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The Party Next Time
New Yorker, by Ryan Lizza

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Posted By:StormCnter, 11/12/2012 5:43:55 PM

When historians look back on Mitt Romney’s bid for the Presidency, one trend will be clear: no Republican candidate ever ran a similar campaign again. For four decades, from Richard Nixon to Ronald Reagan through the two Bush Presidencies, the Republican Party won the White House by amassing large margins among white voters. Nixon summoned the silent majority. Reagan cemented this bloc of voters, many of whom were former Democrats. Both Bushes won the Presidency by relying on broad support from Reagan Democrats. In that time, Republicans transformed the South from solidly Democratic to solidly Republican,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: QRP, 11/12/2012 6:06:23 PM     (No. 9009691)

When historians look back on Mitt Romney´s bid for the Presidency one thing will be clear, that America was no longer America.


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Reply 2 - Posted by: Intentional, 11/12/2012 6:06:39 PM     (No. 9009692)

This may very well have been the last free election in American history.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: fishbone, 11/12/2012 6:15:42 PM     (No. 9009713)

The best electorate that money can buy.


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Reply 4 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 11/12/2012 6:16:51 PM     (No. 9009715)

Identity politics is a creation of the Left. There is no doubt that various voting blocs exist and are fostered and exploited by the Left. These blocs can indeed affect the outcome of elections. They cannot, however, change the laws of economics, human nature, the problems of governance, international relations or the national interest. Leftist fantasy ideology is founded upon untenable illusions about the nature of human beings. Schemes and social engineering based upon such illusions cannot possibly deliver the results that are desired and are certain to cause unintended and unpleasant consequences. There is, unfortunately, no cure for such fantasies but the school of hard knocks. Skin color and ethnic background are blips on the political radar, significant only in the short run. The basic problem is a world view peddled in academia and the liberal establishment that does not correspond to reality. Argument and expostulation are useless, as are citations to history. True believers in this world view will have to see and experience for themselves the consequences of acting on it.



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Reply 5 - Posted by: excalgalcg, 11/12/2012 6:17:30 PM     (No. 9009716)

Neil Cavuto gave Romney glowing marks on him as a man. He ripped into the Repubs now criticizing Mitt, and had especially harsh words for the media. It was one of the best opinions I have heard Neil give. Made me feel better.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Susannah, 11/12/2012 6:18:22 PM     (No. 9009718)

Very interesting, informative article. I particularly enjoyed Ted Cruz´s story about his father.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 11/12/2012 6:23:25 PM     (No. 9009731)

Not as snooty as most New Yakker stuff.

A very moving piece about Senior Cruz de Tejas.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: MissMann, 11/12/2012 6:28:46 PM     (No. 9009745)

I believe the lesson is that until we secure the legitimacy of the vote, we will never have another fraud-free election, i.e., Republicans will not win any disputed districts.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 11/12/2012 6:34:59 PM     (No. 9009757)

Two moderates in a row have lost, we have to moderate MORE!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 11/12/2012 6:50:57 PM     (No. 9009773)

We have a winner, #9!
Just take a look at the Republicans who won in 2010.
The End.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: andyboy, 11/12/2012 6:54:01 PM     (No. 9009779)

Agree, #9 and #10.

The Tea Party infused House won big (again) and the moderate GOP Presidential candidate lost. Must be a message in there somewhere...

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Reply 12 - Posted by: texaspast, 11/12/2012 6:58:17 PM     (No. 9009790)

True, no republican can run this type of campaign again - we´ll have to get away from our ´above the fray´ campaigning style and get down in the mud with the dems. Face it: negative wins.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: lanczos, 11/12/2012 7:04:28 PM     (No. 9009800)

FTA: Cruz, who has a thick head of pomaded, neatly combed hair...

Well, at least the dung-slimed, fully encrapulated Noo Yawkuh can admit what is the most important political imperative: Good Hair! And so The OBAMMUNIST is obviously The Most Brilliant Politician ever

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Phil_hk, 11/12/2012 7:07:25 PM     (No. 9009808)

The only real hope is to reform the voting process to make it harder for demonrats to cheat.

There were several states this time that ALL went to Obama that had those laws placed on hold by demonratic judges. Those laws will be in place next time. That might help but they can always find another way to cheat.

A good state law might also be
1. No results are announced until all votes have been counted
2. Once the precinct closes the election judges have 45 minutes to get the ballot boxes to the central voting location. Once they are turned in NO MORE WILL BE ACCEPTED PERIOD.
3. Exit polls may be conducted but not published until after the polls are closed
4. Eliminate all early voting and absentee voting. If you are too sick or too lazy to get to the polls then too bad. However the size of polling places should be doubled. Also make the election day a national holiday so that people can if needed stand in line





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Reply 15 - Posted by: krause, 11/12/2012 7:10:25 PM     (No. 9009813)

Now that the mostly white folks built this country to greatness, let´s let the others, and the democrats, take it from here....God help us.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Cleanhousein2012, 11/12/2012 7:17:34 PM     (No. 9009825)

5 - I don´t have any doubt that Gov. Romney is a decent man,. That doesn´t, however, have made him a good candidate.

You can´t win a street fight with milquetoast.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: jond, 11/12/2012 8:26:01 PM     (No. 9009929)

Elections are controlled by local boards, so the only place that good election reform can be expected may be in Republican areas.

The good news is that election fraud often crosses district boundaries, i.e., Acorn and Co. A good criminal investigation or house clearing in one district may have effects outside the district.

The bad news is that Republicans may often be unwilling to upset the apple cart since they may have their own interests to protect.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Penney, 11/12/2012 9:20:24 PM     (No. 9010020)

Americans have generally voted for the principles of Liberty & Justice for ALL, safely secured by the U.S. Constitution. The results have produced the most generous, most free and most productive country on the planet. The USA has always been as a magnet for those seeking Liberty and a refuge for those fleeing tyranny. American history is an open book.

The Constitutional future now, after the questionable 2012 election, seems uncharacteristicly clouded. ...What will Americans be thinking when watching the ´winning´ candidates AGAIN take their oath of office to uphold the U.S. Constitution and defend & protect the U.S.A., when some have ignored their oaths after the ceremonies? ...And the media cheers the statist pols cavalier disregard and covers for ´em. mmm mmm mmm

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Reply 19 - Posted by: john56, 11/12/2012 10:13:09 PM     (No. 9010120)

While there may be demographic issues ... and the concern that large demographic blocks that seem to vote in unison, I remember reading loads of articles about the death of the Republican party -- and the Democrat party after Presidential losses.

And for some reason, the other party finds a way to rise from the dead an election or two later.

With the expected rule by fiat of Dear Leader(US), may his name be praised, and his minions starting with Dingy Harry and the RAT infested media whores, and the resulting economic calamity, 2016 may be the Republicans´ 1932.

Welcome to The Resistance. I´m still working on the secret handshake.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Objectivity, 11/13/2012 12:27:17 AM     (No. 9010337)

the media is nothing more than an Ezra Klein jornolist Pravda ... and they don´t even realize what they have become.

An overstatement you say? Lena Dunham wins Glamour Magazines Woman of the Year award.

Folks here are whistling past the graveyard if they do not understand the implications of that .... the media is going to go all-in for the ´fantasy´ of Team 44´s transformation of the USA into Western Europe if not Greece

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