God bless the U.S.A. We have barely enough resources to go around, but approximately half of the country believes that we don’t have economic and social justice for any of us unless we have it for all of us.
Against this background for generations the Democrats have been proposing policies that help the 99%, while the GOP’s plots would benefit the fat cats-those who can afford to exchange pennies for campaign contributions for huge tax breaks and other advantages. Obviously the GOP knows voters in the country can figure out if they are in that small crew or not so they like to keep these non-inclusive ideas quiet.
The article “What is It–47 or 100%? Talk About Your GOP Inclusive Big Tent.” describes how as recently as in the last presidential campaign the GOP wrote off a huge portion of our populace as not being productive. Mitt Romney said that there weren’t any policies that the GOP could propose to help these people so the GOP should focus solely on the votes of that part of US that the GOP could win.
That idea hurt Romney significantly in the presidential race so you’d think that they would avoid that area? They could not even get past the next election. How could they keep it from bubbling to the surface? The GOP for generations has been trying to send the US back to a time before the “New Deal” was implemented so ideas such as Romney’s are prevalent-if not stated publicly.
The article “Ryan’s ‘inner city’ comments sparking backlash ” relates how Romney’s running mate has been busy with creating a GOP blaming the victim report on poverty.
The article states “On Bill Bennett’s Morning in America program Wednesday, Rep. Paul Ryan, who has become involved in the issue of poverty over the last year and a half, told Bennett there is a “tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular, of men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working or learning the value and the culture of work.”
The article states “he analyzed 92 federal anti-poverty programs” and the best he could generate was that?
With Ryan we have the GOP attacking non-rural US. Ted Cruz has the generations battling each other.
The article “Cruz lays out sweeping conservative vision to kick off CPAC 2014” relates how in the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference Thursday. As the article states Cruz said “We need to stop bankrupting our country. What we’re doing to our kids and grandkids is morally wrong. If we don’t change course, they will be left working to pay off the debts their parents left them with.”
Who would want to vote for the GOP with attacks against huge swatches of us? How can they campaign on these platforms?
The article “Throughout History the GOP Has Adhered to “Politics of Personal Destruction”” describes a traditional GOP political campaign tactic.
The GOP base is too small for them to hope to win by simply motivating their faithful to vote. They will have to depend on negative attack ads against their opponents.