What Will G.O.P. Candidates Do About Obama’s Performance?

The first debate among the Republican Party contenders that was aired on Fox News recently could be interpreted as the official launch of the Party’s electoral campaign.

Now, with 17 contenders seeking the nomination to be their Party torch bearer for the 2016 general election, one would have expected to hear some proposals regarding “the next big thing” for America, from the Party.

However, apart from Donald Trump’s show and tell, the public was left without anything to dine on in terms of new policies and strategies.

Yes, a few of the contenders serve up some fast food about the Iran deal, immigration, energy, and God, but that was about it.

Photo Credit: Republican Party - http://gop.com/.
Photo Credit: Republican Party – http://gop.com/.

So, at a time when the world is faced with threats of all sorts and many different socio-economic challenges on the home front, the take away we are left with is “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever,” a statement made by Trump about Megyn Kelly one of the moderators of the debate.

Today, some of the questions that beg answers from the Republican Party contenders are:

What will they do to better Obama’s unemployment number of 5.3%?

It seems like the dark days when unemployment was hovering around the 10% mark and the Republicans were crying, where is the job Mr. President, is all over?

How do they plan to dismantle and replace Obamacare?

President Obama has been derided and berated about this supposedly job killer — the Affordable Health Care Act (Obamacare), yet unemployment keeps going down and more people keep logging on for health insurance.

How will they tackle the socio-political upheavals in the Middle East and elsewhere?

President Obama has been dubbed as leading from behind by going the diplomatic route to solve issues pertaining to war and social unrest around the world. Why the decibel of the Republicans mantra of guns, bombs, and boots on the ground not being heard louder.

What’s their position on climate change?

President Obama agrees with ninety-seven percent of climate scientists that man-made climate change is a reality. Are the Republicans siding with the three percent that are in denial?

What’s their big plan for immigration?

President Obama has already declared that America’s immigration system is broken and has taken executive action to fix some of the problems. However, one is yet to hear from the Republican contenders what they intend to do about the nearly 12 million illegal immigrants living in the U.S.

The fact of the matter is there are no serious proposals from the Republican candidates on how to fix the economic vagaries that continue to plague the U.S., or address the social ills that have beset a society that has gone sour for the vast majority of its people.

Tongue Lashing Obama’s performance is not an option for solution.

Davy Desmond, Readers Bureau, Fellow

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