Thursday, February 11, 2010
The Old Republican Party Is Dead
I read. I read books. I read magazines. I read the Sunday New York Times, and I read what is on the Internet, but I should stop watching TV news. Watching these guys and gals is getting to be the most frustrating part of my day. Yesterday, I caught myself talking to the TV screen. Those idiots are making an idiot out of me.
Every American has their own perspective of the political-economic events that unfold in Washington, D.C., and I am no exception. I have written my opinions concerning President Obama's attempts to work with the Republicans in Congress. I have my opinions, and while they are grounded in my experience of living in this country for 67 years, I realize that others can have viewed the same events and come away with a totally different picture.
But, I am not changing my mind on this one. You can throw my NFL black quarterback analogy out the window, but I am staying with it. The talking heads may not be able to call it as they see it, but I am not on TV and I don't make a dime from writing this blog. I write what I think. They, the talking heads, may bring the civil rights issue into the picture by way of the higher percentage of black unemployment in the United States, but they will not hit the nail on the head until they start talking about the fact that there are no black Republicans in Congress and that essentially the Republican Party, and the direction it is going, is more exclusionary and white than it has ever been in its long history.
Where are the Liberal Republicans? The answer is: they are all dead. Where are the moderate Republicans? The answer: On there way to being dead figuratively and literally. The Republican Party that adopted the Southern Strategy is not the Republican Party of Jacob Javits and Nelson Rockefeller. That Republican Party is dead.