What can Republicans possibly run on in 2016?
Ever since I can remember Republicans have been running on claims of being good for business and strong on defense.
But the truth is that they have driven the economy into the dirt TWICE now counting the Great Depression and GWB's failed policies. In fact the ONLY reason they ever had that claim in the first place was the HIGH LIVING under Reagan when he ran up the nation's credit cards to the tune of FIVE BILLION DOLLARS (afi) changing the US from the world's greatest creditor nation to the world's greatest debtor nation. And we haven't won a war since WW II under FDR and Truman. (Iran won Bush's war in Iran without firing a shot or incurring one dime in costs!) It turned out that all that pro-war nonsense was nothing but a give away to the arms dealers and a hand out of Northern money to Southern states.
Since Duh-bya left the White House (in shame and disgrace) Republicans have been running a campaign best described as, "We know WE suck but those guys are WORSE! No really! Trust us! We wouldn't lie to you AGAIN! We PROMISE!" And so far it hasn't really worked very well. Oh, sure, they managed to gerrymander some districts after gloating Democrats stayed home in off-year 2010 patting themselves on their backs for getting Obama elected. But its not like anyone really wanted the GOP. What with their bottom scraping approval ratings and all. That's why Obama won in 2012 by FIVE MILLION VOTES. And more than ONE MILLION more people voted for Democratic Congressmen than Republicans.
And god knows that they are doing EVERYTHING they possibly can to keep people from voting. Whether that be forcing urban blacks and 80 year old war widows to produce driver's licenses for cars they don't own. Or putting common names like John Brown from one state (Texas) on another state's (Florida) "Can not vote" list. Or using their Supreme Court members to sell our highest offices to the highest bidders without so much as telling us who they are. Are they even AMERICANS? We'll NEVER know.
But the GOP is going to have to choose SOME issue to run on in 2016. AREN'T THEY?
My guess is ARMAGEDDON. What's yours?
Last edited by TheBlackPearl; Oct 12 2013 at 08:58 PM.
Wanna fix the economy? Simple: roll back the Reagan tax cuts and restore the "barrifs and terriers" that Bush "tore down". When multi-nat'l corporations can't bring Chinese goods into the USA without a penalty they will start making US products again. When they can't take B$ salaries without paying a 50% tax rate they will invest in rebuilding companies and hiring instead. It really is just that simple! It worked for 50 years after WW II.