Originally Posted by Obushma
Politic doesnt fall on a horizontal line like most people on here are trying to paint, both parties lean Authoritarian. The way the GOP gains votes is to move towards individual liberty, no more Nation Building (the idea of Mccarthyism is dead to younger generations), and to move away from the idea of a central planning debit based economy.
Exactly, we shouldn't pay attention to what liberals say about what way the GOP should go. They would have us move to the left and so that we can become a nation of one party rule. (which is why they like Huntsmann)
There will always be Americans who will listen to a message of individual liberty, limited government, and economic freedom. The GOP lost its way because they like big government when it suits their needs, but rail against it when the other guys in power. Consistency earns you the respect of independents and excites the Republican base. Consistency means Republicans need to realize that big government includes the military industrial complex, and foreign wars abroad.
This also means the Republicans need to stop fitting everyone in their little box, there is common ground to be found with everyone. These litmus and purity tests that Republicans tend to have are a losing formula. Obama will run this country into the ground the next four years, there will be opportunity for the GOP, but only if they do it correctly.