posted on 25 February 2016
Written by Frank Li
More than two years ago, I clearly defined the Democratic Party as the party of new slavery (The Democratic Party is the Party of New Slavery!). That definition has proven to be even more accurate today, as Bernie Sanders, a self-proclaimed socialist, has attracted tens of millions of Americans who vote with their hands out, while Hillary Clinton keeps running more and more left in an effort to out-Bernie Bernie.
Defining the GOP (i.e. Republican Party), however, is much more difficult. I have delayed it until today. Simply put, the GOP today is the party for nothing, which, by the way, is still better than the party for new slavery! Hear me out ...
1. Old GOP
The old GOP, last represented by Ronald Reagan, had an agenda of only three major items:
These three items might have been contradictory at times. For example, a stronger military requires a bigger government, because military, including the VA system, is a big part of the government.
2. Today's GOP
Today's GOP consists of at least three big factions as follows:
As a result, today's GOP stands for almost everything on the right, which actually means standing for nothing, especially with regard to the Presidential race (53% South Carolina voters feel betrayed GOP)!
There is no better example to illustrate today's GOP than by looking at the six recent GOP Presidential candidates.
3. Six recent GOP Presidential candidates
The image below highlights my view of the factions the candidates chiefly represent.
Only two of them are worth further discussion, as they both stand for something more than the old GOP, without being "radicalized" by b) and c). More importantly, one of them will likely be the GOP nominee.
For more, read: 2016 GOP Presidential Candidates: Style over Substance!
Given the complexity of today's Presidential politics, many voters are focused on only one or two issues in the end.
For Democrats, it is simple and straightforward: hand-outs.
For the GOP, it is a bit more complicated, such as guns, abortion, or even Obamacare. So when you stand for everything on the right, you end up standing for nothing, especially with regard to the Presidential race. For example, in the GOP primary election currently under way, several candidates divide the votes and push each other further to the right. As a result, the eventual GOP nominee would have alienated so many independent voters in the middle that he would have little chance of winning the general election!
Here is what I mean by "nothing" for the GOP:
In contrast, Democrats' simple, and no-brainer, hand-outs strategy is not only easy to understand, but also enormously attractive to many voters, especially the young and clueless!
While the GOP keeps re-defining itself, the Democratic Party will simply stay the course by keeping the American Presidency and spending America into bankruptcy. For more, read: Democratic Socialism vs. Democratic Imperialism.
Finally, let me conclude this article with a video about Muslims …
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