I outlined in my last blog two general reasons why Republican's lose. Why would they secretly want to lose? Allow me to touch on a couple reasons why I think this is the case.
A little background for you. Dennis Prager, a commentator and radio host I respect says that there are two parties in America. The "hurtful" party and the "stupid" party and he belonged to the "stupid" party. Of course the stupid party is the Republicans. While I am a registered Republican I am a Republican only because it is the party that is the closest to classical liberalism (what we now call modern conservatism). But we can be rather stupid.
Like the Union Generals in the Civil War, Republican Leaders ALWAYS hesitates and loses any kind of advantage or momentum. Usually this is because a small number of them hold the party hostage by making back room deals with snakes to lose any advantage. (Think John McCain, our last Presidential Candidate, on any number of occasions.)
I also think a lot of Republican Leaders actually believe in big government. They know in their hearts that if Democrats win, even though the country loses, Republicans Leaders win. More government means more power for them too. They have two years to rile and complain about the "evils" of big government knowing that they will continue to get all the spending they want to keep power. It's great!
My proof is that when Republicans got into power they did some really good things (that got Bill Clinton re-elected). The party started falling away from their principles. George Bush, other than some tax cuts and the War on Terror is the greatest Democrat President since FDR.
In my opinion, Republicans are also political cowards. Deep down inside they don't want to be held responsible for anything. As long as Republicans are in the minority they don't have to take any heat for the problems of this country. Everything is the Democrats fault... blah blah blah at nausea.
So I'm calling them out! Stop thrusting the John McClains and the Mike Huckabee's of the world on us!! These people will NEVER win the presidency. But beyond that the party needs to act as if they are in charge. Something my party handles horribly!
One advantage Democrats have, of course is a main stream media as an arm of the Democrat Party -Is Chris Matthews leg still tingling? - but I don't care. The advantage Republicans have is the truth, but they act like they don't.
As an example, the Cap and Trade bill that just passed the House won BECAUSE EIGHT WEAK WILLED Republicans voted for it. It passed by one vote. This would never happen in the Democrat Party. I don't care about party discipline necessarily, but this is a bill that is the potentially the highest tax increase in history. Anyone who believes in classical liberalism would spit this legislation out of his mouth!
- Think men, think!