The republicans lost because they ignored the youthful base which was highly energized, and wanted Ron Paul to be their leader. Once Ron Paul was shunned at the RNC by John Boehner and the other crony establishment republicans, the stage was set, and Mitt Romney was destined to lose.
Many of the youthful republicans who wanted to see a real change during the elections then switched over to the libertarian campaign for Gary Johnson, seeing no real difference between the republican and democrat candidates.
The republicans lost because they are warmongering fascists who deal in backroom deals and pats on the back to push their agendas. The democrats winning has nothing to do with socialism. It has everything to do with both sides playing the ‘lesser of two evils’ card, and both ultimately losing.
Don’t be a sore loser, remember all the things I told you about both candidates and parties, and go out there and look up the information. If we really want to make a difference, we must be informed, and we must learn to pay attention to the youthful voters. The college kids who voted for Obama would also have voted for Ron Paul had he been nominated, citing his anti-war stance and social acceptance on internal issues. Whenever a party ignores its youthful and energetic base, it is destined to lose a campaign.
Another reason the republicans lost is due to the Tea Party losing its way. The Tea Party had a tremendous impact on the 2010 elections, citing fiscally conservative and constitutional minded principles. During this 2012 election cycle the Tea Party became burdened by the republican party line, and forgot its limited government roots. It swung its support behind a man who showed little to no difference to the standing president, and ultimately we have all paid the price for the ignorance of the members towing the party line. Instead of concentrating on local issues and adhering to its fiscally conservative and constitutional principles, the Tea Party put all its effort into the ‘anybody but Obama’ campaign and ultimately paid the price for its lack of vision.
The way forward is not to try and impeach Obama, or complain about voter fraud. Remember that many of Obama’s policies are based off George W Bush’s big republican spending and war policies. And remember that Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital bought into some of the companies controlling the voting machines after he became the nominee. The problem we have is on both sides of the isle. But since the democrats are too far gone, we must evaluate the republicans, and do what we can do ensure they do what they are supposed to do, and that is to limit government interference in our lives, and to limit spending.
Do not start infighting among yourselves, and do not be sore losers. Do not shout insults and fraud at Obama and his supporters. Obama won the fight fair and square purely off the ‘lesser of two evils’ card, and not because he’s a foreign Muslim Marxist extremist hell bent on destroying America. If you think about it, even if half of that is true, it doesn’t resonate well with the general voting populace because it just sounds darn right nutty. The reason I so strongly supported Ron Paul is because his message resonated with voters from all backgrounds; democrat, republican, black, white, socialist leaning, fascist leaning, he appealed to everyone on some level, and he meant what he said, and you could tell that through his speeches.
The republicans have a lot to learn if they want to get back into power again. But for now we have to keep an eye on Obama, control spending locally, and spread the message of liberty. This fire is only just getting started, and we are going to need to work harder than ever to secure peace, free markets and liberty.
Oh, and dare I suggest ‘Rand Paul 2016’?