View Poll Results: What Should the Republican Party Focus On?

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  • Fiscal Conservatism

    46 92.00%
  • Social Conservatism

    8 16.00%
  • National Defense

    12 24.00%
  • Nationalism

    5 10.00%
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Thread: How to Revive the Republican Party

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    Re: How to Revive the Republican Party

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    overall, opponents of same-sex marriage are still the majority of the country, but their numbers are diminishing.
    True.

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    People between 18 and 45 are more than twice as likely to support same-sex marriage than people over 65.

    At the rate that public opinion is changing, I predict that 10 years from now, the majority of Americans will support full marriage equality.
    That's also probably true to a point. But what we need to keep in mind when looking at these age brackets is that opinions are not static throughout our lifetimes. Younger age brackets have always polled more liberal on most issues. Younger voters have always tended to vote Democratic. Yet somehow that 'over 65' crowd is always more conservative. Somewhere along the line... people do change their attitudes somewhat. The trends in positive opinion for gay issues have trended slowly upwards. But it's been quite slow. I expect there will be far more support for civil unions among future voters. Gay marriage will probably remain an issue for quite some time. President Obama has already backed off gays in the military. I think that's a very good indicator of how sensitive this issue really is, even among Democrats.

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    Re: How to Revive the Republican Party

    Quote Originally Posted by Grateful Heart View Post
    The very first thing they need to do is put a sock in John McCain's mouth and lock him away in a basement somewhere...

    Can I please have an explanation about why so many (obviously not that many, or else he wouldn't have been nominated) Republicans hate McCain so much? Without including McCain-Feingold in the answer?

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    Re: How to Revive the Republican Party

    Fiscal conservatism, of course. That means tax cuts and spending cuts.

    Nationalism. Damn, it's embarassing to have our Kenyan National Madrassas Graduate president running around to every tin-pot dictator and every manure-pile country in Europe and APOLOGIZING.

    We clearly need a President who's not embarassed to be an American (that means the next president we elect should be an American....hmmmm?) and a President that's willing to say, "well, if you don't like Americans, you don't like our money", and enforcing that.

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    Re: How to Revive the Republican Party

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    If the Republicians ever wish to win another election, they must be more moderate; and right now, they seem to have no true leader..
    I agree. The recent spate of Republicans we've suffered under have been WAY TOO FAR to the LEFT. The GOP needs to take huge steps to the right.

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    Re: How to Revive the Republican Party

    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    Yes but how much is that due to pressure from the media and liberal establishment? That pressure is unlikely to change but what if it did? What if a more traditionalist media and culture did grow up to replace that of the MSM, Hollywood and corporate liberalism?
    public opinion can change, however I think the momentum towards same-sex marriage is way to strong for that to be at all likely to happen.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wessexman View Post
    And as we have been through here many times. The term equality in such a generalised way is very vague when applied to the specifics of this debate. It has to be used narrowly as they lack the equality to marry people of their own sex they want to over 18 and who can give consent rather than having equal rights to do the same only to one of the opposite sex. Hardly a simple case of "full equality".
    I don't think its that complicated. I want the same right to marry a woman that any man has. gay and bisexual men want the same right to marry a man that any woman has.

    simply put, the right to marry should not depend on the sex of either partner.

    an argument could be made that marriage laws discriminate on the basis of sex, rather than sexual orientation, but that would imply that the disproportionate affect they have on GLBT people was accidental, rather than the intentional and systematic method of excluding GLBT people that they are.

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    Re: How to Revive the Republican Party

    Quote Originally Posted by FallingPianos View Post
    Nationalism alienates large segments of the population, especially as the US becomes more diverse.
    If they don't beleive the United States is the best place to live, why are they here?

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    Re: How to Revive the Republican Party

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    If they don't beleive the United States is the best place to live, why are they here?
    Because it sure as hell beats being wherever they came from, for people from central and south america its the easiest developed country to travel to, and because the US has large immigrant communities that people can join.

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    Re: How to Revive the Republican Party

    I think that nationalism, or if we want to get into the definitions game, patriotism, can actually help the Republican Party reach to immigrants. As the son of one I can say at least from observations they tend to be more patriotic than average Americans; they don't take their freedom for granted.

    Or maybe that's just Cubans.

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    Re: How to Revive the Republican Party

    A balanced party with near equal focus on fiscal, governmental, social, and militaristic issues with perhaps fiscal and governmental issues slightly out ahead.

    Social conservatism should not be dropped or even truly "moderated", but instead pulled back in equal balance with other tenets of the philosophy so as not to be the dominating portin of it. Additionally, it should act with respect to the other pillars of the ideology so as not to run directly against its own philosophy.
    You down with TPP?

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    Re: How to Revive the Republican Party

    The biggest element would be fiscal conservatism, we don't have a single real fiscally conservative party out there and we desperately need one. The other thing they need to do is distance themselves from the religious right and stop being the fundamentalist zealot party. They need to move toward a more centrist social policy and away from caring what people do in their bedrooms.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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