An Obama Rejection, Not A Republican Win

Yes Son We're RepublicansWashington DC (Storch Report) — Republicans took their mid-term campaign to a wave controlling both the House and the Senate, and they can thank the American electorate for finally rejecting President Obama’s policies and perhaps in so doing saving a Party from its possible demise.

If anyone in the Republican Party thinks they won by anything but by default, they should be kicked by the Dems Donkey where the sun doesn’t shine.

The Republican Party is a Party without a brand.  No one knows who they are, other than an alternative to what obviously hasn’t worked for a nation under the Obama administration.

However, it is a Party with the right policies for a Democracy: small government, pro business, lower taxes, fewer entitlements, pro-capitalism and strong defense.

These policies are diametrically opposite to the policies of the Obama administration; although Obama was not on the ballot his policies were and this is precisely what the electorate finally rejected after six years of a rudderless ship floundering in a sea of crises.

There is an opportunity here for the Republicans, perhaps their last, to renew and rejuvenate the Party.  They should forgo celebration, immediately call a brainstorming session among their leaders, focus and redefine their brand and determine how they will communicate their policies to the public with a singular voice and move a stagnate nation forward by uniting the Congress rather than dividing it.

The Party has too many divisive factions within, moderates, right wingers, tea party, libertarians and conservatives.

Unify the Party with one voice.

Obama created a nation divided, with socialistic/Marxist policies.

Republicans, however, have a Party they allowed to be divided by a lack of strong leadership, perhaps analogous for other reasons to what the Dems allowed with Obama, a passive progressive leading from behind.

The Republicans have an opportunity now to make it a Party of inclusion, expand its base within the changing demographics and deliver a unified message.

Otherwise they could go down in history as the Party of the past.

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2 Responses to An Obama Rejection, Not A Republican Win

  1. norman says:

    I agree with most of your comments. I’m not as convinced as you seem to be that Obama’s policies were the main reason for the Democrat’s defeat. The states that approved Obama’s minimum wage efforts were all red states. Also, the lack of significant voter turnout clouds a clear reading on specific policies. There’s no doubt that people wanted a change and demonstrated their concerns at the ballot box. It’s shameful that so few people exercise their right to vote.
    The Republicans have to define who they are and what they stand for. They have to present a unified agenda with specific proposals. If the Republicans didn’t gain control of Congress and went on to lose the next presidential race we might have faced a serious challenge to our two party system that is essential for the democracy we enjoy.
    It’s troublesome that as soon as the votes were counted Ted Cruz announces that he may not support McConnell. That may be smart for his personal ambitions but not good for his party or for the country. A prominent supporter of Romney in the last election stated two days ago that the Republican party can’t win with a “moderate” candidate and went on to praise Cruz and seemed to indicate he would support him as a presidential candidate. If this approach to winning regardless of core beliefs takes hold in the party it is a prescription for defeat. The Republicans have an opportunity to reestablish their credentials as a responsible unified party. I hope they don’t blow it.

  2. DonStorch says:

    I concur with most of your comments too, perhaps that’s a first.

    However, minimum wage in five states and a two thirds turn out in a mid-term election is a canard of an excuse, and little surprise to either party, and if that’s the only ring Obama can grab on to in such a resounding defeat, well I’m willing to grant him that feeble excuse to save face, if that’s what it was.

    I thought Obama’s press conference this afternoon was pathetic. ‘I’m the President,’ what landslide?, threatens vetoes, executive orders, immigration reform . . . a great way to begin a conciliatory relationship with a Republican controlled Congress.

    Having said this, I fully recognize the GOP must brand itself, and get its own act together, solidify its message, but put Obama’s feet to the fire by challenging his veto threat and executive orders, informing the people where the blame for not passing legislation really lies, while attempting to move legislation forward where there is bipartisan agreement.

    Very frankly this mid-term election has only moved the veto power from Reid’s controlled Senate to Obama’s controlled White House.

    I can hope for better, but it’s not analogous to a Reagan Tip O’Neill relationship.

    These politicians all talk a good game about looking out for the people, but they are looking out for themselves first, just as everyone else is.

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