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PHILLIPS: How the Republican Party wins, or loses if they aren’t careful
Question of the Day
The happiest spot in Washington is a four story white building, on First Street. It is the headquarters of the Republican National Committee.
Why shouldn’t they be happy?
The tea leaves are all looking good.
Barack Obama’s approval rating continues to tank. Democrat Senators are desperately running away from him. Many Democrats in Washington privately concede that absent a miracle, or massive voter fraud, the Democrats will lose their majority in the Senate this year. As evidenced by the departure of a number of senior Democrats on the House side, the Democrats have given up any hope of taking that body back.
However, the Republicans should not get too excited yet. And they definitely need to not be reading their own press releases. The country has not fallen in love with the Republican Party.
The American people are making war on the Democrats. After five years of the Great Obama Depression, the American people are tired of the Democrats. After seeing the monumental disaster that is Obamacare, they are tired of the Democrats.
Unfortunately for America, the only thing the Republicans are running on is the platform of, “We aren’t them!”
Isn’t that great?
How well has that worked out for the Republican Party in the past? If there were a credible conservative third party, America would see history in the making.
Instead, America gets the pale pastels of what passes for Republican leadership.
Perhaps a history lesson is in order. In 1980, Ronald Reagan swept Jimmy Carter out of office with a “banner of bold colors.” In 1994, Newt Gingrich ended 38 years of Democrat control of the House of Representatives with “The Contract with America.” The Contract with America was another banner of bold colors.
What does Republican Party offer America today, other than John Boehner’s freshly laundered white flag of surrender?
What agenda is the Republican Party running on this year, other than we aren’t them?
George W. Bush ran on the platform of “I’m not them,” in 2000 and 2004 and squeaked out two of the closest elections in American history.
In 2010, the Republicans at least gave the impression they supported the Tea Party and look what happened. It was the largest single shift in the number of seats in the history of the House of Representatives.
About the Author
Judson Phillips is the founder of Tea Party Nation, one of the largest Tea Party Groups in the country and the number one national tea party site on the Internet.
A lawyer by profession, Judson has been involved in politics since his teens. “Ronald Reagan inspired me,” he says.
Judson became involved in the Tea Party movement in ...
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