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.
Wow, is this federal government (not truly "federal" anymore) just out of control or what?. But, you're right, immigration issues are more complex than that. But being the Party who wants to fix this mess is better than being the Party of status quo on immigration. I believe that the immigration issue crosses party lines, but Romney has shied away from this issue - even with Obama's recent executive order granting amnesty to younger illegals. I believe that IF the feds won't or can't enforce immigration laws, it means the states must enforce them, not just say "Oh well.". The recent SCOTUS ruling on Arizona stated that states can not enforce federal immigration laws- Well , then I say that states should not enforce any federal laws, especially Obama Care. I don't know the answers to fixing immigration, but I do know it can be political tool. Perhaps the Republican Party is too scared of looking like racists, or worse yet, TRUE PATRIOTS.
No money, no job, the electricity is turned off and bills are overdue. People are not protesting in the streets because things like that are only happening to someone else, not themselves. At least not yet.
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Todays post reveals a raging thorn in the sides of America that no politician wants to touch! Yet, to do so would position Mitt Romney as the smart, practical businessman that he is. Better yet, it would allow him to demonstrate unique compassion for a segment of the population often forgotten.
This is a winning issue, Governor Romney! I hope people in Boston have their "ear to the floor!"
Thank you so much for that great link! I retired five year ago and five years after I could. I didn't want to retire but I could not battle alone any more. I wish I had known about this group then! But I did become active in the GOP and a State Delegate in my state for the first time in my life. Every time I think I am going to throw in towel, some one throws me a life line.
Eduction has always been my life's blood and now I can fight on the state and, hopefully, Federal level. I want Education OUT OF THE FEDERAL LEVEL!
We all seem to consider Obamacare a disaster. It is! But when comparing it to Romneycare, we must remember one thing: Romneycare was state specific.
Under the 10th amendment, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts had the right. We may not agree with the Supreme Courts ruling about it being a "tax." I didn't! I thought a "tax" would have been unconstitutional. But it is what it is.
Even most leaning left will agree that healthcare should be handled at the state level. A "one size fits all" approach is both impractical and unconstitutional. If we stay on that subject, we'll eventually win the debate.
As far as someone voting for a candidate not in the race, or with no chance of winning, shame on you! You are the ultimate friend to Barack Obama. You're not a hero any more than Ross Perot was. We made a big deal out of Perot but he proved to be Bill Clinton's best friend.
If you liked those results, go on and vote for your unlikely contender!
I didn't remember that investigation, but I went and looked it up. It speaks volumes about Harry Reid, but it makes you wonder also why the voters of Nevada keep him in office. My guess is that his largesse buys enough votes (certainly indirectly, perhaps directly) that he can stay in office.
Judson what is the point of asking about how things were six years ago? GWB was still President up until February 2009, which was 3.5 years ago.
To answer your question though, in some ways, my life is much better now than it was six years ago, but that has little to do with which guy is residing in the White House. I got to where I am due to decisions I made. I'm making a lot more money, I've moved to a city with a lot better opportunity than I had back home, I just got married in April. Life is good.
The point of asking "Is your life better off now than it was six years ago" is that up until six years ago, the Republican Party held both the White House and both houses of Congress. Six years ago, in the election of 2006, that changed, because the Democrats took over Congress, and in 2008 Barack Obama won the election.
I'm glad life is better for you now than it was then. For far too many people, that isn't the case.
The Democrats in Congress created the conditions that led to the economic collapse of 2007-2008. As much as Obama wants to blame GWB for this mess (and GWB bears some responsibility), the Democrats own this bad economy, and they can be made to own it by pointing out that the economy went bad after the Democrats took over legislative branch of the Federal Government.
The economic collapse was due to a whole lot more than 2 years of Democrats could've possibly accomplished in their wildest wet dreams. The Gramm-Leach-Billey Act of 1999 (banking deregulation) was a large part of it. The credit market ran amok with fraud because the fox was guarding the henhouse. Banks were allowed to gamble their customers' money in financial markets, mortgages were sold and resold and resold so many times no one knew who was responsible for them anymore and no one really cared anyway.
I was living in Las Vegas during the most inexplicably insane real estate market and building boom anyone had ever witnessed. I saw the phony mortgages written. No one was watching, no one was checking anything, it was a drunken free-for-all for 8+ years. The worst part is, the system is still broken to a large degree. The problem has NOT been addressed by Congress, Republican or Democrat. No one has confidence in the system and they are holding the economy back in fears that it will all come crashing down again, and it very well may.