Think about the actual party debates for a second.
These candidates will be asked direct questions about whether or not they believe in evolution (for instance). They will be asked about past blunders that took place when holding a previous position of office. They'll have to answer these questions.
The last Republican candidate who admitted that they didn't believe in evolution almost got laughed off stage.
JFK had to give a blazing speech about how being a Catholic wouldn't effect his position of office in any dramatic way; and show the American ppl that he understood the separation of government from religion.
As in Mitt R.'s case last election - [because] Mormons wear "special" underwear and some even believe in "space families" (as examples of strange ideological beliefs).
These kinds of beliefs & ideas divided the Republican party, comprised of a large majority of Evangelicals.
I'm not saying that because one may hold these kinds of [religious] beliefs that they cannot then also preform the duties of an office. BUT - what I am saying is that if someone does hold these types of beliefs they might be more questionable as far as how they will preform the duties of their office. If they are willing to believe those kinds of ideas - what else are they willing to believe?
These [politicians] are the folks we are going to entrust with making world changing decisions! Whether or not they understand basic scientific discoveries or have crazy beliefs may directly effect the decisions they make while in office..
This is why the Republican party is a dying party.. The ONLY ideological beliefs that keep it alive are points on small government, taxes, and Constitutionalism... In all other areas, the Republican party look like a bunch of religious and mindless zealots.
By combining presidential election exit polls with mortality rates per age group from the U.S. Census Bureau, I calculated that, of the 61 million who voted for Mitt Romney in 2012, about 2.75 million will be dead by the 2016 election. President Barack Obama’s voters, of course, will have died too—about 2.3 million of the 66 million who voted for the president won’t make it to 2016 either. That leaves a big gap in between, a difference of roughly 453,000 in favor of the Democrats.
True Conservative republicans aren't a dying breed, they are becoming ineffective because of being overwhelmed by by the availability to the elite leftist democrats to the secular media who trumpet their liberal message day-in-day,day out, to the public.
Then the other thing that is dwarfing the conservative's message is that there are "rino republicans" who are in the camp of the leftist, liberal democrat party and working in league with the democrats sabotaging the conservatives with their "enemy within," attacks by their votes.
As has been said about those who practice to deceive, "They talk the talk, but they don't walk the walk,RINO Republicans, lying in the bushes just awaiting the opportunity to do their under handed dirty work to the party, who's principles they claim to believe in, which they slink around and hide in.
Dumb ideas will cause the GOP to die off. They still believe that creationism is true and evolution is false, they still believe that the earth is only 10,000 years old, they still don't believe in global warming, and they have restrictive immigration policies. Young people in schools today are taught the exact opposite of what the GOP believes in. When the current generation reaches voting age, the GOP will be laughed at for their views and they won't be able to get many electoral votes. Even states that vote Republican are considered to be full of uneducated, racist, old, white males. They are going to be a thing of the past soon unless they change QUICKLY!
Texas and Florida account for some 70% of the GOP's electoral votes in any Presidential election. The Republican majority in those states has been shrinking by about 3 to 4% each year. To the point where they are going to lose both states in the next few years.
And when that happens-- no electoral votes, means no political party. Period.
None of the ideologies or stances Republicans take appeal to anybody besides scared, white people over 55. None of the children of those Korean-War era parents is willing to carry on their parent's bigotries. Gay marriage, racial equality, and tolerance are not issues for people under 55 anymore.
Republicans are not dying as a party, but their power is dying because members of the modern nation are starting to see just how degrading their viewpoints can be. With gay marriage at an all-time high acceptance rate, Republicans are walking a very thin tightrope to ensure they do not offend anyone. The fact that they have to do this shows their forthcoming downfall. This, abounded by the fact that there is no real suitable presidential candidate on the horizon singles the death of their party's power... Unless they open their eyes to the positive change around the country.
We live in a country where we are given the choice between two parties. Now, having two options can be nice, but recently I feel like there is a great need for a third option. With both parties, it's all about broken promises, lobbying, corruption and scandals, partisan bickering, differing opinions over vital issues and LIES LIES LIES!
There are plenty of rational republicans who are dissatisfied with the current republican party. The republican party pants to the older generations who are more likely to vote and have more money. The older generations care more about religion and less about science.
One should also realize that once you cannot question science it is no longer science but gospel.
