Wednesday, December 03, 2008

People More Knowledgeable

NextGenGOP attempts to figure out ways to make the Republican Party/Brand appeal to Latinos:
5. Propose economic, education, and health care plan alternatives to the Democrats:

Just like the rest of Americans, Latinos said their number one concern this election was the economy and just like many Americans, Latinos may be willing to give big government solutions to our economy a try. If we do not offer them an alternative, then why wouldn’t they support big government? We need to be the small government party but that can’t be it. Opposing Democratic proposals that would make matters worse does not solve the original problem. We have to propose market-oriented solutions to our market-related problems. On education, Latinos in poorer communities would naturally support voucher programs to make sure their studious children get the best education possible. But vouchers alone are not an education program. Most Democrats oppose charter schools, we should support them. Most Democrats oppose competitive teacher pay, we should support it. Education is indeed the civil rights issue of our time and instead of just proposing to throw more money at the problem, Republicans who are well versed in real education solutions and work to implement them will undoubtedly earn the respect of Latino families. In regards to health care, I honestly do not know what Republicans can offer to counter Democratic proposals that would appeal to Latinos but I am sure people more knowledgeable than I on the subject can figure it out.
In other words...
We should totally come up with something different than what the Democrats say, and it should probably just rely on the market to fix everything, including our "market-related problems," but for the life of me I have no idea what that would be.


  1. Anonymous9:47 PM

    Frankly, I think it's respectable that the author is able to admit he doesn't have all the answers, but acknowledges that Republicans do need to find a solution.

  2. Fair enough. Thanks for stopping by. I was probably just in a cranky mood that day, and this came off "denialist" to me.