Sunday, January 10, 2010

Republican Party to US: We Blew It?

Domino's Pizza, which, as of this writing, is patronized by literally no one of whom I know, is trying to reclaim some little bit of market share.  Their way of doing it is rather strange for today's world:  they are using people's negative comments about them as a launching point to reinvent themselves and recommit to quality pizza.

Whether or not this strategy will work for them, I don't know, but it's interesting. 

Jonah Goldberg applies these same ideas to a foundering (in recent years) Republican Party in a recent article, saying, "the GOP's troubles over the last decade have a lot to do with the fact that Americans didn't stop liking what the Republican Party is supposed to deliver. They stopped liking what the GOP actually delivered."

So what should the GOP be doing?  Well, they need to address the legitimate grievances that people have against them.  Wouldn't it be nice to have a political party own up to its own mistakes?  In this case, I think so.

For starters, this quote from Mr. Goldberg needs to be repeated from the rooftops loudly and often:

For too long Republicans confused supporting big business with supporting free markets, when big business is often the biggest impediment to fair competition.

Perhaps the Republican Party might remember the other policies that got them elected in the first place, and possibly even return to them.  Wouldn't that be something!

There's more in the article...check it out.


AC said...

I like Domino's now that it's using a new crust.

Anonymous said...

So, Republicans need to sign up for a political 12-step program?

Snowed In said...

Well, given the way they ran the federal government without regard for their own (stated) principles, perhaps so.