It looks pretty clear that we Republicans are going to gain a lot of seats in Congress this year. Unfortunately, it seems that the RNC has no message, no agenda other than “We aren’t Democrats”. That’s similar to what the Dems ran on two years ago: “We aren’t Bush/Republicans”.
Sorry, Bunkie, but that doesn’t cut it.
When the Republicans get to Washington, will there be any “there” there? Will there be any substance?
Who do we have on the national scene?
Romney, the man that bankrupted Massachusetts with “RommneyCare”?
Newt Gingrich who put all of his integrity into backing Dede Scozzafava in New York?
There are rumors that Rick Perry is looking for the job, but he doesn’t even have the balls to support Jan Brewer on the Arizona immigration laws.
Back at the 2008 Republican state convention, I asked a McCain staffer about McCain’s support for global warming/cap and trade legislation. He told me that was to appeal to the so-called “moderates”. What’s next? Tapping his foot in the men’s room to attract the GLBT vote?
I’m sorry, but it’s time to stand up. Someone like Chris Christie who can make the hard calls and make them stick. Maybe someone like Jan Brewer. Our John Carter is certainly willing to stand up but he doesn’t have the backing/money for a national office and probably not the interest. But we need someone to stand up and do the right thing; not someone who is little more than a wannabe Democrat in drag.
Honestly, I have considered the 2008 election results as a mixed blessing. Either candidate would have caused the recession to get worse. McCain appeared to support the same failed economic policies at did the Dems. So I am thankful that it is a Democrat name attached to the current economic failure. And we haven’t cut and run from the mid-East. Yet. But on the plus side, people are coming to realize just who and what the Dems are.
It’s not that the Republicans are winning this year; instead the Democrats are loosing. And what are the Republicans going to do once they win by default? Are they going to be, again, the party of losers?
For a good essay on this, see here: http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/08/gop_in_default_mode.html
Steamboat Jack (my evil twin)