Skip to comments.GOP Establishment Not Happy with Ryan Pick
Posted on 08/14/2012 2:34:39 PM PDT by morethanright
By Mr. Curmudgeon:
Not all Republicans are happy with Mitt Romney's choice to make Rep. Paul Ryan his running mate. David Frum, former speech writer for President George W. Bush, is beside himself.
"At every turn, the party has demanded, 'More ideology! I gotta have more ideology!'" laments Frum in a column appearing on CNN.com. "With the selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate, Romney has now acceded to that wish. The least ideological Republican candidate since 1968 has committed himself to the most ideological Republican program since 1964."
Actually, it was the least ideological Republican candidate since 1968 - Sen. John McCain - that was trounced by a featherweight Chicago politician who presented the country with nothing more than a silly balloon-animal distraction called hope and change ... and won.
Candidates with ideas, even bad ones, trump those without a clue every day of the week.
Frum hates ideology because of the ideas that underlie it, especially if the ideas in question happen to be small-government and conservative in nature. Establishment Republicans, of which Frum is a card-carrying member, made peace with FDR's New Deal back in the 1950s. The theory goes that voters will never let Republicans opposed to the Progressive status quo drive Daddy New Deal's classic car; and establishment Republicans like nothing more than getting under the hood to tinker with the engine - hoping to fine tune the beast.
That 80-year-old jalopy has sputtered to a stop and is up on blocks. There's no fixing the ancient relic. It's time to shop for a new car.
Even Obama has abandoned the nebulous hope-and-change dogmas of the past for something a little more substantial: forced income equality, a government-directed economy that produces an endless stream of failed Solyndras, and controlling every American's body through government-run health care. You can be forgiven for viewing the totality of Obama's 2012 ideology as, well, totalitarian.
Needless to say, Frum is blind to Obama's totality.
Last June, Frum attacked Republicans for opposing dictatorial ObamaCare with calls for its repeal. "The reform, for all its many, many faults, did one important thing: extend health insurance coverage to almost all Americans. A Republican alternative should aspire to do the same. That statement is controversial in today's GOP. It should not be. Universal coverage need not mean higher costs, nor more statism," said Frum.
If John McCain is to be praised for anything, it's for not attempting to express that blank slate he calls a mind with words. Frum, on the other hand, loudly proclaims that big-government's totalitarian programs can be made cost-effective and lead to greater individual freedom once sprinkled with establishment GOP pixy dust.
"He [Romney] has chosen as his running mate Paul Ryan, the House Republican leader - not their formal leader, but their intellectual leader, the person who set their agenda," said Frum, "He has effectively adopted Paul Ryan's agenda as his own: big immediate cuts in spending, a dramatic cut in the top rate of income tax to 28% and a bold reform of Medicare for those 55 and under."
Paul Ryan said that America is "the only country founded on an idea. Our rights come from nature and God, not government. We promise equal opportunity, not equal outcomes."
Obama and establishment Republicans disagree with that fundamental and foundational idea.
Mr Curmudgeon is a freelance writer living in South Florida.
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That's the problem with two-faced bastards. They're always beside themself.
Your team had your chance Frum. Put a cork in it.
So what is the establishment going to do, not accept money from those who support the tea party?
Dear Dave: Screw yourself sideways.
Anybody else drawing a paycheck to do politics who thinks like he does: You too.
Wouldn’t you love to hear the phone calls by Rove and Frum?
That’s OK, conservatives aren’t exactly overjoyed with the GOP establishment pick at the top of the ticket either.
“More ideology! I gotta have more ideology!’”.
I call it common sense you idiot. I see you as well as the Dumbacrate party need to be reeducated as to what is just common sense to the rest of us. Retard!!
It could not possibly be more clear that America’s conservatives - and a great many others, too - are sick and tired of inside-the-beltway Republicans, who seem to get to Washington and immediately succumb to the congressional mentality - i.e., go along to get along, and keep your eye on the pensions, privileges, and perks.
America is deeply ill, and the nation very much needs to return to its former greatness; greatness that can ONLY be restored by making some waves in Foggy Bottom.
It’s a long shot, but maybe our next Vice President can exert some influence in that direction.
It is long past time Frum joined the Democratic party where he belongs.
Frum is a Canadian Liberal which disqualifies him from anything to do with the GOP or conservatism.
I have two words for David Frum: Pound sand.
I’d rather have the Tea Party be happy than the GOP establishment.
That just means we have a chance to win this time. They fear their long-held "conventional wisdom" will be proven wrong, will be dislodged from power and will no longer be able to conspire with the Democrats. Maybe Romney isn't an insider after all. But this could be disinformation.
The same David Frum that writes for the Daily Beast and Newsweak?
This is the Jon Hunstman crowd, who cares.
They’re just saying that to try and make true conservatives feel better about voting for Romney.
Slightly OT, but does anyone admit to being a speech writer for BamBam?
Wonder who actually programs the teleprompter?
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