Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Soul-Searching Republicans

There is an expectation that Republicans are going to lose big this fall. So we have a few leaders commenting on why they are losing and what to do about it. Tom Coburn wrote
Voters are tired of buying a GOP package and finding a big-government liberal agenda inside. What we need is not new advertising, but truth in advertising.Becoming Republicans again will require us to come to grips with what has ailed our party – namely, the triumph of big-government Republicanism and failed experiments like the K Street Project and compassionate conservatism.

The Republican Party needs to start acting like Republicans. The Republican leadership needs to stop the massive spending increases and entitlement programs. They need to start giving people freedom instead of dependence on the government. Glenn agrees with Tom and further comments
He's right. At least, the GOP leadership is. Grassroots Republican seem to be in despair . . . .

I disagree with the despair in the Republican grassroots. We got frustration, anger and a willingness to toss out the Republican leadership. The grassroots are searching among their ranks for candidates who are dedicated to the conservative principals of the Republican Party. The national outlook for Republicans look like a mess right now, but local candidates are learning the lesson about straying from the principals. For Republicans to win - and be worthy of winning - they need to get back to where they belong.

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