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The Party That Doomed Its Nominee


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Carrie
- 616 days ago - washingtonpost.com
Republicans plan to commence focus groups and voter-based polls to discover the mystery behind their loss. Having sat staring into space the past couple of days, they now want to get to the bottom of it.



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Scott J. (0)
Monday November 12, 2012, 1:03 pm
No mysery here. Start with adopting policies that aren't based on HATE. The Republicans seem to me to be the party that is for Older White Staight Males. Maybe if the consider their policies toward others, (i.e. Younger, Minority, Gay, Women) that are based on wanting to keep the staus quo. Maybe the Christian Right should consider the teaching of Christ, especially the part about love one another.

Take for instance thier policy toward immigration. The hateful hard line of deport them all isn't the answer. This country is founded on an open policy of immigration. When we close our borders to protect those inside, we hurt ourselves. We need reform on the laws that give a pathway to citizenship. If you are tired of paying for the immigrants getting education and healthcare, maybe if we reformed the position to make it easier to enter the country to work then we can tax them and then they pay for their own services.

Another example is regarding the gay community, Laws the promote inequalities should not be the voice for this country. Although you may personnaly oppose the sexual orientation of another person, remember to follow Christ on this example and love them regardless and grant them equal status under the law. DOMA is solely based around hating thy neighbor. It is time to repeal it.

Another example for the Women. Once again, although you may not agree with an opinion on abortion, respect the opinions of those that difer with you. This country is founded on principles of Right to Life, Liberty and PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS. The safety of all should be considered and not the narrow opinion of my way or the higway that the Republicans have adopted.

The current extremism of the Republican Party needs to be evaluated and brought again into the center with an attitude of acceptance for others that may not always agree with you. Then maybe the party can get back to ideals of running the country in a fiscally conservative manner without offending others. I would like to return to the party if they would abandon the HATE.
 

Kit B. (277)
Monday November 12, 2012, 1:34 pm

A well written article, though I do disagree with the conclusion. It's takes certain kind of thinking to blend in the current political climate of the republican party, and Romney was only to willing to fit in and make it his own. The author, Kathleen Parker is way off in assuming that Romney would not swing into social issues, they were not about to let him make his own choices. These are indeed fanatics, and like an ill-mannered child, need a "time-out".
 

Carrie B. (300)
Monday November 12, 2012, 1:38 pm
That was my feeling also Kit.
 

Roseann D. (178)
Monday November 12, 2012, 3:09 pm
Mystery? Hey, cluess Greedy Ol Psychopaths...Here it is: Your policies SUCK!
 

John B. (215)
Monday November 12, 2012, 9:06 pm
Thanks Carrie for the link to the article and Kit is right on with her comment.. Read and noted.
 

Gene Jacobson (244)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 1:49 pm
"Republicans plan to commence focus groups and voter-based polls to discover the mystery behind their loss."

Save your money. It was your platform, straight out of the 19th century, and your cuddling up to the 1% - really who expects to win an election with the rich white base your party has? And, really, again, that platform was hideous. It still is. Spend your time getting familiar with the 21st century and its challenges and you might get on the right track, the one heading forward into the future. Going backwards rarely gets one anywhere but backwards. Not that hard when you think about it. Try that too.
 

Chris C. (144)
Tuesday November 13, 2012, 3:29 pm
It's no mystery....the right wing wanted to elect a weak puppet. American said "oh no you don't!?
 

Danuta Watola (1179)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 1:56 am
noted
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (378)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 2:08 am
Their views are way back there, in the Middle Ages.
 

Mary S. (1)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 4:56 am
Interesting
 

Gloria picchetti (287)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 6:02 am
Let them spend as much time & money as they can until they are as broke as the rest of us.
 

Robert O. (12)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 12:16 pm
They brought it all upon themselves with their intolerant, hate based doctrines and greedy elitist "I've got mine so screw the rest of you" ideologies. Thanks Carrie.
 

Helle H. (21)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 12:26 pm
No need to discuss that. That party was for the rich people and luckily the average had a chance to vote too.
 

Rita White (1)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 1:07 pm
noted, thanks
 

Joanne Dixon (35)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 3:00 pm
They have perfected taking over the airwaves with money, but, bcause we are watching, they have not yet perfected voter suppression. Please, let's not quit watching.
 

Christopher Fowler (84)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 3:06 pm
Stupid is as the GOTeabaggers do.
 

Nancy M. (201)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 3:13 pm
Hey Gene. I think the republicans of 100 years ago were far more progressive than they are now.

Interesting read. Was it the party controlling Romney or was it Romney trying to cater to the Tea Party elements of the party.

I agree that had he shifted back to the middle, he could have won.
 

James Maynard (66)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 10:57 pm
Grover
Grover
Grover
Grover!
Grover!!
Grover!!!
Grover!!!!
Grover!!!!!

you lose.........

spend your money helping the poor
for a change..............................
 

june t. (63)
Wednesday November 14, 2012, 11:15 pm
interesting article
 

Lois Jordan (55)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 3:06 pm
That's what "threw" Obama at the first debate...Romney's swing to the center; and Lehrer correctly called them both out when he continued to ask what the difference was between the two of them. Gene got it right when he stated that it's the party platform. There were so many deeply confused citizens trying to figure out what the truth was---all they had to do what check the platforms. And, yes, many ads centered around the Grover Norquist pledge...many candidates lost just on that fact. But, women really mattered and put their money where their mouth is by supporting Dem. candidates. Young people really gave Facebook and Twitter workouts as well; they were also "feet on the ground" in many, many states. The GOP didn't have the People Power or the facts. They lost Big Time on everything.
 

Tal H. (8)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 4:00 pm
Thanks for the share!
 

Anne K. (128)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 5:22 pm
The Republican Party didn't doom their nominee. He doomed himself. Repeatedly vowing to do away with Planned Parenthood... assuming that the average income of a typical middle class family $250,000...!
 

Ximena Jaramillo (14)
Thursday November 15, 2012, 8:07 pm
interesting article
 

Rita White (1)
Sunday November 18, 2012, 9:15 am
noted, thanks
 
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