Slowly but surely, people are starting to wake up. Cramer is a Democrat, but he eats and drinks and lives and breathes the American economy and, I don’t care what side of the political spectrum you find yourself on, success is success and failure is failure. What we’re seeing now is failure, plain and simple.
This only reinforces the idea that, as we see more and more the realities of the fiscal policies put forth by Barack Obama and the Democrats, the GOP must be ready to communicate effectively with recently awakened and disillusioned Democrat voters. Now, that doesn’t mean that the GOP should continue presenting itself as Democrat Party-light — in fact, we need to ensure that the tenets of fiscal conservatism remain the focus and that the do not waver on those ideals.
Regardless of the ideological perspective of those who have been watching Washington, from the outside looking in, during the beginning stages of this new administration, congressional Republicans have established themselves as fiscally conservative to the point of being considered obstructionist by the political left. Considering the failings of many of the same Republicans during the latter half of George W. Bush’s second term, such a characterization should not only be welcome, but admirable. Let’s harness it, and make sure that those on the left and in the center who find themselves at odds with the plans for the country and economy advanced by the Democrats know about it.
Americans who want to get ahead practice fiscal conservatism in their own lives, probably without knowing it. The GOP’s message must be clear: We are the party of the free market, of small government, of personal responsibility, employer protection and pro-growth policies. Only with a steadfast approach to spreading the message as to the merits of conservatism can we counteract and countermand the policies being proposed and those proposing them.