Gingrich finds his voice?

December 17, 2008

gingrich-largeIt seems some republicans have become vocal over the need for the republican party to stop with the drama they are generating with the unreal connection of President Obama and Blago.  Of course part of me believe there is probably a motive behind Newt’s out cry; but, another part of me wants to believe some of the damn republicans have come to their senses.

I was saddened to learn that at a time of national trial, when a president-elect is preparing to take office in the midst of the worst financial crisis in over seventy years, that the Republican National Committee is engaged in the sort of negative, attack politics that the voters rejected in the 2006 and 2008 election cycles.

The recent web advertisement, “Questions Remain,” is a destructive distraction. Clearly, we should insist that all taped communications regarding the Senate seat should be made public. However, that should be a matter of public policy, not an excuse for political attack.

In a time when America is facing real challenges, Republicans should be working to help the incoming President succeed in meeting them, regardless of his Party.

From now until the inaugural, Republicans should be offering to help the President-elect prepare to take office.

Furthermore, once President Obama takes office, Republicans should be eager to work with him when he is right, and, when he is wrong, offer a better solution, instead of just opposing him.

This is the only way the Republican Party will become known as the “better solutions” party, not just an opposition party. And this is the only way Republicans will ever regain the trust of the voters to return to the majority.

This ad is a terrible signal to be sending about both the goals of the Republican Party in the midst of the nation’s troubled economic times and about whether we have actually learned anything from the defeats of 2006 and 2008.

Of course I’m aware that the republicans in their current state of disarray have more than one mind set operating when it comes to assessing how to handle situations; but, damn they are coming off as slightly crazed.  They have the fringe rabid right wing group and the intellectual group.  To sum up a better picture of their divided state let’s just call one group the rational and the other group the irrational.

Frankly, they need to pull it together if they want to stay a viable party.  Their constant infighting is becoming annoying.  The fact that they keep attacking someone who has not even assumed office makes them into even more of a joke.

Enough said.


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