GOP Chairman’s Speech Misses the Mark, Again

Republicanlogo.svgAttendees of the Republican National Committee’s Thursday briefing walked out of George Washington University’s Morton Auditorium with more questions than answers about the GOP’s 11 principles to renew America.

Chairman Reince Priebus used the event to spell out the GOP’s new agenda, which focused on nearly a dozen topics that stretched from the economy to immigration and national debt to education. While his speech generated excitement among the base, it lacked a plan for how lawmakers can turn these proposals, like securing the border, into a reality.

Priebus said, “We need an immigration system that secures our borders, upholds the law and boosts our economy.” Yet there was no explanation of how his party would do so. He said, “We can’t reward those who break the laws and punish those who wait in line,” but ceased to mention if his party supports granting amnesty to the 12 million illegal immigrants currently in the U.S.

America does not need another speech that reminds voters of the dilemmas it faces because the problems have remained the same every other year. Just compare the 2008 and 2014 Republican platforms, and one can see the principles are the same only listed in a different order. Voters do not want another summary about the issues, they want a concrete plan that details who, what, when, where and how these situations will be handled.

Voters know the southern border is not secure. They are aware that 700 miles of that border is awaiting a fence. However, their problem is not being unaware of those facts as much as it is being unable to affect change.

The only political strategy seen Thursday was repetition and unfortunately those who don’t learn from their mistakes are bound to repeat them.

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    The Republicans and Democrats Should pay Closer Attention to the Really Important News They Obviously Choose to Completely Ignore

    And the MSM TOTALLY represses from the front page it really deserves.

    Perhaps its because their home values will collapse if they admit the truth? Perhaps its their open border addiction tha’s the root cause of this 40% bread-winner flight from NE States?

    The Washington Examiner printed the story, blaming the bread-winner flight from NE States because people are fed up with paying high taxes and getting poor schools with current on-going overpopulation destroying our country. What’s this got to with Republican Conservatives versus Democratic Liberals too? Absolutely nothing, we’re on to them and they know it…our two party system is a complete failure stopping current overpopulation [legal and illegal immigration] taxes and poor schools.

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    Republican officeholders are worse than the Democrats when it comes to pushing for expanded guest worker programs. My fear is that if the Republicans capture the Senate, they will make the guest worker provisions in the current Senate immigration pork bill much worse (expand the numbers and weaken worker protections), then cave to Obama’s demands on amnesty to get Obama to sign it.