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NY Times Wants Two Liberal Parties
Boycott The New York Times ^ | May 26, 2009 | Don Feder

Posted on 05/26/2009 11:46:21 AM PDT by AIM Freeper

In reporting on the contretemps between former Vice President Dick Cheney and Colin Powell, The New York Times continues its longstanding agenda to get the Republican Party to move to the left.

In yesterday’s paper, The Times reported on Powell’s Sunday appearance on “Face The Nation,” where the former Secretary of State boldly declared “I am still a Republican” (despite having endorsed Barack Obama) and called for an “after-action review” of GOP losses in the last election.

“Mr. Powell’s appearance underlined an extraordinary public struggle among Republicans over the future of the party,” The Times informed us in the hushed tones of revelation.

What struggle? Colin Powell is about as representative of the Republican Party as Ben Stein is of Hollywood.

Powell has never held public office or been a candidate. Whenever the opportunity to run arose, Powell declined. Besides serving in Congress and as Secretary of Defense for Bush ‘41, Dick Cheney was vice president for 8 years.

Whatever The Times imagines, the Republican Party has no Colin Powell wing.

The so-called moderate, Northeast Republicans (little liberals) are on the verge of extinction. Where “moderate” Republicans once held the governorships of New York, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, all are now in Democratic hands.

Since 1976, the only time the GOP has won the White House is with a conservative, or a candidate who could credibly put himself forth as a conservative. John McCain lost because, after 20 years of doing the bidding of The New York Times, he couldn’t plausibly run as a conservative last year. It’s revealing that even McCain wasn’t enough of a “moderate” to suit Powell.

The Times would like to see the Republican Party become a faint echo of the Democrats. It won’t happen. Other than in the liberal media, there is no internal power struggle in the GOP. The fate of Powell’s version of Republicanism was decided decades ago.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bigtent; cheney; drivebymedia; enemedia; feder; lapdogmedia; liberalmedia; mccain; mediabias; mediaelite; nyt; obamedia; powell; pravdamedia

1 posted on 05/26/2009 11:46:22 AM PDT by AIM Freeper
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To: AIM Freeper

“its longstanding agenda to get the Republican Party to move to the left.”

What is with all this move to the left or move to the rights stuff? What every happened to sticking to one’s beliefs?


2 posted on 05/26/2009 11:47:53 AM PDT by Islaminaction
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To: AIM Freeper

Well, I could trash the left a lot more if the Republican Party leadership didn’t want the same thing.

And that’s our number one problem these days.


3 posted on 05/26/2009 11:47:54 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Obama is mentally a child of ten. Just remember that when he makes statements and issues policy.)
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To: AIM Freeper
The Times would like to see the Republican Party become a faint echo of the Democrats. It won’t happen.

Ahem. Don -- where you been?

4 posted on 05/26/2009 11:48:15 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (We are a ruled people, serfs to the Federal Oligarchy -- and the Tree of Liberty thirsts)
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To: AIM Freeper

The GOP is a sham party which only exists to provide an illusion of choice. Conservatives and libertarians have no political voice in the USSA. Separation is the only answer.


5 posted on 05/26/2009 11:51:19 AM PDT by gorilla_warrior (Log Cabin Metrosexual Hairless RINOs for Bipartisan-ness)
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To: AIM Freeper

Heckle and Jeckle is a solution?


6 posted on 05/26/2009 11:52:50 AM PDT by pray4liberty (http://www.foundersvalues.com/)
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To: AIM Freeper

So does the GOP leadership.


7 posted on 05/26/2009 11:53:04 AM PDT by ZULU (God guts and guns made America great. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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8 posted on 05/26/2009 11:53:09 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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the moderates in the GOP seem to want elections to be about personalities than issues. Where does Powell stand on anything? They don’t seem to care.


9 posted on 05/26/2009 11:55:39 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: Oldexpat

The after-election review that Powell wants will show that the squishy conservatism that Powell advocates gets crushed in elections. Colin, you’re part of the problem, not part of the solution.


10 posted on 05/26/2009 12:05:22 PM PDT by joejm65
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To: AIM Freeper

Of course they do; they want the Liberal party, and the Communist party.


11 posted on 05/26/2009 12:05:28 PM PDT by wastedyears (Rock and roll ain't worth the name if it don't make ya strut)
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“Mr. Powell’s appearance underlined an extraordinary public struggle among Republicans over the future of the party,”

There is no struggle. Unless elected members return to following and upholding the definitions spelled out in the party's constitution, they will drive the party into irrelevance and be replaced by a new conservative movement which will draft up a party constitution reflecting the origional principles which attracted them to the Republican party in the first place.

Or, the RINO's will be kicked out by it's grass roots membership and Republicans who do read the party's constitution will be elected to replace them.

That means the old and fugly MacCain's, Powell, etc. will have to join the Democrat party because they are in violation of their membership obligations and the constitution of the Republican party.

All we really need to do is enforce the party rules and expell these RINO's.

But that means some ranking members have to find some GUTS, which they have been lacking for some years now.

