Where There Are Jobs, There Are Votes

While the Republican presidential candidate field has yet to gel, CNN’s Republican debate this week drew 3.162 million total viewers including a wide audience of younger voters, according to Nielsen Fast National data.

There is building momentum for the Republican Party, even if some of this interest is coming from voters who subscribe to the “Anybody But Obama” doctrine.

So why isn’t the Republican Party seizing this golden opportunity? It is time to get the message out that the GOP understands the mess this country is in and has a sound plan to get us back on track. Attacks on President Barack Obama will continue and accelerate but it is solutions people are looking for.

Only 45,000 jobs were created in the private sector last month. That is pathetic and woefully below what we need to get our people back to work.

The GOP must stay focused. We should not get distracted by going after a junior congressman for sexual peccadillos. The Democrat Party will sufficiently take care of Weiner who is already a major liability and distraction for them. We must keep hammering away on the one issue that impacts Americans most: jobs.

There has never been a better time for the GOP to take the high road and talk about real solutions to real problems. GOP fundraising is up, while Democratic fundraising is down. Democrats aren’t even talking about 2012, while Republicans are keyed up for what could be a real course change for this nation.

Unions are being marginalized – a key source for Democratic votes and funding. Bottom line: there is simply no excitement among Democrats for the 2012 election. Instead, they are quaking in their shoes that 2012 could see even a bigger exodus of Democrats getting ousted from Congress.

It’s time to step on the accelerator. Where is the outrage from the GOP over the Obama administration holding up three pending free-trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea? Not a peep. These are immediate job creators that would put thousands of Americans to work.

Then we need to look at the nations that are competing against us. China steals our intellectual property with impunity and discriminates against our manufacturers. India is aggressively pursuing global partnerships, as are our European competitors while we sit idle.

We need to start paying more attention to creating an environment where American entrepreneurialism can thrive in the global marketplace. The United States is still the world’s largest manufacturing country and until recently the world’s largest exporter. We must continuously remind the world that “Made in America” still stands for something. This is a message the GOP should own.

The Arab Spring has proven a huge distraction. Pushing Moammar Gadhafi out of Libya is important, but it doesn’t create a single U.S. job. There’s a reason that Congress is thinking about defunding U.S. operations there. We simply cannot become the world’s policeman when we have so many people hurting at home.

Where is the help promised to small businesses? Nowhere to be found.

The GOP should immediately take up the fight for our small businesses. This will resonate with every American. Small businesses are disappearing and taking their jobs with them. This is destroying the very fabric of America.

We can’t get mired in issues that distract us from our core objective.

There has never been a better time for conservatives and patriots to take back control of this country. We’ve got the big “Mo” and it’s time to ride it all the way to the White House in 2012.

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