Far Left vs. Left
It appears Republicans couldn't imagine that Mitt Romney could loose to Barack Obama. On the face of it the President has done such a lousy job in his first term the GOP could be forgiven for thinking it was in the bag for almost anyone to beat him. Obama had alienated a large proportion of the population with his ObamaCare. He had led the country into financial ruin with his spending and borrowing. He presided over a congress that failed every year he was in office to produce a working budget for running the federal government, even with borrowing 41 cents of every dollar it cost to run. Just before Election Day he was even implicated for lying to the American people about al-Qaeda's role in the 9-11 attack on the US diplomatic mission in Benghazi that left four Americans dead including the American Ambassador. Given the circumstances, it would be almost irrational to suppose he could prevail with so much negative baggage even with the help from his friends in the mainstream media. But he did!
So what went wrong for the Republicans?
It is my opinion that from the get-go the GOP leadership underestimated the loyalty of Obama supporters and abused the loyalty of conservatives by forcing Romney on them, it is as simple as that. Romney was just like John McCain, a nice reliable guy, but with little charisma and no political fortitude, a staple of the now ultra politically correct GOP.
After their inconceivable win, Democrats, aided by their loyal media pundits, are advising the GOP to dump the TEA Party and slither even more to the left. And you know what? I can see it happening.
Already Congressional Republicans are talking surrender over one of their major conservative principles, smaller, less expensive government. Republican Congressmen including our own Bob Corker, are talking higher taxes and smaller cuts in spending as a way forward, when conservative voters want the opposite. Democrats are acting like they have a mandate from the American people when they squeezed in by 51% to 49% of the vote, and Republicans are throwing in the towel even though they are still have major political leverage by holding the majority in the US House of Representatives.
Will the GOP listen to the advice of the liberal media pundits or its own, admittedly now disillusioned, conservative base?
Do we want two Democrat parties running America?
As I have written before, I believe the Republican Party has instated leaders that do not represent the conservative values of their supporters and talk of dumping the right of the party (TEA Party) will only help liberals get the government they want regardless of which party wins an election. Of course the liberal media want the GOP further to the left, which in turn allows the Democrat Party to become more socialist. This is what happened in Europe. Conservatives there are politically socialist like Democrats here, yet they would still argue they are conservative.
For a healthy American two party system we need one political party to represent the interest of liberals and one to champion the wishes of conservatives.
The Hispanic vote is another contentious point for the GOP. The liberal advice is for them to attract more Mexicans with softer immigration rules, making it easier for illegal immigrants to avoid deportation and be welcomed here. This is a major part of the liberal agenda that is not universally supported by voters. Americans of both parties have continuously made it clear that if you want to be welcomed you must not break our laws. A considerable difference in immigration policy to which the Republican's are now caving. But what is more troubling to me is how millions of illegal immigrants can effect our election if they can't vote. Most people who come here obeying the rules do not support people who flout the law, even if they are fellow countrymen. They are law abiding like everyone else, that is why they went through the immigration process, but anyone who has counted Mexicans in his close group of friends knows that the vast majority of legal Mexicans here have no interest in becoming citizens of this country. They just want a green card to come and go as they please while remaining devoutly loyal to Mexico. This is not a problem in itself but those same people should not be a deciding factor in US politics. If you are not a citizen with allegiance to America, you should not be able to choose our president. With all the talk of pandering to the Hispanic community I wonder if the election process is somehow vitally flawed. Maybe the GOP should concentrate on fixing the election process before changing immigration laws.
I am personally pleased the Democrats ate the GOP for breakfast in this last election because the Republican leadership are more concerned with gaining power than promoting conservative values. The Democrats on the other hand do not waiver from their agenda, even if it ultimately proves disastrous for America. I don't support liberal ideals and have witnessed what harm they can do, I emigrated here from England, but I do admire the Democrats' tenacity and resolve in promoting their agenda. If only the GOP were that dedicated America would still be respected and envied and a real conservative would be in the White House.
The Democrats deserved to win, Obama did not back down promoting his liberal agenda while Romney spent most of his time trying not to offend the liberals that support Obama. How mindless is that?
I think Obama prevailed because the GOP had chosen a talking head to oppose him thinking it would be an easy win. Right from the outset the American conservative tried to show their disapproval of Romney but the GOP thought they would vote for anybody to get Obama out. It is comforting to know that many conservatives still have principles.
If the GOP listen to the advice of liberals, choose Presidential nominees that are inherently weak, and have no backbone when it comes to political correctness, how can they expect to convince the American conservative voter they can get this country back on track?
Dump the TEA Party! They are the only force opposing liberal domination.
That's what I think. What do you think?
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