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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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    Why did Republicans/Conservatives Fail?

    This election cycle was absolutely nauseating. The OWS, the Tea Party, the partisans on the Right and Left... sickening.

    After watching the election news last night, here's a question:

    WHY did Romney, Republicans, and Conservatives fail?

    *I did not vote, because neither candidate was appealing.

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    Re: Why did Republicans/Conservatives Fail?

    For a couple of reasons. They aren't usually socially liberal, and they aren't as inclined toward buying the votes of individuals.
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    Re: Why did Republicans/Conservatives Fail?

    Out of touch with the needs of the people, changed his mind over and over again appearing indecisive and not leadership material, and hating everyone not poor with his republican agenda.
    Alex Carey:

    ... the 20th century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: The growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy.

    Australian social scientist, quoted by Noam Chomsky in World Orders Old and New

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    Re: Why did Republicans/Conservatives Fail?

    As bad as this election was I think the Swiftboat campaign still ranks as the top example of vileness in my lifetime. But really Romney just didn't pretend very hard to give a sweet damn about the poor to middle classes, and people in return just couldn't pretend to ignore (or be okay with) Romney changing his position every week.

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    Re: Why did Republicans/Conservatives Fail?

    I wrote this in another thread:

    First, I want to congratulate my American friends that you have elected a new President, even if it's the old one -- Obama has a clear mandate as it looks now, both winning the electoral and public vote. That's much better than more crap la 2000, like an EV tie, endless recounts, debates about election fraud or a paradox of different EV and PV results. So, congratulations for a clear result!

    My outside view on the election: I think most independent and centrist voters, even more centrist liberals, could have easily lived with a Romney, Governor of Massachusetts, who runs on a centrist platform, being ready for compromise on health care reform, civil rights "moral" issues such as abortion and so on. If Romney had presented himself with a platform as in his state, he might have easily won in a landslide, considering the disappointment in Obama on the side of centrists and liberals, and Obama's bad handling of debt and economy.

    But what did the Republicans do? They ignored minorities, women and young people, almost exclusively focused on older white males. Both Tea Party and religious right have made the GOP their prey and even a moderate candidate like Romney had to pander to them. Instead of being ready for a healthcare compromise (Obama's plans were based on Romney's plan, after all, and did not differ much from ideas the Republicans had 15 years ago, so I read), they ran a course of hardcore far-right fundamentalist opposition in the House. And there were far-right candidates running on the GOP ticket, such as Todd Akin, and now we know that this approach mobilizes far more liberal opposition than it mobilizes the right-wing voters.

    So there is hope the Republicans will do a critical analysis on their politics in the past few years, realize that the voters don't like it when they place the party above the country by being uncompromising, that they can't win elections anymore by alienating women and minorities with far-right positions (especially Hispanics could easily be won over by the GOP, if they stopped needlessly alienating them). That elections are won in the center, not on the fringe.

    I'm sure there are not few voters who voted for Obama, not so much because they are convinced of Obama so much, but because they were very afraid of a Republican pandering to religious fundamentalist, with people like Todd Akin in his baggage, someone who says he doesn't care about 47% of the voters. Without this right-wing fundamentalism, they would have voted for a genuinely moderate Republican by default.

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    Re: Why did Republicans/Conservatives Fail?

    Its simple. A majority of people like how things are and want the status quo maintained and continued. An election has to be taken on its face as the will of the voters.

    The creation of 1,100,000 more millionaires under Obama. GOOD!
    The middle class income with inflation factored dropping about 20%. GOOD!
    Millions more qualifying for food stamps, in-poverty welfare, and leaving the labor pool. GOOD!
    The United States withdrawing from the world into isolationism. GOOD!
    Reduce money value by increasing debt to make American labor cheaper. GOOD!
    Convert full time jobs to part time jobs to make more jobs available. GOOD!
    Shift the tax burden for indigent medical care from the rich to middle class. GOOD!
    More money from people to the government. GOOD!
    More authority for government and more monitoring of citizens. GOOD!

    That is what people voted for and therefore the will of the voters it go further in those directions.

    Whether you are a winner or loser in that is up to each person. I come out OK on that.

    Excuses are worthless as is whining. Those are the rules of the game. There are no secrets about it. So rather than whining and moaning, play the cards you have or can obtain and function within reality to your benefit. That is the only rational course of act to ever take.

    Politically you are exactly nobody. So don't pretend otherwise. Understand the game of life you are actually in and play it for what it is.

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    Re: Why did Republicans/Conservatives Fail?

    If you post in this thread, please make sure to vote in the poll!

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    Re: Why did Republicans/Conservatives Fail?

    Romney won because americans tend to give presidents 2 mandates.

    The other one is because Romney was a flip flopper who couldn't be trusted.

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    Re: Why did Republicans/Conservatives Fail?

    There is one main reason the pubs lost and that was because they lost the women vote by a large margin and that all has to do with abortion.

    The second reason is the hispanic vote.

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    Re: Why did Republicans/Conservatives Fail?

    The Republicans allowed the fanatic social right wing of their party to take over. They are a scourge on the Republican party and should be ousted. I believe the GOP had better embrace the Libertarian side of their party if they want to be a viable party in the future because at this rate...they will only win the middle and south of this country.
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