How Far The Republican Party Has Fallen As Compared To Past Leadership!

News has emerged that THREE former Republican Majority Leaders of the Senate would, if they were in the Senate now, vote for a health care reform plan, instead of Mitch McConnell and just about all Senate Republicans in today’s Senate who are totally negative and lacking in any new ideas.

I am speaking of Bob Dole of Kansas, Howard Baker of Tennessee, and Bill Frist of Tennessee.

This just is further evidence of how far the GOP has fallen as compared to the party in the age of Nixon and even Reagan. Then the GOP had some principles, as compared to now when they have no real alternative ideas and have allowed their party to be co-opted or hijacked by whacko talk show hosts.

Not only should the Republican party of today be ashamed, but I contend that if Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt or Dwight D. Eisenhower were alive today, they would refuse to remain Republicans, and I would add to that list, even Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford.

The Republican party had a significant role in the past, but now all they are able to be is negative. What a disgrace!

3 comments on “How Far The Republican Party Has Fallen As Compared To Past Leadership!

  1. Mike October 4, 2009 12:53 am

    I hate to say it, but I mostly agree with you on this…
    The Republicans have only themselves to blame for the mess they are in. They can say what ever they will regarding the current administration and Congress-which I do not necessarily approve of either- but they certainly have not handled they concerns in an effective manner that would gain attention and respect from the majority of American people. I believe that they have the capability to turn things around but there will have to be some major changes. Campaigning for Mitt Romney would be a start! πŸ™‚

  2. Michael October 6, 2009 11:46 pm

    I think this may be the first time I have ever known you to portray Bill Frist is a positive light. Although I must disagree with you on one point. Richard Nixon, for his accomplishments with civil rights (desegregation and supporting the ERA), OHSHA, price controls, the EPA, etc; still scarred the presidency. He was secretive, abusive, vengeful, and downright maniacal at times; and we can only hope that our politicians have his political talent, but not his personality. Although different from some of the more populist elements in the contemporary GOP, I think he might fit in well among those who seek to crush opposition (DeLay, Rove, etc), have a huge chip on their shoulder (Grassley, Steele, etc), and those who act downright crazy at times (Bachmann, Santorum, etc).

  3. Ronald October 7, 2009 6:00 am

    Ok, Michael, I must have been under the influence of something by seemingly praising Nixon too much LOL I DO agree with you in what you said about Nixon, but at least he promoted some major changes domestically. As far as Bill Frist, it is good he took this stand for reform, but I will not get too enthused about him, as I don’t want you thinking I am somehow mentally challenged hahaha LOL πŸ™‚

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