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D you think the loss may provoke some soul searching in the Republican Party?

  1. Taurean Doll profile image62
    Taurean Dollposted 5 years ago

    D you think the loss may provoke some soul searching in the Republican Party?

    This election was seen as a prime opportunity to unseat Obama, as polls showed Americans were unhappy with a sluggish economy, sky-high unemployment, and a health care reform bill that remained widely unpopular.

  2. Paul Kuehn profile image95
    Paul Kuehnposted 5 years ago

    Yes, I do.  I think Republican Party members might be reflecting on why they couldn't have put up a better candidate than Romney to unseat Obama.

    1. Mr. Happy profile image82
      Mr. Happyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      There was none. (Then again, "better" is in the eye of the beholder. Don't You think Karl Rove thought about that? lol)

  3. Mr. Happy profile image82
    Mr. Happyposted 5 years ago

    Maybe, or maybe it will just encourage them to change tactics: lie more, use the corporate-media propaganda machine more effectively, in order to brainwash people; they can try to improve on their scare tactics (they obviously did not scare people good enough, this time around) and perhaps work-on the religious fundamentalists because we're living in 1012 not 2012.


    P.S. By the way, I am not a Black Pinocchio supporter.

  4. TeaPartyCrasher profile image71
    TeaPartyCrasherposted 5 years ago

    They need to abandon their policy of creating "outgroups" and start working for the good of all.

  5. Rock_nj profile image91
    Rock_njposted 5 years ago

    It should.  Given the demographic trends in the U.S. and other trends, such as increasing signs of global warming, the Republican's current stances on many issues are not going to win them many future national elections. 

    I'm not sure how "unpopular" the healthcare reform bill actually is amongst the American electorate.  When broken down into its components, many Americans like aspects of the Obama healthcare reform bill:  such as covering pre-existing conditions and covering adult children living at home into their 20s (pretty common these days).

  6. cascoly profile image60
    cascolyposted 5 years ago

    i doubt it - boehner is already claiming a mandate fpor cutting more taxes

    the democrats need to use the senate rules to eliminate the filibuster

  7. wba108@yahoo.com profile image83
    wba108@yahoo.composted 5 years ago

    It already has! The GOP has already excepted that they must run a minority candidate in 2016. They know they have to make inroads into the Hispanic, Black, and Asian communities and with women and lower income groups. The message of small government conservatism must be crafted so that these groups will see the advantage of this type of government for them. The GOP will not likely make the unforced errors in the next election, that it made in this one, IE. the 47% comments, the self deportation comments etc... .

    I don't think conservatives need to compromise their message or change their policy, but they must let these before mentioned groups know that their welcomed in the GOP and their voice counts. I believe the GOP is already working towards this goal.