1) So long as it's in the opposition, where should the Republican Party focus its energy?
The GOP must have a three-pronged approach to the state of the union:
a) It must stand upon the watch towers and expose the real agenda of the Obama administration in terms that common people understand and then effectively contrast them with the basic principles of conservatism.
b) It must use any and all means, parliamentary and well as political, to place speed bumps and roadblocks at every turn to slow down the statist legislative agenda.
c) It must recruit electable candidates who will stand for the basic principles of conservatism when in office.
2) What is the most worrisome part of Barack Obama's presidency?
The unbridled horse race to Fabian socialism on the one hand, and the fact that there are avowed and unapologetic Cummunists in the White House being paid by US Taxpayers who are advising the president on domestic policy issues.
3) There's been a lot of debate about the role that talk radio and cable news hosts should play on the right. Particularly controversial are Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly and Mark Levin. What do you think about these folks? Do they help the right or hurt it (or is it more complicated than that?) How should Republicans interact with them?
Thank God for letting Al Gore create the Internet. The rise of cable news and Internet sources of news are our salvation right now. Were it not for real men like Limbaugh, Beck, Levin and Hannity, we would wake up in America in the not-to-distant future wondering what happened to our Constitution and our God-given human rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
4) One particularly fraught controversy pertains to race in America -- with the first black president in the White House, some conservatives have been criticized as racists for opposing him, and some on the right have accused the Obama Administration or its allies of racism or anti-white sentiments (for example, Sonja Sottomayor's "wise Latina" comment drew fire, as did the Skip Gates incident). As the right thinks about political strategy and policy, how should it approach matters of race?
I only see the Demcrats doing the race baiting. Texas got over that issue a long time ago. Take a look at all of the elected state-wide officeholders and you will find plenty of people to make Martin Luther King, Jr. proud - that is, unless your ideology is leftist. If so, then the remarkable achievements Texans have made at building a color-blind society are reduced to sneers of token representation and the worn-out and cliched slogans about Uncle Tom's fronting for the REAL power brokers.
5) Is there anything you observe locally, or that Republicans in your area of the country care about, that doesn't get sufficient attention in the national media conversation? If so tell me a bit about the issue, and the approach you think the right ought to take.
Open borders and the resultant threat to our national security are an ignored issue. The financial drain and cost to taxpayers which illegal immigration, drug smuggling, and anchor babies put on border states like Texas is enormous. This issue will not likely be solved as long as both Parties compete for the Hispanic vote and keep the issue political rather one of national security.
6) Traditionally the Republican Party has been a coalition of religious conservatives, libertarians, fiscal conservatives, and national security conservatives. Is that alliance viable going forward? If so, what must be done to hold it together? If not, what alliance should the GOP try to build?
The alliance is alive and well. The Texas GOP Platform is a wonderful document in all aspects. It should be adopted nationally and it must be articulated by candidates who can reach into the souls of Americans on an emotional level to compete against the emotional dogma from of the Fabian socialists who promise a free lunch for everyone.
7) Is there anything I didn't ask about that you'd like the media or the country as a whole to know?
I believe that the wreckless spending in Washington is part of a plan to wreck our economy and facilitate a socialist takeover of the basic industries as the Fabian socialists did in Great Britain following World War One.
The checks and balances of the collective 50 state constitutions and the overlapping US Constitution are not adaptable to socialism in their current form. So an economic collapse must precede an event which opens the door to a revolutionary rescue. The devasted economy in the aftermath of WWI allowed such an opening in Great Britain.
But the planners of such a collapse must know there will be God-fearing, multi-generational Americans standing arm-to-arm with first-generation freedom-loving immigrants who together will fight to preserve our Constitution and our American way of life. We will not willingly fall into the hands of tyrants.