Pappy's Staff: Gonna paddle our little behind.
Pappy's Staff: Ain't gonna paddle it - gonna kick it, real hard.
Pappy's Staff: No, I believe he's gonna paddle it.
Pappy's Staff: I don't believe that's a proper characterization.
Pappy's Staff: Well, that's how I'd characterize it.
Pappy's Staff: I believe it's more of a kickin' sitcheyation.
This is an excellent opportunity. The GOP revolution of 1994 died when it overdosed on pork, corruption and most importantly OVERLY WEAK DEMOCRATIC OPPOSITION. For a the last few election cycles the GOP could hardly be distinguished by their platform or behavior from the Dems, so why bother voting for them? Yeah the war in Iraq is a big issue, maybe the only issue, but ask Ned Lamont how far that got him.
As a generation our task is to ensure the pluralistic western democracies stand up against the rise of militant Islam. GWB to his credit understands this. Many, many in the Democratic party do not. This is not about terrorism per se, although that's a part of it. I believe that for the GOP to be successful they need to re-embrace their core values:
- Strong national defense, we must secure Iraq.
- August intelligence gathering capabilities.
- Fiscal responsibility.
- Secure our borders.
- Positive climate for businesses and incomes to grow.
- A judiciary that respects the constitution and does not legislate from the bench.