Wednesday, January 23, 2013

The Republican Party Wants Advice, So I Gave It to Them

In America there are two political parties: The Democrats and The Republicans.  The Democrats are considered liberal and the Republicans are considered conservative. (The Republican Party is also referred to as the Grand Old Party or GOP).

To be honest with you, I think that, basically, the Democratic Party is corrupt and the Republican Party is evil.  So America will continue to lose as long as the Democratic Party condones the corruption that has seen many of its politicians go to jail and the Republican Party continues to be the party of "whiteness" and rich people.

The Republican Party is now asking "average" people for advice. (Or pretending to ask people for advice..)

My favorite Republican President (Eisenhower):

Here's what I wrote to them (I have no doubt they ignored my e-mail):

I am happy to see that the GOP is soliciting feedback from non-politicians who care about the future of the country.  I would like to please offer some advice.

I am a MA graduate of Columbia University and have become disgruntled with the Democratic Party after voting Democratic in many elections (I was born and raised in Chicago).

It really bothers me that the Republican Party, basically, has no room, nor wants to make room, for diversity.  The GOP was and should be the party of economic development and equal opportunity
for advancement for everyone.  

Yet, the GOP has never, to my knowledge, launched an anti-poverty program. Approximately 15% of Americans live beneath the poverty line and need help rising above it.  The Democratic Party has no plans to do anything about poverty.  The Democratic Party offers services, but no solutions.  Why can't the Republican Party challenge business to address this issue?  Why can't the GOP come up with creative plans to eliminate poverty and help create greater wealth for America?

During the era of slavery, Hamilton (a proto-Republican) pointed out that slavery was not only wrong but an ineffective economic system. Human potential was being wasted.  More wealth and a healthier society could be developed by eliminating slavery and assisting everyone to enter the economic system.

Poverty is also wrong.  And, it is wasteful.  If the Republican Party wants to reclaim its heritage and demonstrate a more human side, it has to show that business development is not just meant to make fat cats fatter, but to advance the entire society.  Basically Romney lost because Obama was able to frame him as a fat cat out to protect other fat cats, instead of a person interested in more idealistic issues involving the full integration of all members of our society into the economic system.

Four years from now, I am convinced, the economic situation will look nearly exactly as it does now (but with a greater amount of debt to pay).  The Republican Party has to reclaim what made it a dynamic force for good in the history of the USA.  The greatest republican presidents were the presidents who favored equality of opportunity: Lincoln, T.R. and Eisenhower.  I think you folks have to step back to the icons and take a lesson from them.

Thank you for allowing me to provide this feedback -

Daniel Gauss


Yes, I'm the guy who caused the "scandal" in Asia two years ago by pointing out that Korean pop stars were not being treated as well as they should have been in NY City. This was the 6th biggest story in Korea for the year 2010.

Yes, I'm also the guy who wrote the very funny ESL book: New York City Sucks, But You'll Wanna Live Here Anyway

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