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Stephanopoulos On What's Next For Republicans: Possible Civil War (video)
RealClearPolitics ^ | November 7, 2012 | RealClearPolitics

Posted on 11/07/2012 7:22:46 PM PST by i88schwartz

ABC News' George Stephanopoulos talks what President Obama's re-election means for the country on "World News" with Diane Sawyer.

DIANE SAWYER, ABC NEWS: So give me your bottom line on the Republicans now. We talked about the soul-searching, what do they do next?

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: Soul-searching, perhaps a civil war. You've got to look at this party right now. They have won the popular vote only once since 1988, in the presidential race. And it was probably best summed up by Al Cardenas, the head of the American Conservative Union (ACU). He said the party is too old, too white and too male. They lost young women, single women by almost 40 points, Hispanics by almost 40 points, blacks by more than 80 points. This is a party that has to create a much bigger tent.

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1 posted on 11/07/2012 7:22:48 PM PST by i88schwartz
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To: i88schwartz

“He said the party is too old, too white and too male.”

Bull. Romney didn’t match McCain’s numbers. Those people didn’t vote for Obama, his numbers were way down. They stayed home. Stephi is playing the part of Concern Troll.


2 posted on 11/07/2012 7:25:28 PM PST by cdcdawg
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To: i88schwartz

Is she still drunk?


3 posted on 11/07/2012 7:26:32 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: i88schwartz
Stephanopoulos On What's Next For Republicans: Possible Civil War (video)

WGAFF

4 posted on 11/07/2012 7:26:51 PM PST by frogjerk (Obama Claus is coming to town!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks i88schwartz.
They lost young women, single women by almost 40 points, Hispanics by almost 40 points, blacks by more than 80 points. This is a party that has to create a much bigger tent.

5 posted on 11/07/2012 7:27:31 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: i88schwartz

Create a bigger tent; Sellout to Jay-Z, Eva Longoria, Sandra Fluke and all the other Socialist Sheep who idolize the celebrity in the White Hut who uses a stolen birth certificate, a social security number issued in a state he never resided (CT), and a proven forged selective service card with a ‘80’ year instead of ‘1980’ year (as required by Federal Law at that time) within its date stamp.


6 posted on 11/07/2012 7:31:00 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: i88schwartz

CW-II is indeed possible.

And if bonehead Boehner tries more compromise, he just may be the start.


7 posted on 11/07/2012 7:31:06 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: i88schwartz

Ok

Young/Single women - free birth control and free abortions
Hispanics - Amnesty for all
Blacks - Reparations for slavery

And republicans would still lose.

RINOs do not win presidential elections.


8 posted on 11/07/2012 7:31:28 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: i88schwartz
Soul-searching, perhaps a civil war. You've got to look at this party right now. They have won the popular vote only once since 1988, in the presidential race. And it was probably best summed up by Al Cardenas, the head of the American Conservative Union (ACU). He said the party is too old, too white and too male. They lost young women, single women by almost 40 points, Hispanics by almost 40 points, blacks by more than 80 points. This is a party that has to create a much bigger tent.

utter rubbish. These people are below evil in that they have no class and delight in rubbing into open wounds. As Rush said today we have plenty of prominent blacks in the Republican Party and it's ignored. Romney had more minorities in his staff than Obama.

Dems have been successful in fictionalizing phoney images. Our side has been inept at exposing the lies and propaganda. we will get no where until we have warriors willing to expose these games

9 posted on 11/07/2012 7:32:13 PM PST by plain talk
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To: 2banana

Then how did the Bush Brothers, father and son, win?


10 posted on 11/07/2012 7:33:20 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: i88schwartz

The only people to start a Civil war would be the actions of Obammy and his Marxist pals. In order to save the Constitution and individual freedom.....count me in.


11 posted on 11/07/2012 7:35:38 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: cdcdawg

I will never believe that Romney didn’t match McCain’s numbers. Maybe after the votes for Romney weren’t COUNTED he didn’t. We got screwed by fraud because of the fraud running against him.


