In response to:

Is There Room in the G.O.P. Tent for the Poor?

Derek85 Wrote: Mar 13, 2013 8:10 PM
The deserving poor who have suffered misfortune deserve our help. The Obama supporters are just looking for more financial rip-offs so they can sit home and do nothing, unless of course they get a federal job which is the same thing. The Republicans could give them a check for $50,000 each and they still will not budge from voting for Charlie Rangel, Marion Barry, Idiot Pelosi or Obama, so don't kid yourself. They will never join the Republican tent.

Writing for the Wall Street Journal, American Enterprise Institute president Arthur C. Brooks recently suggested that the G.O.P. is way off base in their assumptions about the moral arguments that resonate most with the American people. Their focus on the economic advantages of capitalism and "values-voter" issues like abortion and gay marriage miss the mark, Brooks suggests. Instead, Republicans must convince the electorate that they are just as concerned about the plight of the poor and downtrodden as Progressives, and further that Republican policies are more effective at addressing these problems than those implemented by the Liberal nanny state....