Upper Left Coast

Thoughts on politics, faith, sports and other random topics from a red state sympathizer in indigo-blue Portland, Oregon.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Dear Oregon GOP

I like your new ad, but I have just one problem with it: have you not done anything worth trumpeting for the last 30 years?

Your claims to fame are protecting the state's beaches (done 42 years ago), electing the first African-American congressman (139 years ago), nominating the first female supreme court justice (28 years ago) and creating the first national park (137 years ago), along with the nebulous "keeping taxes low" and "helping make America the land of the free"?

If you're trying to go after a new generation of voters, is this going to give them a valuable history lesson, or just reinforce the notion tossed out by Democrats that the GOP is a party of old guys with no new ideas?

Just asking.


  • At 8/20/2009 2:58 PM, Blogger T. D. said…

    In their defense, it's kind of hard to come up with a "Republican" state accomplishment when Democrats have controlled either the office of governor since 1987--22 years ago. Not to mention the current situation of controlling both houses of the legislature too.

    If you're not in power, you mostly can take credit only for stopping things. Thus, keeping taxes lower.

    Now championing things is a different matter--like homeschooling and charter schools in education. But, to put something positive into action you need to have political control that allows you to claim your party did it irrespective of support or lack of it by the Dems.

    P.S. Glad to see you back posting.

  • At 8/21/2009 9:15 AM, Blogger OregonGuy said…

    Posted new GOP logo today.


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