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Bloviating Zeppelin: Resolutions for 2007: The GOP

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Resolutions for 2007: The GOP


Many people determine to make resolutions for the coming New Year; the New Year is now here. Question for you: what do you believe the GOP needs to do to remake itself for 2007? What should the GOP do in order to make itself credible, powerful and more aligned with its Conservative goals?

I have a few thoughts. To wit:

  • We need to simply spend less;
  • We need to have an enforced firm, consistent and fair ethics set;

Globally, the GOP needs to:

  • Stand up
  • Bark back
  • Bite back

The GOP seemed, to me, to have forgotten for the past 6 years what to do with Power. They need, further, to:

  • Limit government;
  • Lower taxes across the board or even create a Flat Tax;
  • Secure our borders absolutely;
  • Push for Energy Independence, starting with ANWR;
  • Defend this country from within and without.

America needs:

  • Honesty and Truth in Government;
  • Honesty and Truth in Bills: no riders on any bill whatsoever -- clarity only.
  • Honesty and Truth in Funding: when specific individual bills encumber money, they can ONLY encumber money for that specific bill; the cash cannot be diverted for any other purpose;
  • Honesty and Truth in Campaigning: campaign funding limited to $100 maximum per person or corporation;

And trust me, the Democrats will not be extending hands across the aisle.

The Democrats take control of Congress this Thursday and are planning to kick Republicans under the bus from the get-go, deciding to press for new ethics rules for lawmakers (on its face, a good idea -- but will ethics apply to both sides of the aisle if, in practice, at all?), a minimum wage raise (on the heels of Fornicalia's doing precisely this, now to $7.50 from $6.75, with the City and County of San Francisco changing their minimum wage to $9.14), more cash for stem cell research and interest rate cuts on student loans.

From the Washington Post:

But instead of allowing Republicans to fully participate in deliberations, as promised after the Democratic victory in the Nov. 7 midterm elections, Democrats now say they will use House rules to prevent the opposition from offering alternative measures, assuring speedy passage of the bills and allowing their party to trumpet early victories.

This is in keeping with Pelosi saying there will be no witch-hunt committees to impeach Bush or impale him with endless investigations. Read: they will conduct endless witch-hunts and instigate endless investigations.

That was my list of GOP Resolutions for 2007.

What's yours?

BZ

__________________


I will be away from the Blogosphere for a bit, as I take my fiance to the Fornicalia coast for a Crab Festival, a very nice hotel, a "couples massage" and some whale watching tours.

Likely it will be raining -- perhaps even horizontally so -- at the coast and we are well aware of that chance. However, should this occur, we have brought books and are looking forward to spending time reading together. Ever exist in a relationship wherein you're sufficiently comfortable that just being with that person in the same room is comforting? It's a wonderful feeling of comfort and security. If I acquire decent photos, I'll post some when I return.

Take care, and hold the ones you love close; never miss an opportunity to tell those you love precisely that.

9 Comments:

Blogger Gayle said...

I haven't anything to add to your list, BZ. You've done an excellent job on it. Your "Stand upBark backBite back" is very much needed. The GOP needs to quit trying to "get along with the Dems." The current crop of Pelosi socialists have no intention of trying to get along with us and have proven it time after time after time!

Have a great time on your vacation. You'll be missed! Yes, I know what you mean about the comfort of being in the same room with a person being of comfort. Walt and I feel that way with one-another and have always done so. That's why we've been married for 48 years! December 23rd was our anniversary. :)

Wed Jan 03, 09:16:00 AM PST  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Gayle: 48 years! CONGRATULATIONS! And Happy belated Anniversary!

BZ

Wed Jan 03, 10:13:00 AM PST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great assessment. Basically, the GOP just has to get a backbone .. Have a great time BZ!

Wed Jan 03, 05:51:00 PM PST  
Blogger Little Miss Chatterbox said...

Have fun on your trip!!

Wed Jan 03, 10:06:00 PM PST  
Blogger clew said...

A most excellently complete post, and hilarious image :). As abfreedom said, a backbone is definitely in order.

Hello BZ - just visiting from BWH's blog. I've been by before but dont know if I've commented. If not, HI!

Enjoy your trip - sounds relaxing!

Thu Jan 04, 11:13:00 AM PST  
Blogger James Manning said...

Enjoy the trip BZ.

You are correct about what conservatives need to do. And they will probably do it until which time they return to power and they will soon succumb to the privileges which power provide.

The Democrats will start out with a just cause but they too will succumb to their own power and six or eight years from now they will fall.

Fri Jan 05, 06:51:00 AM PST  
Blogger Revka said...

Blo,
I am in agreement with ALL of your list. Can't think of anything more. I must bring some sobriety here and say "Don't count on any of that list coming to fruition". It is sad, but oh so true. Our government had some great leaders who didn't make it back. There may still be a few more left, but on both sides they will trade honesty, integrity and the security of America for power, pride and votes.
Honestly, I am ashamed of our congress. I am hoping Bush pulls his courage back out of the lockbox the libs and the MSM put it in.

Fri Jan 05, 05:31:00 PM PST  
Blogger bigwhitehat said...

The GOP has to quit eating its own first. Throwing DeLay under the bus proved to me that the party is gelded.

Sat Jan 06, 10:06:00 PM PST  
Blogger Mahndisa S. Rigmaiden said...

01 08 07

Hey BZ: Enjoy your trip at the Festival with your love. You are right; it is always wonderful to feel a sense of peace around your lovemate!

Gayle: That is absolutely amazing that you have been married so long! Congratulations and may the Good Lord bless you with many more years together!

I hope both of you have a great week and enjoyable times:)

Mon Jan 08, 12:59:00 PM PST  

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