Skip to comments.Breaking Up Is Hard to Do ("Bush Destroyed the Republican Party" -- Drudge Headline)
Posted on 01/26/2008 5:57:27 AM PST by fightinJAG
On the pundit civil wars, Rush Limbaugh declared on the radio this week, "I'm here to tell you, if either of these two guys [Mr. McCain or Mike Huckabee] get the nomination, it's going to destroy the Republican Party. It's going to change it forever, be the end of it!"
This is absurd. George W. Bush destroyed the Republican Party, by which I mean he sundered it, broke its constituent pieces apart and set them against each other. He did this on spending, the size of government, war, the ability to prosecute war, immigration and other issues.
(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...
The 100 percenters aren’t going to like this.
Bush destroyed it...Nixon destroyed it...Hover destroyed it...everyone seems to be writing the party obituary. The GOP is a lot stronger than a single person. What it needs is leadership, which is currently lacking.
You mean like this guy?
A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice.
That is why there is Mitt.
I don’t think it’s a very well-written piece. It founders and lacks evidence. Which is too bad. The evidence is there.
Bush wrecked the Republican Party by governing as a Scoop Jackson pro-defense democrat.
It was a monumental job of wrecking. The results are all around us in this election cycle.
Peggy Noonan taking on the king of the Jaw Bone Media. That will be interesting.
Gonna be hard to come by when the suits running the GOP hate conservatives as much as the 'Rats do....
I’m voting for Mitt, the “Mormon”.
There’s nothing wrong with the Republican Party that couldn’t be cured with a dose of legitimate conservativism. It worked in 1980, and it worked in 1994.
Mittens Romney, won’t nominate, won’t pardon, didn’t build and never served. The Great Leader.
At worst, he will govern like George Bush without the speech impediments and slavish devotion to Mexicanization of America.
I think that the person who will lead the GOP back to prominence is out there, but not on anyone’s radar screen. When he or she appears I hope that they don’t make the same mistake Reagan didn. If Reagan had a fault it was that he didn’t bring along enough like-minded conservatives into prominent positions to make sure that his positions survived him. Reagan turned out to be a flash in the pan, Gingrich self-destructed, and the business-as-usual Republicans of the 60’s and 70’s took over.
I believe we have a great big BINGO!
We will never sell conservatism (or the GOP) to the electorate if we cannot define it. Even if we were not directly responsible, we have to point out where the “right” went wrong and exactly what we need to do to rectify the situation.
That's the guy! Lynch 'em.
(What he's already dead? never mind)
Ayn Rand had a wored for the Republican party back in the old days. She described it as the “me too” party. As in, whenever the Democrats proposed another welfare program or subsidy the Republicans would respond that we want that too, just more incrementally. Looks like they’ve returned to their roots. I think Rush nailed it yeaterday when he compared the Republican future to a AAA or AA farm club compared to the major league Dem party.
Brilliant headline on Drudge’s part!
Grabbed everyone’s attention, lured in all the Democrats thinking they were gonna get their Bush Derangement Syndrome jollies off it, then proceeded to read a long piece that eviscerated the Clintons. At the very end is a single sentence aside to a different story where Peggy says McCain can’t destroy the GOP because Bush already did.
Well played, Matt. Well played.
Wikipedia has the middle name as “Mitt”. Where does “Mittens” come from; it must be a family name, but it sounds like Michigan hand covers in winter. HRC will steal MI from him! And he won’t even have a MA campaign if he is the nominee — unwise expenditure of limited funds.