Where are the Republicans going?

Oct 2009
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Cliffside Park, NJ
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Where are the Republicans going?
Republicans believe themselves to be conservatives, but I suppose they'll adopt any political label that would suit their purposes. They are not more or less patriotic than any other USA citizens.

They do not represent the majority of USA's population, and although they represent the majority of U.S. Congressional Districts, Republican federal elected office holders are not the choice of our nation's majority of voters.

If voters are ranked by wealth, The majority of wealthier voters are Republicans. I've been led to believe the overwhelming majority of corporation share owners and their executives are Republicans. I'm also told that the same for military and law enforcement officers and their lower ranks, but I have less confidence in those reports.
Among other professions where a Republican majority might exist, those majorities are not overwhelming. Within some professions, the majority of practitioners are not Republicans.

Our nation's demographics are detrimental to a party the policies being currently advocated by Republicans. I believe and suppose in the not distant and possibly near future, Republicans will have significantly lesser influence upon USA's policies. Respectfully, Supposn
 

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Oct 2010
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24,653
Colorado
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Agreed.

In the not distant and possibly near future, let's hope that this crop of Trump Republicans will have significantly lesser influence upon USA's policies.

It's a hope we can count on. This crop of Trump Rs has a lot in common with the first-term GW supporters: smug, elite, aggressive, and completely blinded.
 
Dec 2015
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Arizona
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What we've seen from the GOP is their ability to shift shape, to transform into political agendas they previously objected to.

All you have to do is look at their leader---a man who magically morphed from Democrat, to Independent, to Democrat, to Republican.
All you have to do is look at our GOP Senate---men who claim they can govern--claim to be God-fearing Christians but support a president who has shamelessly lied at every opportunity--a MAN most of them hated (and said so) just a few short months ago.
 
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Feb 2014
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1,120
Oregon
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Where are the Republicans going?
Republicans believe themselves to be conservatives, but I suppose they'll adopt any political label that would suit their purposes. They are not more or less patriotic than any other USA citizens.

They do not represent the majority of USA's population, and although they represent the majority of U.S. Congressional Districts, Republican federal elected office holders are not the choice of our nation's majority of voters.

If voters are ranked by wealth, The majority of wealthier voters are Republicans. I've been led to believe the overwhelming majority of corporation share owners and their executives are Republicans. I'm also told that the same for military and law enforcement officers and their lower ranks, but I have less confidence in those reports.
Among other professions where a Republican majority might exist, those majorities are not overwhelming. Within some professions, the majority of practitioners are not Republicans.

Our nation's demographics are detrimental to a party the policies being currently advocated by Republicans. I believe and suppose in the not distant and possibly near future, Republicans will have significantly lesser influence upon USA's policies. Respectfully, Supposn
I got a phone call last night from a Republican pleading that Oregonians vote for Republicans and achieve balance because Oregonians have been voting Republicans out at least since Bush Jr. and Cheney invaded Iraq. Oregon opposed that war and it has a state law stating Oregon police will NOT assist in the effort to find and remove illegal immigrants. Oregon also legalized pot. I can't think of any reason for Republican policies that are popular in Oregon. Trump's policies sure will not attract many Oregonians, but seem to have us on the verge of war with the federal government.

I used to vote for Republicans and Democrats to maintain balance but this year I submitted a letter to the editor apologizing to the good Republicans who deserve my vote and encouraging others to not vote for a Republican until the party gives us a better choice for President. Voting for returning to the nuclear arms race and against abortion, just isn't logical. That is not a pro-life vote. Not setting up a refugee camp for the refugees is not being civilized and standing for human rights. What Trump is doing is not maintaining our position as a humane international leader. I suspect at least 90% of the democratic votes are a vote against Trump.
 
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Feb 2014
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Oregon
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I watched OPB last night and got a blow by blow account of the elections. Republicans won wherever Trump campaigned for them. Perhaps we need to get out of denial and accept many people are in favor of Trump and try to figure out why? Where I live democrats are the majority, but that is not true of all places. It is mind-boggling to me that there our country seems to be so seriously culturally split. I am curious, which of us are living in a blue state and which of us are living in red states? How much impact does this have on our arguments?
 
Oct 2009
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70
Cliffside Park, NJ
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I watched OPB last night and got a blow by blow account of the elections. Republicans won wherever Trump campaigned for them. ...
Athena, you’re contending President Trump or any members of his cabinet did not visit or otherwise make some personal effort to promote the Republican candidates within any state where a Republican office holder of a seat in the U.S. Congress is to be replaced by a 2018 elected Democrat?

