Re: “State Republicans have a way back, if they want it” (editorial, 11-11).
Your advice to state Republicans on how to “come back” rang hollow as your newspaper is brimming with obvious praise for Democrats and Republican criticism with an occasional bone thrown to Republicans. For example, you endorsed Rob McKenna for governor. Even that sounds hollow when almost every word spilling off your pages supports a Democrat/Democrat lite view.
The thoughts that prompted the words were likely along the lines of: If only you Republicans would become more like us Democrats. If only you could understand that abortion is a way of life. If only you Republicans could understand that promising to give away the store to those who vote for you will bring in the votes you need (be more like Robin Hood). If only you could pander to “minorities” like Democrats do. If only you would get rid of certain people – Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, Donald Trump, et al.
While I do not agree with everything they say, I will take Limbaugh or Palin speaking for me rather than have Chris Matthews or Ed Schultz speaking for me.
If the answer is to become “Democrat lite,” I guess the Republicans will have to accept the role of loyal opposition, because they are unlikely to abandon their principles to win elections. Democrats seem to have no such boundaries. I wish your paper were more informative, as opposed to being amusing.