12 posted on 11/07/2012 7:35:51 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: i88schwartz

“young ...single women by almost 40 points, Hispanics by almost 40 points, blacks by more than 80 points.”

All the usual suspects, IOW.

Big deal.

All those who want more for nothing.


13 posted on 11/07/2012 7:36:05 PM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: i88schwartz

It’s kind of hard to create a bigger tent when the other side’s VP accuses you of wanting to reinstate slavery and isn’t immediately laughed off the ticket by every “mainstream” news organization in the country. Not that it would matter. America’s blacks made the depth of their racism quite clear yesterday. Hispanics? Too many dropouts looking for gimmes. Single women? How exactly does the GOP reach the demographic who apparently either want infanticide on demand or are looking to use the state as a sugar daddy for themselves and their bastard babies? America may just be too dumbed-down for a party that tries to argue for principles of liberty and responsibility. We have degenerated as a nation.


14 posted on 11/07/2012 7:36:40 PM PST by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: Revolting cat!
Tell me again what gun bans and socialized health care schemes the Bush's enacted?

Then how did the Bush Brothers, father and son, win?

15 posted on 11/07/2012 7:38:08 PM PST by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: i88schwartz

MSM still smoking mary jane.

As Jim Geraghty summed up:

Just did this quick math of Obama’s margin in key states.

Virginia- 107,339

Ohio- 100,763

Florid- 47,493

Colorado- 111,094

Nevada- 66,379

Total= 433,068

In other words, convincing 1/10th of one percent of the American population to vote for fiscal rectitude would have changed the course of history.

Mandate my ass. And if you think this razor-thin margin will make Barack Obama more willing to cooperate with the 49.99% of Americans who voted against him, well, I’ve got some land on the Whitewater River in Arkansas I’d like to sell you.

MSM still pushing propaganda to make it appear that a “clear” majority wants BHO and his agenda.


16 posted on 11/07/2012 7:39:32 PM PST by CharlesMartelsGhost
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To: i88schwartz

This is a party that has to create a much bigger tent.
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I’m a big tent republican.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1821435/posts?page=18455
Here’s an analogy to work with. Take a small box and fill it with some rocks. Then add some rice, filling it to the top. Now take all the same stuff, but in a different order. Put in the rice first, then add the rocks. What you’ll find is that if you put in the big stuff first, the small stuff will fit around it. But if you put in the small stuff first, the big stuff won’t have room. The republican tent is the box. The Big issues are the socon issues, to be put in first. The little issues are things that can be accommodated around the bigger stuff. A candidate who tries to focus on the smaller issues first and leave out the bigger issues has no way of getting all of us into the tent. He splits the party. The candidate who gets the big stuff right and as much of the little stuff that will fit, he can fit more into the tent. We’re often amazed at how much rice can keep fitting in. Folks such as Rudy or Romney flunk some of the big issues, and on some of the little issues it looks to me like anyone else’s rice would do just as well. All that remains for us to agree on is which are the bedrock principles and which are not. Why would there be so much invective aimed at rudy or romney from the right? Because there are some bedrock principles that he is leaving out. Bad move. I see rudybot and romneybot postings all the time saying that they would vote for Hunter or Palin, and I see socon postings that say they would not vote for rudy or romney. That’s a BIG indicator of a few bedrock principles that are being left outside the tent in order to let in some rice.

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17 posted on 11/07/2012 7:40:18 PM PST by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: i88schwartz

The party is too RINO!

The party is too willing to take liberaltarians seriously


18 posted on 11/07/2012 7:41:47 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: i88schwartz

I’ve been saying it for years...

run a Mormon and 10-15% of the base WILL STAY HOME

this combined with a month long ‘voting cycle’, allowing the potheads to get around to voting, results in an overwhelming loss


19 posted on 11/07/2012 7:42:29 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: i88schwartz

Denocrat Stephanopoulis: “LET’S TO AND HIM FIGHT!” LOL!

“Real spending cuts for real debt, real spending cuts for real taxes”: a policy RINOs and conservatives can unite on.