The left has also used the media to stereotype republicans as idiots to the point where much of the party has become a self fulfilling prophesy. This leads the rational intelligent republic to keep there opinions to themselves because they know that there liberal piers may not respect them and they don't want to be associated with the clowns running for office. When was the last time you saw a tv character that was well intentioned, intelligent and conservative? I can't remember but they usually make a point to let you know that a character matching that description is liberal.
There are allot of young conservatives that couldn't care less if same sex marriage I'd legalized. Who care more about the environment than Any tree hugger. The core of what a conservative is is some one who wants the country to run in a sustainable way. That means limiting spending, maintaining a strong economy as well as a strong military. Conservatives are realists.
As far as religion goes liberals have rejected most religion in there party and so they come where they are welcome.
The reasoning why I state my opinion, besides being Republican myself, is because there are opposite ideals than the Democrat Party. Not everyone will agree to Democrat beliefs, and the Republican Party is there to fulfill those beliefs. Even though they are more old school does not necessarily mean that they are dying off; if anything, they use philosophy's in the past than create their own because of following its past statistics.
Considering the not so stellar job the Democrats are doing, people will get sick of it, and vote Republican, which is, of course, the only way to go that doesn't lead to utter ruin.
Ask your local Democrat politico where he or she plans to get the monies to spend on their pet projects. The answer will invariably be something along the lines of "someone else". Republicans at least try to curtail expenditures to within what is being currently taxed. Don't even get me started on fiscal or monetary policy.
And then we get to actual ideology. On one side, we get platitude after platitude from an emasculated race card player who was voted into office because... Actually, I have no idea how he managed to . On the other we get actual plans to deal with things. Tough call.
Another ideology tidbit. The Democrats want everyone to be equal. They do this by attempting to restrict people to the point where everyone is actually equal, eventually at the lowest common denominator. The Republicans want everyone treated equally under the law.
The Democrats have to deal with the deviants, hippies, and socialist teenagers on tumblr, as well, which is pretty much the final nail in the coffin for any chance of credibility anyway.
The Democrats have exactly one thing going for them: A culture of dependence. They rule the inner cities, because they will pay out a little thing known as welfare. While the Republicans preach self-reliance, the Democrats are taking food from people who bust their humps to earn it and giving it to people who aren't working. Do we not have charities and other nonprofits to help those people? I, for one, know of quite a few 501(c)(3)s who have a large supply of manpower and support who would be more than willing to step in. And you may ask, who runs most of those organizations? That's right, Republicans. Search your feelings; you know it to be true.
(That's not true! That's impossible!)
Oh, but it is.
This just in!
I am an exploiting patriarchal holy roller nobody should take seriously, because ad hominem attacks are the way to go now, apparently.
In short, the Democrats favor taxation and restrictions to make everyone equal, while the Republicans preach small government and minimal restrictions. Everyone uses ad hominem, but the Democrats, or at least individuals amongst them, do it more often, netting a point against them.
*501(c)(3): IRS tax code for a Religious, Educational, Charitable, Scientific, Literary, Testing for Public Safety, to Foster National or International Amateur Sports Competition, or Prevention of Cruelty to Children or Animals Organizations nonprofit. A good example of a 501(c)(3) would be Scouting.
The Republican Party is merely a political party with different "factions" on various dots on the political spectrum. If you mean is the Republican Party a dying breed, I'll have to say no, they are not the new Whig Party. Since you're most likely asking "Are Conservatives a Dying Breed," I'll respond to that, and my answer is a big no.
As to my bias, yes, I'm a conservative. However, looking at this through a non-partisan lens, the answer is still no. Political trains of thought do not die out easily, especially not a whole wing of the political spectrum. Conservatives have been around since before America's founding, as have what me know today as Liberals. And both are not going to disappear any time soon.
As the political tides rise and sink, conservatism has been on the up-tick. Of course you'll find plenty of conservatives in the Southeast and Midwest, but it has been in particularly rising in other areas of the country. In the 2014 Midterms, for example, citizens in several areas opted for conservatism representation over liberal representation. Even in Florida, one of the few places where the people elected a Democrat over a Republican, the elected representative is a member of the Blue Dogs, a group of Congressional Democrats who have conservative views.
So, by all accounts, no Conservatives are not a dying breed, and subsequently, since it is merely a political party, the Republicans are not either.
It's hard to answer in this black and white format.The Neo-Con arm of the republican party (IE the big money who also funds Obama,Clinton etc from the democrats) is shrinking while the libertarian arm is growing.Conservatives have far more kids than liberals, immigration is friendly to the democrats but even so many hispanics have soured on the democrats during Obamas term.