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Republican Party missed the boat

Published 12:00am Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Clearly, the Republican Party must change its tactics or get out of town.  Someone in the GOP was just not watching during the campaigns and polls of the 2012 presidential election.

While the Democrats were garnering information on Facebook, Twitter, etc., the Republicans were running ads on TV and newspapers just like they did in 1950s.

Neither were the Republicans paying much attention to who was attending their rallies.

Some results from the recent election that demonstrate the new electorate in America:

- Males — Romney 52 percent; Obama 45 percent

- Females — Romney 44 percent; Obama 55 percent

- Youth — Romney 40 percent; Obama 60 percent

- White — Romney 59 percent; Obama 39 percent

- Black — Romney 6 percent; Obama 93 percent

- Hispanics — Romney 27 percent; Obama 71 percent

Obviously, there was voting based on sex, age, skin color and in the case of the Hispanic vote, catering to special interest groups.

The electorate is no longer the middle-aged white male with years of experience and knowledge, and the Republican Party must come to terms with it.

The “haves” with high-value assets are becoming less and less able to control how much their taxes will be or what it will be spent on.

The “have nots” who have little or nothing are more and more enabled to vote for higher government benefits.

However, with so many people jumping onto the apple cart, soon there will be too few to pull the cart — then what?

What will become of us? What will become of business and industry? With the myriad of rules, regulations and taxes coming down the pipe to stifle us, who knows?

We already know, for example, that we can no longer get incandescent light bulbs, Teflon coated skillets, burn coal in power plants, etc.

I can only imagine how many inspections and “gigs” that businesses will receive in the future.

If you’re smart, you will kiss-up and try to get a job as a government inspector.  Don’t worry about your qualifications, just your connections.

I believe the definition of “rich” in this country refers to those who do no live in poverty and are not supported by government entitlements.

The one thing that might eventually save them is that the laws that tax the rich are made by some of the richest people in the country. What fool would enact a law that would give half of his earnings to the “poor”?

The world, for whatever reason, is waiting to slam us.

We continue to sit in our little open foxhole, being led by a community organizer who has apologized for the being an American and who has very poor international relations, women who are afraid of guns, youth who are clueless and cowards who always say things that are sweet and politically correct.

How long do you think it will take for the hammer to drop?

I’ll say within two years.

 

Ed Field

Natchez

 

  • Anonymous

    The blessed Religion revealed in the word of God will remain an eternal and
    awful monument to prove that the best Institution may be abused by human
    depravity; and that they may even, in some instances be made subservient to the
    vilest purposes. Should, hereafter, those incited by the lust of power and
    prompted by the Supineness or venality of their Constituents, overleap the known
    barriers of this Constitution and violate the unalienable rights of humanity: it
    will only serve to shew, that no compact among men (however provident in its
    construction and sacred in its ratification) can be pronounced everlasting an
    inviolable, and if I may so express myself, that no Wall of words, that no mound
    of parchm[en]t can be so formed as to stand against the sweeping torrent of
    boundless ambition on the side, aided by the sapping current of corrupted morals
    on the other.

    George Washington, fragments of the Draft First Inaugural
    Address, April 1789

    This is where we are at as a nation.

  • Anonymous

    Very nice, Mr. Field, and OHHhhhh so true. I will say this- I don’t feel that the republicans “failed” in the election. I feel the CITIZENS have failed this country. Miserably. O’Reilly and some others hit the nail on the head with their observations- just HOW do you expect elections to turn out when half of the nation is on government assistance, illegal or both? I say, pass the Voter Registration Act and stop these dang illegals , felons and dead people from voting. Then start weeding out all the welfare abuse and get people to work. ( I just made myself laugh!! As if either of these things will ever happen).
    I, too, feel we are headed for a complete “adjustment”. God help us.

