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Republican Party Must Face Up to Past Failures

Frank130 Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 8:06 AM
"You elected Republicans to champion limited government, fiscal discipline, and personal responsibility. Instead, Republicans went along with earmarks and big government spending in Washington."-Jindal Well put, but it goes well beyond that & for a much longer period of time. Yet admitting even those mistakes openly would be the right thing to do & would start a healing process. But the corrupt GOP Establishment will have none of it! They will hear nothing from the unwanted Tea Party or small government Constitutionalists or sound money proponents or foreign policy non-interventionists. The Establishment will nominate another McCain or Romney.

Republicans are rightfully depressed by the reelection of President Obama and for the failure of the Republican Party to take the majority in the Senate. I have read much and heard much. But, I have heard very little about the Republicans expressing contrition for their past failures and very little that demonstrates that today’s Republican Party leaders recognize the causes of those past failures.

No one should be surprised by Obama’s reelection. He was a very popular candidate who swept into office in 2008 and he was a formidable incumbent this year. The only reason Romney had a chance was...