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Gop Election 2012

Why the Democrats' Optimism Attracts Young Voters

Jordan Cozby | Posted 09.25.2013 | Teen
Jordan Cozby

While the Republicans ran on the idea that we needed to "Restore America" in 2012, it's clear the American people disagreed. Call me naïve, but I believe our better days are ahead of us.

Republicans Launch Inquiry Into GOP's Big Problems

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 02.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Republican National Committee on Monday announced an inquiry to look at what went wrong in 2012's presidential election and how...

How to Fix the Broken Republican Party

Tyler McCarthy | Posted 01.19.2013 | College
Tyler McCarthy

When Romney lost the election, half the country was rejoicing and the other half was scoffing at what fools we were for re-electing Barack Obama. The attitude cannot continue to be: "What's wrong with them?" It needs to be "what's wrong with us?"

GOP Hardliners Peddle More Delusions

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

GOP hardliners will continue to win some local elections, but winning the race for the White House will be permanently off limits to them -- though this won't stop them from peddling their delusion that the America they longingly pine for no longer exists.

The Bachelor, Jersey Shore and Election 2012: How to Shape Reality

Mike Edwards | Posted 01.23.2014 | Media
Mike Edwards

The news media likes to pretend that they are an unbiased filter; that they simply report the stories as the happen. The truth, however, is that election coverage ends up having a lot more in common with Jersey Shore than with C-Span.

Meet The Drag Queens Running As Republicans For President

Rachel Kinsey Sicks | Posted 10.05.2012 | Gay Voices
Rachel Kinsey Sicks

Are you tired of Democrats with their slobbering same sex smooches and their coherent sentences? Do you want to bring America back to a time when people knew their place, when might meant right, and when people like you were miserable?

A Battered Romney Wins: On to November

James Zogby | Posted 04.28.2012 | Politics
James Zogby

A battered Romney held on a short leash by his party's right wing should be good news for President Obama, but with the electorate as deeply divided as it is, national polls are telling a different story.

Romney's Fox News Admission

Posted 04.16.2012 | Media

During a private campaign event on Sunday in Palm Beach, Fla., GOP candidate Mitt Romney had some rather favorable words to say about Fox News. Spe...

Climbing Romney Ridge

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I'm going to be honest, here. I'm just as bored with the Republican nomination race as everyone else is by now. The mainstream media pundits have done a mighty job of trying to keep the excitement alive, but it's just not working anymore.

Forget Etch A Sketch and Vaginas, Obama Faces a Real Race in the Fall

David Paul | Posted 05.24.2012 | Politics
David Paul

Eric Fehrnstrom is correct. The slate will be wiped clean in the fall. The challenge for the Romney campaign will be to articulate an alternative, more conservative vision of the nation, and Whatever he says, whatever he did, I'm against it is unlikely to suffice.

What Are Conservatives Trying to Conserve?

Ira Glasser | Posted 05.24.2012 | Politics
Ira Glasser

Chait's emphasis on demographic shifts is powerful and mainly on target, but there is a broader historical context to his analysis that complements, extends and better explains the hysteria dominating the current rhetoric of the Republican party.

Romney and GOP in Trouble

James Zogby | Posted 04.26.2012 | Politics
James Zogby

Whether or not former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney wins Tuesday's primary contests in Michigan and Arizona, he is in trouble, and both he and the Republican Party leadership know it.

A Cure for Voter Suppression and Voter Depression: Occupy the Vote

Christine Pelosi | Posted 03.29.2012 | Politics
Christine Pelosi

What is to be done? Occupy the vote. Cure voter suppression with a commitment to participate in the civic sacrament of voting and to protect others' rights to do so.

The GOP 2012 Catch-22

Bill Schneider | Posted 07.31.2011 | Politics
Bill Schneider

Republicans have a problem. They have several plausible candidates who could beat Obama, but they will have a tough time getting nominated. And the candidates who might be able to get through can't beat Obama.