  • Gray

    Yes, the GOP missed the boat,again! Mr. Fields, you need to start listening to some other news source besides Faux and Friends and you need to loosen your tinfoil hat just a mite. You base your assumptions on race and fail to see that our side won on the issues that we all face, well, except for the 10% that control 90% of the wealth in this country. Only a bunch of Rombies could swallow the drivel that was spouted by the GOP in this last election. The GOP has brainwashed the misognyistic, hidebound lot of “males” into believing that by giving the rich tax breaks and carte blanch to do as they will toward working people, that this will encourage the economy. When you shout entitlements, you really,really need to look at what is given to big business and farmers . The “entitlements” you speak of are a drop in the bucket compared to what is given to business in the name of “creating” jobs. Tax subsidies, training money,free sites to build on and you have the complete ignorance to think that it is the poor that is draining the public coffers. Mr. Fields,you too,have missed the boat,and I believe you were at the airport looking for it.

  • Khakirat

    Romney camp soured when he didn’t count the 47% that represented a big part of his loss that didn’t give a hoot for the middleclass working people but catered to the rich and large corporations that out sourced out of the USA with Romneys help!! The republican convention I only saw mostly white folks which was the very opposite of the democratic party that had all races of all walks of life!! I’m white but there isn’t any way I could ever vote republican for they are out dated and it takes the democrats to straighten the mess that the republicans make which as been costly to the middle class!! Now , these rich people will be paying their share now that have raked over the American workers that most never paid a penny tax that had loop holes to escape paying their dues that those days are over!! Everyone should respect each others way they voted for as I say God is in control not us!!!

  • Anonymous

    Wow 2 comments here I can really appreciate!! The others, you STILL have and are missing the true thought of what occured this past election. I also watched the campaigns and knew immediately that by panning the audience, Romney couldn’t possibly win the election. Most of you are struggling with but should soon come to grips with the FACT that middle aged, upset, uptight white men no longer dominate the electorate. You can blame it on entitlement programs all you want but not every white woman, black woman or man, are on welfare and you know this. Not every Hispanic is an illegal. When you get up in front of a nation and make stupid and disparaging comments about groups of people, look for yourself to be the true minority. Republicans are going to have to stop the hateful, fear-mongering rhetoric and truly, genuinely embrace ALL demographics if they want to win elections. Spiritually, and according to my Salvation through Jesus, there are quite a number of things that go on in this country that I am against, but I HAVE NO RIGHT TO REVOKE SOMEONE ‘S right as long as it doesn’t infringe upon my rights. You people are going to have to gather these concepts or keep LOSING. This is not the time to be bitter. We all should have one main focus. Not party. Not political talking points from the guilty. We should ALL work and pray this country pulls through. Trust. It “ain’t” as bad as it CAN get!

  • Anonymous

    Sorry, teach4peace, but I REFUSE to embrace- 1) Illegal immigrants 2) welfare free-loaders that would rather cheat the system and keep pushing out babies to keep getting that government money 3) Atheists who want MY GOD taken out of everything GOOD and MORAL 4) homosexuals who want to be “married”. Marriage is a Holy Sacrament of the church, and is defined as the union of a Man and a Woman 5) Bigger government . All it does is tax and spend 6) Abortion. The killing of LIFE from GOD. 7) Tax and punish the “wicked rich”. Now I ask you- how mant times has a poor person started a company and employed people? The rich MAKE JOBS! If you cannot understand that, then you are a waste of time.( And as an aside- how come liberals and democrats hate the wealthy- defined as Romney- but LOVE and embrace Oprah, whose wealth is far greater than Romney’s? Well, uhhh, I guess if Romney had a talk show and gave away diamonds, money and even cars to select audiences, they would like him, too.. Gimme, gimme, gimme.)
    I feel sorry for people ( and there are too many) like you, all cut of the same irrational cloth. We are disintegrating from within. And it all started with straying from the teachings of the Holy Bible. We started to become a ” if it feels good, do it” society.
    Long live GOD! Be watchful, for the KING is Coming.

  • Bob Buie Sr

    I think that Ed may have opened the “flood gate of ignorance”. Watch it flow !

