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Mar 26, 2013 12:53:04   #
Richard94611
 
Breaking from Newsmax.com

Pew’s Kohut: Right Is Cause of GOP Image Woes

The Republican Party has moved itself so far to the right that it’s losing relevance with voters, says Andrew Kohut, former president of the Pew Research Center and the Gallup Organization.

“The GOP has come to be seen as the more extreme party, the side unwilling to compromise or negotiate seriously to tackle the economic turmoil that challenges the nation,” he writes in The Washington Post.

A Pew Research Center poll last month showed that the party's favorability ratings have dropped to a 20-year low, which Kohut attributes to the dominance of the right wing driving the GOP far from the center.

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Mar 26, 2013 13:01:15   #
pigpen
 
Richard94611 wrote:
Breaking from Newsmax.com

Pew’s Kohut: Right Is Cause of GOP Image Woes

The Republican Party has moved itself so far to the right that it’s losing relevance with voters, says Andrew Kohut, former president of the Pew Research Center and the Gallup Organization.

“The GOP has come to be seen as the more extreme party, the side unwilling to compromise or negotiate seriously to tackle the economic turmoil that challenges the nation,” he writes in The Washington Post.

A Pew Research Center poll last month showed that the party's favorability ratings have dropped to a 20-year low, which Kohut attributes to the dominance of the right wing driving the GOP far from the center.
Breaking from Newsmax.com br br Pew’s Kohut: Righ... (show quote)


I attribute it to lazy people living off the backs of hard workers. Why vote Republican, when democrats will give us what other people have for doing nothing?

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Mar 26, 2013 13:02:50   #
Richard94611
 
Heh ?


pigpen wrote:
I attribute it to lazy people living off the backs of hard workers. Why vote Republican, when democrats will give us what other people have for doing nothing?

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Mar 26, 2013 13:09:23   #
Hal81 (a regular here)
 
pigpen wrote:
I attribute it to lazy people living off the backs of hard workers. Why vote Republican, when democrats will give us what other people have for doing nothing?


:thumbup: :thumbup:

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Mar 26, 2013 13:14:32   #
Richard94611
 
Thank goodness we have industrious people like yourself working to protect our social security and Medicare !



Hal81 wrote:
:thumbup: :thumbup:

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Mar 26, 2013 13:27:09   #
Hal81 (a regular here)
 
Richard94611 wrote:
Thank goodness we have industrious people like yourself working to protect our social security and Medicare !


Not me. Ive been retired for 20 years. I one of the guys they hate. Ive been collecting SS. They love the people that die before they can get any of their money back. Thats more they can rob out of the fund to give away for votes to keep them in their gravey jobs. And before you go off on the republems im going after both sides. Their both bottom feeders. As long as they keep the american devided they win. Wake up and vote them all out. But I think its already too late. Theirs more of them than us.

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Mar 26, 2013 13:37:32   #
Ched49
 
It has nothing to do with the Republican Party going too far to the right, it just seems that way because our fearless leader is so far to the left. He's doing everything he can to make America the Entitlement Country, the food stamp and welfare wonderland of the world and the stupid, uninformed people in this Country are going right along with him.

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Mar 26, 2013 14:38:27   #
Richard94611
 
So you know better than what one of the eminent pollsters in the country states, based on his extensive research, do you ? I doubt it. You're just spewing baseless, cliche-filled, uninformed, ultra right wing cant.



cjkorb wrote:
It has nothing to do with the Republican Party going too far to the right, it just seems that way because our fearless leader is so far to the left. He's doing everything he can to make America the Entitlement Country, the food stamp and welfare wonderland of the world and the stupid, uninformed people in this Country are going right along with him.

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Mar 26, 2013 15:20:36   #
Ched49
 
Richard94611 wrote:
So you know better than what one of the eminent pollsters in the country states, based on his extensive research, do you ? I doubt it. You're just spewing baseless, cliche-filled, uninformed, ultra right wing cant.
Spoken like a true liberal! Yea, Pews Kohut must be an intelligent person to be able to figure that out! People that are able to think for themselves don't need to rely on blogs that other people wrote who have an ax to grind to get their point across.

