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Republican Party Must Face Up to Past Failures

Marge Magoo Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 5:52 PM
Outstanding column. And along with their arrogance, the Republicans have the gall to attack the tea partiers for Republican losses. Just like Palin was the ONLY reason McCain was able to compete at all against Obama (could the Republicans have picked a weaker candidate than McCain?), the tea party is the heart and soul of the conservative movement which the Republicans are all too happy to blame for their utter and chronic failure.

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...