    Bob Buie Sr

  • Anonymous

    Sorry, burnlyec, but WHERE did I say embrace illegals???? Where did I say embrace the welfare freeloaders???? Comprehension is NOT your stronger point. That comment alone suggests that you generalize everyone NOT in your demographic and THINK they are either illegal or welfare recipients. Thank you for PROVING my point. NO ONE has indicated that you should embrace anyone of these, I don’t embrace them. If you want to be a part of this country, do it the correct way, and become a full fledged, legal citizen! Again, while I don’t agree with abortion, IT IS NOT MY RIGHT TO DENY SOMEONE that option, as they will have to deal with their poor decision. You people do what Jesus WOULD NOT DO, and that’s force His way of life upon others. Jesus said IF ANY MAN would follow me, he would need to take up HIS CROSS AND follow me, meaning even Jesus knew He could not/would not force belief in Him on others while He’s the Messiah! How arrogant of some! Do you think illegal immigration JUST occurred??? Why wasn’t this such a hot button issue in the early 2000s? Check the welfare rolls nationally dear, while you’re at it. Check Oprah’s audiences hon to see who got all the freebies and the gimmie gimmie you’re talking about. I sure didn’t see an overwhelming amount of blacks in those audiences, but you have evoked a tit for tat weak tactic that you people also like to use. Again, you missed the point purposely, because for you, you can only embrace those who look exactly like you, be truthful about it. Doesn’t bother me one bit. I came across an interesting statistic the other day, which also could account for this country becoming more and more “brown” whether that is through immigration, interracial dating, and or adoptions taking place, as many are moving froward and are NOT uncomfortable with those who do not look like them. I could care less who you decide to embrace or not embrace. Just letting you know that the hostile, bitter rhetoric won’t ever win. Keep losing.

  • Anonymous

    Too late, it already has, BUT, there is a glimmer of hope with some comments here.

  • Anonymous

    WOW!!! You are SOOOoooo full of HATE, teach4peace. You need a new username. And don’t call me “dear”. I am not your dear.
    You are TYPICAL LIBERAL nutjob. If someone doesn’t agree with you, you personally attack them. WOW. Enjoy your life, teach4hate. You are scary.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVE to all!!!! :-D

  • Anonymous

    I’m full of hate? LMBO!!! You resort to personal attacks, calling me out of my name, and I’m hateful??? Dear, have a nice life, finished with this topic. Keep Losing.

  • Anonymous

    LOL !!!! LOSER !!!!!!!!!!!!! Your post didn’t EVEN read correctly. Bye, teach4hate. When you can argue your case sensibly without personal attacks, I’ll let you come back.

  • Anonymous

    Oh, and further, I HAVE NO PROBLEM with people who are not “just like me”.
    I love or country’s diversity, but laws are laws and rules are rules. I don’t care what color you are, you are to play by the rules.

  • Anonymous

    Just kidding, teach4hate. And for the record, I don’t HATE you, even though we disagree. But I strongly feel you are dangerously misinformed.

  • Gray

    You go ,Teach! Bob,burnlybut,lackocrackin,Ed and the whole crew just can not get it through their bone heads that the US has changed. This Thanksgiving, be thankful the country is not in the hands of the GOP! The folks on welfare roles are not there by choice,there IS a separation of church and state,not everyone of color has their hand out and not all white males are stupid enough to believe the trickle down theory. Please recycle your tinfoil hats boys.

  • Bob Buie Sr

    Paddle a little harder, Gray. You will make it through(the floodgates).

  • Anonymous

    Gray, I’ll address this peace-meal.
    1) “…the US has changed”. Boy, has it. And not for the better. My grandparents would not even recognize this country, anymore!
    2)”…not in the hands of the GOP.”. I am thankful for a LOT. But I am scared stiff of Obama and his Charles Manson-like gri[ on society and the democrats in the white house. Any party that boos the name of GOD at their convention is just plain LOST.
    3) “…welfare roles(sic) are not there by choice…” Really??? C’mon… REALLY??!! Then why are there so many (substantiated) stories of people on welfare that just keep having (primarily out of wedlock) babies to keep getting more benefits??!! Or keep getting fatter so they can claim disability?9 They are so fat they CAN’T work. WHAT???) Abuse is perpetrated by ALL colors of people. SHAMEFUL.
    4) “..seperation of church and state..” . That was put in to PROTECT religious beliefs and practices FROM THE GOVERNMENT!!
    5) TOO tired to go on.
    I respect your opinion, but feel you are wrong, and have bought into the twisted, distorted image of republicans and conservatives.

