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Re: [Westlake912] Rush: GOP Lost Because It Didn't Turn Out Base

From: Jane and Dan K.
Sent on: Thursday, November 8, 2012 10:18 PM
Anyone else wonder about this...Just because 3 million voters "self declared" themselves to be Republican doesn't mean that they are Republicans.  (Remember the Limbaugh suggestion to change voting affiliations and vote for Hillary in the Democrat primary?)  It is highly likely that a portion of these "Republican" voters are not Republican.

Secondly, Ron Paul ran in the Republican primary.  He had/has quite a following.  Based on my own observation (my own children and their friends) quite a bit of the younger generation LOVES Ron Paul, more importantly, his libertarian ideas.  These voters may have come out in support of Ron Paul, but once he was no longer a viable candidate, they stayed home.

Thirdly, for Limbaugh to suggest that demographics has nothing to do with this is, in my opinion, naive.  Our country has become more diverse.

Fourthly, judging from comments that appear on political websites, lots of people are greatly turned off by the "right wingnuts" and "their Bible thumping".  I am personally appalled that the "left" (and, in fact, the moderates) has such a problem with this, but, unfortunately (based on the comments I have read) they do.

Fifthly, the left has done a very good job of demonizing the right.  There are many people who buy their generalizations of Republicans as "old white males holding onto ideas from the past"

I do think the Republican party has a BIG problem.  They are in danger of extinction.  Despite our efforts, the message isn't getting out and isn't resonating.

These are my observations, I'd welcome yours!

Jane Kelley


--- On Thu, 11/8/12, Dan <[address removed]> wrote:

From: Dan <[address removed]>
Subject: [Westlake912] Rush: GOP Lost Because It Didn't Turn Out Base
To: [address removed]
Date: Thursday, November 8, 2012, 9:33 PM



Rush: GOP Lost Because It Didn't Turn Out Base

Thursday, November 8,[masked]:17 PM

By: Michelle Lopata

Talk radio host Rush Limbaugh says that the real reason the GOP lost the presidential election is that “the Republican Party didn’t turn out its base" — not demographic issues involving black or Hispanic growth.

“The Democrats think Republicans have a demography problem” and “all they want to do is win votes with old white guys,” Limbaugh said. But “the Republican Party has . . . far more elected Hispanics than the Democrats have.”

Limbaugh noted that all of the prominent Hispanic speakers at the Republican National Convention shared a similar “up-from-nothing story” with convention attendees and the country.

Limbaugh also said that they or their families came from nothing and that sacrifice and hard work brought them their success in their professions.

“Why doesn’t that count?” Limbaugh asked. Because “the hard work story is not resonating with Obama voters.”

“We don’t have a demography problem but the Republican Party today is convinced that they do,” said Limbaugh.

“If the Republicans who didn’t vote had voted, Mitt Romney would have won the popular vote by 180,000 [votes].”

“[Republicans] didn’t lose because of demographics; 3 million of their voters stayed home.”

© 2012 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

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