Republican Party: Get your ass in gear.

PJ O’Rourke said: 

The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn’t work and then they get elected and prove it.

Someone show me where the Republicans have acknowledged that George Bush was their guy, a product of their party. Where have they acknowledged that they grew government power and spending while in charge and forgot all about individual liberty or freedom, real economic growth, or true free markets (meaning fair markets, not corporatism aka favors for large corporates/industries)?

Where have they explained why this wouldn’t happen again, what has changed within the party, and what in the world they stand for.  They sound like the “NO” party right now – it’s extremely difficult to see anything that they DO stand for.  Someone please show me (maybe I’ve missed it?)

Ron Paul’s the guy I’d like to see in charge of the Party. I don’t care if he’d piss off the social or religious conservatives – at least there’d be some integrity (as much as you can get from a politician) and consistent tenets for the party.

But maybe I’m asking too much. Thomas Jefferson said:

Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny. 

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