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Monday, January 28, 2013

The GOP has turned its back on Reagan and Lincoln

Republican heroes of yesteryear would be personas non grata in today's increasingly radical party

From the piece:

Indeed, the Republican Party is now so badly out of touch with the majority of voters, and so far to the right with most of its policies, that it can no longer be considered the party of Lincoln, Eisenhower, Nixon, Reagan, and the first George Bush. In some respects, it has even moved beyond George W. In doing so, it has shunned its rich past and dismissed the legacies of its greatest heroes. All of those Republican presidents did things, reasonable things,that would render them toxic and unelectable with today's unreasonable, untethered-from-reality brand of Republicans.

Here's some truth: In November, Republicans lost women by 11 points, voters between 18 and 29 by 23 points, and voters between 30 and 44 by 7 points. Who did the GOP win? Those closest to death. They won the 45 to 64 group by 4 points and those 65 and older by 12.

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