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Sat Nov 17, 2018, 10:20 PM

My turn: GOP is dead in California. A new way must rise

From the article:

The California Republican Party isnít salvageable at this time. The Grand Old Party is dead Ė partly because it has failed to separate itself from todayís toxic, national brand of Republican politics.
Painful though it was, that was the message I delivered at the California Priorities Summit, sponsored by the Sacramento Bee in Sacramento last week.
Iíve spent my entire adult life in Republican politics, so for me to make such a comment wasnít easy. But it doesnít make it any less true. I and others have been warning people for years that this day of reckoning was coming if we didnít do something different.


To read more of this particular obituary:

https://calmatters.org/articles/commentary/my-turn-gop-is-dead-in-california-a-new-way-must-rise/

In 1968, the GOP decided that embracing the Southern strategy of Richard Nixon would be a winning strategy. And their economic strategy since 1980 has been Reagan's supply side lunacy of endless tax cuts for the rich.

So now they realize that policy based on racism and economic lunacy is not a good idea?

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vlyons Nov 2018 #1
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Response to guillaumeb (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2018, 10:31 PM

1. GOP problem is one of ethics and morality

They have lost their moral compass, assuming they ever had one to begin with. Being greedy and using win at all costs is not morality.

Be ever mindful of the shortcomings of desire's rewards.

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Response to vlyons (Reply #1)

Sat Nov 17, 2018, 11:17 PM

2. The party lost it's moral compass when it invited in segregationists.

Those people called themselves Christians and their ideology was based upon supremacy and hate. Those people morphed into evangelicals and outright racists. They now control the Republican Party in all rural areas of the country, no sane person can get nominated by that party anywhere but occasionally in the northeast.

California is the proverbial canary in the coalmine, the rural versus urban/Surburban split is only going to get worse and as urban/Surburban expand into rural areas, republicans are going to get wiped out politically.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:09 AM

4. And the rural urban split is a demographic one also.

The GOP and the US media love to use the red/blue graphic in map form, where the red areas are far larger than the blue.

But the blue areas are where the majority of the population lives.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 11:40 AM

5. The point that you made is why republicans fight so hard to control states.

They can set district maps that end up with the minority of the population dictating to the majority.

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Response to vlyons (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 18, 2018, 12:07 AM

3. Agreed.

My view, as I stated, is that the GOP is based on greed, and uses racism to divide.

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