Another disaffected Republican
re "The GOP Leans on A Proven Strategy" (Washington Post, 10/25/06)
As one of the “disaffected” voters the Republican Party is trying to “woo back”, my guess is that it’s too little, too late. The GOP has for too long believed that they needed only court social conservatives to maintain power. But for many voters like me, the only real purpose for the Republican Party is to restrain the growth of government and its cost.
So, when the GOP has controlled the Presidency and both Houses of Congress and has simply saddled us with the biggest growth of spending and entitlements in our history, I can’t believe their claims of “Really, we’ll be better if you just re-elect us.”
There is no doubt that the Democrats are even worse, but at this point as much as I loathe Pelosi, Rangel and Conyers, I might rather see them control the House but not be able to get anything done than to see more GOP profligacy. If there is anything the last few years have taught us, it is that a divided government is safest for the citizens’ wallets.
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