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Subject:  Re: Pat Buchanan: Conservative Discontent Date:  12/12/2012  9:48 AM
Author:  decath Number:  659604 of 794610

brewer
When Democrats lost the house, they still controlled the senate and the presidency. In contrast, the Republicans were shut out of all 3 and now are only hanging onto 1. I find it hard to believe this state of affairs is satisfactory to the people who run the party. But absent something that credibly appeals to a wider segment of the voting populace, it isn't clear to me how things will change. I actually look forward to see what the Republican party comes up with. I think it is better to have divided governmnent where both sides have to compromise and are kept honest by the other side. I suppose that the party could simply be waiting to see what message one or more of its members proves to be successful and then adopt some of it.


At the very least, you will see a move to attract Hispanics. Hispanics are generally pretty conservative and trend more socially conservative than whites. So the Republican party will have a chall