Letter to the Editor: True identity
BY Jackie Gaston, Yukon
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
11/20/12 at 2:53 AM
After the recent re-election of President Barack Obama, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal warned fellow Republicans to develop an "inclusive economic message that preempts efforts to caricature the GOP as the party of the rich."
That's what people tend to think when you want to give tax cuts only to the wealthiest citizens while increasing taxes on the middle class.
"We've got to make sure that we are not the party of big business, big banks, big Wall Street bailouts, big corporate loopholes, big anything," Jindal told Politico in a 45-minute telephone interview. "We cannot be, we must not be, the party that simply protects the rich so they get to keep their toys." After two terms with President George W. Bush and his advisors, it is difficult to escape your true identity.
Jindal added, "Simply being the anti-Obama party didn't work. You can't beat something with nothing. The reality is we have to be a party of solutions and not just bumper-sticker slogans but real detailed policy solutions."
That's the truth.
The question is this: When will Oklahoma voters finally see Republicans the way they are beginning to see themselves?
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