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The chair of national party with millions of members announcing a $10 million spend for a "bottom-up approach" shows a complete lack of understanding of the meaning of a bottom-up movement.
Congressman Ryan's Pell grant proposal does not demonstrate a commitment to the most needy. It demonstrates that his perception of college students reflects his own experience as a full-time financially dependent student in the early 90s.
Ryan's proposal seems more like sleight of hand than legitimate cost control. It's about weakening Medicare, not strengthening the program for future generations.
Until the Republican Party's leadership and standard-bearers reflect the views of the national electorate -- and even their own members, they are destined to repeat the mistakes -- and the outcome -- of the 2012 election.
The party is likely only to become more extreme, not less, for at least the next couple of political cycles. No amount of charm, or compromise, or whatever is going to change these dynamics.
The criticisms notwithstanding, a GOP president would have done the same as Obama and launched preemptive strikes, and the likelihood that Paul and the GOP would have characterized him as a civil liberties abuser and a villain is nil.
As long as the right keeps doing what it keeps doing, the great conservative crack-up will bring two big winners: Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi.
I previewed the highly-anticipated findings of the "Growth and Opportunity" project by the GOP. It is estimated that 71 percent of Latinos, 73 percent of Asians and 93 percent of African-Americans voted for President Obama last November.
Just weeks after the "Gang of 8" bi-partisan senators presented a blueprint for comprehensive immigration reform, nasty political storm clouds are forming over Washington.
Monday will be a big day for Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican Party. He will announce the results of a task force he convened, following last November's election, which he asked to "figure out what we can do to grow our party and win more elections."
Even though ACORN has been dead for over 3 years, so meticulous are the Republicans at keeping federal funds away from this organization that helped the poor and has never been convicted of a crime, that they, in 2013, prohibit ACORN and its successors in interest from ever receiving federal funds.
Nonetheless, like an aging parent that no longer drives but truculently holds onto the keys to the car so no one else can use it, Republicans are part of the national political process: a perpetual stumbling block.
Republicans want us to believe they're still the "Grand Old Party." At first glance, or really first listen, they sound like they've done some pretty...
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