Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Republicans canít see what went wrong


The sole reason Republicans lost the election was their push to take away rights from other people. Millions of other people.

But it seems they are taking absolutely the wrong lesson from defeat, and still can’t see what they did wrong. Instead of reaching out to growing demographic populations who might be swayed by the grand old philosophy of small government and fiscal conservatism, they morphed into an American Taliban repressing women’s freedoms, and let loose some ruthless efforts to bust other peoples’ rice bowls.

That is a no-no, worthy of a time-out. In Congress and every red state, Republicans went after people’s jobs, women’s rights, gay rights, voters’ rights, collective bargaining rights and health care. They resisted immigration reform and help for veterans and the unemployed, while sticking their noses into everybody’s bedrooms, doctors’ offices, and workplaces.

They stalled the jobs stimulus bill and would let the auto industry go bankrupt, because their hatred for the president was more powerful than their patriotism. Shameless voter suppression finally got them sent to the woodshed. Patriots stood in line for hours come hell or high water to protect their American right to vote. It’s time for some soul-searching.

Sherrie Goff

Pocatello




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