Also if you knew anything, Romney's foreign policy plan was pretty much identical to Obama's other than the policy of bombing everyone and apologizing for previous American success and autonomy. They both planned to stick to the 2014 timeline on Afghanistan.
The only significant expansion INSIDE the U.S. is in non union "right to work" states. BUT, the doesn't help job creators in the country who can not expand overseas - the little companies. Layoffs coming - everywhere from small retail to the dentist's office.
As far as people with money invested, watch for fewer donations. And money suddenly "disappearing".
CPA hasn't been posting as much because he's busy at work finding ways to financially advise his clients. LOL. My CFP certainly is.
I understand all the ground to cover and the depth involved but that should have been part of the campaign's job. They really had NOBODY with a Marketing degree in their camp?
Kick the social conservatives to the curb and the GOP has more than a fighting chance - it likely dominates. It shouldn't be hard to do, either - if you're in favor of personal liberty, then you should be in favor of getting government out of the bedroom as well as out of your pocket.
Keep it simple:
Simplified progressive tax code
Baseline government supplemented by private industry
Encourage American jobs
Stand for individual freedom
End the empire
There are many Republicans who believe they already do most of the above. They don't.
Anybody following the markets today? Not exactly showing their faith.
But they are evil so we should just ignore it.
No, but you don't need to be to get out from social issue hell.For Affirmative Action and Welfare and Massive Government?
No. But GOPers should stop talking about abortion because that fight is over, plain and simple. There is no scenario in which abortion becomes illegal and no candidate who really intends to do anything about it. It's simply a dog whistle to the social conservatives: "I'm one of you". It's one reason I don't care about a candidate's views on abortion at all; everyone is entitled to their private view on those issues, and it won't have any public impact anyway.For Universal Healthcare, Abortion on Demand and Free Rubbers for 1st graders on up?
No. You can be fiscally conservative and pro-Gay Marriage. You can be fiscally conservative and pro-immigration reform. You can be true to the constitution and not demand that the country be governed in line with christian interpretations of God's will.If so, we already have that party. They're called (D).
Keep the fiscal conservatism and constitutional fidelity. That's the one selling point the Republican party has, and it resonates. It's the other baggage that screws the GOP.In all seriousness, I see no position (R) can take without the wholesale abandonment of conservativism, that will change the demographic defeat we just saw.
Does your balanced budget involve increasing taxes?
Nope, not in favor.
Does your new tax policy involve closing so called "loop holes" without reducing base tax rates to conpensate?
Not in favor
I don't even know what your third line item means.
As for your 4th, does encouraging American jobs involve subsidizing American industry? Does it involve further public "investment" in education.
Nope, not in favor.
Which ones? No one wants them all.
Embrace Science. Sure. I don't know how you translate that into policy however.
End the Empire. This would probable be twisted as warmongering or divisive and be a net negative.
As I have not a single nice word to say, I should at least be civil, and choose to say nothing. Everything I stand for economicly and policy wise is beaten. When you're in that spot, you don't fight, you quiet down, and profit from it. I assure you, my reference from earlier is apt, I will be the Commisar, I will not be the Khulak.
The point is stick to those general principals and you'll gain support. The "fiscally conservative" and "small government" positions do not work if you don't actually follow through on them. I laugh every time I hear a Republican mention those words because the reality is they have done nothing but increase deficits, increase the police state, and marginalize the rights of minorities.
First of all, don't blame Obama for Obama, blame Bush. Obama is Bush's doing.
In the aftermath of the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal no Democrat stood a chance for election in 2000. Gore wasted his efforts, the majority voted anti-Dem.
Following Bush & Cheney's eight year economic assraping of America, the worst case in US history, no Republican stood a chance in the '08 election. Obama didn't impress anyone per se. He won by default; the country voted anti-Republican. Anybody, even the first black presidential candidate, was a lock as long as he wasn't Republican.
Bush blew the lid off of 'conservatism'. It'll take decades now to clean up the disaster made by W's profiteering greed machine. He is the devil, this is the fallout, the price we (and our children) will pay for a very long time. Don't blame Obama, he saved us from idiots McCain & Palin.
I like Romney, really thought he'd win. He's a quality guy that might've done a superb job and been the answer, the savior we're hoping for.
But this time around the presidency was Obama's job to lose and he didn't blow it. Given a four-year sample, the people voted fair and square, calmly and cautiously, and made the safe conservative choice. This nation wants a leader that will put the people first, not use them as cattle to feed a secret snotty wealthy clique.
Bottom line, Romney's pitch wasn't enough to dissuade or persuade voters. Perhaps he retried too soon.
The results are proof this country still doesn't trust Republicans enough to gamble in a new direction and there is only one person to thank:
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