Let’s take time out for a little math lesson. It is prompted by this morning’s story about “GOP leaders targeted over centrist retreat” in The Hill by Alexander Bolton. The GOP Majority Leader and Whip are being courted by an anti-Tea Party PAC, and the Tea Party want change the leadership as a result. Can you imagine the Tea Party believing that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) are too liberal for them?
Try this math lesson.
Number of citizens aligned with Republican conservatives = 1% wealthiest Americans + 24% right wing religious zealots, including bigots = 25%.
Lesson: Political parties cannot win national elections with 25% of the votes. (Duh)
Number of upper middle class Americans with a propensity to vote Republican when the Republican agenda is not too conservative = 20%
Lesson: Right wing conservative votes (25%) + Middle leaning Republican moderates (20%) = 45%.
National elections can be won when the winner has 45% of the eligible votes, and when the opposition (Democrats) have a light turnout.
Lesson: Eligible Democrats based upon economic propensity, poor and middle class voters = 55% when all is ideal.
Democrats will most likely win national elections. Add that Hillary Clinton is a very strong Democrat candidate, and the odds are that no Republican can beat her.
Lesson: A Republican party that is divided will be defeated.
“GOP leaders targeted over centrist retreat
By Alexander Bolton - 04/06/14 06:00 AM EDT
Conservatives critics are blasting House Republican leaders for planning to attend a posh retreat next weekend with a centrist GOP political group that has taken money from labor unions.
Tea Party-affiliated strategists say the retreat in Florida, which will be attended by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), bolsters their argument that the GOP establishment in Washington needs a shakeup.
But the GOP leadership argues it needs to reach out to an audience beyond conservatives if they are to expand their majority.
Cantor and McCarthy will attend the gathering at the Ritz-Carlton on Amelia Island, Fla. The event will be hosted by the Republican Main Street Partnership PAC.
Conservatives say the political action committee opposes Tea Party candidates and note that public records show it has taken money from labor groups such as the Service Employees International Union.”