Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The GOP’s “A Pledge To America”

GOP Pledge to America                                                                                                            

This is the Republican's Pledge to America.  It will be officially released tomorrow at a hardware store in Virginia.  As you might have heard from the news the Pledge is broken up into 5 parts.
  • (1) Job and economic growth
  • (2)  Balance budgets and deficit spending
  • (3) Health Care ( repeal and replace Obamacare)
  • (4) National Security and Border Security
  • (5) Congressional reforms 

While these are all good and admirable goals, they are hardly the Chris Christie tough reforms that America sorely needs. 

I have not read all 21 pages yet, but from the opening pages, I have to say that the GOP might want to kick off this event with an apology, for failing in the past to live up to the pledges and ideals set forth in the first two pages.

Just thinking about how some in the GOP wet the bed of Christine O’Donnell’s victory over Mike Castle, I have to wonder if all of the GOP is really ready to get behind this document. I would certainly say, that Lisa Murkowski, Charlie Crist and Mike Castle certainly aren’t living up to the spirit of “ an arrogant and out-of-touch government of self appointed elites makes decisions, issues mandates and enacts laws without accepting  or requesting the input of the many

From what I have gleaned thus far, I would have to say this document is a nice baby step,  that should have been released months ago. For January 2010 and forward, something much greater will be needed. i.e. what are we to do about the explosive growth of entitlements?

Read the whole pledge above and tell me what you think.

6 comments:

Reed said...

How about the GOP just backing Ryan's blueprint? This is nothing more than pandering to the peasants.

Anonymous said...

It seems like more campaign promises instead of a pledge.

I would have liked to see more wording like, word diligently to...balance the budget, repel healthcare. They sound like they are making promises they can't keep.

They truly don't get it. I hope they keep saying no and not contributing to the fall, at least until they fully wake up and smell the coffee. I have hope for them but they aren't making it easy.

Janelle said...

It's a start. Now get busy undoing some of the damage.

Janelle said...

Thanks, Clifton, for posting this. I did read it and then visited my Congressman's site yet another time and said, "Good job.........now do it. No more talking about it.........just undo the mess or don't expect any money or loyalty from any of us. It was a little more polite than that, but you get the drift.
Let's make all of Congress responsible to us......vote them in and out on a regular basis.

NLW said...

The new GOP 'Pledge to America' opens with a picture of a French monument...traitors ;)

Pledging Allegiance to the ‘Pledge’

NLW said...

The new GOP 'Pledge to America' opens with a picture of a French monument...traitors ;)

Pledging Allegiance to the ‘Pledge’

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