Skip to comments.Reagan Was A Sure ZOT Too
Posted on 03/07/2012 9:20:15 PM PST by Sick of Lefties
William McGurn is his usual magnificent self today.
[quote] Not since Herbert Hoover has a party out of power had such an opportunity to run against everything that troubles the American familyprices, interest rates, unemployment, taxes, or the fear for the future of their old age or the future of their childrenthan is now presented to the Republican Party.
The Republicans, however, haven't figured this out. This is their basic problem. They have no strategy for defeating an Obama administration that is highly vulnerable on both domestic and foreign policy. [end quote]
Those words were written by Scotty Reston in a New York Times column published on February 29, 1980 about President Jimmy Carter's good fortune, rather than President Obama's, to be facing such a pack stumblebums. We all know how Reston's prognostications turned out.
Nothing has changed. To listen to the media, the Republicans are always stupid and confused, bumbling and inept, obtuse and unelectable.
It's funny how only Republicans palatable to the New York Times lose Presidential elections. You'd think the public would wise up to the ruse.
[quote] Then as now, the chattering classes wondered aloud whether a candidate who could win the Republican nomination could prevail against President Carter in November. On March 1, former President Gerald Ford amplified that view when he told a New York Times reporter, "Every place I go and everything I hear, there is the growing, growing sentiment that Governor Reagan cannot win the election." [end quote]
Can it be long before John McCain, the New York Times preferred Republican candidate in 2008, presents himself for nomination at the convention? Too bad for the Times that Gerald Ford is no longer available to provide sound bites.
Especially of note is what McGurn implies about the standard for Republican candidates: perfection.
[quote] Nor was candidate Reagan without baggage. As governor, Reagan had pushed through the largest tax hike in California's history, had signed one of the nation's most liberal abortion laws, andas George H.W. Bush pointed outpresided over the doubling of the state budget over his eight-year tenure, to $10.2 billion when he left office from $4.6 billion when he entered. [end quote]
Mitt, Rick, Newt and Ron are imperfect, too, just like Dutch. Get over it.
They can grow. And, unlike our current President, they won't unilaterally pass any trillion dollar entitlements; balloon the size and scope of government; redistribute red state tax revenues to fill blue state budget holes; disarm the nation; abandon space to America's rivals; kill off feasible energy projects that would make America independent of hostile forces; shackle the economy with taxes and regulation; trample on American's religious liberties in the name of women's health and other shibboleths, etc.
[quote] [Reagan] would face Santorum-like fears about his social message, especially after appearing at a mass gathering of Christian fundamentalists and evangelicals. A minister with whom he'd shared a stage was taped saying "we're being attacked by satanic forces," which Times columnist Anthony Lewis declared "the scariest piece of television" he'd seen in some time.
Yes, the parallels to 1980 take you only so far, and Mitt Romney is no Ronald Reagan. Still, at this same point in his campaign for the GOP nomination, neither was Reagan. The President Reagan we rightly admire for bringing down the Berlin Wall, reviving the U.S. economy, and attracting into the GOP millions of disaffected Democrats was still to come.
And he got there by transcending the conventional wisdom rather than allowing himself or his message to be limited by it. [end quote]
That just about says it all. Whoever the eventual candidate is, as President he will have to surmount daily attacks from the mainstream media, just as Reagan did, and probably die before garnering any recognition for saving America from bankruptcy and national decline.
It's a tough job, but somebody's got to do it. Any of the Republican candidates are sufficiently suited to the task of saving the nation from today's vulnerable administration.
Will he fight to repeal or modify Dodd-Frank?
Will he lower taxes?
Can he be beaten back if he attempts to introduce a VAT?
If the answer to any of those questions is yes, hes acceptable to me when push comes to shove.
He is acceptable to those of you who favor:
Fees for everything imaginable.
Lying yankee douche bags.
That about cover it for you ya principle-less, spineless, moral lacking liberal tub of goo?
Possible Romneybot Zot bait.
“That about cover it for you ya principle-less, spineless, moral lacking liberal tub of goo? “
Do you mean me?
