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Posted on 11/11/2012 5:33:53 PM PST by Sub-Driver
Meet the Press Panel Blames Romney Loss on Limbaugh and Loons and Wackos of Conservative Base By Brent Baker Created 11/11/2012 - 6:01pm
Sundays Meet the Press featured a panel of five, none of them conservative (Congressman-elect Joaquín Castro, Republican strategist Steve Schmidt, author Doris Kearns Goodwin, the Washington Posts Bob Woodward and NBCs Chuck Todd), to assess why Mitt Romney lost and the future of the GOP. And they agreed conservatives are the problem.
Todd, NBCs political director, decided the GOP has become a coalition of special interest forces and fretted the leaders in Washington cant control the special interest groups as Republicans, like Democrats in the past, succumbed to their base.
As if the Obama campaign this year didnt succumb to and exploit the liberal feminist agenda on Planned Parenthood.
Steve Schmidt, who managed John McCains 2008 loss, argued that to too many swing voters in the country, when you hear the word conservative now, they think of loons and wackos.
In an obvious allusion to Rush Limbaugh, a clip of whom host David Gregory had played earlier, Schmidt snarled: Our elected leaders are scared to death of the conservative entertainment complex, the shrill and divisive voices that are bombastic and broadcasting out into the homes.
Earlier, liberal historian Doris Kearns Goodwin declared: The fundamental loss of this campaign probably took place in the Republican primaries when they put out a group of people who were so far off the political cliff on issues that mattered to Latinos, to women and to young people.
(Picking up on how the new Lincoln movie is based on Goodwins Team of Rivals book, host David Gregory cued her up to explain how Obama can be a great President like Lincoln: The polarization then so profound; as this President now strives to be a great President, like Lincoln, what is his challenge to break this polarization? Does it all come back to bipartisanship at some level?)
From the Sunday, November 11 Meet the Press:
CHUCK TODD: Lets look back at the Republican Party. How did they become a coalition of special interest forces? They really do look like the Democratic Party of the 70s and 80s where they seem to -- the leaders in Washington cant control the special interest groups. And this is what happened to the Democrats, labor, all of these special interest groups that were, the folks in Washington knew what the right way was to try to win national elections. They couldnt quite do it because they were -- basically, they succumbed to their base. The Democratic Party, started with Bill Clinton, and Obama successfully has been able to carry this over, has never been able to allow the base of the Democratic Party, special interest groups, to overtake the national message. The Republican Part, its unbelievable that they have allowed to happen.
STEVE SCHMIDT: Conservatism is a serious governing philosophy that has served this country well. But to too many swing voters in the country, when you hear the word conservative now, they think of loons and wackos. We gave up five U.S. Senate seats over the last two election cycles by people who were just out there, completely extreme, manifestly unprepared for the offices that theyre, that theyre running for. Our elected leaders are scared to death of the conservative entertainment complex, the shrill and divisive voices that are bombastic and broadcasting out into the homes. And this country is rejecting the social extremism of the Republican Party on issue after issue. And if you look at the four states that legalized gay marriage, on a range of issues, our coalition is shrinking and the Republican Party has a lot of soul searching to do if we are going to assemble a majority.
And the beat goes on.
That’s odd because I blame the media and the 47%.
Meet the Press???? What is Meet the Press? Don’t watch it, never heard of it. BUT I know who Rush Limbaugh is!!! Go Rush!
Now they have flipped to say Mitt’s ideas were what the nation needs.
Also why do they want the GOP to win?
Our huge 2010 WIN is owed to OUR TEA PARTY.
Romney ran AWAY from OUR TEA PARTY!
Meet the Depressed is as far left as it always has been. And, of course, the rank in file GOP elites like Boehner will come a-whoring along to agree with them.
Did you EVER hear of a mainstream media organ OR the Democrat Party blaming THEIR loss on “left-wing loons”?
Romney...probably a pleasant fellow but not the kind of MAN that I want leading the nation. No fire in the belly.
“Did you EVER hear of a mainstream media organ OR the Democrat Party blaming THEIR loss on left-wing loons?”
No, because they made sure their left wing loon won. :(
Like Rush said the other day...I’m sure all those Dems that say what’s wrong with the Republican Party are really looking out for them.
Now they have flipped to say Mitts ideas were what the nation needs. ..................... Of course, they’re getting ready for 2016, they want him to run again, so he can lose again.
Steve, here's your sign!
Romney would have been much better than the Marxist.
“Romney...probably a pleasant fellow but not the kind of MAN that I want leading the nation. No fire in the belly.”
He had something during the first debate but at Newt must’ve learned, you need more than just one good debate performance.
memo to meet the press historians....(cough cough)
History is clear. When there is huge ideological wedge, Republicans win big. When the divide is fuzzy, Democrats win.
80: Reagan in rout over libeal Carter
84: Reagan in historic landslide over liberal Mondale.
88: We thought Bush 41 was conservative at that time, and he wins in route
92: Bush 41 outted as moderate, and Clinton blurs line, along with perot
94: Most ideolgoical and national mid term ever, GOP in ROUTE.
96: Dole? Puh leeze
00: No clear message, muddled result
02: Democrats out themselves as radicals, GOP picks up seats
04: Kerry Edwards far left weirdos, giving Bush just enough room
06: Moderate GOP down in flames
08: Moderate McCain down in flames
10: like 94, very ideological and results in historic route
12: moderate Mitt down in flames.
History is so so so clear.
hell, even in the screwy year of 98, Jesse Ventura’s third party win in Minnesota was the most conservative campaign in the nation. Now Jesse was too stupid to govern as a conservative, but he did, absolutely, campaign as one. Check the record!!)
Romney would have had a whole lot less votes without the loons and wackos. The ones that voted for Obama wouldn’t have voted for Romney if he ditched us, the loons and wackos. As I see it Romney did keep his distance from the far right.
Most of the press would have voted for Obama no matter what. Maybe Romney could have won if they didn’t pick sides? Maybe the press should show more respect to free speech. They only want their speech recognized.
That’s the problem with our media—they’re all a bunch of flockin’ mini-tyrants.
“Doris Kearns Goodwin”
What does this thieving, plagerizing leftist bytch know about politics.
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