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Moran: Republicans' hard-right turn worries old-guard Tom Kean
NJ.com ^ | November 11, 2012 | Tom Moran

Posted on 11/13/2012 6:58:54 AM PST by ZULU

And now that he’s 77 years old, and the election is over, he felt free last week to administer an unvarnished scolding to the modern Republican Party.

He describes a party that has lost its way, that is beholden to the wealthy, and that will keep losing elections until it recaptures the populist centrism of Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt, the two most successful Republican presidents in our history.

(Excerpt) Read more at blog.nj.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: election; rino; tomkean
Tom Kean is a pure, unadulturated RINO. This piece of worthless liberal trash thought Chrissie Whitman was "too conservative" and supported payment of reparations to black Americans. He doesn't believe the Second Amendment applies to private citizens.

The fact that he has the TEMERITY to name Teddy Roosevelt. a great hero,as one of his favorites is a disgrace.

THIS is the kind of trash we have to live with in New Jersey Republican politics. Rich elitist limousine liberal types who control the party machine through their wealth and their blue-blood connections and have nothinig but real contempt for average Republicans.

1 posted on 11/13/2012 6:58:59 AM PST by ZULU
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To: ZULU

Good advice. Or we could just have honest elections.


2 posted on 11/13/2012 7:00:49 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: ZULU

Roosevelt was a pure progressive.


3 posted on 11/13/2012 7:02:42 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ZULU

Our party is about 40% closer to the dems than it was when Reagan won two landslides. This myth has to be addressed. The tea party has nearly Identical positions to Reagan.


4 posted on 11/13/2012 7:03:02 AM PST by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: ZULU

Yeah, that Reagan guy really sucked. He didn’t attack job creators.


5 posted on 11/13/2012 7:04:03 AM PST by uncommonsense (Conservatives believe what they see; Liberals see what they believe.)
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To: ZULU
Bugger off you addled old fool. I'm waiting for the first article warning of the democrat's slide to the left, the suggestion of which is so obvious I almost hate to make it.
6 posted on 11/13/2012 7:04:44 AM PST by skeeter
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To: ZULU

Yeah! Populism before the Constitution! THAT’S what the people need!!


7 posted on 11/13/2012 7:05:34 AM PST by Teacher317 ('Tis time to fear when tyrants seem to kiss.)
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To: ZULU

Only a RINO would be more concerned with the “hard right” turn of the GOP than the hard left turn of the Rats.


8 posted on 11/13/2012 7:08:28 AM PST by Blood of Tyrants (Why is the government more concerned about protecting a microbe on Mars than an unborn baby here?)
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To: cripplecreek

Which proves Kean doesn’t know what he’s talking about.


9 posted on 11/13/2012 7:08:40 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: ZULU

Kane,,Kean or whatever

another POS Rockefeller RINO like Christie....

time to BOLT that party and form a new Tea based party.


10 posted on 11/13/2012 7:09:17 AM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: ZULU

What “hard-right” turn? The implication is that if we don’t meet the Dems half way on every Dem hard-left turn then we are being “hard-rigt”? Please give me one example of where this supposed “hard-right” tea party agenda differs from Ronald Reagan’s positions in the slightest.


11 posted on 11/13/2012 7:09:52 AM PST by circlecity
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To: ZULU

Now that he’s 77, the effects of dementia are more pronounced...


12 posted on 11/13/2012 7:11:51 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: ZULU

Kean can shove it. He isn’t fit to shovel the excrement of TR’s horse.


13 posted on 11/13/2012 7:11:51 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: ZULU

Moral convictions are out of style.


14 posted on 11/13/2012 7:16:57 AM PST by Calpublican
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To: ZULU

First, we need to destroy the ‘Left vs Right’ paradigm. This is ‘Tyranny vs Freedom’, ‘Central Planning vs Economic Self determination’ etc....
The alarm sounds whenever anyone talks of ‘beholden to the rich’ or ‘tax cuts for the rich’. It shows their complete ignorance of economics. Rather than concentrate on ‘wealth destruction’, they need to concentrate on ‘wealth creation’.
This exercise is futile,IMHO. It shows how differently, we are wired. Mao’s ‘Cultural Revolution’ was not that long ago.


