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Brent Bozell: ‘It’s Time the GOP Step Up or Move Aside’
CNSNews ^ | May 18, 2011 | Michael W. Chaplin

Posted on 05/18/2011 6:28:54 PM PDT by jazusamo

(CNSNews.com) – America is at a crossroads and the Republican Party must show bold, courageous leadership at “this moment” to keep the country from sliding further down the path to European-style socialism, said Brent Bozell, chairman of ForAmerica, who added that, “It’s time the GOP step up or move aside.”

“The GOP leadership, and most especially its presidential candidates, need to get with the program,” said Bozell in a post at the ForAmerica Web site on Wednesday. “If the GOP is incapable of articulating a vision that returns America to Constitutional conservatism, then maybe conservatives should start thinking the unthinkable: a new party.”

Bozell noted that the Founding Fathers faced a similar crossroads: submit to the British or fight back for “freedom, individual responsibility and the pursuit of happiness.” Today, he said, President Barack Obama and “the radical Left” are pushing America deeper into welfare state socialism through “ObamaCare, bailouts, and calls from Democrats for trillions of dollars in new taxes to pay for evermore reckless federal spending.”

The Republican Party, meanwhile, is “gliding,” said Bozell, with weak leadership by many senators and “growing indecision” in the House of Representatives despite the electoral victory in November 2010. In addition, some GOP leaders are issuing “bold” statements only “to defend their own leftist records, or to attack the few Republicans who are putting forward serious proposals to save America,” he said.

“Conservatives are fed up with this nonsense,” said Bozell. “The American people do not want ObamaCare and they do not want NewtCare. The American people wholly reject the individual mandate [to buy health insurance], whether it comes from Barack Obama or Newt Gingrich.”

Concerning the criticism leveled on Sunday’s Meet the Press by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich against current House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan’s (R-Wisc.) plan to reform Medicare and his budget for fiscal year 2012, Bozell said, “Is the Ryan plan perfect? No -- but it is serious, and it is bold, and it is courageous, and it would reverse the slide to economic ruin and socialism set by President Obama. Paul Ryan deserves the highest applause from conservatives, but rather than acknowledge that he is busy pulling the arrows from his back.”

“There is no luxury of time to debate and discuss and, as usual, postpone the tough decisions,” said Bozell. “They are upon us. Will we continue on the path to European socialism, or will we once more be a nation based on individual freedom, a virtuous and principled society and limited government? It’s time the GOP step up or move aside.”

ForAmerica is a non-profit group organized to educate Americans about this country’s principles and values. Brent Bozell, in addition to being chairman of ForAmerica, is president of the Media Research Center, the parent company of CNSNews.com.



TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bozell

1 posted on 05/18/2011 6:28:56 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Indeed; very much so.
The Republican Party seems determined to become utterly irrelevant due it’s utter spineless-/ballless-ness.


2 posted on 05/18/2011 6:34:41 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: jazusamo

As far as Bozell’s references to Europe’s socialism; as a Catholic, he ought to know that the church doesn’t have a problem with it.


3 posted on 05/18/2011 6:34:47 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: jazusamo

The gutless republicans will neither step up nor step aside. They will continue down their cowardly path to their destruction, and ours.


4 posted on 05/18/2011 6:34:57 PM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Olog-hai

You’re a moron.


5 posted on 05/18/2011 6:35:53 PM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (I'm sick of damn idiots)
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To: jazusamo

Brent’s right on the mark. I am totally against a third party, but if we cannot get the RINO’s, the Leftist’s the “H” out of the leadership of the Republican Party, then we aren’t going to win back this government any faster than it would take to secure the people’s confidence in a third party.

So flame away.


6 posted on 05/18/2011 6:36:56 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: jazusamo
"America is at a crossroads and the Republican Party must show bold, courageous leadership at “this moment” to keep the country from sliding further down the path to European-style socialism...

Sorry Brent, that train left the station decades ago.

7 posted on 05/18/2011 6:41:24 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: rockinqsranch

Yes...I’m also against a third party but we have to take the GOP back or do something different. What’s been going on isn’t working but I’m for giving it a little more time to get a conservative in the WH.


8 posted on 05/18/2011 6:42:25 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: OneWingedShark
You got that right!

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Vote for Scotty McCreery on American Idol. Make the Libs heads explode! (The 17 year old singing sensation made the unforgivable mistake of kissing the cross he wears around his neck and singing a song mentioning Jesus. Libs are flaming him all over the net)

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9 posted on 05/18/2011 6:46:31 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Olog-hai

WTF? I am winning the future here, who gives a rat’s ass what the Europeans think?
The only Catholics/Christians left in Europe are in Rome.
The rest are being sucker punched by the ROP!
Buzz off.


10 posted on 05/18/2011 6:46:59 PM PDT by acapesket
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To: jazusamo

All the GOP hierarchy cares about is keeping their fat butts fat!


