RNC: Dead Men Walking, Resurrect Them

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THE AUTOPSY

Now that Republicans are dead, who do I vote for?  The RNC self-analysis, announced by Reince Priebus yesterday, refers to it as an “autopsy,” which means they are dead. Maybe the RNC should have consulted with the people before they came up with that title.

The report blames Mitt Romney and his campaign for the loss of the presidential election. Romney represented the reviled rich and he was uninspiring according to their surveys.

The RNC are discussing moving the dates of the primaries back. Please, yes, that’s a no-brainer and it was a no-brainer years ago. The Republicans were still maligning each other into June, doing the Democrats work for them. The Republican challengers destroyed each other’s character and then people were supposed to vote for the one left standing.

The RNC has a weak ground game and can’t compare their use of social media with Obama’s. That has also been obvious for some time. Obama’s Organizing for America, now Organizing for Action, is a never-ending barrage of propaganda. We need an Organizing for American Republicans to counter it.

Republicans are trying to decide what they stand for but maybe they should let the candidates do that while they organize.

The RNC has come to the conclusion that people see Republicans as rich and stodgy old men but I think some rich stodgy old dead men did this analysis or they wouldn’t have called it the “autopsy.”

What they stand for is a bit muddled for me right now. Take Obamacare for instance.

John Boehner, who has been a little schizophrenic on the issue of Obamacare has gone from refusing to fund it to saying he will fund it because shutting down the government is not an option.

Obamacare is the big Socialist elephant in the room. There is nothing more important than trying to defeat this unsustainable beast which puts the government between you and your doctor.

The government is determining our healthcare and we can’t sue them if we don’t like the decisions they make. The government is accountable to no one.

Mitch McConnell also believes that the war against Obamacare is lost though he railed against it at CPAC.  Paul Ryan stands strong and continues the fight which the left believes is a fruitless and foolish battle.

It’s not over because it could actually implode with a little help from Republicans in Congress and in the governors’ mansions.

Republicans want to be more inclusive and will support immigration reform.

Republicans have always supported legal immigration but open borders are no way to run a country, especially when we even have Janet Napolitano admitting that terrorists and criminals are coming over illegally “from time-to-time.”

We do need immigration reform but it had better be done right!

Will it get them the Hispanic votes? It didn’t get them any votes when George Bush Sr ran for office after Ronald Reagan gave them amnesty. Bush’s share of the Hispanic votes went down from Reagan’s.

Perhaps Hispanics are liberal period? We are about to find out.

Rob Portman is now for gay marriage having found out that his son is gay and he should be. It’s fine, but why is the government so over-involved? The government doesn’t want to simply allow gay marriage, they want to make it illegal to hold the religious belief that marriage is between a man-and- a-woman. That’s where they lose me.

On the gay issue, let the states decide because Republicans can never be as good on the gay issue as Democrats can be.

Hillary Clinton, the opportunist, is now for gay rights. She said so Sunday. Before that, she was against it.

The Republicans want to go into minority neighborhoods and do outreach. Finally! I love the idea but do they understand why Blacks are no longer Republicans?

They were Republicans until the Democrats lied to them and told them that Lincoln was really a Democrat of today.

Blacks were conservatives before Democrats told them Republicans were the KKK and didn’t want them to have civil rights, when the opposite is true. In fact, you had to become a Democrat to be in the KKK.

In 1963, when MLK Jr. marched on Washington DC, the blacks were joined by Communists and Socialists. The statists were clever and they used the opportunity. Never mind that 80% of the “no” votes came from the Senate Democrats, including Senator Byrd, Strom Thurmond, and Al Gore Sr. [The Southern Democratic Bloc]

Democrats did play an important role in civil rights and deserve accolades for that. Lyndon Johnson deserves credit for his leadership during the civil rights movement but he was not joined by many in his party. Before him, John F. Kennedy raised the conversation to the presidential level.

The final roll call vote for the Civil Rights Act of 1964  reflected a higher percentage of Republicans voting for it than Democrats. If it wasn’t for Republican leadership, the vote would never have made it to the Senate floor and past the Democratic bloc of bigots (18 Democrats and 1 Republican).

The original House version:

  • Democratic Party: 152–96   (61–39%)
  • Republican Party: 138–34   (80–20%)

Cloture in the Senate:

  • Democratic Party: 44–23   (66–34%)
  • Republican Party: 27–6   (82–18%)

The Senate version:

  • Democratic Party: 46–21   (69–31%)
  • Republican Party: 27–6   (82–18%)

The Senate version, voted on by the House:

  • Democratic Party: 153–91   (63–37%)
  • Republican Party: 136–35   (80–20%)

Colin Powell wasn’t totally wrong when he said there is a dark vein of prejudice in the Republican party. The odds are that there have to be bigots but has he seen the bigotry in the Democratic party yet? I’ve seen the liberals in the schools pushing minority children into special education because of pre-determined notions. They mean well as they patronize them.

I was raised to be a Democrat and my education was fairly liberal. I thought they were the party of freedom and fairness. I have since discovered they are the party of statism and enslavement through entitlements. I want government but not enormous big government. I hope the Republican Party is the party I think it is.

Republicans are for freedom and traditional values but is the party leadership? Now that I’ve abandoned the Democratic Party, where is the Grand Old Party? Are they going to remain on the autopsy table or will we see a resurrection?

The Republicans do need to be the party of inclusion and stick to the budget, the debt and deficit, the Constitution, freedom for all, and they need to make room for the young and outspoken newcomers.

If they are trying to put a new young face on the old establishment and that won’t work. It’s no longer business as usual.

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