32.50%
  • The Republican party does not value women's rights.

    11 27.50%
  • Other (PLEASE explain why).

    16 40.00%
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    Re: Why did Republicans/Conservatives Fail?

    The republicans lost because they continue to put up candidates that are-
    1.Not Rockstar popular. Lets face it the young voters are primarily voting for who is cool not who is best suited for the job.
    2.Not even popular amongst there own party. It wasn't until after the primaries that they started to warm up to Romney and even then it was "I guess I will hold my breath and vote for the lesser of two evils".
    3.Not much different than who was already in office.

    I don't feel sorry for them or the country. We are making bad decisions again and again. I don't see it stopping anytime soon. Both candidates totally sucked and neither would or will fix the problems this country faces. If anything we are more divided than ever. Anyone who is applauding what happened last night is simply looking at this like a sports game with your favorite team winning or losing. Some hard decisions are going to have to be made and soon. We can not continue to kick the can down the road, although I am certain that is what will happen. Either way I am prepared for what the future holds good or bad. JMO

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    Re: Why did Republicans/Conservatives Fail?

    Quote Originally Posted by rjay View Post
    The Tea Party forces are hurting the party with the right of center bend of the majority.
    George Bush had good support among Latino voters because he supported immigration reform. Many Latinos in America have family members who they want to see immigrate to America. The Republican Party rejected this Bush idea and the Latino vote went away. Many Latinos are a better idealogical fit with the Republicans. However, family comes before party, everytime.

    then my question would be " what about the law".

    as the president, he takes an oath the faithfully executive the laws of the land, of coarse he is not doing that, he is enforcing the law, to his will, not as it is written.

    shall we cast aside the laws we have, in favor of seeking favor from a group of people.....(its come to that way)

    it is law, that makes A union strong, ......if in its willingness, to abuse the law, or disregard law, and only do things which is only in the personal interest of getting elected...the me, me, me mentality...then we are finished.

    the founders wanted us so much, to be civic minded, and care for the union, the laws of it.

    but that is over as we have seen, with our government promising, give to one citizen and take from another, using the tool of vengeance...as obama said ........."no no don't boo, vote!....that's the best way to get revenge"
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    Re: Why did Republicans/Conservatives Fail?

    I think it's the social conservatives are the reason why the GOP lost.

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    Re: Why did Republicans/Conservatives Fail?

    This is true. Very true. It's a sad day because I really used to love America.

    However, sometimes the old has to die away so that something new and better can replace it.

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    A democracy is always temporary in nature; it simply cannot exist as a permanent form of government. A democracy will continue to exist up until the time that voters discover that they can vote themselves generous gifts from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates who promise the most benefits from the public treasury, with the result that every democracy will finally collapse due to loose fiscal policy, which is always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations from the beginning of history has been about 200 years. During those 200 years, these nations always progressed through the following sequence:



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    Re: Why did Republicans/Conservatives Fail?

    Multifaceted question. I'll take it in four parts.

    Why did the Republicans fail to take the white house - Uninspired candidate who couldn't rally the type of turnout needed in a base election and suffered from a general unfavorable image coupled with being the "Devil you don't know".

    Why did the Republicans lose seats in the senate - Far Right social conservative comments by two candidates who won their primaries (one dethroning an incumbant) failed to win elections to gain/hold seats that likely would've been won had they not taken such social stances. Also, Massachusetts returning to the norm going from a Moderate candidate to a Left Leaning Ideologue.

    Why did the Republicans lose seats in the house - I believe this largely was simply part of the wave of yesterday, where you had stronger Democratic turnout than Republican which translated to a few pickups in the house.

    Overriding factor - The Republican party has a number of issues that are "barrier of entry" keeping potential voters from gravitating to the parts of the party that may be attractive to them (maybe more attractive as a whole than the Democratic party). These "barriers of entry" are key issues that the party appears to be too extreme on and turn off a potential voter to the point where they can't even contemplate the vast majority of the platform. With the increasing change in demographics in terms of potential youth, african american, hispanic, and women voters these issues acts as a governor upon the Republican parties voting totals.

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    Re: Why did Republicans/Conservatives Fail?

    And I think Romney should have embraced his moderate background more, and maybe even have embrace that he was the origin of Obama care ( but of course mentioning that in it's current form is not meant to be design nationwide.) He should have, with every 10 sentences he spoke, said how he was the better candidate to pass bi-partisan solutions, because we has been successful in the past.

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    Re: Why did Republicans/Conservatives Fail?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    They can't pander to minorities, women, and young people without compromising on the principles of the party, which are primarily those of liberty, self-sufficiency, and capitalist system ideals. I don't blame them in the least. When you start buying votes, rather than getting votes based on shared values, you are nothing more than your opposition. The world is going the way of entitlement mentality, and reality TV standards. The republicans can't compete in a world where they have to try and steal votes from democrats by pandering to the lowest common denominator.
    Good point, because as we know, young people, women, minorities don't believe in liberty, self-sufficiency, and capitalist system ideals. They are the exclusive purview of the Republican Party and especially angry white males.

    God I hope this attitude prevails with the Tea - sorry - the Republican Party.
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    Re: Why did Republicans/Conservatives Fail?

    For decades, the elected president has one very obvious similarity - he came off as an everyman.

    Reagan was very affable and charismatic. He seemed like the grandpa who would sneak you cookies when Grammy Nancy wags the finger at you. Bush 41 also had somewhat of the same characteristic, although not as obvious as Reagan.

    Clinton was hugely charming, young, attractive, and was a guy you would want to have a beer with. He'd be the guy at the bar who would point out who the hottest chick in the place was, or which one wasn't wearing panties. He could also grab his sax and play with the band. It seems like an obvious choice over a cantankerous Kansas Senator who speaks of himself in the third person.

    Bush was your hunting buddy who would split a six-pack with you while you sit in the forest with your camouflage. He had to beat out the, arguably, most self-absorbed politician I've ever met who invented everything, and a windsurfing chickenhawk who used women for money. Easy enough.

    Obama will play basketball with you and brag about how he beat your ass in a fantasy league...before his bitch of a wife makes him come home for dinner with the kids and lecture you about how you spend too much time with your friends. He had to beat a cryptic, skeletal figure who bought his wife...and a smug Mormon who tried to act like he belongs when he clearly doesn't.

    Perception is reality.

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    Re: Why did Republicans/Conservatives Fail?

    1. Lack of Immigration reform
    2. Abortion
    3. Gay rights

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    Re: Why did Republicans/Conservatives Fail?

    The most fundamental reason is because the GOP starting to feel the strain of pushing the short term economic interests of 10% of the population against the short term interests of 90% of the nation and the long term interests of 100% of the population.

    For some weird reason they selected the richest, most quintessentially Establishment Republican they could find to rub America's nose in it.
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