11 posted on 05/18/2011 6:47:55 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER
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To: acapesket

WTF? I am winning the future here, who gives a rat’s ass what the Europeans think? The only Catholics/Christians left in Europe are in Rome. The rest are being sucker punched by the ROP! Buzz off.
Is that you, Nancy Pelosi . . . ?
12 posted on 05/18/2011 6:48:40 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Trailerpark Badass

You’re a moron
You must be a liberal then.
13 posted on 05/18/2011 6:49:25 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: jazusamo

If the Pubbies were remotely serious about being conservative, they would immediately close all primaries to voters not registered as Republicans. As it is, the primary in NH is still open. That’s what stuck us with loser McCain, and Romney is likely to win there as a result.


14 posted on 05/18/2011 6:54:45 PM PDT by hellbender
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To: jazusamo
On this article, Bozell is right on.

Though, I get nervous when he writes. He is a good guy, but it seems he gets a little iron fisted on TV shows. Granted there is plenty of cultural rot, but I like shows with darker material

15 posted on 05/18/2011 6:55:57 PM PDT by nerdwithagun (I'd rather go gun to gun then knife to knife.)
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To: Olog-hai

...and you must belong to the KKK


16 posted on 05/18/2011 6:57:35 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: nerdwithagun
What is Bozell's position on the War on Drugs?
17 posted on 05/18/2011 6:59:45 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: jazusamo

>>from sliding further down the path to European-style socialism

It’s a little late for that. Now, we’re just trying to keep from sliding off into becoming like Zimbabwe or the Weimar Republic.


18 posted on 05/18/2011 7:00:54 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (We don't need to win elections. We need to win a revolution.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
All the GOP hierarchy cares about is keeping their fat butts fat!

Sadly, I doubt you could be more right.

19 posted on 05/18/2011 7:01:55 PM PDT by jazusamo (His [Obama's] political base---the young, the left and the thoughtless: Thomas Sowell)
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To: hellbender

That’s what I’m keying on, open primaries are a loser!

If we don’t shut the dems down this time around, There won’t be a need for a third party, it will be too late!

Gop, It’s time to play “king of the hill” for keeps and run the commies out of all our public offices!


20 posted on 05/18/2011 7:08:44 PM PDT by devistate one four (United states code 10.311 Militia Kimber CDP II .45 OORAH! TET68)
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To: rockinqsranch

I was in DC at a Republican leadership conference last week and I have to tell you that the Washington Republican establishment has its talking points. To paraphrase: This is the most important election of our lives, don’t vote for the kooks.”
They have no clue as to the level of anger out here in the Country.


21 posted on 05/18/2011 7:15:39 PM PDT by Hildy
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To: Hildy

Thanks for the insight.


22 posted on 05/18/2011 7:17:52 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Hildy

And, of course, by their definition WE are kooks, too.


23 posted on 05/18/2011 7:18:42 PM PDT by SuzyQue (Remember to think.)
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To: jazusamo
Olog-hai :"As far as Bozell’s references to Europe’s socialism; as a Catholic, he ought to know that the church doesn’t have a problem with it."

Trailerpark Badass advises Olog-hai that:" You’re a moron."

Acapesket then chides Olog-hai: "WTF? I am winning the future here, who gives a rat’s ass what the Europeans think? The only Catholics/Christians left in Europe are in Rome. The rest are being sucker punched by the ROP! Buzz off."

Apropos of nothing Olog-hai taunts Acapesket : "Is that you, Nancy Pelosi . . . ?"

Olog-hai explains to Trailerpark badass): "You’re a moron" ---------- "You must be a liberal then.""

Then Roccus jumps in and inexplicably tells Olog-hai: "...and you must belong to the KKK"

Surely this was one of the least cogent exchanges I've seen here.

Thank You, all.

AV

24 posted on 05/18/2011 7:25:59 PM PDT by Atomic Vomit (http://www.cafepress.com/aroostookbeauty/358829)
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To: jazusamo

I don’t believe Conservatism benefits the leadership of the GOP at this time. I think we must accept that the party is a lost cause, and face the new challenge.

They will counter once Conservatives announce it’s time for a change, but like all Leftists they will counter with lies to buy time.

It’s time to hit ‘em up the side of the head with a two by four as the old cliche goes, and see the reaction. We need the RINO faction out of the drivers seat.


25 posted on 05/18/2011 7:28:01 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: jazusamo

If we’re going to have three parties lets change the labels...the Constitution Party 9formerly the Tea Party), the Communists (formerly the Democrats), and the Liberals (formerly the Republicans.)


26 posted on 05/18/2011 7:29:45 PM PDT by ez ("Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, Paradise Lost)
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To: jazusamo
"The fact that we are here today to debate raising America's debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. ... Increasing America's debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that 'the buck stops here.' Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem."

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- Senator Barack Obama (2006)

27 posted on 05/18/2011 7:33:04 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Ken H

Could there possibly be conservative thinkers who partake of herb?


28 posted on 05/18/2011 7:42:59 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (minds change)
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To: Fester Chugabrew
"Could there possibly be conservative thinkers who partake of herb?"

