Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Changing winds at the GOP?

Republican National Committee Vice Chairman James Bopp, Jr., and Oregon party member Solomon Yue will offer a resolution next month that the Washington Times reports will accuse "President Bush and congressional Republican leaders of embracing "socialism."

While I might (or might not) quarrel with the verb, I don't disagree with the sentiment.  The GOP in Washington has abandoned the right in favor of "centrist" or "populist" or "bipartisan" leftist policies.
And that has to change.

As Yue put it, "we can't be a party of small government, free markets and low taxes while supporting bailouts and nationalizing industries, which lead to big government, socialism and high taxes at the expense of individual liberty and freedoms."

He's absolutely right.

The Republican Party must be conservative again or it will fade into history.

1 comment:

Rich said...

I agree, socialism is a bit extreme but what happened to free enterprise and market dynamics. Where do the bailouts stop? Banks, Cars, what next? I think I'll start a lemonade stand and drive it into bankruptcy so I can pick up a quick couple of million.