Thursday, December 20, 2012

Out of Touch

The public increasingly thinks the GOP's views are too extreme. The numbers will only get worse if they blatantly defend the gun industry and take us over the fiscal cliff.


Snave said...

Yes, the GOP's brand isn't doing too well lately. Why is that, I wonder?

Is it the fault of the more extreme (and noisier) people within the party who want to take it further to the right, or is the fault of all party members who support that push by refusing to police the party a bit and keep some of the more rogue elements in check? I'd give a hearty "yes" to both of those points.

We're starting to see some of that kind of policing now, as evidenced by some GOP pols distancing themselves from guys like Grover Norquist, and by numbers mentioned in the article. They talk about how the definition of failure trying to solve the same problems with the same failed solutions over and over, and how that typifies Democrats. Well... they probably should look in the mirror before they go making such pronouncements.

If they really want to "take the country back", they ought to think globally by acting locally, and take their own party back first. Maybe they don't care... many seem to think that to rebuild something it has to be torn completely apart first. So maybe they don't care if their party completely falls apart.

Some Democrats might laugh and lick their chops at such a prospect, but hey, I believe something even bigger and uglier could arise from those ashes. Whether or not we like the Republican party, I think it's better for all of us to hope the GOP is smart enough to preserve itself by moving back toward the political center.

clif said...

Been sliding down that slippery slope for 30+years,

They have finally slid into the cesspool according to the majority of the American people.

T. Paine said...

Yep, a majority of Americans want a nanny-state government, class warfare, and continued unsustainable spending.

The idiot Republicans will indeed have to reinvent themselves to remain relevant.

That said, America will have to reinvent itself too after the impending economic collapse to support those 47% of Americans that pay no net federal taxes.

free0352 said...

From what I've seen Boehner's giving away the tax store.

Ah well. As for Republicans in Congress they will hold the line from the hoplophobes.