SOURCEAnd here's the link for the actual surveySurveyI'm sure most with a critical view of U.S. politics will yawn at this attempt of public discourse. However, I find it somewhat interesting in that the conservative party "at least internally" have recognized some party line flaws.When we talk about political ideology I find myself to be an Independent. There are some attributes of both parties I agree with, and there are some attributes I don't. As this was a critique of the conservative party I limited my criticisms to that side of the spectrum, while making it clear that I had criticisms of the Democratic party as well. While I didn't voice my criticisms of the Democratic party I let it be known there were valid criticisms of that side as well in order to not come across in a partisan manner.My interest now falls to the ATS community. What are your viewpoints on this attempt at public discourse? Is it valid, and if so what are the faults within the Republican party line? Also, what are your feelings on the Democratic party in the same manner?I'd appreciate no political trolling. Let's keep the discourse civil.
To kick off this week's Republican National Committee's winter strategy session, which will focus in part on how to broaden the party's appeal to women and minority voters, the RNC on Thursday launched a website soliciting ideas and constructive criticism about what the party did wrong in 2012—and what it can do better over the next four years.
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
The people in this country are becoming more and more socially "progressive". As a country, we don't care of gay people get married, we think women should have autonomy over their own bodies AND get paid the same as men for doing the same job. We believe in freedom of religion (and I mean ALL religious belief, not just freedom of Christianity), and we want to live in a country that helps those who need it. We support equality and common-sense gun ownership regulation measures.
In other word, we support a balance.
This is the direction of the country. If the GOP wants to remain relevant, they're going to have to let go of the extremist viewpoints and stop trying to legislate against the freedom and equality that this country stands for. That's not going to happen in four years. The people are smart enough to see that publicly changing their positions on these issues is just a ruse to get votes, so they can then put their agenda into law.
The GOP has initiated legislation against women, against immigrants, against gay people, and against freedom. I don't know how they're going to convince the public that they now support the progressive movement of the country. They'll not convince me.
I'm not a Democrat and I have plenty of complaints about them, but at least they're MORE in line with the citizens' viewpoints.
In short, I don't think it's going to work.