Yes, Chester Fugabrew, there sure could!!!

AV

29 posted on 05/18/2011 7:47:35 PM PDT by Atomic Vomit (http://www.cafepress.com/aroostookbeauty/358829)
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To: jazusamo

Most members in the republican leadership and this includes those running for POTUS, are socialists to one degree or another, but socialists none the less.

Just look at what they have supported the last 30 years.


30 posted on 05/18/2011 7:56:47 PM PDT by stockpirate (Republicans that vote for socialism, support socialists are socialists.)
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To: jazusamo
I don't disagree with any of this. It's just too bad it is Bozell saying it and not someone with a little more clout who could get the ear of some of the tone-deaf Republicans. Granted, they only have 1/3 of the branches of government, but their performance has been truly disappointing so far.
31 posted on 05/18/2011 8:35:43 PM PDT by Major Matt Mason (RINO's are more interested in defeating conservatives than they are in defeating Marxists.)
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To: jazusamo

While I would say patience is truly a virtue. I don’t believe we have any time left. If we don’t get a Republican in the WH in 2012 I doubt any of us will ever see a Republican President again.


32 posted on 05/18/2011 8:40:23 PM PDT by Graneros ("Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.")
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To: Major Matt Mason
I don't disagree with any of this. It's just too bad it is Bozell saying it and not someone with a little more clout who could get the ear of some of the tone-deaf Republicans.

My sentiments exactly. Bozell is now my hero. Wouldn't it be nice if we had a Repub candidate saying these things? I mean, not just saying them to get the right's votes, but actually meaning them?

33 posted on 05/18/2011 9:15:26 PM PDT by sasportas
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To: Scotsman will be Free

You are probably right but this is their last chance. If they keep going in the same direction, they WILL face a powerful third party from now on.


34 posted on 05/18/2011 9:21:33 PM PDT by Randy Larsen (Wise To The Lies!)
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To: jazusamo

I supose plan B is to help the liberals crash the entire system while we prepare and position ourselves to rebuild.


35 posted on 05/18/2011 10:06:36 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: Monorprise

I wouldn’t condone or suggest helping them crash anything. That’s their tragedy that they’ve chosen to unleash on the nation. Let them own it.

Now, on the other hand, being prepared for the crash and positioned to rebuild, that’s the smartest thing we could be doing right now. Because the crash is coming for sure, but the recovery is open to the strongest, most organized, and most willing.


36 posted on 05/18/2011 10:11:12 PM PDT by Steel Wolf ("There are moderate Muslims, but Islam itself is not moderate." - Ibn Warraq)
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To: Olog-hai; Trailerpark Badass

Knock it off!


37 posted on 05/18/2011 10:23:33 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Steel Wolf

“I wouldn’t condone or suggest helping them crash anything. That’s their tragedy that they’ve chosen to unleash on the nation. Let them own it.

Now, on the other hand, being prepared for the crash and positioned to rebuild, that’s the smartest thing we could be doing right now. Because the crash is coming for sure, but the recovery is open to the strongest, most organized, and most willing.”

Think of it this way, right now many of our republican “moderates” and/or leaders are gambling that we will have no one to choose but them just giving them leway enabling them to take half measures which ultimately prolong the situation rather then solve the problem.

And if you think about it that really is the game they play. politicians no more like to actually resolve problems then the rest of us cause that means they have to be creative and deal with an entirely new political battle-scape.

Fortunately we hardline conservatives now have a 3rd option that is creatable. We can help the left collapsible the Federal Government while we prepare ourselves and our states to win he resulting conflict.

We may not be numerous enough to win, thou replacing with people who will do our bidding but we don’t really have to replace them. The enemy’s shortsightedness is providing us with an alternate path towards victory.

Meaning they either stick to their guns and end this fight or a minority of us will simply go to the alternate solution.


38 posted on 05/18/2011 10:26:40 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: jazusamo

He’s right.


39 posted on 05/18/2011 10:29:26 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: jazusamo

good point


40 posted on 05/18/2011 10:35:45 PM PDT by NYCslicker
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To: Hildy

More and more clear that the GOP elites are as much the enemy as the Dems. More so in fact because they’re supposed to be representing us and be adhering to Constitutional principles.

If they push more wishy washy spineless RINO elitist insiders as candidates, they’ll lose so big they won’t know what hit ‘em. And it won’t be because so many vote for the Dems. It will be because extremely angry and disgusted conservatives couldn’t force themselves to vote for RINO wimp eunuch elitist insider career politicians one more time.


41 posted on 05/18/2011 10:40:16 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point. CSLewis)
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To: Atomic Vomit; Olog-hai
Bigots aren't worth more of my time than 3 words.

If he wants to know what the Catholic Church's true position on socialism is, it's freely available for study on the internet.

Or, he can persist in his ignorance.

42 posted on 05/19/2011 8:24:28 AM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (I'm sick of damn idiots)
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To: Atomic Vomit

Well, there’s a coalition waitin’, ya think?


43 posted on 05/19/2011 6:59:07 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (minds change)
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