20 posted on 11/07/2012 7:43:07 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: 2banana

Marl Levin actually suggested something funny tonight: have every young woman that we know to write letters to congress asking for their free birth control.

One of the things that we do not do we’ll is to overwhelm their systems (an Alinsky technique.). Every conservative should start filling out every form for every program—whether they are eligible or not. Making them process forms will bog down their processes for everyone. Collapse their system.


21 posted on 11/07/2012 7:44:11 PM PST by Vermont Lt (The dude abides.)
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To: mrsmith
“LET’S YOU AND HIM FIGHT!”

The oldest trick in politics BTW.

22 posted on 11/07/2012 7:45:05 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: i88schwartz

I am all for a civil war in the Republican Party as Conservatives must destroy the Karl Rove Wing of the party along with the moderates like McCain and keep Jeb Bush’s ass away from the nomination in 2016, HW, Dole. McCain and now Romney shows what happens when you nominate a Republican Liberal to run a Big Government Marxist.


23 posted on 11/07/2012 7:45:27 PM PST by Trueblackman (I would rather lose on Conservative principles than vote for a RINO candidate.)
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To: i88schwartz

Whenever a liberal like Stephie says anything such as this it is what they are planning. They mention it now so should it happen by their actions they hope to have planted the seed in everyone’s mind that the “evil, rich, white, Christian conservatives” did it.


24 posted on 11/07/2012 7:45:27 PM PST by CodeToad (Padme: "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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To: cdcdawg; Lucky9teen; Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!
“He said the party is too old, too white and too male.”

"That's ageist,racist, AND sexist!"


25 posted on 11/07/2012 7:49:51 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: cdcdawg
Too white and too male-the new misogyny...
26 posted on 11/07/2012 7:50:29 PM PST by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: i88schwartz

It will be the Democrats having a civil war starting today. They have to pick a 2016 candidate who’s not Obama. Let the blood letting begin.


27 posted on 11/07/2012 7:51:01 PM PST by mhx
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Obama got 9 million fewer votes as well. A lot of ‘mericans just don’t give a sh!t anymore.


28 posted on 11/07/2012 7:51:47 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: cdcdawg

The problem is that conservatives in the party were betrayed — long before the primaries Mitt Romney was anointed by the elite leadership, that endorsement and pushing is proof that their vision of the GOP is STATUS QUO/BUSINESS AS USUAL — the people rejected this because Mitt Romney *is* liberal.

Look at the Libertarian Candidate, Gary Johnson, he got more than 1% of the vote!
That’s astounding, especially given that the Democrat and Republicans spent _hundreds_ of times more than the Libertarian party.
http://www.lp.org/blogs/staff/1139562-votes-for-gov-gary-johnson-record-setting-libertarian-party-presidential-vote

Now imagine if the Republican party had run a truly different candidate like Ron Paul (financial policy), Newt Gingrich (judicial policy), or even Johnson... but of course they wouldn’t do that, that means changing things, making things *gasp* different and ending the comfortable go-along-to-get-along nature of the GOP.


29 posted on 11/07/2012 7:53:45 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: i88schwartz

I did not hear anything about a “civil war”. I just heard two socialists telling Republicans they have to become socialists to compete with socialists. They want a socialist Tory party to “compete” with them.


30 posted on 11/07/2012 7:55:35 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: mhx

They will pick hillary.


31 posted on 11/07/2012 7:58:33 PM PST by zeebee
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To: i88schwartz

Drama Queen


32 posted on 11/07/2012 7:58:58 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: i88schwartz

Oh Stephy is so much more than a “news” anchor.Didn’t he work for Clinton WH?

Isn’t he really the one who started the whole birth control issue at a primary? Until the primary, it was never an issue. Dems needed something to run with and apparently it worked.


33 posted on 11/07/2012 8:02:18 PM PST by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: i88schwartz

I have given my children a much better life than I had. I know how one voted. It is their Republic now to save. I am going to reap my rewards. If one wants socialism, so be it.


35 posted on 11/07/2012 8:07:46 PM PST by Bronzy
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To: i88schwartz

The party is too RINO!

