Politics

Is the GOP Too Conservative?

May 01, 2009

Is the GOP Too Conservative?

Does anyone really believe voters are now enamored with Barack Obama because they despise conservatism and love liberalism? Americans aren’t that ideological. After 100 days in office, Obama’s popularity remains high, with a significant majority in a recent Gallup poll saying he is doing a good job. But when the same poll asks “what is the worst thing Barack Obama has done since he became president?” the number one answer is “stimulus spending,” the president’s most ambitious and most defining piece of legislation to date.

If the GOP must “move to the middle” to win elections, exactly what do Republicans gain by supporting massive spending that a significant portion of Americans remain uncomfortable with, even amongst those who support Obama? Why is becoming more like the Democrats considered the path to GOP success?

What’s the point of even having a Republican Party?

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