Don’t misunderstand, I enjoy watching the GOP implode. Look no further than last week to know that they have nothing to offer but hate, fear, and stupidity. That said, I have a real concern that Democrats will become complacent, simply because there isn’t a viable opponent to keep them honest.
Remember, it wasn’t that long ago when the Democrats were in the minority. Republicans had been running congress since 1994 and it was the Democrats who were clueless and weak. Over time, without a viable opponent, the Republicans became complacent and corrupt. They abandoned their core economic principles and took part in making a $230 billion surplus a $1.3 trillion deficit. The voting public, waking up to their BS, issued walking papers in 2006 and 2008. Today, with zero street credibility and a tin ear for reading the public, Republicans are running around offering the same tired policies that got us into this economic mess while pandering to the most extreme remnants of their base.
Enter Meghan McCain. The daughter of GOP Presidential Candidate John McCain gave a speech to Log Cabin Republicans over the weekend:
"I feel too many Republicans want to cling to past successes," said McCain. "There are those who think we can win the White House and Congress back by being 'more' conservative. Worse, there are those who think we can win by changing nothing at all about what our party has become. They just want to wait for the other side to be perceived as worse than us. I think we're seeing a war brewing in the Republican Party. But it is not between us and Democrats. It is not between us and liberals. It is between the future and the past."
I don’t know where Meghan McCain stands on health care, energy policy or education, but I appreciate the fact that she’s trying to bring her party out of the darkness and into a new century. The truth is, I want the Republicans to have some decent policy ideas. This will make the Democrats work harder. At the very least, a stronger GOP will keep the Democrats honest. In the end, it’s good for America and that’s what ultimately matters.