This is bizzarro world. In any type of a sane world today, the Republicans would be winning. Even with the overwhelming liberal bias of the drive by media, the Republicans should be cruising towards a landslide.
Why aren’t the Republicans winning?
There are a couple of winning messages for the Republicans this year. You would expect the drive by media to do their best to keep these messages from getting out. That is not hard for the drive by media to do when the Republicans are not even making these arguments.
The first is the simple argument, are you better off now than you were six years ago?
Six years ago, the Republicans controlled not only the White House, but also the House and Senate. What was the world like back then?
Well the media is not going to remind us but unemployment was at 4.6%. There was a time where economists said anything under 5% unemployment was impossible because 5% unemployment was considered full employment.
Six years ago, 90% of college graduates had jobs after graduation.
Today, if you believe the numbers from the Obama Regime, unemployment is almost twice what it was back then. Half of college graduates remain unemployed after graduation. They face a devastating debt load from the student loan debt bubble courtesy of the liberals.
Today gas prices are twice what they were when Obama took over.
This is a simple message. Why aren’t the Republicans using it?
The Obama, Pelosi, Reid axis of fiscal evil is spending America into bankruptcy. Yet most of the money is wasted. Last year, the IRS paid out $21 billion dollars in fraudulent tax refunds.
A billion here and a billion there, pretty soon you are talking real money.
This is just one example of government waste. How about a million dollars for a genital washing study? There was half a billion for Solyndra. Every year, the government is losing hundreds of billions of dollars in waste, fraud and duplicated services.
Why aren’t the Republicans talking about this?
This kind of waste offends 95% of all Americans. Even people who believe in massive government spending are offended when tax dollars are stolen.
The General Accountability Office just released a report showing that Amtrak employees are stealing between $4 and $7 million a year from the government-subsidized railroad. The government is doing nothing about it.
Amtrak has lost almost a billion dollars on its food service in the last decade. Why aren’t the Republicans talking about this?
The Democrats want to scream about the rich paying their “fair share” of taxes. When that happens, the Republicans stumble around trying to find lame excuses to avoid the disaster of raising taxes in the middle of the Great Obama Depression. How about hitting back on all of the waste and fraud in government?
Pointing out how well America was doing six years ago and all of the fraud and waste of the Obama Regime is a simple winning message.
Do the Republicans want to win?
If they do, perhaps they could start acting like it.
Yep it is better to sit on the fence and vote like McCain then take a stand. We all seen how that works out.
Of course if we had a conservative for a canidate, say like Regan, instead of a liberal RINO like Romney. We wouldn't have to blame others for a pee poor choice in a candidate.You think they would have learned after 2010 since the Tea Party carried their sorry butts in that election. If they hadn't the republican party would be dead. But I guess that is because of talk radio and not the pee poor performance by the Republican Bush. Yep another Republican choice that handed Obama the win.
I really do think you are peeing in the wind here if you think you'll find support for the republican leadership here. We all know where they are taking us. If you do not know, it is where Obama is headed.
Regan? He was Secretary of the Treasury.
Do you mean Reagan?
Whenever I see people make spelling mistakes like that I must assume they only listen to radio and maybe watch TV instead of reading.
But to get back to Rush. He's a blowhard. He preaches to his own choir. He's a hypocrite.
He does not represent conservatives. He represents extremists.
LOL, whatever you have to tell yourself.
For those of you who have missed it, Pat is our seminar poster. Seminar posters date back to the days before talk radio. They sent letters to the editors of newspapers back then. When talk radio came along they evolved into callers and now they take their act to conservative websites.
Their schtick is always the same. They are a Republican or an Independent but the conservative movement is simply too extreme for them to support. If it is not close to an election, they will profess bewilderment and if it is close to an election, they will reluctantly come to the conclusion the only thing they can do is support the candidate from the Party of Treason. Pat has all of the buzz words down. Conservatives are extreme. Birthers are an embarrassment. Talk show hosts are hypocrites.
This year's variation for the seminar poster is to say the conservatives are so extreme they will have no choice but to vote for Gary Johnson. A vote for Gary Johnson or any other third party is a vote for Obama.
For those who missed it and wondered, that is what Pat is all about.
You paint with a very broad brush. I'm actually a conservative. I believe in small government. I believe in personal freedom. I believe in the Bill of Rights. I believe in state rights.
Using terms like "Party of Treason" is extremist. I disagree with most of the DNC's platform but I don't see Democrats as people guilty of treason. They have different ideas -and usually wrong ones, IMO - as to how to run this country.
Mitt Romney has offered nothing to convince me that he'd be better than a 2nd term for Obama. I would sooner throw my vote away by voting for Gary Johnson than give my support to an etch-a-sketch candidate who has no plan, who speaks out of both sides of his mouth, who has no respect for Americans.
Calling the Democratic Party "the Party of Treason" is extreme only if the truth is extreme.
Why don't you just vote for Obama?
Thank you for the background assessment, sir!
I might ask how this differs, in effect, from being a Troll? there are so many different types of trolls... I get confused quite often!
Thank you in advance for your guidance in this matter.
You do seem confused Vern. If I were trolling I would be more obvious about it,.
You've exchanged e-mails with me. In fact, I think I already had this conversation with you about trolls. I'm not going to click on your link because I'm certain it's the same one you sent me before. I'm not a name-caller or a cry-baby or any of the other types of trolls as defined in your link.
I'm sure you think that's very clever of you though.
I'll be honest here - I don't agree with everything all of you say on all of the issues. Disagreement does not mean troll. I'm honest about what I believe in. You're free to agree or disagree. I've been voting in elections for a quarter of a century and I do think the choices suck. What can we do to fix this? Well, vote for me obviously :)....okay sorry, I'm joking. I know you probably wouldn't vote for me. Instead let's find a candidate who actually agrees with most of our values. Lower taxes? good. Strong defense? Also good. States rights? yes!.
I've said it before that the devil is in the details, but is that not a good starting point?
I spoke to you Privately? I don't remember, frankly...
But you've only been here a few days.
If I spoke to you Privately it was certainly in the interest of assisting you in some way.
Rest assured I shall never again contact you Privately, or any other way.