A report shows that people, and especially women, are leaving the Republican Party. Why would they do that? Why would anyone struggle with Republican ideology? We have our own ideas, but today we will just pass along some random quotes from the blog world.
(Note: We have tidied up grammar and spelling where needed, and are not attributing these quotes to anyone in particular.)
– Until the Republican Party dismisses the likes of Limbaugh, Coulter, Hannity and even Gingrich, people will continue to leave. They are very helpful to Democrats.
– They (Rush, etc) should keep talking, don’t shut them up. No way.
– Thanks to G.O.P. policies, every day there are more women unemployed, uninsured, unable to afford college, living in poverty, and wondering what we’ve gotten ourselves into. There are more single mothers unable to feed their children who don’t qualify for assistance. There are more women living in tents after their homes were foreclosed. There are also an increasing number of women of color, many of whom belong to the aforementioned subgroups. I think the only thing the Republicans have to do to appeal to these women is to change everything they do and say.
– Women are NOT buying the GOP gimmicks. They are smarter than that. The GOP is against women’s rights, healthcare reform, education, green technology, etc. These are CRITICAL to women.
– There is NO “inclusivity” in the GOP Party. They do not welcome minorities and the younger generation’s broad sense of ideologies.
– If they really want to attract women voters, start focusing on bread-and-butter issues again. Talk about empowerment of women, rather than adopting a tone that treats women as afterthoughts. Show compassion and highlight successes on market-based solutions in areas like healthcare, education and child care, rather than sticking to the same mantra and attitudes that have gotten them into trouble. In other words, look for solutions that stress humanity and compassion, rather than preaching and punishing people. And for God’s sake, ignore Palin, Coulter and the other mega-rich conservative fools that don’t live in the real world.
– Republicans already have the best of the best in Ann Coulter, Michele Bachmann, & Michelle Malkin.
What more do they need? What woman wouldn’t want to be on that team?
– The GOP needs to realize that they didn’t lose because they didn’t communicate their message very well. They lost because the American people rejected them AND their message.
– If they are only seen as caring about guns, God, and gays, they will not be consistently viable.
– One way is for these right-wing commentators to stop running Meghan McCain into the ground. She is part of the answer, but the “GOP extreme” view her as part of the problem. Don’t shoot the messenger.
– Clearly the Republicans need to adopt a more moderate platform to attract women voters, but I don’t see that happening in time to save the party. The far right wing is going to maintain control until it is too late.
– The GOP re-branding group might as well replace the elephant in their logo with a woolly mammoth. Their motto could be “We don’t worry about global warming – we’re still back in the Ice Age”.
– Having the government get involved with my decisions on choice and who to marry does not comport with ‘less government interference in private lives’.
– The only Republicans I would consider voting for are Gates, Petraeus, and Powell. What do they have in common? They’re all military. They don’t seem to be religious fanatics. They don’t yap on and on about how lowering taxes on the super rich is going to benefit the rest of us. They understand the value of diplomacy. They don’t apologize to that ditto-idiot that rants on the radio. In other words, they’re Republicans that didn’t get elected by Republicans so they still have their sanity.
– Republicans believe you should regulate the individual and leave business alone while Democrats believe in regulation of business and leave the individual alone. Republicans really need to take a long look at the world as it is, NOT as they wish it was…women make up their own minds about their lives and they expect government to keep a close eye on businesses getting fat off of their sacrifices.
And our two favorite comments:
1) I agree with Rush. The Republican Party should be reduced to only those people who agree with him, Rush Limbaugh. A party of one. A very big tent, though.
2) To borrow a line from Zuzu Bailey: “Every time Rush speaks, a Republican becomes a Democrat.”