Matt Towery
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For the record, I do not know the Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus. I'm told he's a nice person, and I understand shares membership in a collegiate fraternity. But nice guys with lots of experience as president of a student body or as an aide to some state legislator or even as a lawyer for the national GOP -- all of which he has accomplished, just won't cut it anymore.

The RNC and its many "affiliated groups" gave up on GOP nominee for governor of Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli. They likely relied on the same old bunch of hack consultants and pollsters who reported that Cuccinelli was dead in the water and could never be revived. They sat by and watched the Democrats and their well-oiled machine, made up of a confederation of outside money groups, savage the Republican nominee with ads focusing on turning out female voters based on Cuccinelli's very pro-life and very conservative positions on social issues.

This race was a preview of how Democrats intend to run their gubernatorial and U.S. Senate races in 2014. They will pour the money into TV and social media, paint every GOP nominee as anti-women (even female nominees), and pound them with negative ads until their nose bleeds Republican red.

The argument over who is "too conservative" to be electable and who is "too moderate" among Republican professional money grabbers is really a bit off base given the fact that no matter who the GOP nominates in the 2014 races, they will be taking on what an increasingly large number of Americans believe is a government leaning too far to the left. President Obama's liberal philosophy is no longer a novelty to voters, but instead one which threatens their very economic survival.

It is clear that the problems with the Affordable Care Act are not going away. And those problems are much greater than simply the failure of a website. Contrary to confusing press reports, it is not just employees of mom-and-pop shops or individuals out on their own who are getting notices in the mail saying that their health care plan is being dropped because it does not meet the required coverage mandated by Obamacare. In reality, companies across America that employ hundreds of people are having their plans cancelled as well. They may be technically classified as "small businesses," but they start to add up very quickly and are increasing in numbers daily.

And just wait until you hear the true "qualifications," or lack thereof, of the so-called "navigators" who will assist the less computer savvy in trying to sign up.

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Matt Towery

Matt Towery is a former National Republican legislator of the year and author of Powerchicks: How Women Will Dominate America.
 
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