Friday, December 20, 2013

Problem with the GOP is Elevating the Squishy Middle to Leadership

The reason the Democrats are able to continually shift the country to the left and get their way in every legislative or policy showdown is because they are willing to put their true believers in positions of leadership.  Instead the GOP puts forward weak spined likes of John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan, John McCain, and Lindsey Graham.

The ACU puts out a report each session that ranks all members of the House and Senate on how conservative they are.  A score of 0 is as far left as one can be and a score of 100 is as conservative/liberty minded as one can be:

On the Democrat side Nancy Pelosi scored a conservative rating of 0, the lowest possible ranking, in 2011 and 2 over her entire life in the House.  Harry Reid scored 0's in both 2011 and 2012.

When it comes to Republicans, Speaker Boehner holds a lifetime rating of 89 and Minority Leader McConnell has an 85 for 2011 and 90 lifetime score.  By comparison, Senators Mike Lee (UT) and Rand Paul (KY) have perfect 100 ratings.

As long as the GOP continues this trend, they will continue to lose.  The appeasers who continue to vote for them need to wake up before they allow the establishment class to forever put the party in a position of obscurity!


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Anonymous said...

Puhlease... anonymous, the ultra rich and the legacy rich and the quick rich are all leftist democrats. While the establishment class GOP is owned by the chamber of commerce, the Republican party far more represents the ideals of hard working Americans than the jackasses on the left.

Anonymous said...

Well, they've got you brainwashed.

As Sean Trende and others have noted, middle- and working-class voters did not turn out for Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election in the numbers that Republican leaders had expected. In the eyes of many of these once-Republican-leaning voters (including former Reagan Democrats), the GOP appears to be too closely linked to “big business.”

Meanwhile your chums give $200 billion in corporate welfare via the farm bill while at the same time cutting SNAP.

I realize it's going to take a long time for you to pull your head out of between your cheeks, but it's never too late to start.

Go back to your Duck Dynasty. That's you on the right.

theKansasCitian said...

lol... No one has been a bigger friend to the corporatists than democrats. From green energy schemes to Obamacare to Dodd-Frank, the current administration has transferred trillions in public money to these parasites. Yes, the chamber has been the big supporter behind the establishment GOP, but those are the guys people like you say Tea Partiers and other constitutionalists should be more like...