Like father, like son

The quality of Republican leaders has fallen off a cliff. Formerly, GOP leaders were educated men and women of principle and character. That is no longer true.

3 examples:

George HW Bush fathered George W Bush, our worst President.

George Romney fathered Mitt Romney, a terrible candidate,

Ron Paul fathered Rand Paul, a TEA Party favorite and a man of immense ignorance.

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If

Ron Paul, member of the United States House of...

Ron Paul, member of the United States House of Representatives from Texas. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If I lost my home due to fire, earthquake, flood, hurricane or tornado, and the insurance company refused to reimburse me or went bankrupt due to a large number of claims, I would be homeless.

If Congress reduced my Social Security payments below the rate of inflation and cut Medicare payments and I did not save enough for retirement, I would live my golden years in poverty.

If I suffered a major accident or acquired a life-threatening illness and my insurer refused to cover the necessary treatment, I would live on with pain or die early.

If I subscribed to the above, I would support Ron Paul and the GOP. However, I do not subscribe to those views and therefore I support Barack Obama.

Mitt’s cabinet

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Inspired by Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin, I decided to post a list of suggested cabinet members for a Romney administration if elected.

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice

Secretary of Agriculture Michele Bachmann

Secretary of Defense Herman Cain

Chairman of the Federal Reserve Ron Paul

Secretary of Education Rick Perry

Secretary of HEW Rick Santorum

Press Secretary Newt Gingrich

Secretary of the Treasury Jamie Dimon

Budget Director Paul Ryan

Attorney General Darrell Issa

Republican’ts

Oldsmobile

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Oldsmobile used to advertise their new cars as “not your father’s Oldsmobile.” Sadly Oldsmobile is no more. The current Republican Party is not your father’s Republican Party. Sadly that Party is no more. The party calling itself the Republican Party is really the Party of Republican’ts. Can’t govern responsibly, can’t tell the truth and can’t survive much longer.

Third party

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Some bloggers have already posted written or You Tube warnings to Ron Paul not to run as a third-party candidate. They profess fear that a Ron Paul candidacy will cost the eventual GOP nominee the election. In contrast, I am encouraging Ron Paul to run if he decides he should. Barack is going to be re-elected regardless, and a Ron Paul candidacy will be a convenient scapegoat for the GOP to blame.

Some arguers against a third-party candidate cite 1992 when Bill Clinton won with less than 50% of the vote. Others go back to 1912 when Teddy Roosevelt split the GOP vote and Taft, the incumbent, finished third behind Wilson and TR. I enjoy pointing out that the GOP was a third-party candidate in 1856 when the Whigs were a fading power. The 1860 campaign was a 4-party race. I do honestly believe that the GOP will be replaced as a major party in the near future if they do not start supporting the 99% instead of the 1%.

As Lincoln said, “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.

Please see  3 scenarios for 2012