◼ Republicans’ Easy Way to Defuse Social Issues - Conservative Byte
...If states want to legalize marijuana then let them do it. Colorado seems to have the broadest laws and the state has not sunk into the earth’s core. Other states should look at what they are doing and Republicans should stick to the view that it is a state’s rights issue. The feds should keep their hands off.
These are just two social issues that need to be defined at the state level. Republicans should be on the forefront arguing that each state has the right to make their own decision just like they have argued for 40 years to have abortion decided at the state level. Then people can continue to vote with their feet as was designed by the Constitution.
◼ Republicans Must Reshuffle Nomination Deck for Future Presidential Hope - Conservative Byte
...To put it bluntly, it’s time for the Republican Party to let the Democrats play games in the snow or learn how to eat grits overnight and start a move toward letting the big boys and girls who want to be president play in a big-time arena. For goodness sakes, start the GOP nomination contest off in what continues to be the nation’s bellwether for a November presidential showdown: Florida.
It’s not that voters in the Sunshine State are smarter. It really isn’t that they are more moderate or conservative than the GOP as a whole. Rather, it’s the simple fact that a candidate who can win Florida is a candidate who proves that he or she can handle a large number of big media markets, raise the necessary funds to stage a first-class candidacy, and can turn voters out in large numbers....
National press and pundits can build up or tear down candidates in Iowa and New Hampshire, but in Florida every section of the state is a “nation” unto itself. The GOP needs a true “game change,” and “Florida first” in 2016 can provide it.
◼ California Republicans Need To Cooperate With Latinos On Border Issues - Tom Del Beccaro/Forbes
Post election analysis is a favorite American past time. For any party that loses an election, the questions rightfully center on which voting blocs they need to reach for the next election. For Republicans nationally and especially in California, that discussion must be focused on Latinos.