Thursday, February 21, 2013

Id The GOP Dead? Not By History's Measure; No Way!

Friends of ours have been telling us that the Republican Party is finished, kaput, dead, over.
Here's what we have to say about that:
The rumors of the death of the Republican Party are greatly exaggerated -- and always have been. Indeed, the GOP has been declared dead time and time again, only to reemerge and retake power. 
The Republican Party is a glorious invalid with a tenacious disposition and and a keen sense of survival. 
After FDR took office in 1933 only 25 of the 100 members of the US Senate were Republican but by 1946 the Republicans had recaptured Congress and in 1952 they set in motion a new era of GOP rule: Ike, Nixon, Ford, Reagan, Bush and W. Bush. That's 36 years of GOP dominance after the party had already been declared "dead."
So, put in perspective, this business about the demise of the GOP is just so much nonsense.
The party has been in far worse shape than it's in today and still bounced back stronger and better than ever. 
And, this too: Second terms are ominous for presidents and Obama is now officially a lame duck.  
One more thing: Over he past 60 years, only one party has ever won three successive terms in the White House -- and it ain't the Democrats. 

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