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  •  And not just millenials (5+ / 0-)

    As soon as the GOP does figure out a way to dump their social agenda and the tea bagger crazies, they will gain conservative democratic votes over night.

    Frankly, I'd rather deal across the aisle with blue dogs than baggers...

    Money should be treated like any other controlled substance; if you can't use it responsibly then you don't get to use it.

    by La Gitane on Sun Mar 23, 2014 at 10:24:24 AM PDT

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    •  At this point that would be pretty hollow (3+ / 0-)
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      If the GOP dumps their social agenda and tea baggers, they'd be considered Democratic-lite and find themselves in the same position as Dems did with Congress in 1994.

      They could crawl out of it, but are they ready to give up short term gains for long term success?

      History is a guide, not a destination.

      by NCJan on Sun Mar 23, 2014 at 10:32:38 AM PDT

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      •  They don't have to "dump their social agenda" or (5+ / 0-)

        teabaggers to look a lot more attractive. They just have to make a very modest position change on a couple of issues to get people to think they're not completely batshit crazy.

        I'm having a hard time believing that folks don't see this is exactly what the corporate GOPers are trying to do to their own party. All they have to do is look reasonable on a couple of positions and all of a sudden they are reasonable. In theory. And in a sellable way to the voting populace.

        I'm arguing for how politics works here. Make yourself look electable.

        •  They try to do this now (8+ / 0-)

          Mitt Romney ran like the plague from social issues. Even Paul Ryan moderated his anti-abortion stance in 2012. They insisted they were for fiscal responsibility and less government interference.

          The teabaggers in 2010 insisted that they were running on fiscal conservatism and the deficit and to get the government out of their lives.

          They clean up their act just in time for every election.

          Problem for them is that Democrats have finally figured out how to call them on it.

          History is a guide, not a destination.

          by NCJan on Sun Mar 23, 2014 at 10:45:19 AM PDT

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        •  They would have to do a hard 180 (2+ / 0-)
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          on marriage equality. Younger people aren't buying their position on this at ALL. The ship has sailed on a "modest change" (i.e. "civil unions," "let the states decide").

          Ed FitzGerald for governor Of Ohio. Women's lives depend on it.

          by anastasia p on Sun Mar 23, 2014 at 11:58:20 AM PDT

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    •  They have already started figuring it out.. (4+ / 0-)

      The Libertarian position is those social agenda items should be decided by the states.  Voila!  No more national debate.

      Rand Paul is pushing just that... and more and more conservatives are taking that position.

    •  The GOP won't... (0+ / 0-)

      They've already damaged their reputation too much.

      "Disappointment is anger for wimps," -Dr. Gregory House

      by freakofsociety on Sun Mar 23, 2014 at 07:15:56 PM PDT

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