We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Far too many Americans believe (or have been told to believe) that the Republican Party “doesn’t care about the poor, minorities, women, etc.” This is something I’ve written extensively about in previous articles. Republican candidates in red states and blue states alike need to start reaching out more aggressively to conservative women, Latinos, African-Americans, etc. Romney won a majority of males, whites, independents, middle class voters, and married women. In the past, that was always enough to form a 51% majority. Today, it’s not.
The GOP has maxed out the white conservative vote – Romney won more whites than any Republican candidate since 1988. There are far too many conservative women and minorities who are voting Democrat simply because they haven’t been reached out to. To the Obama campaign’s credit, the Democrats never stopped campaigning after 2008. They kept all their campaign offices open – especially in the swing states – and spent the last four years developing relationships, building trust, and keeping their message out there 24/7 with key demographics in targeted communities.
That’s all it took for the Democrats to win in 2012. It wasn’t a validation of progressive ideology.
Maggie's Farm apparently lacks the funding for a proofreader for the link dump postings. There's been at least one a day, it seems, sometimes a whole batch gets offset by a duplication... I take it as a sign I should go read something else, or even try to do something productive.
There in lies the whole thought - when you are constantly campaigning, you don't govern. That should be the message,not 'you should not just be catering to angry white rich dudes - there are others out there'
The message should be plain and blunt - 'are you better off now? If not, we offer real change.'
Gosh, where have I heard that???
The GOP's issue is they try to be DEM-lite, and kowtow to that crowd. Once (and God knows when they will see that writing on the wall) they see that the media, the Leftists, and the Free S*** crowd will never like them, agree to the needed changes to allow the Country to survive, and that our Governance is too large to even do its basic jobs (Constitutionally mandated - not the other ones they assumed or think they need their hands in).
This message will sell, but it won't to everybody. Its just the way it is...
The Best Way For Families To Save For College
Some families are blessed with a grandparent who was or is a citizen of an EU country (such as Ireland or Italy) that will grant citizenship for descendants.
Such families should apply for such citizenship, because there are many universities in the European Union where instruction is largely in English and tuition is partly or wholly subsidized by the state cor citizens -- and citizenship of any European Union country is good enough, you needen't be a citizen of the country where the university is located.