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Mar 26, 2013 16:55:22   #
pbearperry
 
Wow,a liberal from Oakland California,I find that hard to believe.lol

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Mar 26, 2013 18:19:13   #
Blurryeyed (a regular here)
 
Richard94611 wrote:
Breaking from Newsmax.com

Pew’s Kohut: Right Is Cause of GOP Image Woes

The Republican Party has moved itself so far to the right that it’s losing relevance with voters, says Andrew Kohut, former president of the Pew Research Center and the Gallup Organization.

“The GOP has come to be seen as the more extreme party, the side unwilling to compromise or negotiate seriously to tackle the economic turmoil that challenges the nation,” he writes in The Washington Post.

A Pew Research Center poll last month showed that the party's favorability ratings have dropped to a 20-year low, which Kohut attributes to the dominance of the right wing driving the GOP far from the center.
Breaking from Newsmax.com br br Pew’s Kohut: Righ... (show quote)


Richard, president Obama if anything is a great politician, he has used the tactics he learned from his days working as a community organizer with Acorn to paint the republican party in a very negative light. He has done so by appealing to specific segments of our society and at least in my estimation he has set us against each other for his personal gain. I will admit that the republicans have done themselves no favors and that they have a severe messaging problem... But that is not to say that all is lost for the republicans nor is it to say that they will not recover from this... They just have to find a clear articulate voice as they did in the 80's... Here is an interesting quote from an article that appeared in the last few days in "The Hill".

Quote:
More voters trust the Democratic Party than the Republican Party on budgetary issues, according to the results of a new poll for The Hill — even though a strong majority actually prefer Republican fiscal policies.

The discrepancy would appear to be rooted in the GOP’s image problem, as the party attempts to recover from a bruising general election and recalibrate for a new generation of voters.



Read more: http://thehill.com/polls/288641-hill-poll-voters-prefer-gop-budget-ideas-but-dislike-republican-party-#ixzz2OgdCufGA
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Mar 26, 2013 18:49:37   #
Richard94611
 
Interesting article, probably valid data (I am not a statistician). But I can tell you from firsthand observation of a lot of people in my area of the country (the SF Bay Area) that a lot of people are convinced that the Republicans are anti-immigrant, anti-the -poor-and-oppressed, anti-Black, anti-gay, anti-poor and oppressed in fact damn near anti-the-average citizen of this country. Many are convinced that the Republican party is simply pro-white, pro-corporations, pro-business. I, myself, believe these things, and it isn't as though I am ignorant opf the policies of the Republican Party in Washington. It is also true that the Republicans in Washington have been totally devoted to fomenting Obama's failure at the expense of spending time solving the people's problems. This is amply demonstrated over and over and over in the book I have recommended several times here, "The New New Deal." When you see what happened right after Obama's first election -- and I mean in the first few days, which are described in detail here -- you will see that Republican fervor to stop Obama from achieving anything, including things Republicans had previously favored or proposed was single-minded and at the expense of achieving anything for the electorate. This is all detailed and documented in the book I have mentioned, so please don't take it as my "opinion." It is established, documented fact.



Blurryeyed wrote:

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Mar 26, 2013 20:18:24   #
Blurryeyed (a regular here)
 
Richard94611 wrote:
Interesting article, probably valid data (I am not a statistician). But I can tell you from firsthand observation of a lot of people in my area of the country (the SF Bay Area) that a lot of people are convinced that the Republicans are anti-immigrant, anti-the -poor-and-oppressed, anti-Black, anti-gay, anti-poor and oppressed in fact damn near anti-the-average citizen of this country. Many are convinced that the Republican party is simply pro-white, pro-corporations, pro-business. I, myself, believe these things, and it isn't as though I am ignorant opf the policies of the Republican Party in Washington. It is also true that the Republicans in Washington have been totally devoted to fomenting Obama's failure at the expense of spending time solving the people's problems. This is amply demonstrated over and over and over in the book I have recommended several times here, "The New New Deal." When you see what happened right after Obama's first election -- and I mean in the first few days, which are described in detail here -- you will see that Republican fervor to stop Obama from achieving anything, including things Republicans had previously favored or proposed was single-minded and at the expense of achieving anything for the electorate. This is all detailed and documented in the book I have mentioned, so please don't take it as my "opinion." It is established, documented fact.
Interesting article, probably valid data (I am not... (show quote)


