Following Eric Cantor’s resounding defeat by relatively unknown Dave Brat, the RNC and leading Republican representatives are searching for the real answer to this unprecedented upset.
Cantor seems to think that it just couldn’t have been predicted.
Romney doesn’t think it is an indication of any trend in the upcoming elections.
Graham chimes in that Cantor never really defined his position on immigration.
Former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli believes it is because Cantor did not remind the people in his district of the reasons that they had put him office for the last seven terms.
Cuccinelli may be onto part of the problem, but it is more complex than just past reminders.
Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has a firmer grasp on the exact problem that is facing both sides of the aisle. He feels that the American people are on the verge of a rebellion against the Washington / Beltway and their nonchalant, good for me, but too bad for thee ways.
People have had enough! They spoke loudly and clearly in the aforementioned election.
The American people are fed up with elected officials and their self-serving ways.
They do not feel that they are represented. They do not feel that their voices and letters are being taken into consideration on the important issues.
They see scandal after scandal piled up like cadavers in a mass grave and no one is willing to pull the trigger on due process of law.
The question that should be foremost in the mind of the RNC is, “what can we do to change the status quo and regain our constituencies?”
The easiest way to get a clue on the answer to this question would be to take some time to personally read some letters and emails. I am sure there is a wealth of data stored in their office’s computers. That would be a great starting place.
Another good way would be to follow in Dave Brat’s footsteps and go out and beat the streets in person. Go into a coffee shop, start introducing yourself and asking the people what they would like to see happen in their district.
What about the universities? Now would be a good time to try and redeem the favor of the next generation. The left has them firmly in hand through low information and half-truths.
Try to get in and show that you care about your country and its people. Try to show conservatism in a better light than it is now being cast.
The American People are knocking on the door strongly.
Will the Republican Party listen or just skip off into the land of whatever?
Get a clue! There are dozens of them lying in huge piles around your feet.
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