Skip to comments.Moran: Republicans' hard-right turn worries old-guard Tom Kean
Posted on 11/13/2012 6:58:54 AM PST by ZULU
And now that hes 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.
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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.
Good advice. Or we could just have honest elections.
Roosevelt was a pure progressive.
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.
Yeah, that Reagan guy really sucked. He didn’t attack job creators.
Yeah! Populism before the Constitution! THAT’S what the people need!!
Only a RINO would be more concerned with the “hard right” turn of the GOP than the hard left turn of the Rats.
Which proves Kean doesn’t know what he’s talking about.
Kane,,Kean or whatever
another POS Rockefeller RINO like Christie....
time to BOLT that party and form a new Tea based party.
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.
Now that he’s 77, the effects of dementia are more pronounced...
Kean can shove it. He isn’t fit to shovel the excrement of TR’s horse.
Moral convictions are out of style.
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.
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.
No one ever worries about the Dems’ hard-left drift.
Kean is the definitive definition of a establishment GOP-e type RINO of the most liberal persuasion.
I thought he was dead.
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.
He was also a hunter and loved guns. Tom Kean Senior doesn’t believe in the Second Amendment either.
Is Tom concerned that the current POTUS is as hard left as they come?
I didn’t see where Kean discussed the effect of the voter fraud on the Republican vote. Did I miss it? /sarc.
Bottom line... we must destroy the progressives within the republican party... and anyone that blames the TEA Party for anything is a progressive.
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.
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!
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.
This idiot told Reagan the same thing in the eighties. Nice to see the press knows where to find their fossils.
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.
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.
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.
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.
More than all I needed to know...
Kean: Useful Idiot.
Hard right turn? Mittens and Rove? LOL