15 posted on 11/13/2012 7:19:31 AM PST by griswold3 (Big Government does not tolerate rivals.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Long ago, before NJ had an income tax, one of the GOP brightlights who was also a CEO of one of the vehicle supply houses in NJ began lobbying for a state income tax. I wrote him a letter pointing out the income tax would be just another pool of money to be spent upon worthless programs. Lastly, the state would be just as financially bad off with it as without it. The jerk actually sent a response which basically said I did not know what I was talking about. Well, the results are in now, the state is a fiscal basket case with people being taxed out the whazoo. Unfortunately his pooly run company was purchased and this lard ass got to leave with a ton of cash and of course moved to another state.


16 posted on 11/13/2012 7:20:41 AM PST by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: ZULU

No one ever worries about the Dems’ hard-left drift.


17 posted on 11/13/2012 7:21:47 AM PST by Publius Maximus (It was a nice Republic, while it lasted.)
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To: ZULU

Kean is the definitive definition of a establishment GOP-e type RINO of the most liberal persuasion.


18 posted on 11/13/2012 7:22:59 AM PST by Blue Highway
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To: Blue Highway

I thought he was dead.


19 posted on 11/13/2012 7:24:58 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: Vaquero

You know, I have long resisted this talk of a third party, but after this last fiasco, maybe it’s time to really consider this.

The Republican Party has consistently told us that they DO NOT want us. The Republican Party has consitently told us that they could win elections if only they would allow abortions, allow homosexuality, allow open borders, you know, pretty much what the Democrats say. I say, fine. Good luck with that.

Let the Karl Roves, Chris Christies, Ann Coulters, Tom Keans have the Republican Party WITHOUT Conservatives!

You forever tell us we’re not wanted. You forever force your candidates on us because YOU know better.

Time to leave the “know-it-all” country club Republicans to their own devices.


20 posted on 11/13/2012 7:40:31 AM PST by Obadiah (Americans said, "Give us Barabbas!")
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To: cripplecreek

He was also a hunter and loved guns. Tom Kean Senior doesn’t believe in the Second Amendment either.


21 posted on 11/13/2012 7:42:20 AM PST by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: ZULU

Is Tom concerned that the current POTUS is as hard left as they come?


22 posted on 11/13/2012 7:47:42 AM PST by windsorknot
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To: ZULU
Roosevelt also supported eugenics.


23 posted on 11/13/2012 7:48:31 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: ZULU

I didn’t see where Kean discussed the effect of the voter fraud on the Republican vote. Did I miss it? /sarc.


24 posted on 11/13/2012 7:58:00 AM PST by Exit148
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To: ZULU
The idea that the Republican party has moved to the right is idiotic! Look at the last two nominee's - McCain, who was one of the original 'Gang of 14' members, and Romney, previous Governor of Massachusetts, the most liberal state in the country!

What this election has shown, is that a moderate can not be elected. The Republicans keep thinking that if they nominate a centrist, then moderate Democrats will cross party lines - that will never happen.

It doesn't matter the party, moderates of the party will not cross party lines, and vote for a moderate in the other party, they will continue to vote for the extreme candidate of their own party. And if the party does not put out an extreme candidate? Simple, the base will not come out and vote, that has been proven in the last two elections.

So, while people keep screaming about wanting 'centrists' - IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN! The only way a party is able to have it's candidate win, is to noninate someone from the extreme wing of the party.
25 posted on 11/13/2012 8:07:48 AM PST by MMaschin
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To: ZULU

Bottom line... we must destroy the progressives within the republican party... and anyone that blames the TEA Party for anything is a progressive.

LLS


26 posted on 11/13/2012 8:13:48 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (I AM JOHN GALT)
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To: ZULU
He describes a party that has lost its way, that is beholden to the wealthy,

You gotta be kidding me! The left is loaded, and has done more for the Wall Street elitists (and the elites within their party ) than any Republican could ever dream of.

Make a list of millionaire (billionaire) liberals you can think of. Hollywood, the house, the senate, the activists,....

Now make a Republican list of the same. Can't think of that many now, can you?

The way left portrays itself is an illusion. They accuse others of what they, themselves, really are and what they're doing. When they look in a mirror, they can't see the evil creatures they've become, because evil has no reflection.

The left wing elitists aren't the least bit interested in sharing THEIR wealth. They just want to share everyone elses wealth, and there's very little left of it to share.

