Skip to comments.The GOP Deserves to Lose
Posted on 01/24/2012 6:31:02 AM PST by KeyLargo
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
JANUARY 24, 2012 By Bret Stephens
The GOP Deserves to Lose That's what happens when you run with losers.
Let's just say right now what voters will be saying in November, once Barack Obama has been re-elected: Republicans deserve to lose.
It doesn't matter that Mr. Obama can't get the economy out of second gear. It doesn't matter that he cynically betrayed his core promise as a candidate to be a unifying president. It doesn't matter that he keeps blaming Bush. It doesn't matter that he thinks ATMs are weapons of employment destruction. It doesn't matter that Tim Geithner remains secretary of Treasury. It doesn't matter that the result of his "reset" with Russia is Moscow selling fighter jets to Damascus. It doesn't matter that the Obama name is synonymous with the most unpopular law in memory. It doesn't matter that his wife thinks America doesn't deserve him. It doesn't matter that the Evel Knievel theory of fiscal stimulus isn't going to make it over the Snake River Canyon of debt.
Above all, it doesn't matter that Americans are generally eager to send Mr. Obama packing. All they need is to be reasonably sure that the alternative won't be another fiasco. But they can't be reasonably sure, so it's going to be four more years of the disappointment you already know.
Is this the best they can do?
As for the current GOP field, it's like confronting a terminal diagnosis. There may be an apparent range of treatments: conventional (Romney), experimental (Gingrich), homeopathic (Paul) or prayerful (Santorum). But none will avail you in the end. Just try to exit laughing.
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Stephens is an ass.
This logic by the writer is lame. OBAMA DESERVES TO LOSE.
It’s January not July. I call articles like this premature ejurkulation. Defeatism is a sure sign of incompetence. President Perfect isn’t going to happen, but if we box in these squishy bastards we may well save the nation.
The alternative is a Communist Dictatorship. It’s time to quit whining and start pressing. (See my tagline.)
A lot of water is going to flow under the bridge between now and November. It’s why I don’t think Obama will finish his term, regardless of who the republican candidate is.
I think it is possible that this year’s presidential election will not be the main news of the year. It will be the “B” side.
What an airhead. Apparently this guy just knows better than all of the Tea Party folks who have changed the face of the electorate in 2010. So he trashes them as being more interested in entertainment than in changing DC.
Yet another frightened lib troll
So glad I stopped taking the WSJ . . . and Forbes . . . and Barrons . . .
I’m sick of this fatalist attitude being perpetuated out there and even here. Any one of our candidates including Paul would be infinitely better than the fraud we have now. Period.
So just who is the mythical, magical savior of the GOP? It’s easy to criticize any field of candidates. There was a time when the WSJ was above this sort of dreck.
In 2008, the Dems had a minority candidate with no experience and nothing but “hope” and a woman who married her way into a political position, with no real accomplishments of her own.
The GOP does “deserve to lose”.
Except that America can not suffer four more years of Obama. The nation as whole does not deserve that.
(The people who vote for Obama deserve Obama...if only the disasterous effects of the Socialist moron could be delivered upon them selectively.)
“A lot of water is going to flow under the bridge between now and November. Its why I dont think Obama will finish his term, regardless of who the republican candidate is.”
I hope that you are correct.
I would rather have the unknown of a GOP winner, than the known and second term and unbridled Obama communism for all. Americans will be the biggest and regretful losers if Obama wins a second term.
Maybe, but nobody deserves four more years of bowing to the god of Affirmative Action while losing the country to Socialism.
I can’t stand this self-abuse from so-called Republicans. The field is what it is. Newt was Speaker of the House, Santorum a Senator, Romney a Governor - in terms of experience and ability to even run a national campaign, these are the people who are at the top.
Do people like Stephens think we are going to be blessed with some super-hero, who comes down from the sky as genius and natural orator, but has never been dirtied by actually being involved in politics?
You hit this one right on. The American people can’t afford to lose. If Obama wins this race, our country will fall like a ton of bricks. The people that vote for him will finally find out what he is really like. You’d think they would have learned by now but many haven’t.
Poorly written and nonsensical.
Amen bro and pass the plate. Anyone who starts an article, or a FR post for that matter, with what the "GOP deserves" or so on, I tune it out because it is written by someone who simply does not get it. It's not about the GOP, it's about US- and the GOP is simply that which stands between us and rapid certain destruction.
And another thing: dweebs like this were saying the same thing about Reagan at this point. Another good reason to tune them out.
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