That said, I can understand why those polled responded as they do, and there are A LOT of us in the GOP working to change that perception. What I can't understand is why people like you continue to harp on mindlessly to propel your own personal agenda at the expense of the facts.
What "personal agenda" would that be? Personal conviction, based, as I'm sure your view are as well, on personal experience?
Why is it that only liberals have an "agenda"?
And please note that you speak of changing "perception. I'd be more likely to vote GOP if it were less a question of "perception" and "message," and more one of genuine change of policy. work away - I'm glad you're doing so - but until I see a genuine alteration of an exclusive, wealth-favoring, negative and obstuctionist POLICY, I will continue to vote for the imperfect, but in my opinion more generous, more equality-oriented, better-intentioned Democratic Party.
[Response delayed due to need of watching college games.] You correctly read and note that I addressed perception. That's because I believe from my own experience as a GOP nominee for national office that its basic policy is sound and not wealth-favoring, negative, or obstructionist as you claim. To my mind, only its positions on abortion and gay rights are in need of change. There's nothing wrong with wanting success, and ergo, wealth, and the GOP's personal path to that is much more preferable than the Demos' "mediocrity on the backs of all" approach. Negativity and obstructionism go together in the context of the present administration, which routinely ignores the rule of law and rides the crest of the cult of personality; the GOP is right to oppose that at every turn. E.g., Obama's disregard of immigration laws, pandering to a/o ignoring the lawlessness of Ferguson and elsewhere, and worst from a security perspective, his gross negligence in foreign policy and national defense, of which he has absolutely no understanding. Generosity with the assets of others is socialism, not generosity, and the best guarantor of equality is equality of opportunity, not of result, as the Democrats would impose on the country. As for intentions, what could be more crass, cynical, and unethical than seeking to solidify a position of political primacy by enticing illegal aliens to the country, and then registering them to vote Democratic, which, their blatherings about compassion and other decent traits notwithstanding, is exactly what they're doing. The Demos are fooling no one, and I believe we will see their fraud exposed for what it is this November. And then, if the GOP gains a majority in the Senate, impeaching and removing Obama from office ASAP before he can do further damage to our interests will be the best thing the GOP has ever done for this country, including the election of Ronald Reagan to two consecutive and glorious - he won the Cold War, remember? - terms.