In the wake of President Obama’s re-election, pundits have suggested how the Republican Party can survive as a viable political entity. Pundits urge Republicans to develop a meaningful outreach to women, gays and lesbians, African-Americans and Latinos. They claim that Democrats attract the votes of these groups in the absence of any real Republican appeals to their interests.
Set aside how anyone can seriously think that the party of free stuff and federally subsidized self-indulgence would ever allow Republicans to successfully poach in their carefully cultivated preserve. Consider what accepting the pundits’ suggestion would mean for America politically: no longer would America cultivate citizens proud of their heritage, concerned for her strength and mindful of her destiny. Both parties would shamelessly cater to competing groups, bargaining with their would-be overlords for group benefit increases, status enhancements or revenge on competitors.
America would resemble a patchwork Third World country, hastily stitched together in the twilight of colonial occupation.
Democrats have reached the heady overreach stage of their existence. In pressing their ideology to illogical extremes, they will likely make quick work of what is left of America's political system and the once-strong economy. There is no stopping them now.
So, congressional Republicans should simply vote “present” on all Democratic proposals. Any more extensive Republican involvement leaves their fingerprints at the crime scene and provides Democrats with grounds for scapegoating them in the end.
Instead, Republicans should ready themselves for rebuilding America from the wreckage Democrats will make of her.
Leonard Hoy, Greenwood