GOP: #evolve or die

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    GOP: #evolve or die

    Meghan McCain to GOP: #evolve

    So is this the loss that causes the GOP to wake up and evolve or to go the way of the Bull Moose Party.  By most counts the GOP has given up 5 in the bag Senate seats over the past 2 years due to extreme Tea Party candidates like Adkin, Mourdock, Angel etc.  This cycle the Presidency was the GOPs to lose and they did just that.  Hopefully the old white guy dominated party has learned something; their base is shrinking, it’s not too tech savvy and its energy level can’t keep up with a younger opposition party.  In addition, they’ve managed to alienate women in high numbers as well as the fastest growing demographic Hispanics/Latinos, who are conservative by nature.

    So Meghan McCain aptly tweeted her disdain for the election results simply as GOP #evolve, and she’s absolutely right.  John Huntsman was absolutely right in stating that it was silly to focus on divisive social issues.  People can keep their personal values but ones personal values shouldn’t interfere with public policy and individual rights.  I was listening to NHPR shortly after lunch as the host was talking to NH Dem consultant Arnie Arneson and past NH GOP Chair Fergus Cullen.  They also hit the GOP problem squarely on the head; the GOP loses because it alienates too much of the electorate by trying to impose its personal social views on others.  The party still has sound business and financial positions but they incrementally get lost to constituents who have other hot button issues; abortion rights, contraception rights, Planned Parenthood, never mind the extremists like Mourdock or Adkin who really make the GOP look like Neanderthals.  They let themselves get tied up in marriage equality battles and they lose Hispanics/Latinos through unrealistic immigration positions when there are over 12 million undocumented immigrants here who aren’t going anywhere.  Sure it may not be right that they are here but the GOP needs to get over its holier than thou position and put forward a solution like McCain tried to. 

    This gets me back to the NHPR discussion today and at the end of the segment it turned back to this election cycle’s GOP Primary and who in the final analysis would have been a better candidate against Obama.  They both said Huntsman; the guy called a RINO, a traitor for answering the call to work for a Democratic President and ostracized and shut out by the GOP elite, because he was critical of the party.  The old guys need to get out of the way unless they want to kill the party.

    So forgetting about conservative social issues and supporting strong local control/states rights, individual rights  and strong private business support for growing a business and doubling down on the principles of the American Dream for new immigrants would be a good start.

    The GOP needs to evolve to lead or step aside.

     
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    Re: GOP: #evolve or die

    Fabulous post.

     
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    Re: GOP: #evolve or die

    In response to massmoderateJoe's comment:
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    Meghan McCain to GOP: #evolve So is this the loss that causes the GOP to wake up and evolve or to go the way of the Bull Moose Party.  By most counts the GOP has given up 5 in the bag Senate seats over the past 2 years due to extreme Tea Party candidates like Adkin, Mourdock, Angel etc.  This cycle the Presidency was the GOPs to lose and they did just that.  Hopefully the old white guy dominated party has learned something; their base is shrinking, it’s not too tech savvy and its energy level can’t keep up with a younger opposition party.  In addition, they’ve managed to alienate women in high numbers as well as the fastest growing demographic Hispanics/Latinos, who are conservative by nature. So Meghan McCain aptly tweeted her disdain for the election results simply as GOP #evolve, and she’s absolutely right.  John Huntsman was absolutely right in stating that it was silly to focus on divisive social issues.  People can keep their personal values but ones personal values shouldn’t interfere with public policy and individual rights.  I was listening to NHPR shortly after lunch as the host was talking to NH Dem consultant Arnie Arneson and past NH GOP Chair Fergus Cullen.  They also hit the GOP problem squarely on the head; the GOP loses because it alienates too much of the electorate by trying to impose its personal social views on others.  The party still has sound business and financial positions but they incrementally get lost to constituents who have other hot button issues; abortion rights, contraception rights, Planned Parenthood, never mind the extremists like Mourdock or Adkin who really make the GOP look like Neanderthals.  They let themselves get tied up in marriage equality battles and they lose Hispanics/Latinos through unrealistic immigration positions when there are over 12 million undocumented immigrants here who aren’t going anywhere.  Sure it may not be right that they are here but the GOP needs to get over its holier than thou position and put forward a solution like McCain tried to.  This gets me back to the NHPR discussion today and at the end of the segment it turned back to this election cycle’s GOP Primary and who in the final analysis would have been a better candidate against Obama.  They both said Huntsman; the guy called a RINO, a traitor for answering the call to work for a Democratic President and ostracized and shut out by the GOP elite, because he was critical of the party.  The old guys need to get out of the way unless they want to kill the party. So forgetting about conservative social issues and supporting strong local control/states rights, individual rights  and strong private business support for growing a business and doubling down on the principles of the American Dream for new immigrants would be a good start. The GOP needs to evolve to lead or step aside.

