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The Republican Party is ailing. Sure, the 2012 presidential election was close but, reality is, the GOP hasn’t won an overwhelming presidential race in 24 long years.
Its illness doesn’t appear to be acute or life-threatening, particularly at the state level where Republicans hold 30 governorships. It’s at the national level where the patient is getting weaker and a sense of hopelessness has set in. This despair can cause a downward spiral which, if untreated, can lead to a slow, painful death.
The man who holds the GOP’s medical power of attorney is Rance Priebus, the chairman of Republican National Committee. He recently subjected this patient to exploratory surgery and the results were published for all to see.
The biggest problem with the Grand Old Party isn’t its strong stand on law and order or the moral issues, as some have suggested. It’s the second word in its three-word handle. It’s OLD! The brand has grown stale and out-of-touch. Among the words most often used to describe the GOP is that it’s a party of “stuffy old men.” Read the rest of this entry »
I find it a bit ironic that leading Democrat spokespeople are now downplaying the importance of their party’s platform, particularly since they spent a good portion of last week talking about the “extreme” Republican Platform.
The truth is this election, and every election, is all about the platform. A platform is to the candidate, what the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution are to the United States of America. The platform is what each candidate is all about, what he supports and promises to do if elected to assume (or continue in) the role of the nation’s chief executive. Read the rest of this entry »
The question for voters in the 2012 election is not, “Whom do you trust?” but, “What do you trust?” It’s not about Obama versus a Republican candidate, regardless of who he or she may be. It’s about your basic philosophy of government.
Do you put your trust in the free market or do you trust the government to give you a better life?
Liberals hate professional conservative women because they fly in the face of left-wing dogma. That is a given. But, why is it that so many on the right refuse to give accomplished women like Michele Bachmann their due?
I secretly hoped that Bachmann would not enter the 2012 presidential race. Frankly, I didn’t want to be put in a position of having to defend her considerable accomplishments. It’s a thankless job.
Nevertheless, now that Bachmann is in this race, can’t we give her a break? Read the rest of this entry »
The president has renewed his call to end the billions of dollars in oil subsidies so that he can “invest” the savings into alternative energy vehicles. House Speaker John Boehner got caught up in the rhetoric and put his foot firmly in his mouth. The speaker indicated that he might be interested in eliminating the subsidies for all but “small independent oil and gas companies.”
It is no secret that the Obama Administration wanted $5 a gallon gasoline. Now that the president has achieved this goal, he is looking to deflect public outrage by beating up on the oil and gas companies, again. But is Boehner pilling on? And what about eliminating tax breaks and subsidies for “big oil” but not “little oil”?