The party is too willing to take liberaltarians seriously


36 posted on 11/07/2012 8:08:25 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: i88schwartz

FWIW, when he says “civil war”, I’m pretty sure he means an ideological war within the Republican party, between old-school conservatives and big-tent “moderates” over the future direction of the party.

The other kind of civil war is not going to have anything to do with the Republican party, but I’d be surprised if we don’t get one of those as well sometime soon.


37 posted on 11/07/2012 8:23:36 PM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: rockybalmon

Yeah they are so gone right, that is why Jeb Bush’s Name is popping up one day after Romney got ran over by a Socialist.


38 posted on 11/07/2012 8:30:20 PM PST by Trueblackman (I would rather lose on Conservative principles than vote for a RINO candidate.)
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To: i88schwartz

They WANT us to do it. You can tell! They want Obama to have an excuse to turn his browncoats on us and imprison us. This has been in the works for a while....


39 posted on 11/07/2012 8:34:07 PM PST by Thorliveshere
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To: i88schwartz

Civil War 2 against the Greek midget and his pukish ilk. I’ll take my 12 gauge and give Stephy a colonoscopy and perforated bowel.


40 posted on 11/07/2012 8:44:33 PM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot)
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To: Da Coyote

CW-II has already started.

It’s currently a cold war..

For now.


41 posted on 11/07/2012 8:52:39 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: Vermont Lt

already been done with SSD.

And my wife can’t work.

2-3 years to get a chance with the judge.

Good thing i am a jack of all trades and can jump from sector to sector to stay employed.


42 posted on 11/07/2012 8:55:26 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: i88schwartz

The time for civil war was 40 years ago.


43 posted on 11/07/2012 8:58:25 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: OneWingedShark

Yep, Paul and Gingrich actually ran campaigns based on bold ideas. One had some flawed policies, and the other some personal flaws, but there is no doubting their overall sincerity and passion. I’m sure some people migrated to Gary Johnson out of frustration. I think the real reason Johnson did better than the Libertarian normally does is that he’s actually a legitimate politician, with a record that is enviable. “Governor Veto” was awesome for his state. He vetoed more bills than all of his 49 contemporaries combined! He’s basically a younger Ron Paul (though pro choice), who has been a chief executive. He stands for something, as do Gingrich and Paul. Romney didn’t stand for anything other than the proposition that he’s a better manager than Obama. That is undoubtedly true, but not enough.


44 posted on 11/07/2012 9:02:00 PM PST by cdcdawg
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To: 2banana
Hispanics - Amnesty for all

In the not too distant future Chinese immigrants will easily outnumber Hispanic immigrants.

45 posted on 11/07/2012 9:14:32 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Think 2014)
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To: i88schwartz

When possible Republicans should do business with other Republicans.


46 posted on 11/07/2012 9:16:44 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Think 2014)
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To: i88schwartz

and just where oh where are the gay black female half lation reporters on ABC? Dianne Sawyer couldn’t be any whiter ...thought our nation was supposed to be color blind..once again it is the left that plays the race card.


47 posted on 11/07/2012 9:18:39 PM PST by katiedidit1
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To: 2banana

Like they’d ever be spun favorably by the MSM even if they were the same as the libtard democrats.


48 posted on 11/07/2012 9:28:15 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: i88schwartz

Stephi is a bonehead. Civil War? No, because a civil war is where different factions fight for control of the central government. It would be more like the war between the states (called the Civil War incorrectly) in which some people merely wish to secede and be left alone. Red states need to divorce the blue and let them sink in their own mire.


49 posted on 11/07/2012 9:35:11 PM PST by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: the OlLine Rebel

Single women - substituting govt for a husband - stability. Single women look to govt as to what to do, and women generally are more submissive to authority figures.

Latinos - amnesty / easy citizenship for their vote. Reclaiming the southwest.

Blacks - never ending welfare and favoritism. Reparations not called reparations, and they don’t want that gravy train to ever end.


50 posted on 11/07/2012 9:35:57 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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