Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Lessons of the Obama and Democratic Victory for the Republican Party

Mitt Romney's gracious concession speech showed
how strong he would have been if he had not been compelled
to drink Tea Party Kool-Aid to get the GOP nomination
What are the big lessons for the GOP?

1) Senate Republican obstructionism was defeated.  Big loss for Senator Mitch McConnell’s filibuster strategy.

2) The Tea Party is a liability.

3) The Republicans prevailed only in former slave states and states without a major metropolitan area (unless you want to make more of Indianapolis and St. Louis than they deserve).  There aren't enough people there.

4) The Nixonian southern strategy - which powered every Republican presidential victory since 1968! - is in a shambles.

If the Republican party is serious about contending for power it has to beg the RINOS to return - an unlikely proposition now that the Fox News closed information loop is almost hermetically sealed.

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