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Steve Kelley

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  1. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, about 2 years ago

    My suggestion(s)=
    stop trying to be Democrat-lite.
    Adopt the goal of developing a candidate that believes and defends Reagan conservatism.
    Support that candidate in both fiscal and social conservatism.
    Defy the MSM.
    Don’t adapt rhetoric and positions to try to please ultra-leftists.
    Good and Evil cannot be partners on the same path.
    Keep the Good GOP platform and defend it.
    Oppose the Democrat Platform that pleases the Devil.
    Seek voters of all colors, ethnicity, and all faiths and even atheists who are capable of morality, with the Opportunity Society and Free Enterprise and Human Rights agenda.

  2. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, about 2 years ago

    @disgustedtaxpayer

    “….Defy the MSM…..”
    .
    To pick up on one point, you might look at keeping an open mind, tolerating other points of view, and compromising.
    .
    An earlier post:
    “The people at FOX NEWS are on suicide watch. Sharp instruments have been removed from the room. Last seen Carl Rove was being strapped and placed in the back of the ambulance. They cannot believe how so many of them could have been so wrong. That is the problem with so many of them reinforcing their own lies, distortions, stuff out of context, and single point of view.
    .
    But they will recover. Already Krauthammer has decreed that although Obama won, the people did not give him a mandate.”

  3. M Ster

    M Ster said, about 2 years ago

    @disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer yearns for a return of Reagan conservatism. You know, the guy who came into office with a $1 trillion national debt and left with a $2.6 trillion national debt. That was in 1988 dollars. And we’ve been paying interest on that for 22 years. Which now adds up to about $4 trillion.

    As Mark Twain said, “Things aren’t as good as they used to be, and they never were.”

  4. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 2 years ago

    @disgustedtaxpayer

    Hello Disgustedtaxpayer,
    I have often opposed some of your stated positions in other posts and been sad at your word choices, but I really enjoyed reading this one. I would love to be able to go more into depth on some of the points you make, but this post has the tone of a person with whom one could talk and if necessary, agree to disagree. However, I find most or your suggestions helpful and reachable. Thank you for your tone. It raises the debate.
    Respectfully, and appreciatively,
    C.

  5. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 2 years ago

    @Ms. Ima

    I heard a moderate republican say Obama WAS the new Reagan and that way why he had voted for Obama. I think that’s stretching it a bit, but I do believe Obama is so centrist as to annoy Dems as well as Republicans. Obama did try to pass alot of legislation first presented by Republicans, but, they didn’t want a Dem passing Republican bills. That would take credit away from their party so…. deadlock.
    I hope you write to your representatives as much as you do here.
    C.

  6. Jase99

    Jase99 said, about 2 years ago

    @Ms. Ima

    We need another Reagan."

    Reagan raised taxes.

  7. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, about 2 years ago

    @Ms. Ima

    Ronald Reagan would never make it to a Republican primary these days; Grover Norquist would make sure of it.

  8. moderateisntleft

    moderateisntleft said, about 2 years ago

    @Ms. Ima

    Regan would be rejected by the current republican/tea party

  9. echoraven

    echoraven said, about 2 years ago

    Suggestions:

    1. Gays pose no threat to the sanctity of marriage, straight people pose a threat to the sanctity of marriage. They want to pay a marriage penalty? Great!! Free tax revenue!

    2. Abortion: No one is going to be able to do a damn about this. If Reagan couldn’t do a damn thing about it, nothing short of a Super Ultra Reagan will be able to. Your best hope is to look into why they are happening and figure out a way to make them “obsolete”. In the mean time, shut the heck up.

    3. Minorities: Yes they DO have it harder… I should have said “we”.

    4. Environment: It’s a good idea to take some steps to protect it.

  10. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 2 years ago

    cog·ni·tive dis·so·nance/ˈkägnətiv/
    Noun:
    The state of having inconsistent thoughts, beliefs, or attitudes, esp. as relating to behavioral decisions and attitude change.
    Or: what Republicans are doing now to rationalize how BADLY they lost.

  11. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, about 2 years ago

    @HOWGOZIT

    Yes. I believe I suggested this to you yesterday. Focus on political issues like the economy and you can get my vote. Focus on moral/religious issues and I’ll vote against you.

  12. Kylop

    Kylop said, about 2 years ago

    Mr. Elephant, take a deep breath, hold it, let it out.
    Your nomination process pushes candidates to move further and further to the right as they go along. This is what your base requires. However the base is not large enough to win the general election. So in the general election the candidate that moved so far to the right has to move back to the center. It isn’t efficient. Each step alienates some of the people. If you can convince the base to focus on the longer term goal instead of the short term nomination….My apologies. They wouldn’t be the base then.

  13. M Ster

    M Ster said, about 2 years ago

    The Republicans also have to admit that they spend just as much as the Democrats. Just on different things.

    They also have to decide whether they are willing to pay the taxes necessary to support the huge military they want.

  14. Phantom Marine

    Phantom Marine said, about 2 years ago

    @disgustedtaxpayer

    And we will be right back to the spring of 1929

  15. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Romney demonized himself.
    “I like being able to fire people who provide services to me.”
    “I’m not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there.”
    “[Obama] says we need more firemen, more policemen, more teachers. Did he not get the message of Wisconsin? The American people did. It’s time for us to cut back on government and help the American people.”
    “[My wife] drives a couple of Cadillacs.”
    “I get speaker’s fees from time to time, but not very much.” Mitt Romney, who earned $374,000 in speaking fees in one year according to according to his own personal financial disclosure in January 2012.

    “I’m not familiar precisely with what I said, but I’ll stand by what I said, whatever it was.”
    “We should double Guantanamo!”

    “There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. … My job is not to worry about those people.”
    Corporations are people, my friend … of course they are.
    “…Borrow money if you have to from your parents, start a business.”
    “Kiss my ass.” – to foreign journalists asking questions during Romney’s visit to Poland, July 31, 2012

    “We don’t have people that become ill, who die in their apartment because they don’t have insurance.”
    “Go home and call 211.” – to a Louisiana woman whose home was destroyed by Hurricane Isaac, August 31, 2012

    “Middle income is $200,000 to $250,000 and less."
    “I’ll tell you what, ten thousand bucks? $10,000 bet?”
    “I should tell my story. I’m also unemployed.”

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