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CrimsonPolitics no longer supports neither the Republican Party nor the conservative movement (nor the tea party movement) nor the libertarian movement any longer. We've found that progressives and Democrats are simply more correct on a huge number of issues (social, economical, foreign policy) and we have changed our stances as a collective group. We also apologize if we mislead you about Obama, he has been doing a great job on the economy based on the evidence. (we still do not like Nancy Pelosi though, she is still corrupt; but honestly Newt Gingrich and John Boehner are much worse)
Rudy Giuliani Explains Republican Party's Failure in 2008
The Republican Party has always recovered from failed elections usually by reinventing itself and enlarging its base. Since 2000, the party has stopped trying to increase its size instead it has been trying to stand firm on certain issues that are not exactly relevant. Rudy Giuliani has a great analysis of the election of 2008, watch the video in HD.
Rudy Giuliani Explains Republican Party's Loss in 2008
Rudy Giuliani is right. As much as a social conservative you may be, these aren't the issues that the Republican party should be fighting right now. Social issues such as Gay Marriage, Abortion, and Religion are all issues that depend on person's beliefs not from party affiliation.
I have interviewed hundreds of people who voted for Obama and politically quizzed them; in order to find out what kind of people are voting for Obama.
What I found is shocking. Not only did I find people that if you were their friend you would assume automatically that they were far right wingers, but also people who really like Republicans in general.
I met people who were radically pro-life voting for Obama.
I met people who were radically anti-gay voting for Obama.
I met people who were radically religious, some of them Evangelist even though we assumed John McCain destroyed Obama in the Rick Warren debate.
I met people who were fairly conservative but assumed John McCain was an ultraconservative right winger.
So what stereotypes exist in the urban world of Republicans?
We need to defeat these stereotypes, and we can without bending on our principles or party platforms.
- That Republicans are war-mongers.
- That Republicans are anti-gay.
- That Republicans are anti-secularists.
- That Republicans are anti-minority.
- That Republicans are heartless.
- That Republicans are xenophobic.
- That Republicans are rich.
- That Republicans are uneducated.
These are outrageous stereotypes, but the Democrats have created enough propaganda that even the most outrageous sounds realistic.
What Conservatives don't realize, or perhaps don't want to accept as truth--is that the Republican Party is alienating its own base by presenting smaller social issues as a top priority.
Another alienation is of Suburban people as Giuliani says. One more alienation is minorities, not because of a strong stance of illegal immigration but the perception that they do not want to help minorities.
What the party has to do is, create a big tent like Ronald Reagan in which there is room for disagreement. Republicans do not need stances on every social issue, that is for society, sociologists, and the people to decide, not politicians.