Skip to comments.How to Save the Republican Party
Posted on 03/23/2013 10:34:37 AM PDT by Dysart
...First, and most important, is focusing on the economic concerns of working-and middle-class Americans, many of whom now regard the Republican Party as beholden to millionaires and billionaires and as wholly out of touch with ordinary Americans. This is a durable impressionwitness Bill Clintons effective deployment of it more than 20 years ago and its continued resonance during the 2012 campaign when Team Obama portrayed Mitt Romney as a plutocrat who delighted in shutting down factories and moving jobs overseas. Sure enough, in November exit polls, 81 percent of voters said that Barack Obama cared for people like me; a mere 18 percent said the same of Romney. They also showed that a majority of Americans (53 percent) said Governor Romneys policies would generally favor the rich, versus only 34 percent who said he would favor the middle class.
In developing a response to these perceptions, Republicans should not downplay their traditional strengths. Given the feeble path of economic growth, reasonable tax rates and a rational tax code are prerequisites for future job creation at sufficient levels. Given the unsustainable path of health-oriented entitlement spendingwhich threatens to crowd out every other form of federal spendingsome party must rise to responsibility. And given the vast potential economic advantage of newly discovered energy sourcesboth natural gas and shale oilRepublicans should stand for their responsible exploitation...
Americas five largest banks hold assets equal to 60 percent of our economy, a highly dangerous concentration and source of undue political power. These mega-banksboth too big to fail and too complex to manageare the unnatural result of government subsidies, not market forces. By supporting the breakup of the big banks, Republicans would encourage competition and create a decentralized system more likely to survive future economic earthquakes...
(Excerpt) Read more at commentarymagazine.com ...
I think both of you who read the lengthy article will find it similarly worthwhile.
> I think both of you who read the lengthy article will find
> it similarly worthwhile.
The reason so few of us will read this article is that so few of us find any redeeming value in the Republican Party anymore.
UGH! hello...... Theres a DEAD Elephant in the room....
Fixing the GOP ain't gonna happen. Walk away.
I did read it, and I don’t agree.
The GOP needs a DNR order. I don’t recognize my, or my family’s values in the party. It’s just a “little better on the economy” Democrat party.
I changed my party affiliation from Republican to Unaffiliated just this morning coincidentally.
Great job there Karl and crew, great job! /s
What does “save the Republican party” even mean ?
Is the R party necessary ? Is it good ?
Exactly how does it influence the government in the best interest of those Americans who work, pay taxes ? What about those who own property ? Those who “foot the bill” ?
I think it’s becoming painfully obvious to the “Republican in the street” that the R party is simply another political arm of the establishment that is nestled in tax-free foundations that actually direct US government, law and policy, the media, education and US capital markets on behalf of international money.
If international money wanted America to thrive, it could make it happen overnight.
The article is nonsense. Democrap operatives try to spin the Pubbies as beholden to money but no one believes it outside the rarified heights of DC. Republicans do not stand for anything. That is why they lose.
The two parties amount to "the degree of democrat." Nothing more, nothing less. The GOP is slobbering over itself with intent to bring in illegal alien voters that will never vote for it. Benghasi, gun rights, federal workers who refuse to pay taxes, billions to countries that despise us, jobless citizens, a healthcare law destroying jobs and our way of life, government purchase of so much ammunition law enforcement is left to fend for itself.
All are issues outraging taxpaying patriotic citizens (who are ostracized for being patriotic - and that's omitting the assault against Christianity and Fast & Furious and the continuous asasult against our personal freedoms).
Agreed that it’s nonsense. If the liberal talking points in that article were rattlesnakes, you wouldn’t survive beyond the first sentence.
I don’t currently see how the Republican Party can be saved, when its leadership demonstrates total contempt and loathing for its base. All while caving and capitulating on every principle they ostensibly stood for, from fiscal cliffs to Obamacare to amnesty to social issues. It seems they are following a recipe for oblivion.
We buried Ronald Reagan, but we seem to be keeping the lifeless body of the Republican Party on display in the manner of Stain, Mao and now Hugo Chavez.
It is past time to bury that corpse and move on.
Read the article.
I remain unimpressed.
The Clinton revolution moved the DemonRAT party rightward, but only on paper. He faked right, but ran left. Remember? But it got the votes.
Now that the fruit of the Clinton “revolution” has ripened, and the big-government acolytes outnumber the constitutionalists, there is no need any longer for Leftist candidates to fake it. They can run on a full-blown collectivist-statist, baby-killing, gender-bending, race-baiting, open-boarders-amnsesty, GLBT-promoting platform without apology and without adverse affects.
In short, they can now win elections with McGovern’s platform of “abortion, acid, and amnesty”.
The article is not very different from the analysis given by Reince Priebus and the GOPe.
For example, consider this.
“Republicans need to make their own inner peace with working with those who both support gay marriage and are committed to strengthening the institution of marriage.”
You cannot simultaneously strengthen the institution of marriage and support gay marriage. You cannot. They are at cross-purposes, and we basically have NO COMMON GOALS with gay marriage proponents.
The only thing that can turn this country around, the ONLY thing, is a resurgence of Faith in Jesus Christ. A New Awakening.
Republicans faking left and running right will not do it.
While you worry about saving the party, who will save the country from the party?
That is so true. And that is why wholesale philosophical approaches and must be instituted after much soul-searching. They should earn or draw our allegiance, and they certainly aren't entitled to it by default. But the GOP must also appeal to a new, wider base or they will continue losing to the Democrat Socialist party until--all hyperbole aside-- they really do go the way of the Whigs. Bring on a new party, you might say? Well, that would take many elections to bring political clout to bear. We wouldn't see any fruits of it for generations and you might as well surrender your fate to the State right now.
"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."
Vote the RINOs OUT!!!
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.