Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Colin Powell is Not the Republican Party

Why doesn't Colin Powell join Arlen Specter and join the Party he has always affiliated with? How does a Republican justify making statements like: "Americans do want to pay taxes for services" and "Americans are looking for more government in their life, not less." What rock did he crawl out from under?

The Republican Party was founded on conservative political principles -- less government, fewer taxes, strong military and capitalism. Where it has gone wrong is trying to out liberalize and socialize the Democrats.

McCain tried to go down the middle of the road. That was a failure from the get-go. Today's middle of the road is no where near the center; it is way left.

Left is the way of the Democrats, right is the way of the Republicans. The left side of the road is presently quite a bit wider than the right. The way to align the road is for the Republicans to stick to it root core, not to lean further left. That's a losing recipe.

He also mentioned that Gov Palin was polarizing. It was the Democrat Party and left-wing media that did a great job at polarized her. She was and is very mainstream America.

Historical Republicans, like me, have left the Party because it lost its footing. Republicans have failed on the conservative front. Until they return, they will be a minority party. They will never win with the current batch of Republican leaders either. There's no redeeming value in McCain, Romney, Bush, Gingrich, Palin, Graham, Kyl, Steele, Hatch, Bennett, etc. They are has-beens or politically spent.

Only the Democrats promise to give people something for nothing. The Democrats appeal to the selfish and ignorant.

The Republican Party needs to stick to core conservative principles while not ostracizing social moderates. It needs to hammer home the short- and long-term value of these principles. Until they do this, they will lose elections.