The End of the Reagan Coalition
Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:10 PM
I personally do not like abortion as a form of convenience for people who might not be ready for parenthood, but am not gullable enough to think everyone is like me. Medicine is medicine and if the mom is in trouble healthwise, then things might have to be done.
Now, I would be labled as a lunatic who wants to take the vote away from women and kick them out of their jobs. It is just the nature of the beast in politics.
Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:14 PM
Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:18 PM
If Paul had been the nominee, you would have seen stuff like you never saw because he was not close. The media spent their efforts to make Romney, who is probably further left than McCain, seem like Barry Goldwater. The media knew their target. They were successful in making Romney a back in chains, back to the alley kind of guy. You even beleive it.
I agree but its as much if not more the party itself doing this than the media
They took a Rockefellar conservative robot and asked him to be a Neo-Conservative Tider
They need to find a type that can at least come across as acting like himself without the fear of scaring away the moderates. Hard to find nowadays on both sides.
The thing with the dems though is that they can come across as more socially connectable and that's a huuuge advantage in the information age.
Posted 08 November 2012 - 01:30 PM
Posted 08 November 2012 - 02:02 PM
Posted 09 November 2012 - 04:44 AM
It's only about 8-12 years away from today's "youth vote" becoming tomorrow's mainstream electorate. I've heard it said before that the millennials will likely vote against George W. Bush for the next 30 years the same way the boomers voted against Jimmy Carter for the last 30.
Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:14 AM
The Democrats won this time by a RAZOR THIN majority. There is no guarantee that the same will happen next time. The republicans do have some demographic challenges, but they still have a window of 8-12 years when they will still have a good shot at the whitehouse.
Posted 09 November 2012 - 06:43 AM
the electoral college system heavily favors democratics at this point. nate silver's analysis reveals that romney would have had to win the popular vote by 3% in order to be guaranteed an electoral college victory. instead, well, he didn't come very close at all, did he? meanwhile every blue state other than florida or ohio outpaced the the national percentage. and fyi many of those on the left were already disillusioned with obama but it appears they turned out to keep the cultist robot and the randian dipshit out of office. in other words, what in the fug were you thinking nominating the republican john kerry (without the heroism) and the guy who derived his ideology from a rape fetishisizing, serial killer groupie? the republican party is p fuged at the moment. can't wait to see if they shift left to capture part of the latino vote (lol yeah right) or move further to the right and die a very straight, white, male death (probably)
Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:36 AM