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  1. How to get me back

    Many years back I voted for Reagan and Bush 1. This year I spent election day making phone calls to get out the vote for Obama. The Republicans have lost me as a voter until they make major changes to the party, so here's my take

    1) Can the negativity. As a PA voter, I got tons of mail telling me to vote for Barack Obama- he'll lower my taxes, he'll help uninsured people, he'll bring me a moon full of green cheese. I got tons of mail telling me not to vote for Obama because he was a secret…

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    • Fight to ensure NO liberal judges are put on the courts.

      During the VP Debate Biden was asked this question

      IFILL: Final question tonight, before your closing statements, starting with you, Sen. Biden. Can you think of a single issue -- and this is to cast light for people who are just trying to get to know you in your final debate, your only debate of this year -- can you think of a single issue, policy issue, in which you were forced to change a long-held view in order to accommodate changed circumstances?

      BIDEN: Yes, I can. When I got to the United States Senate and went on the Judiciary…

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      • fund College Republicans & conservative campus newspapers

        The only way to reach the next generation of voters is to win them over to conservative ideas before the liberal professors indoctrinate them. Thus, on every major college campus, we need to have a vibrant group of young Republicans as well as a strong conservative newspaper that will expose the liberal bias and also provide cogent arguments for a conservative worldview. Every campus needs to have an assigned regional coordinator that is funded by the RNC. This coordinator will help students to mobilize on campus and hold conservative events to counterbalance the constant liberalism in the classroom.

        The Collegiate…

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        • Take another look at Romney

          For starters, if we're going to start winning elections again, we need younger candidates. I also think that this country could really benefit from having a financial genius in the White House- someone who understands Wall Street, unlike President-elect Obama. When this market swings back up as it always does eventually, we all know that the democrats are going to credit their regime, just like they did with Clinton, Gore and the tech bubble. If we had someone like Romney - who started and ran Bain Capital and who has some great economic policy ideas, we could have won this…

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          • Reach youth via pop-culture and entertainment media.

            For too long the left has been seen as the "cool" party for the youth. It's time we fight back by embracing pop-culture by outreaching and creating our own entertainment media avenues such as entertainment oriented blogs, broadcasting, reporting, and parties.

            To reach youth, we need to think like E! Entertainment, MTV, Daily Kos, Jon Stewart and all other tools the left has to reach the youth.

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            • Enact a "40 under 40" initiative

              40% of our open seat and challenger candidates for Congress and up under 40 by 2012

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              • Implement a renewed focus on winning State Legislatures

                The state legislatures elected in 2010 will control the redistricting cycle that dictates the makeup of Congress for the next decade -- and serve as our farm team for Congress and statewide offices. We need to strengthen our focus on winning local and state offices, not just federal ones.

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                • be thinking about solutions, not about winning.

                  Conservatives have a lot to contribute to bi-partisan and post-partisan solutions for real problems that the country is facing. Republicans want less government; Democrats want better government. There's a meeting place for the two that we can call SMARTER government - but neither side can accomplish that alone.

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                  • Help campaigns and local parties build online movements

                    Set recruitment goals for online activism and fundraising for Congressional and Senate campaigns: 5,000 activists and $100,000 for each Congressional race and 7,500 activists and $150,000 per Congressional district in each Senate race

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                    • Support a Gradual Phasing out of the Federal Reserve System

                      The trillion-dollar Wall Street bailout plan negotiated by the White House and Congress has reinvigorated the debate about Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul’s Federal Reserve Board Abolition Act (HR 2755), which was introduced into Congress in June 2007.

                      In the halls of Congress, legislators have yet to bring Paul’s bill to the floor. It is currently languishing in the House Committee on Financial Services.

                      Constitution Party presidential candidate Chuck Baldwin has made abolishing the Fed one of the top planks in his platform.

                      Paul’s measure, as it is now, would kill the Federal Reserve Act and would then phase out…

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                      • Hold a National Mock Slave Auction

                        If we're going to build a revolutionary grassroots movement, we've got to keep the pressure on. So, what's next on the agenda after the Tea Party?

