Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Good One From Roger L. Simon: "Hooray For the Wave, Now Forget It"

Sage advice. 

"So what should Republicans do?  Stand up and lead, obviously.  Come up with programs and put them through the House and Senate.  Do away with Obamacare, either in one gulp or, if that’s not possible, piecemeal."

"But they all should make a monumental and immediate outreach to African Americans.  No group has been so brutally screwed over by the Democratic Party — and I suspect more than a few of them are beginning to realize it. Republicans should take this opportunity to come up with some fresh ideas and communicate with them, and with Latinos, and Asians, and with women, and break the back of our identity politics that is so reactionary and divisive, so hurtful to the very people it pretends to help."

"This victory creates the beginning of an opportunity to end it.   It won’t be easy."

"Identity politics is so deeply entrenched in our culture sometimes I think we’re a bunch of Shiite tribesman building IEDs south of Fallujah.  But think of this — even a thirty percent inroad by Republicans into the black vote would change the political landscape of our country beyond recognition.   And it would do so much for all those minority groups into the bargain."

"Okay, now I’m going to celebrate.  But just for a few hours.  In the end, it’s just like tennis.  The minute you think you’re ahead, you start to lose.  Stay hungry."