Friday, February 27, 2015

The GOP's Identity Crisis

Let's cut to the chase.  Here's Bush III:

“All too often we’re associated with being ‘anti’ everything,” Bush lectured CPAC in 2013. “Way too many people believe Republicans are anti-immigrant, anti-woman, anti-science, anti-gay, anti-worker, and the list goes on.”

Here's Reince Priebus:

"We have to put people out on television and radio ... that you know, don't look like me," Priebus, a white male, said.

Ad arguendam, I'll agree with both of them.

Reduced to its simplest terms, the GOP has ignored or marginalized their best "bloc" (which Ron Reagan captured whole), the common man.  You know them.  They work at jobs, every day.  They may be married and raising a family.  They see the incalculable waste of money at the local, state, and federal levels.  They are concerned with national security, not with some twatter-fuss in Crimea.  They want some financial security for themselves, their children, and their grandchildren--not endless trillions of Gummint debts to be paid by their families, forever and ever.

In other words, people who have the National Interest at heart.

These people are NOT illegal immigrants.  They are NOT H1B's.  They are NOT pleased with ObozoCare, nor the ridiculous IRS code, nor in the prosperity of the Fortune 50 to the exclusion of everyone else.  They understand that tradition, nature, and religion--the first things--should be promoted and preserved by Gummints at all levels.

Further, they are NOT racist, homophobes, sexists, or h8ters of legitimate government-aid program recipients--but they're of the opinion that the Gummint should step back and allow private charity and the churches to step up, unfettered by inane PC rules and regulations written by twerps in D.C. who never had a real job dealing with real people (or their problems.)  Care, concern, and assistance, yes.  Tough love when appropriate, yes.

They are NOT Libertarians, who confuse "liberty" with "the right to do whatever pleases me," instead of "the right to do right."

IOW, the GOP is out of touch, just like Reince and JEBush said.

Think they'll fix that?

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