Originally Posted by Warfish
Change how, specificly?
Target how, specificly?
I keep hearing this, but I've yet to hear a seriosu answer how they can accomplish this without simply giving in on policy and ideals they (claim to) hold.
So please, how? Not in generalization bull**** like "reach out". Specifics, policy. How?
Because frankly, I think the "change and reach out" is 100% pure bull****. Every black (R) gets caled an Uncle Tom race traitor by the usual parties from day 1 on. I think (R) could give in on every policy possible, and African Americans will still vote (D) 95%.
95% ****ing percent. There is no other thing in America where you can find a 95% agreement within a single demograhic group. Thats not changing.
No, the (R), and Conservativism, IMO, is dead. The Times have changed, as libs love to say the Country is now Browner, and Brown doesn't vote (R) apparently.
Don't hurt yourself patting yourself on the back there Issi.
Seriously Warfish, you're way too smart for this. I get it that you're mad the election results, but come on. Change how? Here's a couple answers:
Stop pandering to the religious right. It worked for a good 30 years of steady votes, but that well has run dry. Americans believe in God but they don't want it shoved in their face 24/7, nor do they want govt. policies based on religious beliefs.
Stop pandering to the racist extreme. How can any sane American take the tea party message seriously when all you see is signs with racist words and images, and gun toting faux patriots claiming Obama is gonna take their guns? Again, most of America is sane and centrist, and they're OK with a social safety net and public spending on Sesame Street.
Stop harping on gay rights and abortion. Again, this ship has sailed. America wants abortion to be legal, and they're now OK with gay marriage. Freakin' drop it, already. The country is not going back from this.
Stop pushing trickle down economics. It has failed EVERY SINGLE TIME it's been implemented. Hell, George Bush Sr. himself called it "voodoo economics". Find another economic idea that makes sense.
START focusing on core conservative values; hard work, personal responsibility, smaller (but more efficient) government, lower taxes across the board, and a strong defense without out of control spending. These are ideals that Americans of all stripes can get behind. Liberals DO NOT want a welfare state or a food stamp state, and you know this. Stop acting like people of color do not share these same ideals, because quite frankly it's insulting.
True conservatism is not dead. A return to the roots of Eisenhower and Goldwater would work wonders.