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Death of the Republican Party. Republican autopsy and why the race was lost Comments

As Republicans autopsy the election, they are learning just where and how their campaign to elect Mitt Romney went wrong. So far, very few analysts seem to agree, but there are some eyebrow raising numbers. Continue Reading

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  1. Marianna
    2 years ago

    It's a sad fact that the Republican party's respect for life begins with conception and ends with birth. They show a real callousness toward those who need help the most: the poor, the elderly, children, women, minorities, immigrants. Further, their educational and heaIthcare policies are bad for Americans, and their environmental and military policies are bad for the world.

    Good riddance to them. I believe in human dignity and I could not, in good conscience, cast my lot with small-minded, mean-spirited people. I am pro-life in the fullest sense of the world, not the narrowest. I continue to volunteer for anti-abortion causes but I am an Independent who has been voting Democrat. By the way, acceptance of abortion is a cultural trend that must change before the law can. Believing that Republicans acting alone could manage to overturn Roe v. Wade at this stage is extremely naive.

  2. Brian
    2 years ago

    The majority of catholics have no fear of the lord. They do not even believe in God. They aren't even really catholics. There ends the great mystery.

  3. Matt
    2 years ago

    "And the Catholic vote, the one key that has proven decisive in several previous elections, simply cannot be ignored. This demographic, possibly above all others, should be targeted with great enthusiasm. Catholics make natural Republicans as far as the party clearly supports the three non-negotiable issues set forth by Pope Benedict XVI, which are life, marriage and family, and authentic human freedom. "

    Then I guess the "catholics" that count in the Catholic vote aren't much on their church teaching then if they voted against the non-negotiables.

  4. Marie
    2 years ago

    HI:

    All of those Catholics who voted for President Obama and Latino's Catholics who did need to look at the Churches teachings and go to confession with the rest of us. This part of it is not the Republicans fault. We all need to tell the Republicans and Democrates that whatever is dishonist is wrong and what correct values are both of this country and the Judeo-Christian values. Yes the poor need to be taken care of but it still needs to be reasoned out why all other priorieties come before Christian values with these groups. Does a Republican or Democrate have to offer people what they want at the expense of the unborn and poor? Do people look at what they want at the expense of the unborn or poor? Do people toss their churches rights away for their own priorieties? I saw very little people at the rallys for Religious freedom I attended and that tells alot on the showing. We all have to let these people in Washington know what is right and wrong. In the early part of this country the church went though persecution. People do not remember because they don't read history and do not know what the Bill of Rights entails. More work has to be done educating people on the Ten Commandments, birth control and abortion and that there is a purgatory for them to form good conciences to vote for good things.

  5. mrswright
    2 years ago

    this election came down to people being comfortable with "the evil they know". to many mitt romney represented the "unknown evil". imho

  6. Ryan
    2 years ago

    President Obama got 50% of the Catholic vote. In a recession no one cares about social issues.Republicans lean heavily on social issues and paid the price at the polls.

  7. Dan
    2 years ago

    Perhaps your organization needs to perform an autopsy on the Catholic Church. She does appear to be on the critical list...especially after this election. The majority of her flock is in total disarray and deliberately refuses to follow the precepts of the faith. No TRUE Catholic could nor should have voted for the Democrat. Catechesis is less a problem today than it was maybe 10 or 20 years ago. They know about the "non negotiable" life issues but refuse to follow that very basic precept of our faith. Even some of the shepherds refuse to follow it. No...its truly a sad day when the majority of our Church actually VOTES FOR the culture of death. Some very serious introspection must be done before all is lost.

  8. Marcos
    2 years ago

    You forget those of us Catholics that are Democrats and are Minority who did NOT vote for Obama. It feels like there are very few of us.

    The question you pose if valid: why would so many people willingly vote against their self-interest? I say we as Catholics lost at the local levels and at the Diocesan level. I did not hear in any Homily in the weeks leading up to the election, any of this information about Obama's agenda and how it affects Catholics. If I had not read it here on this site and posted information to facebook, locally, we would not have known anything about Obama's agendas. I had to persuade my own Family and it still did not get through to the majority of my own brothers, sister, nieces and nephews. Young people, immigrants and the poor are not being taught. We rely on the media so much, that we are not allowed to teach about the sanctity of life by allowing Right to Life messages on TV. The poor do not have access to internet and have limited resources to information, especially here in the southwestern US. The Sunday Homilies should have had at least some influence here, but didn't.

    Finally I would like to say: We are resisting God, but not resisting the Government. Give in to the Holy Spirit. God Bless the USA and let us pray we can have leadership in the next Congress. We need Jesus Christ now more than ever! Que viva Jesus y Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe!


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