Once the August craziness of amending the 14th amendment and talk of mass deportations fade away, the GOP will still be in search of salient national issues to appeal to non-traditional Republicans. Foreign policy provides one such opportunity.
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Frank Donatelli is the chairman of GOPAC, an organization dedicated to educating and electing a new generation of Republican leaders. He previously served as the political director for President Ronald Reagan.
Eight hundred miles and a world away from the life-and-death budget struggle in Washington, conservative activists gathered in St. Louis last weekend to meet a new generation of conservative leaders. They left the regional Conservative Political Action Conference with renewed hope, both for the party and the movement as a whole.
Our celebrity president is taking some time away from TV appearances and campaigning to actually submit his budget for the upcoming year. He is already in violation of the law that required him to present his plan to fix our economy on February 4, but the country has its timetable, and he has his.
Public debate and discussion are the critical disinfectants for democratic government. That’s how we spotlight ideas and alternatives and ultimately make decisions on the great issues of the day. This elemental truth seems to have escaped this administration and congressional leaders as Congress and the president have moved to preclude debate in this crucial election year on possibly the two most important issues facing the American people: health care and the federal budget.