"It's hard to win elections by offending every demographic group that we can identify

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Leadership void has Hill Republicans worried about 2016

Washington (CNN)The tumult in the Republican Party -- with a presidential race growing increasingly nasty, chaos engulfing the House GOP and a fall full of legislative crises -- is fueling concern among party officials that they could blow their chance at 2016 if they don't immediately right the ship.

Coming on the heels of Ben Carson's criticism of Muslims, Donald Trump's repudiation of undocumented immigrants from Mexico and a presidential race where personal insults are flying, the sudden resignation of House Speaker John Boehner is creating an unease the party establishment has not experienced in years.
"It's tough enough to win elections by offending every demographic group that we can identify," said Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona "What we've seen in prior elections is, you could say until you're blue in the face: 'That's not my view.' But if the head of the ticket, or those running for the head of the ticket, are espousing that view -- it hurts. It really does."
The anxiety is a sharp departure from the heady days after the 2014 midterm elections, when GOP leaders promised they could govern effectively and present a compelling vision for the country. Despite the largest House Republican Conference since 1928 and an eight-seat Senate majority, Congress is just as divided and gridlocked as it was when the GOP only held the House and Democrats ruled the Senate.
Those differences will become more pronounced with new House leadership eager to take on President Barack Obama and their Senate counterparts, setting up high-profile fiscal showdowns over the debt limit and budget.
"This is a manage-by-crisis town," said Sen. Steve Daines, a freshman Republican and former congressman from Montana. "We've got to get out of this cycle."
READ: Donald Trump: I've been 'a little childish'
Adding to the fear is the expectation that the already unwieldy GOP presidential race will continue to drag on well into 2016, showing an ugly side of the party to the American public, just as they have a chance to take over the White House.

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Leadership void has Hill Republicans worried about 2016

Washington (CNN)The tumult in the Republican Party -- with a presidential race growing increasingly nasty, chaos engulfing the House GOP and a fall full of legislative crises -- is fueling concern among party officials that they could blow their chance at 2016 if they don't immediately right the ship.

Coming on the heels of Ben Carson's criticism of Muslims, Donald Trump's repudiation of undocumented immigrants from Mexico and a presidential race where personal insults are flying, the sudden resignation of House Speaker John Boehner is creating an unease the party establishment has not experienced in years.
"It's tough enough to win elections by offending every demographic group that we can identify," said Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona "What we've seen in prior elections is, you could say until you're blue in the face: 'That's not my view.' But if the head of the ticket, or those running for the head of the ticket, are espousing that view -- it hurts. It really does."
The anxiety is a sharp departure from the heady days after the 2014 midterm elections, when GOP leaders promised they could govern effectively and present a compelling vision for the country. Despite the largest House Republican Conference since 1928 and an eight-seat Senate majority, Congress is just as divided and gridlocked as it was when the GOP only held the House and Democrats ruled the Senate.
Those differences will become more pronounced with new House leadership eager to take on President Barack Obama and their Senate counterparts, setting up high-profile fiscal showdowns over the debt limit and budget.
"This is a manage-by-crisis town," said Sen. Steve Daines, a freshman Republican and former congressman from Montana. "We've got to get out of this cycle."
READ: Donald Trump: I've been 'a little childish'
Adding to the fear is the expectation that the already unwieldy GOP presidential race will continue to drag on well into 2016, showing an ugly side of the party to the American public, just as they have a chance to take over the White House.

More....Leadership void has Hill Republicans worried about 2016 - CNNPolitics.com

I hate false humility don't you? it's so passive aggressive, if you are going to be a son of a bitch, just be a son of a bitch, don't tell me you "acted childish" because "They started it first MOMMY!!"

Jesus! Tronald Dump is so UN-Newyork-like, it's disgusting! that Ivory Tower of his MUST be padded!

And Carson? he's stepping on the third rail, watch, the defense of his comments will get tiresome, they can't possibly hold up the defense for long.

And who will swoop in? why the Florida Fruit,,, John Ellis.

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The GOP's self-commissioned "2012 Autopsy Report" told them they MUST stop alienating Latino voters and women voters...and atleast try to woo them to the Republican Party....if they are going to remain a national (not just regional) party in the future.


And what happens? The Base revolts against Rubio's "Gang of 8" immigration plan....and rallies behind a bloviating billionaire who says "Most Mexican immigrants are rapists" and attacks women on their looks and menstrual cycles.


It's like the old joke that ends "What are you two laughing at? You're next!" :)
 
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I hate false humility don't you? it's so passive aggressive, if you are going to be a son of a bitch, just be a son of a bitch, don't tell me you "acted childish" because "They started it first MOMMY!!"

Jesus! Tronald Dump is so UN-Newyork-like, it's disgusting! that Ivory Tower of his MUST be padded!

And Carson? he's stepping on the third rail, watch, the defense of his comments will get tiresome, they can't possibly hold up the defense for long.

And who will swoop in? why the Florida Fruit,,, John Ellis.

Regards
Pace
Any comments on Hillary?
 
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The GOP's self-commissioned "2012 Autopsy Report" told them they MUST stop alienating Latino voters and women voters...and atleast try to woo them to the Republican Party....if they are going to remain a national (not just regional) party in the future.


And what happens? The Base revolts against Rubio's "Gang of 8" immigration plan....and rallies behind a bloviating billionaire who says "Most Mexican immigrants are rapists" and attacks women on their looks and menstrual cycles.


It's like the old joke that ends "What are you two laughing at? You're next!" :)
The democrats do have a lock on pandering for votes, even if it's a negative for the nation.
 
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The democrats do have a lock on pandering for votes, even if it's a negative for the nation.
This is such crap, they pander to things that actually help people. THey at least pretend to fight for people, all people.

The republicans show open disdain for the very people that vote for them, and the idiots still vote for them. And these are smart, highly educated people spouting the biggest nonsense. YOu dont' get anymore pandering than being intentionally stupid and racist to get votes.

Sorry, both sides are most definitely not the same, regardless of what delusional, ignorant righties have to say about it
 
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The democrats do have a lock on pandering for votes, even if it's a negative for the nation.
Naturally, if I ask about Republicans you'll say "Both sides do it"....to cover your ass and appear "cynical and non-partisan"....

even though you didn't say it just then?
 
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This is such crap, they pander to things that actually help people. THey at least pretend to fight for people, all people.

The republicans show open disdain for the very people that vote for them, and the idiots still vote for them. And these are smart, highly educated people spouting the biggest nonsense. YOu dont' get anymore pandering than being intentionally stupid and racist to get votes.

Sorry, both sides are most definitely not the same, regardless of what delusional, ignorant righties have to say about it
THOR's right.....if one believes that helping Americans...is "bad for America"....as he and other rightwingers do.
 
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