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A Questioning Goposaur
Do you want to help the Republican Party figure out what went wrong, in 2012? Of course you do. Towards that end, the Republican party has launched the Growth & Opportunity Project, chaired by such luminaries as Henry Barbour and Ari Fleischer, to recommend how best to not screw things up quite so horribly next time. And to help with that, they're using that most scientific of all tools, an internet survey.

The questions are, sadly, rather generic:

Which issues do you think Republicans should spend MORE time talking about? (please select one)
    - Fiscal issues, like taxes, government spending, and the debt
    - Economic issues, like unemployment, housing, and high energy prices
    - National Security issues, like terrorism, foreign policy, and national defense
    - Social issues, like abortion and family values
They also ask you to rate how much "improvement" the party needs in areas like "Diversity within the Party" and "How the Party communicates with voters."

Republicans looking to interject their opinions will probably be disappointed, however. In a dozen or so pages of questions to fill out, only four or so invite you to give your input on the actual Republican Party and their efforts. All the others are demographic questions—data mining stuff. What's your name? What age are you? What's your email address, little feller? You know, the kind of questions you teach your kids not to answer during their own internet sessions.

Hey, at least the party leaders are asking for opinions, right? Your opinion is only worth about 1/4th of the content on an actual opinion survey, but it's a start? Surely it's not just a flimsy effort towards party list-building under the guise of momentary introspection.

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