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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.
Sounds pretty fascist to me.
You got that right.
Girl you are good.
Then Meet the Press would say that us Originalists espouse outdated ideas from a bunch of rich, white guys who are ancient history. This has already been said by Lefties.
The other tact the Lefties take against our founding fathers is to present writings from Tommy Jefferson and others and interpret (twist) them as evidence that some of our founders actually wanted socialism.
Romneys treatment of the Tea Party, especially Sarah Palin came back to bite him in the ass.
Maybe we should use simple terms so that the GOPe will understand
If you drain the blood from a body, IT WILL DIE!
Conservatism IS the life blood of this Country!
BTW GOPe! Sarah Palin has bigger Balls than all of you itsy bitsy teeney weeney look under a microscope and you still won’t find them limp di*k whatevers, who do not even deserve to be called men.
THERE, I SAID IT! Meow!
Ignore it and don’t take the bait.
Democrats/libs are always giving our party and candidates advice. Our party leaders actually follow the advice. It’s crazy.
The eternal, after election report from the media is, if the republicans win, it is a mistake that is explained away by bad, or incomplete communication of the democrat message, which accounts for the mistake that the voters made, and/or GOP tricks.
If the republicans lose, it is because they were too “right wing” and out of touch, and need to move left.
Not only Sarah, but where was Newt, Herman Cain or Rick Perry at the RNC? Ok, I’ll even go out on a limb here - where was Ron Paul? He is a kook in some areas, but he has some good ideas, especially when it comes to the Federal Reserve. The RNC alienated all of these people and their followers from the party.
I suspect that even if Romney had won, he would have surrounded himself with moderate, left-leaning RINOs in the cabinet positions. Let’s face it - the GOPE is Dem Lite.
I don’t think Sarah could have won if she had been nominated
due to the hatchet job they did on her and her family, but she sure shouldn’t have been excluded from the convention. Sure, it was a scheduling conflict. Does anyone know what she was doing during that time that she couldn’t show up to give a speech and rally the Tea Party?
The stupid Republicans want to go after the Latino votes now, and still exclude the TP Patriots. They do so at their own peril once again.
Doris Kearns Godwin was a college classmate of my late wife.
They’re ALL (RINOs included) in cahoots to get shed of Rush Limbaugh. In fact, chomping at the bit. - The day after the election, Rush said that the country has become where the “takers” outnumber the “producers” and went on to say “you can’t fight Santa Claus (Baracka Claus)”. He was more on target than Rove and the rest of them; and he got a lot of flak for it the next day from everywhere. They’ve bullied their “educamated” liberal crowd into being afraid to listen to Rush, for fear of being called stupid. He IS right a lot of the time.
Hey, it was RUSH who shot his mouth off and made Sandra Fluke a cause celeb giving us the "War on Women." He's been around long enough to know better.
They cannot even let well alone. For them, the healthy debate and the give and take of honest Americans is old hat. They are virtually totalitarians. They wish to completely eliminate the Winston Smiths within a democracy, that still follows the dictum, which is:
I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
DITTO, Exactly right!
Thank you sweet Clyde, but some things are just easy-peasy! LOL.
And speaking of killing, let’s go ahead and kill this “conservative entertainment complex” thing right freaking now. Because these days pretty much every news network and program is to some extent entertainment-driven, some more than others. Viacom ought to buy MSNBC so they can use the airstaff as God intended: Building a political “news” satire network around the twin tentpoles of &ldquop;The Daily Show” and “The Colber Repor”.
Please, please GOP. Please announce that conservatives like Ronald Reagan and his admirers, Sarah Palin and her admirers, Herman Cain and his admirers, Rush Limbaugh and his admirers, Sean Hannity and his admirers, et al. have no place in the GOP. Please you scum sucking elitist Establishment Republican (Boehner, McCain, Cantor, McConnell, Graham and others) cowards. You don’t have the gonads to stand up to the Marxist in the White House. Are you afraid of a bunch of smelly old conservatives that you loathe, hate and despise? You don’t have the courage of your convictions. Cowards. Yellow Bellied scum suckers? Do you need to check with your wives first? They are just like the Democrats. You like it when they rub your asses and call you Sweetie.