By Joseph W Beverly
As leaders of the Republican Party in Congress, why don't you periodically hold joint press conferences to extol Republican principles and positions – and to answer Pres. Obama’s ruthless criticism of Republicans in Congress – and to refute Obama's deceptive representations of Republican positions?
Obama's last press conference was atrocious. He says Republicans want to destroy Social Security and aid to the poor. These are out-and-out fabrications – lies. Obama lies with ruthless abandon, and the media failed to call him out on it. Worse yet, the Republican leadership allows Obama to get away with it.
Obama stands up for an hour in front of America's press corps and berates his Republican opposition – depicting them as irresponsible, uncaring, favoring the rich and powerful, etc. – while expounding on the merits of his position. And the Republican response, if at all, is feeble at best – a brief statement by the House Speaker – a short speech from the Senate podium by the minority leader.
Republicans are politicking in the past. This is the age of mass media and instant communications. It's time to orchestrate a 21st-century approach – an effective response to the stream of false accusations by Obama and his daily spokesman – a clear statement of Republican principles, values, causes and positions.
Why can't the two of you hold weekly press conferences? Why can't you establish a Republican press spokesman to conduct daily briefings – to counter the one-sided distortions provided by Jay Carney?
Quite frankly, the Republican Party is so feeble in this day and age that I find myself wondering why I support such a frail and apparently leaderless organization. I urge you to reverse this trend and to respond with energy, enthusiasm and courage.
In God we must trust – but we must do our part!.