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What is wrong with the Republican Party: Nothing

A good look at the outcome of the 2012 elections clearly show there is nothing wrong with the Republican brand. Just look at the map provided of the county-by-county results.

The media is trying to make you believe that we have witnessed the death of the Republican Party and that Democrats now hold the majority opinion of the country.  Here is just a look at how out of touch the liberal media is:

1.  Obama did not win with a mandate.  He won by 4%.  But take a look at the map provided paints a picture that he only won in large urban areas, sans Iowa.

2.  Democrats only have 53 Senators in Congress.  Again, hardly a mandate.

3.  The House still has a decidingly Republican advantage with 32 more Republicans than Democrats.

4.  Nearly 2/3rds of the Governorships are held by Republicans.

5.  Of the state legislatures, 27 of the states have both chambers controlled by Republicans.  5 are split, 1 is non-partisan and 17 are held by Democrats.

I do not see this progressive/democrat tsunami that the media is talking about.  In fact I disagree with even the Republican strategists that say the party is in trouble and needs major changes.

What the party needs is strong leaders that can portray the brand in a way that reaches common Americans.

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Greg February 20, 2013 at 02:30 AM
The recall ended the love.
Renee February 20, 2013 at 02:33 AM
Rees, I don't pull the racist card, I merely point out when one is being racist (i.e. Nobama) I couldn't agree with you more. I think the majority of us actually want the same thing. This constant call for division with no hope of agreeing will be our downfall. I'm married, every day calls for compromise. Sometimes it goes my way sometimes not. But after thirty years we still manage to get along.
CowDung February 20, 2013 at 02:34 AM
Rees: How can we get to the point of 'give and take' if the premise being argued Isn't based on facts? Was I out of line showing Renee the real reason for those states getting more Fed money than other, bluer states? I even used her link to do it.
CowDung February 20, 2013 at 02:39 AM
Renee: What additional research needs to be done? Your link explained rather clearly why the red states got more Fed money than they gave. Are you having trouble believing the truth or something?
Renee February 20, 2013 at 03:13 AM
Agreed. I also believe greater division will not help.

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