They did not visit or otherwise make some personal effort to promote the Republican candidate for governor within any state where a Republican governor to be replaced by a 2018 elected Democrat?
What Republican candidate didn’t Trump support in this year’s general elections?

Precisely what were you contending when you posted, “Republicans won wherever Trump campaigned for them”. Respectfully, Supposn
 
Dec 2016
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Canada
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Where are the Republicans going?
Republicans believe themselves to be conservatives, but I suppose they'll adopt any political label that would suit their purposes. They are not more or less patriotic than any other USA citizens.

They do not represent the majority of USA's population, and although they represent the majority of U.S. Congressional Districts, Republican federal elected office holders are not the choice of our nation's majority of voters.

If voters are ranked by wealth, The majority of wealthier voters are Republicans. I've been led to believe the overwhelming majority of corporation share owners and their executives are Republicans. I'm also told that the same for military and law enforcement officers and their lower ranks, but I have less confidence in those reports.
Among other professions where a Republican majority might exist, those majorities are not overwhelming. Within some professions, the majority of practitioners are not Republicans.

Our nation's demographics are detrimental to a party the policies being currently advocated by Republicans. I believe and suppose in the not distant and possibly near future, Republicans will have significantly lesser influence upon USA's policies. Respectfully, Supposn
As I recall....and I wish I had paid closer attention to the details...but the RNC did their own autopsy of what went wrong with Mitten's 2012 Campaign. They declared that the Republican Party would die a demographic death as their white male voter base aged out. This got Democrats salivating and deciding that they didn't have to do anything for the people to win elections( that was their stupid conclusion from this!), while the real leaders of the Republican Party decided it was time to double down on the shit they were doing instead of moderating to try to attract in non-white voters....like Dubya was trying to do carving out a Latino base by ending the black and brown alliance.

So, since 08, it's been fewer black faces in high places except for a handful of tokens willing to work against the interests of their own people (Ben Carson), while the GOP got to work on an array of voter disenfranchisement tactics to remove more and more non-Republican voters from the voter rolls. They've cast their lot as being the White Man's Party. This sort of thing happens in many other authoritarian despotic states around the world; that looks like the trend for America also, and the liberalism and reforms post-WWII were just a blip on the radar during a time when things were good and it was easy for the rich conservatives to be a little generous. But those aren't the times we are heading in now!
 
Feb 2014
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Oregon
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Athena, you’re contending President Trump or any members of his cabinet did not visit or otherwise make some personal effort to promote the Republican candidates within any state where a Republican office holder of a seat in the U.S. Congress is to be replaced by a 2018 elected Democrat?

They did not visit or otherwise make some personal effort to promote the Republican candidate for governor within any state where a Republican governor to be replaced by a 2018 elected Democrat?
What Republican candidate didn’t Trump support in this year’s general elections?

Precisely what were you contending when you posted, “Republicans won wherever Trump campaigned for them”. Respectfully, Supposn
I thought I was clear about repeating what was said in the public broadcasting station account of the election. I am not personally as informed as the people who do the show.

To reply to you I looked for information on the web and this was the only link that came close to answering the question "where did Trump Campaign".

President Trump touts 'magic' Senate wins, threatens House Democrats
In a series of other early-morning tweets, Trump took credit for GOP victories in close races on Election Day while blaming losses on Republicans who shunned his support....

He also attacked the news media, saying in one post that any "pundits or talking heads" who do not give the Trump team "proper credit for this great Midterm Election" are just "FAKE NEWS!"
:lol: What an ego! He is the reason many of us would not even consider voting for a Republican. When I asked my friends about voting they all said vote blue. That is a vote against Trump and I think that is sad because some Republicans could do a better job, but because of Trump, they will not get votes. I was hoping to find better information, but the internet is so full of gossip taking the place of news, it is just too frustrating going through all the junk!

I really do want to know where he campaigned because I would bet it was in places where Republicans would have won the vote with or without Trump's support.
 
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Sep 2015
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To answer the question of where are the Republicans going, to jail. Seriously. Imprison all of them. If you supported, voted for or endorsed the GOP then you should be arrested, your property seized and you should be imprisoned. I do not care if you have a baby in a crib. Your house is gone, the place you lived is gone. If you are a married couple who split your vote, then you are both guilty. One of you had a chance to leave. Do not tolerate the GOP at all. Push up on them, attack them, get in their face and make them feel unwelcome. 2020 needs to be complete Democrat control. Then we can begin to abolish the GOP, embrace Socialism openly as part of the Democratic platform and slowly move to a wonderful Communist state. Abolishing all the individual states and the Senate. Allow Democratic control of an election process that only allows Communist members. Its going to happen much earlier than many of us had anticipated. Finally freedom from capitalism will be at hand
 

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