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The GOP are blaming everything from corruption, social conservatives, evangelicals and Mark Foley for the beating they took at the polls.
What really happened?
Was it the Bush administrations’ numerous failures that hurt the entire party?
Or could it be that the current GOP has changed course and are now willing to play “the blame game.”

It's sad to watch so many Republican Congressmen and women back-tracking and choking on many of their Bush apologist, pro "stay the course" statements and pre beat down party line rhetoric.
Maybe you caught Marsha Blackburn on Hardball stammering and yammering on the very clear and simple question of "knowing what we know now, should we have gone into Iraq?" and John McCain on last night's Meet The Press, doing this circular and confusing, sidestepping rambling that never really answered the question of "why did you insist for the past couple of years that we were making progress in Iraq when that was clearly not the case?"
The GOP, to quote comedian Sinbad, "got spanked like a four year old at Kmart."
There were many factors that contributed to the shift in power in Washington. Donald Rumsfeld's failed Iraq war policies. Divisive politics and the polarization of a nation. Failure to follow 9/11 attacks with the capture, or at least a token effort to catch Osama Bin Laden but instead opting for the misguided war against Saddam and the phantom WMD. Failed Social Security reform, that neither party wanted. A call for immigration reform before securing the borders (pure genius). Complete and total ethical collapses. Medicare changes that benefited the pharmaceutical companies more than the elderly and poor. Spending (pork and earmarks). Big government. The erosion of civil liberties and the GOP's willingness to sit back and watch executive power kill our system of checks and balances. Torture and Fear mongering. The safety of our soldiers. The rapid decline of the middle and working class through trade imbalances and wealth disparity that has been greatly helped by the GOP corporate welfare program. The list goes on.

The American people spoke very loudly on November 7th. I'm not sure by the bevy of excuses the Republicans are offering up, that the current GOP listened.
They had 12 years to run the government and they almost ran it into the ground. Will the Democrats be the answer?
I don't know but I do know I will vote them out of office if they fail half as much as the GOP.
It's not just Karl(Divide and Conquer) Rove or Ted(Jesus Camp) Haggard that hurt the GOP, it's the current GOP leaders that hurt the GOP.
They sold a bill of goods to the American people and not only did they fail, in some cases they did the opposite of what they promised and marched lockstep out of the House and Senate.
The checks and balances between true Conservatism and Liberalism is no less important to the health of the nation than the checks and balances between the different branches of government. We need the honest to goodness conservative Republican leaders to return and we need the Centrist liberal Democrats to stand up for America and the voters who changed the balance of power in their favor.
When the United States is being led by weak and greedy leaders we all lose, regardless of party affiliation. Let's work on winning together and fixing what went wrong.

Posted by Andre M. Hernandez at November 13, 2006 12:32 PM
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Comment #194998

Andre,

How about:

Fiscal Conservative Republicans

plus

Socially Liberal Democrats

creates a

Fiscally Resposible Socially Tolerant
Progressive Government

???

Posted by: Dave1-20-2009 at November 14, 2006 12:42 PM
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