"The welfare of humanity is always the alibi of tyrants" - Albert Camus

Friday, July 23, 2010

Where Is the Plan, GOP?

The good news for those of us who believe in our founding documents as the source of our greatness is that the great progressive onslaught on the american way seems to have its days numbered.  Even numerous intellectually honest liberal pundits and the presidential spokesman, Robert Gibbs, admit what they consider to be a real possibility at the risk of directing the ire of Democrat party leadership in the Congress.

Now the bad news.  I, along with most classic liberals find it disheartening that the Republican party collectively seems to be content riding the self destructive actions of the Democrats to victory this fall.  Leaders - Senator Mitch McConnell and Rep. John Boehner - do not seem to be in any hurry to articulate a clearly spelled out legislative plan for the country to dig itself out of the deep hole it has dug over the past decade.  To me, this indicates politics as usual and will likely become a squandered opportunity for the GOP unlike the Contract With America in 1994 which directly led to four straight years of budget surpluses starting in 1996.

If the GOP does not rediscover its founding principles, or its reason for being if you prefer, it will have given a clear signal that U.S. has no hope left.  America cannot aford another big government promoting political party.  We already have the Democrats for that.

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