Republicans made their case to the American voters, and the voters rejected it. It's time to move on, but I fear that neither the far-right leaning element of the party nor its representatives in Congress are ready to accept that.
The GOP message of just being anti-Barack Obama wasn't a strong enough platform to successfully persuade the electorate.
Apparently a party that throws its support behind candidates who are against compromise, against equal pay, against abortion, against support for the poor, against education, against homosexuality, against immigrants, against minorities, against raising taxes on those making more than $250,000, against diplomacy as an alternative to a new war, against military spending reductions, against evolution and against science and research funding and denies global warming does not provide a compelling case.
The president's job is more than just balancing income versus expenses. It is to provide an environment conducive to the growth of the middle class, which is the true engine driving the economy.
To those who will rebut my letter, please keep these incontestable facts in mind: Barack Obama was again legitimately elected president and was born in America; there is no evidence that cutting taxes for the rich creates jobs or grows the economy; compromise is not a four-letter word; GOP control of the House is the result of gerrymandering; Benghazi was an attack on us and not a scandal by us; moderate reforms and regulations on the financial and insurance industries are not the same as communism; climate change and evolution are real; nobody is taking away anyone's guns; there are no death panels in the Affordable Care Act; rape can cause pregnancy; the Federal Emergency Management Agency is not building concentration camps; and the U.N. is not taking over Texas.
If Republicans ever hope to win the presidency again, they have to deal with the fact that the demographics of the electorate are changing. To be successful you can no longer just appeal to a shrinking population of white voters and evangelicals while ignoring the minorities, the poor, the women, the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered and the younger voters. But why am I telling you this? Many of your reasonable leaders have already spoken.
Frank Miller, Bedford