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Are Republicans in Disarray?

In my day to day dealings with the unwashed and unabashed liberals who cross my path on a regular basis, a few of these are of the ultra left persuasion. You know the ones, they are now calling to abolish the US Senate filibuster rule and any other rules and laws that get in the way of their socialist agenda. Although attempts to debate this type of zealot are futile, they can be amusing if you use facts and logic and do not allow them to yell and scream. They will, however, call you names and bring up former president Bush and blame everything on him. One point these damaged souls like to goad you with is the disarray and lack of leadership in the Republican party.

“Who is the leader of the Republican party” is a favorite question. This allows them to bring up Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, and anyone else they are convinced is an idiot. My favorite response is “Who was the leader of the Democrats from 2000 until 2008”? Gore? Kerry? So why do you think the Republicans should be different from the Democrats? Perhaps at this very moment the next Republican president is a community organizer (but I wouldn’t bet on that).

We will pick a nominee in early 2012 and he (or she) shall lead the party. Until then, there are many leaders, molding, shaping, forging the message that will move the Republican party back into the majority. Clearly, eight years of most presidents leads to an erosion of his party, at least since Ronald Reagan. My wife rearranges the furniture far more often than that because she grows tired of it. So it is with most administrations. Throw in a downturn in the business cycle (and we are presently in the 11th recession since WW II) and the party out of power makes large gains.

Regaining seats and the White House will not be easy. And it will take a lot of hard work from many individuals. There has already been a noticeable jump in local party participation. Committee meetings are packed and Republicans are volunteering in numbers not seen in a long time.

Republicans have seen the value of new digital methods of grass roots politics and moved beyond “snail” mail, email and websites into Facebook, Twitter and (dare I say) blogs. The Republican brand is in dire need of a makeover, but is not dead. And I am happy to say the makeover has begun. As the reality of the damage the Obama administration is doing to the country begins to set in, the so called moderates that embraced Obama’s call for change are seeing that not all change is good. Particularity the change we are seeing unfold now, castigating hundreds of years of success with Capitalism in favor of the tried and false notions of Socialism. And society that rewards failure and punishes success is doomed to failure.

I fear my left wing lunatic fringe acquaintances will never see the light. But there is always France.

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

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Tom White Says:

Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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