WAVE 3 Editorial - November 15, 2012: Bi-Partisan Leadership
By Ken Selvaggi
WAVE 3 Vice President and General Manager
Republican Governors lead 30 states. State Houses and State Senates are majority
Republican. The United States House of
Representatives has a 40 seat Republican majority and the United States Senate
is six seats from a Republican majority.
Clearly, the Republican Party is strong. In Kentucky, Congressman John Yarmuth is the
lone Democrat national office holder. While Republicans lament losing the Presidency again, there certainly
are plenty of potential candidates lining up for a run next time and all are
aware of the need to appeal to the electorate of the 21st century
that is more diverse than ever before in our country's history.
The appropriate stance for Republicans and Democrats right
now is to take their leadership roles responsibility and work in a bi-partisan
way both at the State and National level to address the fiscal sirens.
We cannot sustain a debt to Gross National Product ratio of
110 percent. It was a third of that 50 years
We cannot sustain the number of programs funded by
government when both the State and Federal Government don't have the money to
And we cannot continue continuous gridlock, obstructionism
and partisan bickering and sniping.
Enough with the secession nonsense. Let's be real Americans. Work in a united way to put our country's