Skip to comments.So The GOP Has Nothing To Run On?,Are Liberal Commentators Naive&Oblivious?
Posted on 05/20/2014 3:10:29 PM PDT by Cruz_West_Paul2016
Right through November we will likely hear from the likes of Matthews,Schultz and Juan Williams that conservatives and republicans have nothing to run on.Really?,are they aware of the two primary issues that will have them racing to the polls in November are Health-Care and Harry Reid?,You will probably never hear from any leftist network the up most urgent issues of which will have them lining up to vote come November. Harry Reid alone is within the top 3 reasons conservatives will be standing in long lines the week going into November 4, aside from the other 6 or 7 scandals.
It wouldn't matter that Obama would veto it. It would further isolate the POS, further de-legitimize the ACA and set the GOP up for greater gains two years hence.
So why don't they?
The lib press is so used to picking the candidates and setting the agenda that they just can’t help themselves anymore.
the liberal commentators will eventually start claiming that the GOP has a weak field.,Yah? well what about the Democrat Candidates?
Well, they don’t — they don’t push for accountability (look at Fast & Furious, the NSA, or the IRS scandals); they don’t push for fiscal responsibility (remember the “shutdown” and debt-ceiling); they don’t push for anti-abortion candidates (ex. Romney); in fact, if it’s in their platform you can bank on them doing jack-shit about it because that’s just the lies they say to get elected.*
Given that sort of a reputation — what DO they have to run on?
* There’s only a few national-level Republicans that I’d say have /any/ intention about sticking to the stated platform: Gowdy and Cruz are the two that spring to mind for me.
And yet given a chance, Harry Reid - probably the most vulnerable and hated Senator in 2010, beat Angle by 5 points and retained the seat for Democrats.
No amount of scandals and obnoxious Democrats are going to help us win if we don't nominate good candidates.
You can count on the media to cover for the left as they always do, the question is will we nominate electable candidates and get out from behind the keyboard and turn out to vote in larger numbers than the liberals? Right now I think we have a 50/50 shot of taking the Senate and putting some bills on Obama's desk he'll be uncomfortable vetoing.
Given the starting signals of them pushing Jeb Bush, I'd be fully inclined to agree.
(Sure, things could change before then, but until they do pushing Jeb [or similar] equates, in my mind, to surrender/
This is very true.
Some people around here were very upset that Romney lost, blaming everyone from young-voters, to welfare-culture, to O-bots but they all failed to realize one thing:
Mitt Romney was/is Obama, politically speaking there's virtually no difference between the two. (And let's not deceive ourselves by saying that the Republicans would have
held his feet tot the fire if he was elected — we all know that's not true because the
opposition party can't even be bothered to oppose the ACA, which is an incredibly unpopular 'law'.)
What issues do they have to run on? They have given up on social issues and fiscal issues. They are for ACA and the same immigration laws that Democrats are for. They have ceded foreign policy to Democrats. Why would Boehner claim someone should vote for Republicans?
well keep in mind that millions are going to vote in the same fashion as they did in 2010, “Anyone But A Democrat”, aka, stop Barry,health-care and spending. and this year we have a very angry nation,and its the millions of angry voters that will vote for anyone with an R next to their names.
They are propagandists who dare not state the obvious.
I don't think anyone here supported Romney in the primaries. I would venture to say virtually no one at all wanted Romney on FR. No one had any illusions that he was anything but a milquetoast squish, the problem is we didn't have terribly good primary candidates and everyone was very divided about the ones we had to pick from. It didn't help that Palin waited till late in the game to make a formal decision. There were a lot of people committed to a Palin candidacy that savaged anyone they thought would be a threat to her potential run. Not that that really mattered too much in the end considering people like Perry self imploded anyway.
Mitt Romney was/is Obama, politically speaking there's virtually no difference between the two. (And let's not deceive ourselves by saying that the Republicans would have held his feet tot the fire if he was elected we all know that's not true because the opposition party can't even be bothered to oppose the ACA, which is an incredibly unpopular 'law'.)
Mitt Romney was the better choice in the general election, but he definitely wasn't a very good candidate and pretty much no actual conservative was excited about him. It was all about trying to remove Obama, and that just wasn't enough.
This time around I hope a good conservative candidate emerges early and we are all able to rally around him. None of them are going to be completely pure, but we can't let the perfect be the enemy of the good. Perhaps someone like Ted Cruz or Scott Walker can be a consensus movement conservative candidate we can all get behind once they've demonstrated they can cut it on the national stage (ie, don't screw up in the debates).
This is not beneficial — after all, the likes of Romney and McCain have an (R) by their names.
Remember NY-23, where the GOP endorsed the democrat rather than the Tea Party candidate.
That is why they will never enact any significant reform.
we are still waiting for the democrat with balls to stand up on live TV and tell americans how he/she really feels about harry ried!
And ‘rats do? - running on Obamacare sure didn’t work out for them in Penna tonight - Schwartz, who boasted in her ads that she helped write the law came in a weak second to Wolf for the governor’s race nomination - and the woman doctor who ran to fill Schwartz’s old district office and bragged that she helped get the law passed, well she came in fourth out of four candidates......