Well, I am not in love with republican politicians and I think that it would be good for some of the old stalwarts to move on... But I honestly don't believe that the republicans are anti anti black or anti latino... there is room for differing views as to how immigration should be fixed, and I would hope you can see the unfairness if just giving people a free pass who came here illegally. The country is waking up to the depth of some of the issues and this includes republicans, they may be late in coming to the table on some of those issues but common sense eventually will rule the day. As far as the notion you have of republicans being against blacks and Latino's, I would suggest much of that is from a concentrated effort of the left to portray them that way and then a few pockets on state law makers that have handled some of the issues rather poorly. Personally I don't know the validity of the issues that for instance Arizona faces but I suspect they are much more severe than DC would care to admit... just a couple of years ago Phoenix was worse for kidnapping than Bogota Colombia which had always had the reputation of being the kidnapping capital of the world... you have national parks in Arizona where the government has posted for people to stay out of because of the drug and people trafficking in them makes them unsafe for our citizens to use them... I can't speak to Arizona, but I do know that the democratic party does not want to discuss many of the issues that state faces either. The democratic party did everything it could to present the republicans as being anti everything and to be honest they were very effective at it... and republicans did no present a well reasoned and palatable argument as to why this was untrue, then you had a couple of politicians and state legislatures that crossed a few different lines, but their actions do not represent the national party. A couple of examples of republicans losing fights that they should have won were both voter ids and school vouchers, voter ID was somehow won by the democrats even though 80% of Americans supported it... School vouchers offer the most benefit to inner city children attending failing schools, many of those parents fully support the idea, just watch the raffles for charter schools in NY and tell me that there is not support... The dems did a good job of defining the republican party as something that people can not trust and as a party only looking out for the wealthy... It is not true, that is not what conservatism stands for, but I agree with you that many see it that way.

There is a flip side... you say that the republicans don't care about the minorities, but I would ask you, what has the current administration and congress done to advance the condition of the African American community in this country.... The issues are deep Richard, you know this probably better than I do and the democratic party's lip service at some point will run thin and their unbridled spending with nothing to show for it will catch up to them.... The republicans will not come back until they can better articulate why there ideas are beneficial, but they certainly are not simply looking out for the rich, some of the individual politicians, maybe but that is not what the party stands for... and I promise you that you can find democratic politicians that are just as bought and paid for as are the republicans...

The republicans have an uphill road Richard... but those of us who are paying attention know this... it does not mean that we sell out our principles what it does mean is that we get rid of a few hard headed politicians and have better dialogues with each other and with the country... It is also time for the republicans to stop catering to the religious extremes, that does not mean that we not stand for our religious rights, but that we stop with the arcane pandering that leads to comments like "a real rape will not result in a pregnancy" or that "pregnancy resulting from a rape is god's will". Like I said, it will not be an easy road, but it is doable, it is also helped by your party's fiscal irresponsibility with little to nothing to show for all the spending it supports, sooner or later the youth of this country will wake up to the fact that they are being totally screwed by the current generation in power.

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Mar 26, 2013 20:38:32   #
NOSLEEP
 
One of the founding fathers of the New Republic had a few words to predict the future...

"When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic."

Benjamin Franklin.

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Mar 26, 2013 20:44:30   #
Bruce with a Canon
 
Richard94611 wrote:
Breaking from Newsmax.com

Pew’s Kohut: Right Is Cause of GOP Image Woes

The Republican Party has moved itself so far to the right that it’s losing relevance with voters, says Andrew Kohut, former president of the Pew Research Center and the Gallup Organization.

“The GOP has come to be seen as the more extreme party, the side unwilling to compromise or negotiate seriously to tackle the economic turmoil that challenges the nation,” he writes in The Washington Post.

A Pew Research Center poll last month showed that the party's favorability ratings have dropped to a 20-year low, which Kohut attributes to the dominance of the right wing driving the GOP far from the center.
Breaking from Newsmax.com br br Pew’s Kohut: Righ... (show quote)


There is no Republican party, there is the Democrat party and the Democrat LIGHT party.

Republican Party went to the grave with Reagan.

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