  • Anonymous

    You are full of misperceptions, burnleyc. 1) Yes, the country has changed for the better. The tactics of racism, hatred and fear are losing the battle. That’s good! You’re behind on that.

    2) President Obama has been president for 4 years and the US is better for it after the catastrophe that Bush left us with. Republicans want you to be hateful and be fearful. Democrats want you to calm yourself down and get a grip.

    3) see #5

    4) You can practice your religion but don’t expect others to practice your religion. The churches don’t pay taxes.

    The program [for free phones] is called Lifeline, established in 1984[under Reagan] originally created to subsidize landline phone service for low income Americans, funded by government-collected telecommunication fees, paid by consumers.

    In 2008 [under Dubya], the program was expanded to support cell phones which quickly escalated the cost of the program. In 2008 the program cost $772 million, but by 2011 it cost $1.6 billion.

  • Bob Buie Sr

    Okay. Things are moving along good. If we could just hear from Deuce now, things would be complete.

  • Anonymous

    I guess it was more than the 47% that he was talking about since he lost.
    What you fail to understand is when there is talk about raising taxes on the “rich” that pretty much means everyone who owns a business. They don’t say that, but I know, I’ve been there.
    I used to be self employed which would be considered a “business”. I made under $40,000 per year but still paid $4,500 per year for the privilege along with 15% of my profit in taxes (not to mention SS and Medicare). If my taxes had been lower, I could have (and would have) hired someone to help me.
    Raising taxes on the “rich” will shut job creation down. Businesses can’t afford to hire new people when they have to pay for the ones who won’t work. That is socialism. The only thing wrong with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.
    Why should I work 14+ hours a day when it will cost me more in taxes and I still can’t afford to hire someone to help me and give him/her a job? Makes no sense whatsoever. I guess it does to people like you though. I’m working for all of the people who won’t work for themselves. I’m NOT going to do it.

  • Khakirat

    My family has had business from Natchez to Ferriday, La. in the 50s, 60s, & 70s for the general public which you could make more money in La. than Ms. from being taxed!! My wife and I have had a small businesses in Adams County since 1968 to 2001 for the general public so it hasn’t been our first rodeo for we know the ropes!! Mother always said don’t vote republican if you want to get ahead in business and I always took her at her word and you know she was exactly correct!!

  • fowlerstench

    Ed may actually have a point – finally. The presumption that wisdom equates with age and experience proves otherwise.
    That the GOP is essentially a party of old white guys, blinded by their “wisdom” and deaf to new ideas goes to the heart
    its problems.
    Thanks, Ed.

  • Barry McKenzie

    It is interesting how facts means nothing to the red state nut cases. The states that consistently vote republican, are the poorest states, the states that receives more money from the federal government than they pay in federal taxes. The red states are in effect subsidies by the blue states. The red states have the worst schools, of course the republicans want and have kept it this way,so they will always have a pool of illiterates and near illiterate voters. The red states have just about the worst of every parameter of development vis a vis the blue states. It is a sad fact that morons can be made to vote against their self interest. You people in the red states should look in the mirror and realize when your party is talking about moochers and takers, that they are speaking about you, your mother, your sister, your brother and your father. It is a fact that the red states have the highest percentages of people on government assistance relative to the blue states. I know for you in these reddest of states self awareness is a very difficult thing, but try it some time you will be surprise how liberating it. Wake up and smell the coffee.

  • Bob Buie Sr

    ……and which of these states do you live in, Einstein ? You sure know how to insult a lot of good, kind and decent people of all races and economic means. I don’t believe your comments will get you “rock star” status among any of the fine people of Mississippi.

    The old adage “You don’t know, what you don’t know” originated from the likes of you.

  • Anonymous

    Blah,blah, blah. All you liberal, bleeding hearft nuts want everyone to have everything at the expense of those that have WORKED for it. If I could get out of paying taxes for ANY and ALL these entitlement programs, I would. I HATE to think my money that I EARNED is going to lazy, do-nothing bums.

  • Anonymous

    . Oh bellemouth, you are at it, again.

