Thursday, January 29, 2009

Mitch McConnell speaks out...

...on the Republican Party's future--and makes sense:

"Our principles are universal. They apply to everyone...."It's clear our message isn't getting out to nearly as many people as it should ... Too often we've let others define us. And the image they've painted isn't very pretty." He acknowledged GOP fears that "the very wealthy and the very poor, the most and least educated, and a majority of minority voters, seem to have more or less stopped paying attention to us." And, he warned: "In politics, there's a name for a regional party: it's called a minority party." "As Republicans, we know that common sense conservative principles aren't regional. But I think we have to admit that our sales job has been," McConnell added."

Sure. We also need to keep addressing the big issues of this time: energy (conservation is fine, but we also need to up production and seek new energy sources), the environment (of course we should protect the environment--but some of the claims being made concerning "global warming" are based on questionable science, and there are legitimate questions as to whether warming is due to human action), and, of course, how to create jobs and grow the economy. But it's good Senator McConnell is adding his voice to the continuing conversation.