Why has the GOP stumbled in the new century, and what can it do to restore itself?
Rep. McCotter analyzes how the Republican Party went off track, taking on today’s big issues -- the bailouts and the economy, health care, and the war in Afghanistan -- to offer insights into how the GOP can regain the confidence of the American people.
Switching from issues to ideology, McCotter spells out the principles of conservatism that the party must not compromise as it changes to meet the challenges of the future.
Thaddeus G. McCotter
Thaddeus McCotter (R., Mich.) was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2002 and has served as chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee since 2006.
Peter M. Robinson is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution, where he writes about business and politics, edits the Hoover Institution's quarterly journal, the Hoover Digest, and hosts Hoover's television program, "Uncommon Knowledge."
Robinson is also the author of three books: How Ronald Reagan Changed My Life; It's My Party: A Republican's Messy Love Affair with the GOP; and the best-selling business book Snapshots from Hell: The Making of an MBA.
Well you guys are right, if you think war is a great way to stimulate the economy. Just ignore all the dead people, bomb craters, and destroyed businesses, and the fact that they don't always end the way you want them to.
The government uses coercion. It is not very compatible with innovation.
Free trade, or whips, guns and chains. You pick.
[QUOTE ]prosperity comes from the private sector, not the public sector... [/QUOTE]?
My father, along with 2 million World War II veterans, went college, or received other secondary education, on the G.I.Bill.
Prosperous? I would say so - a first generation Italian-American... college, law school, Morris County, N.J. assistant prosecutor, and then into his own private practice. A prosperity made possible from a big, big bad government program.
That being the same big bad government program that returned in revenues to the economy almost $7.00 for every one dollar spent.
This crop of republicans are enthusiastically selling stupidity.
And these are definitely not my father's republicans.
They want you to believe they “spent” too much -- they didn't "spend"
- they just "bled" us to death.
(note: also, millions of returning World War II soldiers used the G.I. Bill to purchase their first homes and much more.. and that’s not even looking at what sprang from Federal R&D funding)
This guy is lost! Yes, Shallow propaganda is exactly right!
The two party system is killing this country.
Sorry, we DO like and WANT the public option. You republicans have destroyed and hijacked this bill...it's now not worth the paper it's written on.
This guy is a creep!
All REP. should be thrown out of the country. they and their party put America in this most disgraceful part of our history.
but it is still a democracy and the only true Democracy will have more parties to contest the fallacy of a two party system.