    1) ARE YOU FOR REAL ???? Democraps LEAD THE PACK in being purveyors of fear and class warfare.I listened to Obama/liberals/democrats,…all they want to do is be a spoon, pass the buck, take no blame, scream how evi; the wealthy are, how republicans will push grandma down a flight of stairs,…REALLY??? 99.9% of the republican message was on HOPE, and the nation’s financial security.

    2) WHEN will you liberal nuts stop blaming Bush for every shortcoming that this president and his admionistration has exhibited? WHEN ? You see, it is much easier to blame others for your shortcomings and failures than to accept personal responsibilty, ignorance, incompetance and a failure to perform.

    3) I give up arguing with fools. A fool knows no better, and refuses to learn.
    The money won’t last forever. Then what will you liberal nuts do???

  • Anonymous

    RTSJR2; and that is the complete truth of the matter. Well stated.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks Burnleyc, glad that a few others get it too. :)

  • Anonymous

    I have read and re-read several comments, and have come to the conclusion that there really ARE two types in this country. Conservatives and liberals. Haves and wanna-haves. Satisfied and mal-content.
    I cannot help but wonder- just WHERE in our founding documents ( The Constitution, Bill of Rights, Declaration) does it say that ANY citizen is entitled to ANYTHING of MATERIAL VALUE ??
    It doesn’t.
    A HOME is a luxury. At least, a real nice one is. But you are not guaranteed a home, or gov’t funds to acquire one. A CAR is a luxury, also. Food is a necessity , but the funds to buy it are not provided for in our documents. You GET OUT AND WORK FOR IT.
    No food , no public housing, no car allowances, no cellphones, no health care, nothing of any kind.
    Just the guarantee that you can work for things in a free society.
    How far left this nation has gone. Just pitiful.
    Now, I am all for assisting the poor. The true poor. Churches and others used to help out more. And also, I’m all for providing for the disabled. The truly disabled.Injured veterans. Help them out.

  • Anonymous

    Your money is going to lazy, do-nothing bums — YOU! I pay my own way and do not receive ANY governmental assistance. Are you receiving SS or Medicare, btw?

  • Anonymous

    Unfortunately, he is 100% correct!

  • Anonymous

    bellemouth1, nope. I pay my own way for EVERYTHING. Cash on the barrelhead. No debt whatsoever. Nope, no SS or Medicare, nothing,…just health, home, car insurance, etc.
    Now, bellemouth1, can I say that you are a prim case of a liberal nut. If someone argues with you and does not agree with you, you turn it AWAY from the subject matter and begin making personal attacks. You excell at that. Blast away- I can take whatever you dish out and then some. But I will stand by my convictions, my morals and my beliefs, all of which HURT NOONE.
    Keep at it, bellemouth1. When you get close to stating anything useful or truthful, I will let you know!

  • Anonymous

    burnleyc, my handle is BELLESOUTH1. Not bellemouth1. Do you think you can initimidate me with your name calling?
    What intelligent thing have you had to say other than liberals are nuts. And blah, blah, blah. Your arguments aren’t working anymore.

  • Anonymous

    Now, now, bellemouth1…temper, temper. Sorry, just yanking your chain. And if I may observe, it’s not FUN to have someone get personal with you in this venue, is it? Learn. And next time if you want to jump on me personally and say personal things about me, be expecting a return salvo. But liberal nutcases never learn….. ( a GENERALIZATION: I did NOT say YOU were a liberal nutcase. Apply it as you see fit…)

  • Anonymous

    burnleyc, I just looked at these comments after a few days and see your stiil hanging in there. I agree with you, don’t be discouraged. Remember these people live by the law of the jungle, not the law of the land or of God.

  • Anonymous

    You are the nutcase casting aspersions and hateful speech. Go get a room and argue with yourself.

  • Anonymous

    How about bellesow1?? Because trying to reason with you is like me trying to teach a pig to play piano- it is a waste of my time and it just aggravates the pig.

  • Anonymous

    Stay classy burnleyc.

  • Anonymous

    Oink, oink, oink oiiink,…squeel…oink ( Sorry…pig language for over and put. You bore me)

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