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Friday, November 21, 2008

Survey Says - More Conservative GOP

A survey by Gallup shows GOP registrants want to be more conservative, while Independents are 50-50 split between more conservative and less conservative; is that enough to win elections? In the cycle of politics the party that dominates generally overreaches by driving hard right or left, which drives the independent voters in the middle to the other side. Is moving the base farther right the answer for the GOP? How about just sound fiscal management and common sense moderate social policies for the answer.


Anonymous said...

I'm not sure the GOP has been offering an alternative to the tax and spend Dems of late. If there really is no difference, then why vote Republican? I believe there are differences, but many Reps are too afraid to talk about the differences. You cannot compete with the Dems when it comes to spending. They will win. You have to articulate why it is in our interests NOT to spend so much. The Republicans did not do that. As far as gun rights, they should have been talking about that for a long time, but were too afraid, for some reason. It only came up the last couple weeks of the local campaign.

Anonymous said...

It really boils down to which is worse for America, 'tax & spend'(Dem) or 'borrow & spend'(Rep).
I vote for 'tax & rebate' (Spread the Wealth Around). When did sharing your good fortune become a bad thing?

Anonymous said...

Well, you got the spend part right. The rest is avoidance of reality, or in other words, donkey slant.

The elephants can't spend enough to please you. I'll bet, in the long run, the donkeys won't be able to either. But I got mine so who the hell cares.

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