Advertisement
God's Hand on America God's Hand on America God's Hand on America
Columns

Brain Dead Nostalgia Could Doom GOP

Share
Tweet
email Email
Print

Sinking approval ratings show Republicans losing touch with the public by peddling simple-minded nostalgia for the past.  A Pew Survey indicates 70% of “Conservative Republicans” agree that “compared with 50 years ago, life for people like me is worse.” That’s ridiculous: in 1966, we endured rising, not falling crime, major riots devastated our cities, hundreds died each week in Vietnam, and we faced top tax rates of 70%.

Today, medical care and life expectancy have vastly improved, college enrollment has increased 400%, average homes are 150% bigger, and the “Evil Empire” of the Soviet Union no longer threatens global annihilation.

Young people and black people know it’s absurd to view all change as negative–nearly 80% of them say life’s gotten better, not worse over 50 years. “Make America Great Again” is a slogan that promotes pessimism about the present and air-brushes the past, thereby alienating young and diverse voters the GOP needs.

Share
Tweet
email Email
Print

Medhead

Listen Commercial FREE  |  On-Demand
Login Join
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Follow Michael