                        I think the logical next step is to draw another strand out of American history and show its relevance to the modern day. The obvious strand is, of course, slavery. Because, let's face it, the prospect of socialist tyranny has never been this close since the days of the New Deal. And if being forced to pay higher taxes to monitor volcanoes and fund ACORN isn't just as bad as being sold into slavery,…

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                        • Stop Being Ashamed!

                          The party needs to come back to its senses and stop cowering to liberals and cater to their sensibilities. Where happened to the pride in being conservative? That being said, we also need to get back to basics and distinguish true conservative principles from both liberal-appeasing ideas and statist nonsense. Conservatism is: small-government, free market, individual liberty, and state's rights...PERIOD!!! As for social conservatism I would say that our party needs to be able to have people who may personally have diverse social views, but are united in the only true conservative social viewpoint: the Federal Government and the courts…

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                          • Here's a novel idea! Actually Reduce Government Spending!

                            The vast majority of Americans believe that far too much of their money is being wasted on excessive Government spending and programs

                            The party needs to get back to ACTUAL fiscal conservatism instead of giving lip service to the idea.

                            Do not promote or reward Party members that are incapable of running their campaigns on this principle. We should never promote candidates that are offering a plan to increase Government spending.

                            By taking the option of fiscal conservatism off the table in an election, you are only making the Democratic candidates more appealing.

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                            • I think we need to have the Buttseks in our party again!

                              The Buttseks everyone loves and everyone can get behind (literally) Run on a platform uniting everyone with the buttseks you know them gays will love it..and we'll take over the house and senate again and pass our buttseks agenda!

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                              • Truck nutz

                                I want truck nutz

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                                • Embrace Net Neutrality and the Internet as Public Good

                                  Conservatives are on the wrong side of this issue, and that was one of the reasons that despite having voted straight ticket Republican my entire life, I voted for Obama this time. He and the Democrats have a much clearer understanding of the importance of Net Neutrality than the GoP, who have instead uncritically, unquestioningly applied free market idealogy to the problem.

                                  The Internet is the greatest platform for cultural, educational, business, and technological innovation ever created, primarily b/c every potential participant faces the same low barriers to entry. Hence, ideas are quickly tested, and the good ones gain traction…

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                                  • A 435 district strategy

                                    We don't need a 50-state strategy. We need a 435 district strategy. Whether a safe or longshot seat, we need professionally-run campaigns with real candidates everywhere. This will allow us to maximize pickup opportunities against complacent Democrats. It will also help identify promising young leaders for future advancement elsewhere in the party. Also, we need to encourage repeat candidates -- not a win-at-all-costs mentality. Winning second time candidates received just 42% of the vote their first time out.

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                                    • Make being Republican "cool" and "progressive"

                                      We are slapped with too many stereotypes and have been defeated by a social movement. It is NOT socially acceptable to be young, educated, urban and Republican. If the party is going to succeed, that HAS to change. Build an exciting, inspiring and charismatic party that captures young hearts and minds and reminds them why it's "cool" to be Republican and people can proudly say we are Republican AND educated AND informed AND caring AND diverse AND forward-thinking.

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                                      • Repeal the Patriot Act

                                        Our recent track record on civil rights is terrible. No sane patriot would ever endorse this act. We can attempt to attract young people, but the bottom line is that many of them actually care about this civil rights stuff. They see the RNC as the party that came up with the Patriot Act - the party that likes to wiretap citizens' phone lines without bothering to get those pesky warrants. The GOP can claim to be strong on civil rights/ liberties all it wants - but actions speak louder than words. Send the right message to begin with, and…

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                                        • How to Rebuild F'ing Conservatism

                                          OK, now that I have your attention...I believe that conservatism has taken a recent blow, and we need to get back to our roots.

                                          There are those in the party, the so-called moderates, that believe conservatives need to reinvent themselves in order to appeal to the populous. Wrong. The populous has gone astray, and it is our job to help them return to the straight and narrow. Compromising our principles is not the way to regain a majority...it is the way to become liberals.

                                          For years, the left has become increasing liberal in an attempt to appeal to every special…

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