Monday, January 23, 2006

Rove on Republican Progress

Karl Rove spoke at the winter meeting of the RNC. Here is a short excerpt:

Four decades ago, the Republican Party was relegated to the wilderness and today Republicans control the White House, the Senate, and the House; a majority of governorships; and in the last several elections, more state legislative seats than in 80 years.

More importantly, we have seen the rise of a great cause. Three Republican Presidents and Republican Congressional majorities have achieved a tremendous amount in two-and-a-half decades. The Cold War was won and today we are winning the war against Islamic fascism. Millions of people who lived in tyranny have been liberated and freedom is spreading across the globe. Republicans rebuilt our national defenses; cut taxes and spurred economic growth; ended stagflation; limited governmental growth; reformed welfare and insisted on accountability and high standards in education; took important steps to protect and strengthen marriage and the family; and stood up against judicial activism and for constitutionalism.

The second paragraph sounds like a winning theme for the 2006 elections. I would just add this line: The Democrats are the party of accusation and rhetoric... The Republicans deal in ideas and accomplishment.

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