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    Did you write this, joe...?

     

     
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    Re: GOP: #evolve or die

    Meghans post is nonsense.  Conservatism isn't about skin color or who you sleep with.  It is about ideals.

    That the way to win is to become like the democrat party, only slightly more moderate, is the recipe for disaster that the Republicans have pursued for TWO presidential cycles now.  

    How did that work out?

     
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    Re: GOP: #evolve or die

    I agree that they need to evolve..and so does every political analyst you listen to. Smart organizations are able to go through this self evaluation process and figure out what works and what doesn't.


    No doubt there will be a lot of resistance to change in the GOP..and that is fine. But..unless there is change in the form of adjusting to society as it is today...then the GOP will risk being a regional party and will continue to lose influence.

    They have to stop trying to appeal to the extremists in their party. One can have conservative principle without the need to legislate every move people make.

    Whoever said that today's GOP is like "Mad Men" stuck in a Modern Family world really nailed it.

     
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    In response to massmoderateJoe's comment:
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    Meghan McCain to GOP: #evolve So is this the loss that causes the GOP to wake up and evolve or to go the way of the Bull Moose Party.  By most counts the GOP has given up 5 in the bag Senate seats over the past 2 years due to extreme Tea Party candidates like Adkin, Mourdock, Angel etc.  This cycle the Presidency was the GOPs to lose and they did just that.  Hopefully the old white guy dominated party has learned something; their base is shrinking, it’s not too tech savvy and its energy level can’t keep up with a younger opposition party.  In addition, they’ve managed to alienate women in high numbers as well as the fastest growing demographic Hispanics/Latinos, who are conservative by nature. So Meghan McCain aptly tweeted her disdain for the election results simply as GOP #evolve, and she’s absolutely right.  John Huntsman was absolutely right in stating that it was silly to focus on divisive social issues.  People can keep their personal values but ones personal values shouldn’t interfere with public policy and individual rights.  I was listening to NHPR shortly after lunch as the host was talking to NH Dem consultant Arnie Arneson and past NH GOP Chair Fergus Cullen.  They also hit the GOP problem squarely on the head; the GOP loses because it alienates too much of the electorate by trying to impose its personal social views on others.  The party still has sound business and financial positions but they incrementally get lost to constituents who have other hot button issues; abortion rights, contraception rights, Planned Parenthood, never mind the extremists like Mourdock or Adkin who really make the GOP look like Neanderthals.  They let themselves get tied up in marriage equality battles and they lose Hispanics/Latinos through unrealistic immigration positions when there are over 12 million undocumented immigrants here who aren’t going anywhere.  Sure it may not be right that they are here but the GOP needs to get over its holier than thou position and put forward a solution like McCain tried to.  This gets me back to the NHPR discussion today and at the end of the segment it turned back to this election cycle’s GOP Primary and who in the final analysis would have been a better candidate against Obama.  They both said Huntsman; the guy called a RINO, a traitor for answering the call to work for a Democratic President and ostracized and shut out by the GOP elite, because he was critical of the party.  The old guys need to get out of the way unless they want to kill the party. So forgetting about conservative social issues and supporting strong local control/states rights, individual rights  and strong private business support for growing a business and doubling down on the principles of the American Dream for new immigrants would be a good start. The GOP needs to evolve to lead or step aside.

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    Did you write this, joe...?

     

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    yes, Google away no cut and paste that's way I see it.

     

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