In political parties, the Republican Party has been significantly more effective than the Democratic Party, over the last few decades. The Republican Party has moved the dial on social issues and it seems to have the edge in keeping the country moving toward a conservative direction. In addition, the Republican Party has worked hard to bring new voters into the fold and keeps winning races for the state legislature, executive offices, and other office positions.
So how did the Republican Party get here? How did they reach the level of success that they do now? If they continue their current track record, the Republicans will be dominant within the next two election cycles. In fact, there is a strong chance that this may happen before the decade is out.
In order to understand the Republican Party’s recent rise, one must look at the policies that are being promoted by its current leadership. These policies include an overall decrease in taxation, the elimination of the Department of Education, the repeal of many of the regulations that are impacting business and personal freedoms, a reduction in the federal workforce and the opposition to policies that provide assistance to minorities, women, and the economically disadvantaged.
There is no denying that this hard work is paying off, and it should not be surprising that it is being noticed by the electorate as well. As the economy continues to struggle, there is a growing trend toward conservatism. If the Republicans do not want to be perceived as the party of “no,” they will need to move beyond the current rhetoric and start listening to their base.
The Republicans have an important group of voters who have been with them throughout the years, yet have not yet become invested in their political party. They are not actively involved in campaigning, but they are definitely attracted to their message. This group has been attracted to the Republican Party for the longest time, and the party needs to take advantage of their concerns and turn them into votes.
Politicians from both parties have a tendency to “close their eyes” when it comes to constituents, which means that they are generally ignoring them. Many of these citizens are concerned about the health care bill and other legislation that have come out of Congress recently. Some of them are even angry about the appointment of John Ashcroft to the Supreme Court. However, the legislators refuse to hear their concerns and do not want to take action until the last possible minute.
This seems to be a very sensitive issue for the party and one that require immediate attention. One way to help deal with the issue of declining voter turnout would be to take a fresh look at the issues that the Republicans face on a regular basis. It would be a mistake to not give the public any time to voice their opinions.
The party needs to establish direct communication with its base so that they can feel that they are an integral part of the political process. The media is a great place to begin to accomplish this. We live in a highly polarized society and the media provides a great platform to try to build a consensus.
As soon as the parties will open up the lines of communication between themselves, the party will quickly find that they are in a position to win elections and gain control of the White House and Congress. Voters need to know that they matter. They need to feel that their voices are heard and they should be allowed to make suggestions about how the party can improve their lives.
If the political party chooses to ignore the people and retreat to its fortress, the people will soon realize that they were only playing a game, and they will not be willing to take the risk of returning to the streets. For this reason, the Democrats need to be aggressive in speaking to their base. Any entity that does not communicate with its base will quickly find itself out of power and out of business.
When the Democrats once again find themselves in the majority in Congress, it will require them to prove that they are worthy of re-election. They need to make the changes that their supporters want, and they need to follow through with them. They cannot wait for the people to return to the streets.
When the Democratic Party has the public on its side, they will continue to increase their voice in the media outlets. and in the courts. They will not back down, and they will not be intimidated, and they will not allow themselves to be pushed around.