Skip to comments.What if Republicans became the party talking up the economy, and being optimistic?
Posted on 02/21/2009 4:42:41 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network
"It's morning in America".
Those words, defined greatness, and conservativism for a generation.
"Mr. Gorbachev... tear down this wall!".
What if Republicans, and conservatives, simply were to reject the gloom and doom of the socialist left - and be about real hope.
Liberals are such pathetic whiners. It won't take long for Americans to tire of them, if presented a real contrast.
Conservatives fundamentally are more about optimism. "Can-do".
It is this poster's opinion, Obama and the defeatism which the left is now adopting, are a hugh opportunity.
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They would be making McCain’s mistake....
McCain’s an optimist?
When did that start??? :)
McCain made the comment about the soundness of the economy or something to that effect as the financial system was blowing up.
That “fundamentally sound” comment defeated McCain.
No we must attack politically for a year at least.
Yeah well. McCain said a lot of things.
Mostly he complains, and rebels.
We need John Wayne.
Strong. Confident. Assured. And optimistic.
McCain is just mostly, a complainer.
No, we need Ronald Reagan (while you're talking about dead people)
Strong. Confident. Assured. And optimistic.
You've just described the Obamination. (of course you left out dead wrong about everything)
Obama pretends to be strong - but reads scripted pap from a teleprompter.
Obama stopped being optimistic. day one.
Now he’s become a whining alarmist. That’s my point.
I think this is just the thing we need. The only caveat I would throw out is we need to be honest. America can be fixed, and our best days can be ahead of us, but to get there is going to require sacrifice and pain. But, we “can-do”. This is a huge opportunity, if we will only take it.
“We need Ronald Reagan”
That was my thought, but it ain’t gonna happen. But we can get someone just as good. Who? I don’t know, time will shake that out. One more thing, you were right about BO being “Strong. Confident. Assured. And Optimistic.” And he is also dead wrong about everything. Ronald Reagan was all those things as well, except he was right on nearly every call he made. Lord, I sure miss him, and we could really use someone of his caliber now.-—JM
Conservatives should resist the urge to talk up the economy. It only helps Obama. Let it tank.
I wonder if we're living in the same universe. The Obamination is portrayed as all of these things by his adoring sycophants in the MSM. The perception is the same as the reality when it comes to politics. Oh and on the bit about strong - getting his socialist spending bill rammed through the Kongress in the face of rising opposition from the peasants shows strength not weakness.
While taking a positive stance should be the way to go, it must be noted that no matter how positive repubs come put, there is enough Dims to completely sabotage anything good that may happen. Not only are the Dims capable of sabotaging thing, they are willing to do whatever damage it takes.
Yes, I'm aware of that. Anyone with Reagan characteristics would be cut off from any funding by the Republican (Democrat lite) party so fast that they'd get friction burns.
And the Obamination is just like every other socialist tyrant in history. Full of arrogance, stupidty and the burning desire to force his warped version of society on everyone. Of course to him it is not warped it is perfection because he is perfect (the adoring media tells him so constantly).
I just Googled Obama Fear Crisis and I got 11,900,000 results. I’d say he’s overplaying his hand. Huckabee just brushed it off and said the fear card was a weapon in every President’s arsenal. True, but when fear is your primary weapon, it will turn off even the Drones in this country. A strong, optimistic, straight on approach to this current problem would probably halve the magnitude of it.
1) Our economic capacity was greater than the USSR's - in a war of production, the Soviet Union would fail.
2) Our domestic economic problem was largely Inflation - gov't can fix inflation by raising interest rates.
Reagan could say "It's morning in America" because he knew he could deal with both problems, and make things better.
If our economic problem is global, and if it is primarily Deflation, there is nothing a president can do. In such a scenario, it's 9PM and the idiot president would be declaring "It's morning!" Nope. We have to go through a dark night of the soul first. A Republican would be the best choice to do it, but a happy, smiling, optimistic Republican would be laughed off the stage.
Biggest mistake Reagan made was to pick Geo, Bush as his VP. What Reagan accomplished was squandered by the half witted Bush. Although he and his son were right on both wars and "W" on terrorism on economics they were very little better than the Dims. More rino than anything else. I appreciate President Bush keeping us safe but I'm glad he's gone. We need a Sara Palin or some one at least as conservative as her. More would be better.
The Reps need less happy talk and more anger. We are being sold down the river economically and in the process losing our individual liberties on a path to socialism. And our respnse should be some shucking and jiving and singing Oh Happy Days?
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