"Those are my principles. Well, if you don't like them, I have others." Groucho Marx
- The quote by Groucho Marx summarizes the current state of the Republican Party. This is a Party that lost an election to an incumbent president who had one of the worst records of any American president. On top of that, they spent a billion dollars and still lost. In addition, most polls have shown the American public believes the country was on the wrong track. How do you pull off such a disaster when you're facing such a soft target?
- This is also a Party who appears to enjoy the Democrats flipping them the finger at every turn. That's part of politics but it does not mean you have to take it. Just recently, Pres. Obama nominated Samantha Power to be the U.S. ambassador. This is a person who has a history of being anti-Israel. This is the same person who wrote a piece in The New Republic which said the United States needs to make "as historical reckoning with crimes committed, sponsored, or permitted by the United States." With this background and more, the likes of John McCain and other progressive Republicans support her nomination. It's behavior like this that leads me to ask myself when is this Party going to give themselves a strong shot of testosterone?
- It's bad enough conservatives have to battle with progressive Democrats. It's worse when they have to battle with progressive Republicans. Both are dangerous to the nation.
- Not long ago, I penned a piece entitled, "Is The Republican Party A Mirage?" I believe it continues to be. With the continued failed domestic and foreign policies of this current administration, it should be on the ropes. Yet, the Republicans always fail to deliver the knockout punch as they did in the last election.
- By the way, I'm also sick an tired of hearing about the Republican victories in 2010. Those victories were not the result of Republicans. They were the result of the Tea Party.
- We've seen time and again that conservative principles can win elections. Ronald Reagan was proof of that. When Republicans don't bend on the Constitution, when they really pursue smaller government, when they make national security a priority, when they support the free-enterprise system with less overbearing regulations, when they pursue lowering taxes, and when they believe in legal immigration; they win elections.
- Perhaps I was right when I wrote not long ago that it's really not about Republicans vs. Democrats or Conservatives vs. Liberals. It's really about the political class vs. the people. If that's the case, we're really in a world of shit.