Gowdy Goes Gowdy on Democrats, Republicans, and ‘Government Competence’ – Opinion

Fully aware that former South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy is among a “select” group of Republicans that the hardest of diehard Trump supporters Immediately Throw the ball under the bus Every timeThey are almost everywhere. Any news about the guy, I’m going to write this article nonetheless. Why?

It’s because, just like in 2020. SelectiveSupport (or lack thereof). Whatever reason(s) between Never-Trumper Republicans and Always-Trumper Republicans, if it occurs in 2024 — make that Continue to happen —will again It is notThis strategy is proven to work.

(See: “Cut off your nose to spite your face.”)

Gowdy’s thoughts on the Democrats and his analysis AndThe Republicans in 2024. As reported by Fox News, the former congressman — now a Fox News host — on Sunday night said Republicans must “clarify their message” if they hope to win back the House and Senate in the 2022 midterm elections.

That is solid advice — for Both political parties — for a paramount reason: A political campaign based solely on beating to death how bad the other side sucks might succeed in souring any number of voters on that side, but it’s not a mutually-inclusive winning formula, meaning taking away voters from one guy does not guarantee any number of those disenchanted voters will instead vote for Please enter your email addressOderYour side.

Gowdy pointed to Biden’s disastrous press conference earlier this month to make his point, as transcribed by Fox:

He [Biden]Multiple times I repeated the question in various forms: “What are Republicans for?” What are the values of Republicans? Which are the Republican ideas

If someone can foresee a strategy in advance, it is wise to plan. So what’s the answer? For what purpose are Republicans? Are there ideas from the other side?

Again, whether one worships at the feet of Trey Gowdy or loathes him, he’s right. If you, assuming you’re “Republican” — a conservative — were asked right now to outline what the Republican Party is for vs. what it isForCould you please do this?

For example, being AgainstLarge government ForIt is not enough to have less government. Outlining policies related to this issue and proposing solutions for them are another.What should we do to get there?One is another. Examples abound, particularly when we’re honest With ourselves, More ourselves.

“Republicans used to make the argument that the Constitution sets out the powers of the federal government,” Gowdy said, “and whatever was It is notList was Left to the Statesor to the people, or to the person. It’s an age-old question: Is this the responsibility of the federal government, the state government, the community, the church, the private sector, the family, or the individual?” He continued:

We don’t hear the argument for ConservatismThe argument is no longer compelling. Now, the argument centers on Dimensions and range. Republicans don’t talk about closing government departments as much as they do making them smaller. Republicans don’t talk about ending government programs as much as they do making those programs more efficient.

What about the impact of the pandemic upon Republican legislators, Per Gowdy

Prominent Republicans had advocated for larger COVID payments to qualified Americans last year. Republicans offer federal legislation regarding school curriculum and tort reform.

Carry the day AnyArgument, you need to understand what argument it is.

Is it possible for Republicans to run on the platform of smaller federal governments or do they now advocate slower growth of federal government coupled with competence?

Finally, the ex-congressman gave several examples to illustrate being. For something vs. simply being For or against.

A government that doesn’t send COVID relief funds to the wrong people, a government that can actually keep people in jail on bond that have lengthy criminal records, a government that can drone the right car in Afghanistan, a government that can secure the border, fix the supply chain, and crack down on violent crime.

This fall, we will see which arguments are presented. We must first know where they will come from.

Again, love him, like him, or loathe him, Gowdy’s observations were correct — and sage advice. Oder a caution.

Your personal dislike for South Carolinian advice changes nothing about its validity.

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