Skip to comments.Can Republicans Talk? (Sowell on speaking out on issues)
Posted on 09/17/2012 11:15:49 AM PDT by jazusamo
The first time I saw Chris Christie on television, shortly after he became governor of New Jersey, my immediate reaction was, "My Gosh! A Talking Republican!" It was almost like seeing a talking giraffe or a talking salamander.
Technically speaking, Republicans do talk, but talking is definitely not their strong suit. Nor do they seem to have put a lot of thought into what they say or how they say it. The net result is that articulate Democrats can get away with the biggest lies, without any serious rebuttal from most Republicans.
I have not heard any Republican official or candidate even try to answer a standard claim of the Democrats, that "deregulation" is the reason the housing market went haywire and brought down the economy. Therefore, according to the Democrats, Republicans who want to restore a free market are just trying to "go back to the same policies that got us into this mess in the first place."
That sounds very persuasive, if you don't know the facts and it sounds like pure hogwash if you do.
But facts don't speak for themselves. And if we wait for the Republicans to speak, the whole country can be in big trouble.
The "deregulation" gambit is not new. It was tried out years ago, in California, when some of the most heavy-handed regulation of the electrical utility companies forced them to charge less for electricity than they had to pay to buy it. After this led to their financial collapse, and then to power failures and blackouts that outraged the public, the Democrats' response was that this was all due to you guessed it "deregulation."
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Romney is starting to sound like he’s lobotomized himself.
If a Republican makes statements that are so bland and boring TV viewers rush to hit their remotes to zap him out, does he really make a sound?
- Thomas Sowell
Dang, I love Dr. Sowell's clarity!
I’m not that critical of Romney, but in general I concluded long ago most republicans don’t understand this stuff, and don’t care. They are just phonies who say the bare minimum they think republicans are supposed to say to get elected.
Ronald Reagan DID know how to communicate, and look what it did. (R) WIN IN A HUGE LANDSLIDE!
IIRC Romney’s advisors are the same, or some of them are the same that were sent in allegedly as first string for McCain back in 2008.
I believe Romney needs some advisers that actually want to win this thing.
Thanks for the ping jaz.
This is pure Sowell. I’ve sent it to my Congressman and Senator (only Rubio- not Nelson!).
ALL of us would be well served to send this to our GOP government officials. Then call and ask if they’ve read it yet. Next week, call again...
Thomas Sowell discusses his essay Trickle Down Theory and Tax Cuts for the Rich. with Peter Robinson of Uncommon Knowledge.
Ping to post #10.
If Thomas Sowell ran for president, he couldn't get 10% of the Black vote.
That's because Black Americans - just like Hispanic Americans - don't vote skin color.
They vote their Hard Left political principles.
But when’s the last time you heard a serious GOP presidential candidate talk about that?
Most Republican candidates can't talk because they don't really believe in Conservative principles.
Compare that to the Democratic Party leadership which is - literally - animated by their passion for Hard Left principles.
Margaret Thatcher - where are you when we need you?
I think Ryan is a Talking conservative and all the Talking conservatives better hang together .
He makes a great point, but I can see the Republicans’ side of this as well. If they attempt to refute the
Demwits’ lies, the Mendacious Stream Media simply screams bloody murder until they shut up again.
With the press, even our so-called “conservative” press, totally or “partially” in the tank for the left, it
has to look pretty futile to our guys.
Their word just doesn’t get out. The people who depend on the alphabet networks for the news will
never hear a word of the truth.
Romney is turning into McCain, it was pretty predictable
I've only listened to the first 10 minutes of the 40 minute video linked at post #10, so far it's excellent. He's spoken on some current issues and some on the Obama’s and Bill Clinton.
Another good article.
a talking giraffe...heheheh...