HIS SAY: YALE KRAMER ON THE ELECTION
YALE KRAMER IS A PROMINENT PSYCHIATRIST AND WRITER IN NEW YORK….HERE IS HIS TAKE WITH WHICH I AM IN TOTAL AGREEMENT
I cannot say that I am not bitterly disappointed about Romney’s loss. I do not blame him–I think he ran an energetic and honorable campaign and gave it his all. His campaign may have made some minor mistakes, but I think that he lost the election because of the bias of the press which resulted in their protecting Obama from any serious criticism.
But he also lost because of several components of his and his party’s platform which I’ll get to in a moment. What is most important in our world view is freedom which means less government and all that that implies (taxes, regulations, etc.)and a strong and vibrant competitive economic system. That is essentially it. The rest is trivial.
It is clear that Romney could have won the election if he had the latino vote and the women’s vote. I think that the new GOP must acknowledge those facts of life and give up on both of those issues. Women’s waist-down issues should not be political matters no matter what religious people would like. They are and should be individual matters. Get rid of it as a political issue.
Whatever GOP is left after this defeat must also revise their views on illegal immigration and make it more possible for the latino to feel included by creating several different routes to citizenship and naturalization. This doesn’t have to lead to abusive entitlements–some compromise can be worked out which involves service for young people and citizenship programs for older people.
Also even though Romney did not win the popular vote I also think that the electoral system is totally antiquated, outmoded, and has no relationship today to what the founding fathers had in mind and that the new GOP should work toward getting rid of it and fostering some popular voting system that would foster the feeling in voters that their vote was important and not just the voters in 8 or 9 so called battleground states.
I don’t think Obama has a mandate to work his evil plans and the congressional GOP should resist him quietly as much as possible all the time sharpening their knives and planning for 2014 and 2016 to accomplish those important values mentioned above. Although I might not be around to see it happen.
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