Read any post on my blog, and tell me you don’t feel like a fool: NomanSays.blogspot.com.
First you are pimping liberal Romney on a conservative site and then you try to pimp a MySpace page?
Before you make a bigger idiot of yourself I am a straight married man and I’m not interested in other women much less men.
I notice that you couldn’t refute anything in my post; that all you could do is try to pimp a stupid blog. You do know that a blog is just you talking to yourself on the Internet while drinking a bottle of Ripple instead of sitting in an alley verbally talking to yourself with a bottle of Ripple?
They seem to like Romney just fine over at DU, maybe you should trot back over there.
Here is a thread that gives you an idea of how Romney is thought of here. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2725798/posts
As far as the specific exposures, and revelations, of Romney’s positions and politics, we covered those in such detail and so frequently during the last five years, especially in 2007 and 2008, when we had a lot of Mormons and Romney/Giuliani types here that there is a ton of material on FR, we even have a Fact file here, but easily finding it all is another question.
We used to respond to any Romney defense with a massive dose of detailed, well sourced video and information, but many of us grew tired of doing that year after year, and usually just do a quick dismissal now, or a simple summary statement, such as post 2.
Humblegunner, is Eaker a friend of yours?
Glad to see you’re still watching. Have you read any Noman yet?
I never heard of him before this thread.
Have you read any Noman yet?
No, man. It's a blog, ain't it? Why would I read that?
Homeless guys at the public library can write blogs.
Eaker, I pity your wife, unless you are one of those mild-mannered guys who turns into a jerk on the web.
I didn’t try to refute anything you said because you didn’t say anything; you got abusive at what you think you perceive (which is nowhere near the actual case); and because a mad dog cannot be refuted. It should be avoided, and if necessary, beaten.
For my money, you’re not very smart, just an outlandish big-mouth. You’re the kind of guy whose blog would not be worth reading because it would be quicker, and just as edifying, to burp.
Santorum in 2012. Any Republican if not him, because ABB—Anybody But Barack.
“Homeless guys at the public library can write blogs.”
Too true. I like to think you’ve sneaked a peak though.
Keep firing at the impious and pimpish.
I don’t have a blog as I am not an arrogant dumb-ass.
As to the rest blah, blah blah.
You can’t refute what I posted about Romney because you are a weak kneed spineless liberal just like he is. Also if you think you are the first liberal to show up pushing Romney while lying about who you really support you aren’t. While you were on your hiatus at DU a few dozen, now Zotted idiots tried it.
It probably isn’t your choice to go through life as a sad silly little limp wristed liberal but if you can do anything to man up and try to become a conservative it might be worth a shot.
As to beating a mad dog I bet you wet your pants when a poodle barks so I am giving that little tid-bit a big LOL!
I would have loved to support Palin. I hope that Rick Santorum grows into the President I think he can be.
I’m going to have to re-read my post on McGurn’s article, which I don’t think was Romney cheerleading. Maybe I missed something. Perhaps it was his paragraph at the end that I quoted that triggered some of you off?
Santorum is my man too, but I won't vote for that ticket. The base has been shoved to the back of the Republican bus for far too long. Either Rick tops the ticket or I walk. Simple as that.
Eaker, drop dead.
If you have a chance before doing so, grow up, and get some education.
I would feel sorry for you but liberals get what they deserve.
Now run off and update your MySpace page with new pictures of Twit Romney ‘lil fella.
God help America.
I don’t have a MySpace page. That, like everything else you’ve written, is a figment of your imagination. You are one sick puppy.
Most blogs need professional help to reach the status of a MySpace page so actually it was a compliment.
Sort of ............
Romney Romney he’s our man!
No one can flip flop like Romney can!
Go to hell Romney!
Blogspot is a Myspace page.
Any smacktard walking through a wi-fi zone can make a “blog” there.
I’m reasonably certain that you are probably not a smacktard walking through a wi-fi zone.
But you continue to make it difficult to discern your blog from smacktards posting randomly.
Poor li’l thang doesn’t have a chance. :)
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