The left wing elitists are getting richer and richer while the tax slaves are getting poorer and poorer. If the Republicans want to regain their strength, they've got to take the side of the poor tax slaves. We are a massive voting army going virtually unnoticed. Our drive and our political energy is being wasted, because there's no one to represent us. There's no one for us to vote FOR.

27 posted on 11/13/2012 8:16:15 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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Yup that’s right. All good Republicans should now lay down at the alter of Big Government and must fashion their politics to mirror the late and beloved Robert H. Michel. A good Republican after all is a lite Democrat and is only effective as a beard for the Democrat Party.

They must understand the constraints on the New America where one dead Ambassador, two dead border guards, two dead Navy Seals, one dead computer specialist and thousands of guns being funneled to narco-terrorists in Mexico by our Justice Dept is but a “bump in the road”.

Forward, comrades, forward!

28 posted on 11/13/2012 8:26:00 AM PST by mort56
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To: Obadiah
The Republican Party has consistently told us that they DO NOT want us.

The communists took over the democrat party generations ago. It's easier for the RINOs to simply go along for the ride.
The Patriots (TEA party) need to take over the Republicans.

Right now, the uninformed Americans see two parties. A third party wouldn't stand a chance. We need to reform the Republican party. This way, we can bring America back to what it once was. Trying to fight on a smaller, weaker scale would be national suicide.

29 posted on 11/13/2012 8:26:49 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: ilovesarah2012

This idiot told Reagan the same thing in the eighties. Nice to see the press knows where to find their fossils.


30 posted on 11/13/2012 8:27:28 AM PST by Luke21
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What gets me is that the GOP HASN’T EVEN BEEN “TO THE RIGHT”...much less GOING to far to the right. Romney was a move TO THE MIDDLE. BUSH wasn’t even that conservative.

What are these people smoking? I know the answer, they have an agenda...the agenda is changing the meaning of words.

The GOP has already become the Tories in the UK...a slightly less socialist version of the same thing.


31 posted on 11/13/2012 8:37:11 AM PST by Crimson Elephant
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To: ZULU

Where is this “hard right turn” the media and others keep talking about regarding the GOP? If any party has moved from center, it’s the Dems. They didn’t always agree with abortion, gay marriage, high taxes, stomping on religious freedoms, etc. The GOP stance on these issues has moved left, not right.


32 posted on 11/13/2012 8:52:06 AM PST by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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kean and whitless should go off into the sunset together, these blue-blood millionaire wasps are closet democrats, they are pro-abortion, whitless vetoed the ban on partial birth abortion, they are in favor of population control which is a form of eugenics, support UN initatives, they both left office with $multimillion-dollar deficits and tom kean, put the state on the road to bankruptcy and huge budgets when he mandted a minimum salary for teachers, through parity, that bumped up all the salaries some into 6 figures in the succeeding years. Kean also abused his helecopter privledges by going to “the hapmpton” every weekend during the warm weather for 8 years. He also left the taxpayers with the largest state-employee motor pool in the history of the state. A big spender.

Whitless stole money out of the unemployment trust fund and the teachers’ pension and annuity trust fund to fund a fraud income-tax reduction, sue was sued and had to pay the money back.

It was the “conservative” legislators over the edge to pass the $3-billion spending bill, breraking the law by bypassing the electorate where it should have been a bond issue. In return, whitless gave some of these senators, 6-figure jobs when they were voted out of the senate.


33 posted on 11/13/2012 9:04:37 AM PST by Coleus
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To: ZULU

If Kean thinks “greedy” wall street bankers and financiers created the financial crisis, and that people who want to take the Republican Party back to conservative principles should be tossed out of the party, he’s a lot dumber than he looks. He’s got everything bass ackwards.


34 posted on 11/13/2012 9:56:14 AM PST by driftless2
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To: ZULU
He describes a party that has lost its way, that is beholden to the wealthy, and that will keep losing elections until it recaptures the populist centrism of Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt, the two most successful Republican presidents in our history.

More than all I needed to know...

35 posted on 11/13/2012 11:31:32 AM PST by DoughtyOne (Hurricane Sandy..., a week later and 48 million Americans still didn't have power.)
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To: ZULU

Kean: Useful Idiot.


36 posted on 11/13/2012 2:21:13 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: ZULU

Hard right turn? Mittens and Rove? LOL


37 posted on 11/13/2012 5:59:08 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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