The New, Expanded, Unified GOP
As much as there is to criticize in our country these past few years, one question silences most of the criticism and focuses us on the real task ahead.
What other country would you rather live in? Is there anywhere else on earth that you think is better — overall — than the USA?
If that question caused you to pause and think hard, I need to say no more — except that our road ahead remains one on which we must persevere to revitalize and “re-unify” the majority in our country.
If, as many claim, this past election was dominated (and won) by the less informed, then our job is to change the voting population by sharing more, and better, information with them.
Our challenges come from not getting agreement among the many parts of the GOP. The Tea Party, the Religious Right, the Rush Limbaugh conservative followers, et. al., have good and noble motives, strong opinions, and sincere desires to make America the kind of country we want, and a better one for all for all of us.
The problem is that unless we can build a new, expanded and unified (GOP) coalition of “center-and-right” voters who will elect our candidates, we will continue to be the minority. We will be constantly struggling against elected officials like Barack Obama, Harry Reid, et. al. who are changing America into something we neither want to imagine nor endure.
My goal therefore is to bring this message to everyone of generally similar Republican (and Independent and Libertarian, and even many “Blue Dog” Democrat!) philosophies who mostly agree in principle and disagree on the details or the extent. I hope to help convince them all in the need to unify and form a new, broader coalition within the (new) Republican Party. This can be a party which represents enough of us to win national elections, and not compromise our core values and principles, while supporting the Constitution that has guided the USA for over two centuries.
The outcome of the recent presidential election is behind us and Mitt Romney lost the election. As part of that loss, the nation, and we, lost “control of our country” for four more years to the Democrats’ creeping socialism under Barack Obama’s imperial presidency. The harm they can do in these four years is incalculable, unless we can find ways that — by compromise and coercion — we can still influence enough of the agenda to start America back on the road to unity and solvency.
As much as we might dislike the philosophies of these elected leaders, we must find ways to work together for the good of the country to get some critical things started for America’s sake. Examples include reining in the deficit spending, and trimming the deficit by a reasonable combination of “revenue” (code for tax revenue increases) and spending cuts, including cuts in entitlements — the largest, but far from the only, cause of these irresponsible deficits. The deficit has grown too large to reduce it without finding new sources of revenue. Economic growth — the best source of new revenue — under a stifling Obama administration, will come too little, and too late to help anytime soon.
As a country, America needs to return to living within its means, to a country where earning a living is preferred to being on some form of welfare, and a country where cooperation, collaboration and yes — compromise — are words that describe our combined Congress and leadership. “Deals” need not be a dirty word in D.C. if those deals are balanced and help America regain its fiscal sanity and solvency. The term “deal” can describe how positive things get done in this divided partisan Federal government.
I don’t need to reinvent the words that describe our plight and the outcome of inaction. These words were first used in 1768!
This is still true as ever at this pivotal time in history. This simple, powerful phrase also applies to the Republican Party, and to the United States of America — more than ever since the Civil War.
May God bless us and aid our efforts to achieve these goals, for the sake of the United States of America and of all Americans.
- Creamer: Five Reasons Why Obama Should Win Lame Duck Budget Battle (thedemocraticstrategist.org)
- Obama Says Republican Fiscal Cliff Offer Doesn’t Go Far Enough (bloomberg.com)
- Obama Sets Higher Top Tax Rate as Prelude to Fiscal Deal – Businessweek (businessweek.com)
- Why Bob Dole should leave the Republican Party (tv.msnbc.com)
- The ObamaCrat.Com™ Christmas Wish List: For The Naughty & Nice (theobamacrat.com)