We’re off to a fabulous start as we move toward nominating another losing Republican candidate for president.
Iowans voted for an unpopular right-winger that has no Senate friends, and New Hampshire decided to support a bully who attacks others like a rabid dog.
The usually wrong conservative political pundits are getting rich promoting unpopular issues as the Republican Party gradually sinks out of the political mainstream. They have decried any moderate Republican who could gain support from independents nationwide. Mavens demand political purity instead of electability.
The Grand Old Party I grew up supporting is gone. Most candidates seem mean. Republican candidates must support issues that have become unpopular in America. Will they never give up on overturning losing issues like Roe vs. Wade, gun background checks, GLBT, or climate change?
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I’m ashamed to admit that some of these radicals would develop an America that even middle-of-the-road Republicans like me could not support.
During the last two elections, neither Mitt Romney nor John McCain was conservative enough to get the right-wing vote. Instead, voters stayed home and sabotaged two men who would have made much better presidents than Barack Obama. In effect, they voted for Barack Obama and have complained ever since. Conservative Republicans remind me of the man who was so narrow-minded his ears touched.
Instead of fighting to overturn and repeal the last seven years, Republicans need to improve and pass better legislation like term limits. They control both houses, but what have they accomplished other than grouse?