Thomas Sowell: "[Democrats] could sell refrigerators to Eskimos before Republicans could sell them blankets."
The following piece by renowned economist and free-market thinker Thomas Sowell talks about how Republicans have missed valuable opportunities to explain their position on the current government shutdown to average American taxpayers.
Jargony GOP Has Better Arguments Against ObamaCare, But Fail To Make Them
By THOMAS SOWELL
Posted 10/07/2013 06:26 PM ET
If the continued existence of mathematics depended on the ability of the Republicans to defend the proposition that two plus two equals four, that would probably mean the end of mathematics and of all the things that require mathematics.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, John Boehner, epitomized what has been wrong with the Republicans for decades when he emerged from a White House meeting last Wednesday, went over to the assembled microphones, briefly expressed his disgust with the Democrats’ intransigence and walked on away.
We are in the midst of a national crisis, affecting millions of Americans and potentially affecting the kind of country this will become if ObamaCare goes into effect — and yet, with multiple TV network cameras focused on Speaker Boehner as he emerged from the White House, he couldn’t be bothered to prepare a statement that would help clarify a confused situation, full of fallacies and lies.
Boehner was not unique in having a blind spot when it comes to recognizing the importance of articulation and the need to put some serious time and effort into presenting your case in a way that people outside the Beltway would understand. On the contrary, he has been all too typical of Republican leaders in recent decades. Read more…