One wonders constantly what the reason might be that the GOP has such a stupefyingly poor Press Office.
There is little doubt the GOP has new ideas – Liberals haven’t had a new idea since LBJ – and escalation in Vietnam and the Welfare State didn’t work out too well for America.
Privatization? Good idea. Results can be seen in the Britain Thatcher created from the “Sick Man of Europe” she inherited.
Deregulation? Good idea. Results can be seen in post-Carter America.
Open Trade? Good idea. Results can be seen in post-Bush (41) America.
Lower taxes? Good idea. Results can be seen in post-JFK America, post-Reagan America, post-Clinton America.
All of the above contributed to the wealth of the nation – especially to the wealth of the working class Democrats whine about so much but have succeeded in keeping in poverty to support Democrat government handouts.
But where has the GOP Press machine been on these issues? Privatizing Social Security worked well in Chile in a very similar situation – but the GOP Press didn’t get the word out. Why not?
Obama makes huge headway with the fiction that raising tax rates will raise revenues – an argument disproven time and again by Presidents of both parties for decades. Where is the GOP Press machine laughing this guy off the stage?
What was the largest domestic catastrophe for the Bush (43) presidency? Katrina. Why? The media and Democrat spin is that Bush didn’t send Federal troops soon enough. But there’s a problem with this story. Posse Comitatus laws PROHIBIT the federal government from sending Federal troops to a state – for any reason whatsoever – until and unless the state Governor requests them and the Congress releases them – and the Democrat governor hadn’t done so.
One would think that liberals, who somehow hate the intrusion of federal law enforcement but are cool with federal intrusion into everything else, and who support Posse Comitatus every time it is discussed, would get this: Bush could only send troops to Louisiana before the Democrat Governor requested them by acting illegally. It isn’t as though they like Bush acting illegally, right?
So – why did Bush never bring it up? Why did the GOP Press Office never hammer the Democrats on why they wanted to end Posse Comitatus? Should Ike turn into a nasty hurricane, will Democrats demand an end to Posse Comitatus? What will be the result of that?
And you can bet that under an Obama administration any local disaster wil lbe dealt with by over-sending federal troops, in total violation of the law. But the GOP press office won’t point that out then – or now, when it matters.
The federal governmetn now spends over $60B annually on health care – and we have the best in the world. Democrats insist there is no federal health care spending. Wrong. Where is the GOP is pointing this out?
The failure to educate the public on the billions already spent on healthcare by the Federal government likely will result in your local private hospital looking like your major county hospital when the same people who brought you the DMV bring you your medical care.
Can’t wait for that.
Where are the GOP Press professionals in educating the public? It isn’t as though the liberal media will do so.
Where were the GOP Press teams on Social Security reform? Why did they let the opposition determine the events and strategy in a fight?
Why are the GOP Press hacks so bad at their jobs, and why are they still employed when everyone can see how poorly they perform?
Where was Boomer Bush in hammering the distortions of the media on Katrina, backed up by – and pushed forward by – a GOP press office?
Boomer Obama wants to spend trillions of dollars – and no one knows where it will come from. The only thing we can empirically prove is that the tax rates he is promising to raise will result in lower government revenues to fund his programs. So where is the GOP Press office pointing this out?
Boomer liberals constantly distort facts, make up stories, spread outright upside-down stories.
Boomer Republicans are unable – or unwilling – to counter them. Either way they are not doing their jobs.
And so are not adequately representing their party – or America.
Why is that?