The GOP: Paying the Price for Ignoring the Lessons of History
Back when things were starting to go bad during the Vietnam War, an unfortunate Army officer was being interviewed about the latest operation and uttered the infamous words: "We had to burn the village in order to save it." An old friend of mine points out -- astutely -- that today's Republican Party has taken on the same strategy. And the GOP, just like that village, is going up in flames.
I'm a long-time resident of Hawaii, moving here in 1962. After working in local government, I was the owner of a Honolulu-based advertising agency for 20 years, specializing in creating media and strategy for numerous political campaigns. I'm now retired, but do some freelance writing, much of which is about train travel.