The reason that the Republicans are doomed this Presidential election is simple: they continue to repeat history instead of learning from it. They simply have not learned anything from the problems of the 21st century. In fact, they are running on the same campaign promises that have pushed the country into the abyss. In the last decade we have seen a record deficit, more terrorist attacks, few new jobs, and wealth inequality soaring, yet these appear to be the platforms on which the Republicans are running again. Here are the five things that will doom Republicans during 2016 Presidential elections.
1. Yet Another Middle East War
The time for talking about dismantling the Iran nuclear program is long over. The Republicans had a chance to stop Iran in their tracks back in 2003 when they had only a few dozen pieces of the puzzle. The George Bush administration had the opportunity to meet and talk with Iranian leaders, but declined to come to the table to negotiate. That would have been the time to discuss dismantling the centrifuges, but the Bush administration simply spurned that deal. The only way to stop Iran now would be nothing short of military action, and that will certainly be the beginning of a deadly war, not the end of their nuclear program. The dark cloud of not negotiating and the eagerness to start a war will be a dark cloud hanging over the Republican Party during the 2016 presidential elections.
2. The Rich Getting Richer
This year the rich in America have never had so much money. The promise of more and even bigger tax cuts for the richest in this country only increases the already enormous gap between the richest 300,000 and the rest of the country. This increase in separation has basically stalled the economy, but the Republicans are poised to make certain the wealthy get even more money this campaign. That small percentage of the richest Americans take in more than all 180 million Americans combined. The Republicans are trying to twist their rhetoric to match public outcry, but it is nothing more than a ploy and smokescreen to make the rich wealthier.