You're nobody til somebody loves you
You're nobody til somebody cares
I hated reading about the later years of Dean Martin where he was once taken by some woman grifter preying on his loneliness to squeeze what she could out if his name. After his son died training in a fighter jet, Dean Martin tumbled into despair. Coupled with long nights and hard partying he was soon just a shell of himself, and yet even in that state, he needed someone to show they cared. This is the way it is for all people.
You may be king, you may possess the world and it's gold,
But gold won't bring you happiness when you're growing old.
I have a message for my GOP friends - wake up! It doesn't matter if your platform has the best economic plan and you preach the values of morality and God if half the country doesn't think you don't like them. Blacks, Hispanics, and Asians not only don't see the love, many see belittling hatred toward them. A lot of fault falls in the lap of Republicans for allowing this to fester for too long. Yet, when I tweeted about this last week some pointed out Bush's cabinet as proof I was wrong.
The simple fact they tweeted such a reply actually proved my point!
I have thoughts on how the GOP can address this problem but it's not an overnight elixir. You can't take two pills and wake up refreshed the next day with the natives marveling at your trinkets and colorful beads. It will take a combination of time and money but mostly it will take sincerity. I've met enough Republicans to know most give a damn about everyone but have a damn hard time showing it. I have also met some tin-eared folks that think selling their message is a form of pandering.