Last night after Obama’s speech the pundits, commentators and so-called experts dissected the speech. I expected that. What I did not expect was the nearly unanimous opinion on the part of these media types that the Republican Party was in danger of becoming irrelevant for years to come.
Supposedly, at this critical time in America’s history, there is a debate going on in the Republican Party between the moderates and conservatives about the direction the party should take.
The moderates want to be more inclusive, to bring more groups under the Republican tent.
The conservatives want to go back to the more narrow (Goldwater) doctrine of the party: Cut taxes and government is part of the problem not part of the solution.
Listening to this last night as I sat in front of my television it finally hit me how out of touch with reality, the reality that the vast majority of Americans live in, the core of the Republican party is.
If the conservatives want to reduce their party to minority status for years to come let them. Just don’t let them get control of the government…again.
We’ve had eight years of conservative control already. The days of the Goldwater Doctrine are over.
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