That is all in large part true.
But implicit in the Democrat's argument is the assumption that the Republicans could not possibly have won except for a wave of voter disgust with Democrats.
And, unfortunately, that also is true!
The main – nay, the only – thrust of the Republican 2014 campaign was trashing Obama. Granted, it was easy to do. In fact, Obama essentially gave us aid and direction in that effort. But, although negativity may have served us well for one election, it is hardly an effective long term strategy.
Democrats are continually advancing programs – from immigration "reform" and taxing the rich to raising the minimum wage and changing the name of the Washington Redskins. Never mind that all of their initiatives are counter-productive, silly, or simply impracticable. They create buzz. While Republicans are perpetually reactive, Democrats are perceived by the voters as being the proactive party.
Republicans are the repository of the wisdom and knowledge of the brave and determined men who founded this nation of freedom and opportunity. But it's not enough to know we're right. We've got to convince the electorate we're right.
Too often, I think, we Republicans assume that everyone is as knowledgeable and rational as we are. They are not. Thanks to innate laziness and persistent media propaganda, most of the American public is ignorant of the basic concepts that founded America or of the economic principals that have been responsible for her success.
This ignorance is a formidable impediment on our path to restore America to its rightful place in the world and in the fabric of reality. We must, therefore, rectify it. And the only way I know to do that is to become teachers.
If the Republican Party – and the republic it represents – is to survive, we must adopt a strategy of teaching the voting public what we, as republicans, know. We must seize on specific issues, like energy, taxes, and racism, and counter the lies of the other side by educating the public with the truth.
This is not only our responsibility as republicans, it is our only hope of survival as a republic.
President Obama was the Republicans' major asset going into the 2014 elections. But an impeached President Obama will be a Republican liability in 2016.
We need to come up with a positive approach – fast.