If you want to know why it is entirely reasonable to break your addiction to the G.O.P., it doesn't get any better than this article by Timothy R. Clark, for the Deseret News - Published: Friday, Oct. 25 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT:
"I,too, stand for the principles of small government, lower taxes, fiscal responsibility and balanced budgets. I, too, am concerned about what appears to be the inexorable march of entitlements paid for with other people’s money. This nation is doing exactly what George Washington in his farewell address warned us not to do — “ungenerously throwing upon posterity the burden which we ourselves ought to bear.”
The GOP needs to get a strategy.
Those who participated in this failed coup have burnished their conservative credentials but tarnished their leadership credentials. They have filled their coffers for re-election and yet marginalized themselves. The net effect of their bravery is yet more embarrassment for the GOP, which is currently suffering its lowest approval ratings in recorded history. The party is fractured and confused. It lacks leadership and a unifying vision.
The Democrats are better strategists, and they enjoy a natural advantage as the American electorate continues to inch toward the left with its appetite for permissive social policy and the expansionist welfare state. This will not likely change unless there is brazen corruption, extended economic dislocation or a looming security threat. Societies, like individuals, tend to change at the precipice, and this nation is no exception.Timothy R. Clark: The outfoxed Republican Party
Read this and weep you addicted Republicans:
"Abraham Lincoln observed, “If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend.” The Democrats may be irresponsible, but they are better at making friends.
Obama is selling security. The GOP is mocking that pitch. Who wins?"
GOPAP knows who loses: addicted Republicans