12 posted on 05/26/2009 12:05:30 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: Oldexpat

Even Arnold Schwartzrino has the sense to realize we need a robust private sector to generate sufficient revenues to support the nanny state. Colin Powell has yet to figure that out.


13 posted on 05/26/2009 12:06:10 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or, are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: AIM Freeper

NYT is a penny stock company of no importance.

Powell is a Democrat, and like most Democrats claiming to be liberal Republicans, he can’t support a single conservative policy that distinguishes Republicans from extremist Democrats.


14 posted on 05/26/2009 12:07:05 PM PDT by pallis
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To: AIM Freeper

Yeah, the NY Times also wants to stay in business. How’s that working out? Bwaa-ha-ha!


15 posted on 05/26/2009 12:08:09 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: AIM Freeper

The Times wanted...and ultimately got...Obama vs. McCain.

Says all you need to know about the GOP.


16 posted on 05/26/2009 12:09:45 PM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: AIM Freeper

Colin Powell made his way from Captain to 4-Star General without leading a single man into battle, without seeing a single moment of combat. He did so by becoming the favorite token black of the Rockefeller RINOs thoughout the 1960s and 1970s. And then his ascent continued throughout the 80s and 90s, always as a so-called “Republican”—as he still insists he is today. However what “version” of a “Republican” votes for the most liberal Democrat Presidental candidate in American history?


17 posted on 05/26/2009 12:12:32 PM PDT by FreepShop1
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To: AIM Freeper
NY Times Wants Two Liberal Parties.

One of many things that Colin Powell has in common with the really old grey lady.

John McLame was Colin's ideal GOP candidate. He still endorsed BO. Nuff said. Colin, come out of the closet and follow Snarlin'.

18 posted on 05/26/2009 12:13:12 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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McCain losing was the best thing that could have happened to the Repubs. He would have been powerless to stop the damage from the financial meltdown and the party would never have recovered. This way the US gets a reminder of what happens when you elect liberals.
19 posted on 05/26/2009 12:27:31 PM PDT by misterrob (A society that burdens future generations with debt can not be considered moral or just)
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"the moderates in the GOP seem to want elections to be about personalities than issues. Where does Powell stand on anything? They don’t seem to care."

They stand directly in the path of which way the polls say the wind is blowing. In otherwords, they dance for the commie controllers of MSM.

That's why they continually ignore the will of grass root Republican party members. The GOP executive ignores the membership and keeps allowing these traitors to run as Republicans. Before we can rid the party of the RINO's that are destroying it, we have to get the RINO's out of the partys executive and replace them with people with a spine willing to enforce the party rules and stop these RINO's from running under the Republican name.

That's why, when people say they aren't going to renew their membership in the party until it returns back to the principles the republican party stands for, will be waiting a long time, because they are only giving more power and control to the RINO'S instead of using the voting power and voice of their membership to clean up the party.

Sitting around and waiting for someone else to do something is how Democrats operate, not Republicans. If you want to fix the problems in the party, get involved and make noise. The membership is supposed to run the party, not the party run the membership. If we leave everything under the control of just a few RINO'S, then they will continue to run the party to the left and into the ground.

Then they'll bail like Specter to the Democrats after they've destroyed the party.

20 posted on 05/26/2009 12:28:14 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: AIM Freeper
I thought they already had two Dem parties, the Marxists and the Maoists.
21 posted on 05/26/2009 12:30:53 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: AIM Freeper

I despise Colin Powell.


22 posted on 05/26/2009 12:36:33 PM PDT by FLDemocracker (Those who beat their guns into plows, will plow for those who don't.)
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To: misterrob
"McCain losing was the best thing that could have happened to the Repubs. He would have been powerless to stop the damage from the financial meltdown and the party would never have recovered."

Yes it was, but allowing these RINO's to control the party while members quit and sit on the sidelines and complain isn't going to fix the party.

We don't have time to create a new party either. So it's time for people to pay their memberships up and get involved, show up at meetings and get these RINO's out, elect and send better delegates to national and get the Mclames and Powell's OUT!

23 posted on 05/26/2009 12:38:13 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: joejm65
The after-election review that Powell wants will show that the squishy conservatism that Powell advocates

Powell does not advocate any kind of conservatism, squishy or otherwise

24 posted on 05/26/2009 12:39:18 PM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com for the love of something)
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The NY Times and the rest of the MSM want the RATS to be the Harlem Globetrotters and the McCcain/Powell/Ridge types to play the other team whose asole purpose is to make the Globetrotters look really good.

There is never a danger of losing power under this script and the RATS never have any really challenge to their agenda or even serious questions asked of them.


25 posted on 05/26/2009 12:46:22 PM PDT by rod1
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To: AIM Freeper

What confuses me is that,as of right now, the GOP seems to be the ideal middle of the road moderate semi liberal party that the NY Times and the Powells of the world want. They’ve got what they want, so STFU already.


26 posted on 05/26/2009 5:25:41 PM PDT by central_va (www.15thVirginia.org Co. C, Patrick Henry Rifles)
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