posted on Nov, 7 2012 @ 01:11 PM
Originally posted by micmerci
Originally posted by sheepslayer247
Ok my fellow Republicans, it’s time to sit down with a strong cup of coffee and have a chat.
I’m sure most of you know of those soccer games in which there is no score taken so the kids can feel good about themselves. Fast forward a few
years later and it’s these kids that are crying on the sidelines after they lost their first real match.
That is how you are acting! I wake up this morn and turn on Fox to see the reactions…..and it’s a sobbing boo hoo fest. I l click on ATS to read
up on things and it’s the same thing.
Republicans are telling me how the country has gone to crap and we are not exceptional people all because Romney was whooped in the election. One
thread is asking why there are not any riots and another claiming it’s the death of capitalism, opening the door wide-open for the socialist Red’s
to take over America.
The best thing we can do is pick ourselves up off the floor, dust off the defeat and work towards the next election.
But this is where it gets real important…….
If you continue to go down the same path, if you continue to alienate people with religious mantra, party rhetoric and outright propaganda, you will
If you continue to push an agenda that favors the few at the expense of the many, you will lose again.
If you continue to refuse to compromise and be open to ideologies other than your own, you will lose again.
If you don’t learn to check your religion at the door, you will lose again.
If you don’t take the time to learn the value of a diverse nation, you will lose again.
The overall point is that if you learn nothing from this defeat and continue to travel the same road that has been traveled since 2000, our party will
become a relic of olden times.
Please don’t go down this road! I beg of you! Let’s work together to champion the conservative ideals that we are supposed to stand for, not the
emotional zealots and bigots we have easily become.
I think it is safe to say that this is our last chance to open our party to different ideas and ideologies. Otherwise…stick a fork in it…it’s
How we move forward from here is up to you. There is a quote from the Lord of the Rings that fits this situation very well and sums up my thoughts on
the future of the GOP.
Please do not go where I cannot follow
edit on 7-11-2012 by sheepslayer247 because: (no reason given)
So, basically you are asking Republicans to not be true traditional Republicans anymore. Biblical values, pro-life, sanctity of marriage are stalwart
Republican platform. Asking Republicans to put these issues aside is asking them not not be true to themselves. If you give yourself the label
Republican, then you should stand on the platform that it puts forth- win or lose. To Thine own Self be true! Compromising on basic principles is
weak. If people do not hold those values then they will affiliate with a party that holds their values.
What you allow, you encourage.
Just a little advice from a former Republican who left in '04:
"True traditional Republicans" are not Bible-thumping nutters. There is more to being conservative than just being as extreme as the Taliban on
Methinks you need to read up on the likes of Eisenhower and Teddy Roosevelt. Even Ronald Reagan, who couldn't even hope to get nominated nowadays--he
was far too much of as centrist as is Obama
. The downfall of the GOP started with Newt's Moral Majority and accelerated with the rise of the
Tea Party. If you want to have any hope of winning in '16 and beyond, you need to sideline those whackjobs and bring back the moderates. You can't
keep ostracizing large segments of the population and expect to win: women, minorities, gays, etc. America is no longer a land of rich old white men
with a stranglehold on voting power. You are doomed to the obscurity of the history books unless you recognize that.
It's your only hope.
The Dems have their share of loonies, too. Make no mistake about that. The difference is that the Dems marginalize them so their craziness never gets
traction. That's the difference. In the GOP, the lunatics have taken over the asylum.
Religion has no place in politics. This is the US, not Afghanistan or Iran.
Fiscal conservatism doesn't mean you force the vast majority of Americans into poverty so a very few can line their pockets. That's an oligarchy.
Ask the Soviet Union how that worked out for them.