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  • #4
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    If they want more influence in more places, all they need to do is get away from the misogynist, anti-intellectual, biblical, and fiscally crazy platform in favor of actually helping all nation's citizens.
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    The cities are filled with government dependent welfare takers. No way they want anything other than the welfare state and government handouts. They are incapable of breaking out of that cycle, so they must vote to keep it going. The Republicans will never attract those folks because true conservative policies would actually force them to work for a living in a real job. The cities are lost causes. We can only hope that the rest of America comes to its senses before the Liberals destroy the country with spending. Just today I was reviewing the Obama administration projection of government spending for the next 10 years. They are "assuming" substantial cuts in discretionary spending in each of the next 4 years to achieve "only" $1.2T average deficits, leaving the country somewhere over $21T in debt when he leaves office. But Obama has shown ZERO interest in cutting any discretionary spending, and no way he does it 4 years in a row. If I "flat line" the discretionary spending, and assume the Obama numbers for entitlement spending, we will see our first $2T deficits under Obama, and about $24T in debt when he leaves office. Of course, in 2016 he will still be saying that it is George Bush's fault. By the way, the debt was $10T when Obama took office. I guess Obama thinks George is still doing a pretty good job of spending money in his retirement.
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    @Food4thoughts Of course they do. It's not as bad as the inner cities though where generations have grown up on assistance and still use it to this day.
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    When people in big cities get tired of being taxed to death, victimized to death, and having a poor quality of life, they will turn to the conservative Republicans. No need for us to chase them. They'll just have to learn the hard way.
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    The cities are far more heavily populated with the systems free loading non productives. Goverment hand outs is a vote buying system that truly shows itself in these areas. Have to question why so many live outside the city and commute?
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    Republicans have more than a city problem, they have an identy problem. However people in cities are too interdependent to be helped by true Republican values of small government and self-reliance.
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    Good point. Here in DC, the local GOP is a mess, but they still feel hopeful that they can nab a city council seat in a special election this April. It would be their first one in YEARS!(and yes, it's been THAT long since a Republican has been elected to local office in the District)
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    @kathyparsell On second thought, the Republican city council candidate might be able to pull one off since he's running against six Democrats on the ballot for the vacant seat so maybe a fractured Democratic vote would help him get the highest vote total but the chances of that are still very remote. Dream on, DC GOP!
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    I really hope Republican politicians, especially on the national level share the reaction of the republican members here on politix. Democrat controlled house in 2014 looks more plausible every day.
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    i think those in office who claim to be conserv needs to step up and stay solid on it. caving shows weakness and lack of real conserv values.
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    Forget those people ... I think we all know who these people are and the majority of them are on the system in some form or another! It's a lost cause!
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    Currently the GOP is the party for those who are, by urban standard, isolated. It makes perfect sense that a person who lives and works in sparse areas are more reliant on themselves for survival, and thus fall prey to fear tactics by the GOP that their way of life is in peril from the Democrats. Furthermore, conservatives in general dont embrace change. People who reside and work in AND around cities, are usually transplants from rural areas, i.e., they sought out change in their lives to pursue other interest and needed to be in more densely populated ares to procure possibilities. If you are a career actor do you move to Elmore county Idaho or do you move to Hollywood? The past several election results prove this. The GOP dominates most sparsely populated regions, the Dems dominate most urban ones. This is why the electoral college is flawed. The Dems get the will of the people, the GOP gets the will of the acreage. Just look at any red/blue political map.
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    "Translation for Dummies" - Why would anyone want to leave the comfort of the suburbs to pay more taxes to a failed democratic system? Isn't that why the democrats are leaving the city and ruining the suburbs with their failed philosophies?

    "If you like our school districts, our businesses and our communities vote republican"

    http://www.imcitizen.net/do-democrats-destroy...
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    The GOP can certainly regain the confidence of urban voters, but it will take considerably more than just rebranding its message. This is the time for a re-thinking of the message. Unfortunately, I don't see the senior leadership making any moves in that direction.
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    Interesting note here. When NYC had Braxton as the PD chief crime went down but he wielded a heavy hammer and sooner than later he was run off. He then surfaced in Los Angeles and he brought his hammer. The cops immediately went to war with the gangs. Crime dropped. And the liberals sniveled and whined about violations of civil rights. So Braxton was run off again. I personally never felt safer in L.A,. than when Braxton was there. I never had to deal with the LAPD that whole time either. But then I didn't have rap music blaring at 220 decibels out my car, I'm not covered in Tattoos, I don't flash gang symbols out my car window and I don't have a lowrider. Seems the liberals didn't like the LAPD "profiling". Personally I could live with it. You can have lower crime or you can be a liberal. You can't have both.
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    The only hope they have left is to steal votes,they want to select their voters rather than let the voters select them ,it's the only way they can win.
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    http://www.newgeography.com/content/003402-wh...

    Here is another article on the same issue. I read the above article last week and I think it is a lost cause in most cities. For example, in Columbus, Ohio, there is a democrat mayor and all democrat city council. The local news media claims the number of democrats to republicans are 3.5 to 1. In some studies, 5 to 1. What's the point? The only conservatives in the city don't vote and just live there for a convenience factor to their work. Eventually, they get married, have kids, realize the school are gang infested trash and haul to the suburbs. The rich people who live in the city limits send their kids to private school.

    Based on this, Columbus is a negative ROI on GOP investment. So F 'em. Now other cities such as NYC, LA, and Chicago...while are the gimmedat capitals of America have significant populations that are GOP, but don't bother. I think those area can return a sizable ROI for the Republicans.

    Oh...and the only reason Columbus succeeds is because it is the capital of Ohio, jam packed with govt jobs. The only solid growth area is government here. Health care comes in second with tech in 3rd. To steal a line from Obama, Coleman didn't build ANY of that.
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