Skip to comments.Cohen: Republicans adrift (Grab a pail)
Posted on 01/02/2013 2:10:49 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
On Nov. 11, a mere five days after the presidential election, the cruise ship Nieuw Amsterdam pushed off from Fort Lauderdale for a Caribbean jaunt. Aboard were nearly 600 emotionally tattered Republicans, most of whom had been expecting a Republican victory of Rovian proportions surely they had all read Karls prediction in The Wall Street Journal and now were about to cruise 750 miles to nowhere, just like the party they so adored. The Nieuw Amsterdam was 86,000 tons of painful metaphor.
The cruise was sponsored by National Review, the magazine founded by William F. Buckley and for years the most important and probably the most readable journal in all of American conservatism. As with other such magazines a group of columnists and other well-known movement types get piped aboard so that along with the flambeed everything comes a dessert of political instruction, faux insider stuff and the usual warnings that civilization (as we know it) is coming to an end.
The difference between this cruise and others like it was the (paying) presence of Joe Hagan, a writer for New York magazine. To his considerable credit, Hagan abstained from shooting these particular fish in their barrel and instead portrayed them as dismayed and somewhat disoriented refugees from an America that used to be. Not only had they been unprepared for Mitt Romneys loss, but it was dawning on them that their tribe mostly affluent, elder whites had lost the election as well as the demographic battle that had preceded it.
Minorities came out like crazy, Kevin Hassett, a former Romney economic adviser, told them. White people didnt get to the polls. There are far more African-Americans voting than they expected. Imagine!
Who they might be is not exactly clear....
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Perhaps fortunately for you, they won't be taught that it was your Treason that gave it to them.
Cohen sees some clear cut ideological victory for unrestrained liberalism and the total defeat of conservatism when the Republicans won 47% of the vote in the last prez election. He refuses to acknowledge that many minority voters vote for Dems simply to steal the wealth of their fellow citizens with the help of the Dem Party. Cohen is simply another lib ignoramus who worships big government and strong leftist presidents who have a dictatorial bent. He probably agrees with that legal "expert" Seidman who said the constitution has outlived its purpose.
So, after spectacularly losing the presidential election, the GOP-E decides to take a Caribbean cruise?
Many of those magazines (both right and left) do an annual cruise to raise money for continuing operations, as they’re not exactly cash cows.
Here’s what I don’t get:
Approximately 50% of eligible voters don’t vote. These Americans have as much a right to vote as you and I.
Obama was smart enough to go after a sliver of them in order to boost turnout. He did that through tactics - feet on the ground and non-traditional electronic campaigning.
Republicans did not implement tactics that would increase their share of this 50%.
Obama was a brilliant campaigner, Republicans were stupid. If the electorate is increasingly hispanic, black and single white women, why is everyone criticizing the demise of increasingly irrelevant, old, white Republicans? Got nothing to offer the “new” voters?
so a liberal Jew is different from a liberal Catholic or Protestant?
If anything conservatism has been too generous and tolerant to avoid being labeled racists. The Kenyan’s communists considered it weakness.
Time to go on strike and get mean.
Yeah, lets get after those dirty Jews, right?
If Romney had been smart politically, he would have met with Sarah Palin and courted the Tea Party folks. They would have brought in the voters. But Romney isn't politically mature and conservatives stayed home.
Keep in mind that over 60% of American voters are very or somewhat conservative. Romney had it in his reach and wouldn't make the moves.
Were Republicans stupid? No. I believe treachery came from within the GOP-e.
You obviously don’t understand bookings of cruise ships...
Pretty good post....