It's nice to see that some Republicans took the elections as a signal that the country doesn't want to hear what they have to say anymore. Jindal is doing the smart thing -- what the Democrats did in the 60s and 70s and what the Republicans did in the 80s. He recognized a need for change within his party, and he realizes that without these changes the Republican party will struggle to maintain relevance.
I remember when he said this and I remember thinking, "Yeah man, you all need to get on that."
I wasn’t for Obama, but I wasn’t for Romney either. If someone actually took a look at their goals and offered policies, they would have known that both of them are about big government. They just have different groups who benefit from it. I’m not going to get into detail, but this statement could be rewritten with different words and be directed the other way too.
The republicans are supposedly the conservative party. But let me tell you, what Romney was saying was not very conservative. A conservative viewpoint is about minimizing the role of the national government.
The republicans need to start getting back to what a true conservative is, which is advocating for lesser government and preserving liberty. This is what the Tea Party movement is trying to accomplish. People who support the Tea Party movement aren’t known for protecting the wealthy. They come across as the hard-working middle class.
A lot of people actually believe in the preservation of liberty, but aren’t willing to sacrifice their belief in civil rights. This is where the republicans really perpetuate their bad rep. The morality of the U.S. is changing and everyone will have equal rights soon. I can only hope come this March, the Supreme Court won’t skirt around the issue of gay marriage, but fully take it on and grant everybody a right that should have already been his or hers.
The Republicans need to get off this tradition role of ethics train they have been riding, because that’s what’s really hurting them the most. They have pushed away many conservative economic voters by continuing this ideology. And when they push these voters away, what you have left is the stereotype the republicans are known for- the good old boys. Newsflash, people don’t like them.
If the republicans really want to lose their reputation of only supporting the rich, then they need to stop letting their stereotypes run the show. They need to gain their middle class voters back by starting to truly advocate for conservative economic policy. They also need to embrace and accept that everyone who is a U.S. citizen deserves the same rights as everyone else.
It really shouldn’t even be considered as an if-then situation. The republicans need to do this. Their party is fragmenting right before their eyes and they cannot afford to continue to play blind.