Response to Bob Englebretson's letter March 6, commenting on each bullet in turn until reaching the 250 words the BND allows.
The traits Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal thinks the GOP needs to change can be just as easily applied to the Democrats. Their inertia, habit, prejudice and fear just happen to be different. The real deficits in the Republican Party are messaging and lack of cynicism and ruthlessness. Republicans just can't believe that people are as stupid as they appear, so they don't twist the knife given the chance. Also, the press doesn't help them drive their message.
* Republicans believe in critical thinking everywhere. I believe what Englebretson sees as critical thinking is a one-sided attack on principles that have made this country great. Critical thought is more than ideologically based attack.
*The GOP sees separation of church and state as state neither supporting nor opposing any particular religion. We see the government interfering with the rights of the many to support the right of a few to see no evidence of a belief in God, particularly the Christian God.
*The notion that Republicans see women as inferior is completely a Democratic canard with no basis. If it works, it is because the low-information voters upon which Democrat victories are based are scarcely sentient -- they follow the media's herd.
Apparently 250 words are plenty to state bullet-point notions unsupported by evidence of rational thought, but not enough for reason.