Originally Posted by Warfish
So, thus far post election, the key to a Republican return is:
-End all efforts at immigration enforcement. Promote and support illegal immigration and call it "immigration" until all immigration restrictions can be repealed and called "reform".
-Pander, in every way possible, to the African American Community, apparently by ending any effort to curb social welfare, and by cutting all ties with the "Religious right".
-End all efforts to oppose abortion. Period. Agree to pay for any and all abortions, contraceptives and fully fund planned parenthood, even if Obamacare already covers everything Planned Parenthood does via other providers.
-Never, ever, put up for office a wealthy man. Or a white man. Middle-class or lower, women or "peope of color" only.
-Cut the Millitary by 75% minimum. Spend every penny cut on social programs and "social justice" programs to set right the discrepancy between white men, and women and people of color in all aspects of society.
So, there we have it, the winning (R) ticket for 2016.
This is not a serious post. The GOP needs to be the party of smaller government, more freedom, strong military and less spending. Economic opportunity versus collectivism. It is the focus on social issues that distracts from real issues facing the country. The opportunity message resonates but it is negated by the anti-abortion message. Abortion is decided law. Keep the government out of it. Don't fund it with tax dollars. Ban late term abortions. But the idea of overturning Roe V Wade is absurd. It will never happen. I wouldn't personally want that to happen. It has been in effect for 70 years. This is America and once a right is granted, it is virtually impossible to take it away.