Why the GOP Can't be Trusted to Defeat Obama--And What to do Next Jan 18. 2011 | Comments (11)
As we look forward to the 2012 presidential election, seemingly far, but fast approaching, we must realize a few realities of where we stand. Maybe chief among them is the fact that the Republican power structure can't be trusted to oust Barack Obama--at least not on their own.
For starters, the RNC is in disarray. Even under new leadership, it shoulders $20 million in debt and that debt will cripple its efforts just as our national debt looms over government and hinders its effectiveness. Even if everything goes according to the current plan, the RNC will enter 2012 with $10 million in debt, an unprecedented sum. This is not to cast arrows, but neither should we ignore circumstances.
And perhaps more to the point is the fact that the Republican establishment is notorious for unforced errors. We've all seen them go soft, sometimes because they're trying to be too clever and other times while trying to be nice, but nonetheless to the peril of the conservatives who comprise their base.
We saw it in the last presidential election when the McCain campaign voluntarily gave up the Jeremiah Wright story (among other things) as relevant, important, or even allowable topics of discussion. Here at the Our Country Deserves Better Committee, we stepped up at the time to produce and air the necessary ads making Americans aware of Jeremiah Wright's (notably heated) rhetoric because we thought it was important, plenty of Americans agreed, and we were prepared to be an independent voice for conservatives.
And now we may be seeing the same sort of behavior now as Republicans including the new House Majority Whip sign on to the idea of being literally undistinguished from the Obama Democrats during the upcoming State of the Union address. But don't feel defeated by this tendency on the part of some elected officials and party leaders. Rather, be inspired and motivated to take up the slack & pick up where they leave off.
It's through independent principled efforts such as this campaign to defeat Barack Obama that we have the ability to not only keep the Republican party honest, but go to battle with the left most effectively. But we certainly still need to have all the tools, teammates and training possible to be sure we're prepared to withstand and overcome the coming onslaught.
So as the Obama campaign team is assembling in Chicago and already reconstructing their network of large-dollar donors, we need to be building and activating the network that will be on the ground and prepared to stand up to them at every turn.
To that end, please click the petition tab above if you haven't already and make sure you make use of the most bold way to show that you stand with us. Then please click on at least a couple of the below links, connect with the effort, and start telling your friends. The sooner people get involved, the sooner their friends can be invited as well, and if we're going to reach our goal of a million people signed up by election day, we'll need everyone's help all along the way.
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