OtisBDriftwood,No matter how many times you say "Facts"... it
doesn't turn what somebody says into a fact (even if a Republican said
it... Republicans a no more known for stating "facts" than any other
politicians).Tried to read it but my browser can't handle
it.Facts and Politico don't go together. Politico is known
for partisanship and bias, not facts (just like Fox News).... So why would they
all of a sudden do a 180 and be all about facts... just for this one article
about Republicans? I don't believe it's just pure facts.
Republicans are going to un-ring the bell they've been so loudly ringing
the last 5+ years?
@Fitness FreakThis sentiment has been pushed for years now.
It's incorrect. If you think in terms of your personal finances, the 17
trillion is astronomical. We are a country, though. The debt accrued is mostly
in obligations to ourselves. Moreover, we have over 100 trillion in assets and
GDP over 17 trillion despite the current recession. Your analysis is simple
fear-mongering and the GOP needs to abandon that dialogue and present a more
inspiring one. Perhaps they should admit the costliness of the Iraq/Afghan war.
There are very interesting arguments surrounding the economy and our debt
burden, but none of them involve hurling unfounded claims at young,
Marginalizing the young, the poor, the sick, the women, and the minorities --
While betting everything on the 1% uber-wealthy and mega-huge Corporations
is NOT the American way.Archie Bunker hasn't been popular since
1977.The GOP needs to either evolve and adapt or die out.
Let me clarify some things in the article. Some members of the GOP are quite
inarticulate at expressing themselves, just like some members of the Democratic
Party. Some members of the R party are on the extreme end, just like some
members of the D party. Some members of the Elephant party put their foot in
their mouth, just as some members of the Donkey party.The
difference? The willingness on the part of talking heads to ascribe those
foot-in-mouth episodes to the whole GOP as a position statement. I wonder when
they will do the same for the other side?
"Second verse - same as the first!"
I downloaded and read the 100 page pamphlet ref'd in the article:the
Growth and Opportunity Project.It would seem the GOP really DOES
understand the poor situation they are in, and what they NEED to do to fix
themselves in order to re-brand, BUT The very problem the GHOP needs
to fix is manifested with just about each and every negative comment I get on a
daily basis on this DN website.So -- a) The GOP can continue
to let a few bad apples ruin their chances of winning every again, orb) The GOP can continue to let a few bad apples ruin their chances of winning
every again.[and no, I did not accidently repeat myself, I did
so to emphasis the point that the GOP needs to rid itself of these bad apples if
they ever want to ever win again.]
Republicans might want to make a concerted effort to reinforce in stark terms
how long it will take the younger generation to pay off 17 trillion dollars in
debt. That, and the fact that if they don't - there will be massive,
catastrophic inflation.The younger-than-40 generation has no
reference point whatsoever about HOW BAD not paying off that debt will be
regarding inflation. Up til now all BOTH parties have done is "kick the can
down the road".The more the younger generation can get involved
- the more likely it is that they participate in politics; and REALIZE the debt
isn't sustainable - for infinity!
Its time for Americans to re-brand and embrace their liberties and freedom!
Don't look to government to find your dreams, the government is incapable
of producing anyone's dreams! YOU are the captain of your soul, not the
government! The government can not be your captain, only your master, your
tyrant, your dictator! Be no one's slave!
If you want to re-brand you might take a stab at doing something in the House of
Representatives besides holding weekly vote to repeal Obamacare.
According to the RNC, the GOP transformation takes place like this:1)
Ignore the 2012 platform.2) Ignore the delegates.3) Ignore the
wishes of the base.4) Do what the likes of Karl Rove tell you to do.I expect grand things for the GOP in November, despite what Preibus and
the RNC do to "transform" the party.
I see no reason why anything major would change in the mid-term election. None
of the demographics have changed. Neither party has changed. Why would
Republicans expect to win enough seats to become the majority in the Senate?
That would take a titanic shift.I don't know if it would be a
good thing for the country or not... but what makes Republicans think it will
happen? Just because the ACA roll-out is faltering? Unless they have an
alternative to ACA that more Americans like... it doesn't matter. And they
don't.Just being against the current administration resonates
with your base, but it doesn't excite independents, which doesn't bode
well for winning the Majority. Democrats learned this. Will Republicans