Regans's Eleventh Commandment
by Tom Reynolds
February 17, 2012
After months of derogatory remarks from the media about the Republican presidential candidates, even Republicans are finding fault with them. Perhaps it’s time to take a NON-“conventional wisdom” look at them.
The original field had 3 governors, 3 congress persons (including a House Speaker), a senator and a business man. Looked at another way, it had a woman, a black and some white guys, with a Hispanic senator and a chubby governor taking a pass -not to mention a certain cold weather, female governor also lurking in the wings. Political diversity goes from a number of conservatives on the right to Romney somewhere in the middle and Ron Paul - wherever he is.
When was the last time the Democratic Party had such an array of candidates? Their lineup usually consists of a couple candidates ranging from Working Family liberals on the far left to a liberal Democrat somewhere left of center.
Are the Republican candidates perfect? We can find something to disagree with in all of them. And they need to remember Reagan’s eleventh commandment about not speaking ill of fellow Republicans. But when it comes time to vote in November - perhaps more than any time since George McGovern ran - Republicans, Conservatives and Independents will be united in voting against the Democratic nominee.
Don’t like Newt’s character? Perhaps you prefer Bill Clinton and John Edwards?
Sarah Palin got ridiculed, but what about Joe Biden?
Is Romney not conservative enough? Compare him to “left-of-Lenin” Obama.
We will rally behind the eventual Republican candidate because our country cannot stand another term of a president who does not believe in the United States, its constitution and the free market, capitalist system that made it great.
Obama saw millions of people out of work and the economy on the ropes. Never wanting to waste a crisis, he finagled a $900 billion stimulus package so that he could reward his political supporters while ignoring the unemployed and underemployed.
Seeing a chance to rally his environmental supporters while rewarding his political contributors, Obama used the pretense of “green energy projects” to funnel hundreds of millions of dollars back to his supporters. Anyone who sincerely believes in the importance of green projects has to be incensed at this betrayal.
When an oil pipeline threatened to add private sector jobs, reduce our dependence on conflict oil and strengthen our strategic position in the world, Obama quickly killed it as a sop to the green energy supporters he had betrayed.
And then there is Obamacare. Well, there is a job creator! It created thousands of IRS jobs to enforce the new taxes hidden in a bill that did not have to be read to be approved. If you like the runaway costs of Medicaid & Medicare, you’ll love Obamacare.
We may be divided now as to the candidate, but in November, Republicans, Independents and Conservatives will be united and will show up to vote! Four years of destroying America is enough.