Skip to comments.The End Of The Karl Rove Death Grip Signals A Reagan Renaissance
Posted on 11/14/2012 6:49:48 AM PST by LRoggy
Liberals do not grasp the distinction between Ronald Reagan and (either) George Bush. This blind spot creates a massive confusion and hazard to their ambitions. Obama defeated neither the Reagan Narrative nor Team Reagan. Team Bush appropriated, and then marginalized, both. Obama beat Team Bush, not Team Reagan. The implications are huge.
There was a touchy relationship between President Reagan and his Vice President George H.W. Bush. They were rivals during the primaries. Bush attacked the Reagan economic agenda as voodoo economics. Bush served faithfully as VP for eight years but Reagan and Bush never warmed to one another. There was precious little rapport between the populist figures populating the Reagan circle and the Eastern establishment retinue of the son of the patrician Sen. Prescott Bush.
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You, me,and the free world!!
Excellent article - and all true.
Mitt Romney had on stage at his last big Ohio rally none other than Elaine Chao - yes, she’s married to Mr. McConnell who is stuck in the Senate as our standard-bearer.
She was a pampered, spoiled brat as Labor Secretary. She did nothing according to principle but rather according to big-government, big-spending ideals.
Maybe they just turned it around!
What a joke. No, I’m not reading the rest.
Rove is busily taking in contributions to his super-PAC or whatever it is, and FOX / Hannity are still going to give him a platform from which to raise money and pretend to be a conservative WINNER.
Please, please let us retire Rove and no more Bush family for a good long time. We need political entitlement reform. pfft!
Superb article, although I read Rubio as a Bush circle protege. Anyway, worth recycling an old tagline.
This RWR and GHWB personal relationship was also echoed with Eisenhower and Nixon. Not one in eight years did DDE and Mamie invite Dick and Pat to the White House for a private dinner. But GHWB did become emotional at the Reagan funeral. RWR’s biggest failures were GHWB and Sandra Day O’Connor.
The only possible way to save this country is to find out who makes up the cabal that forced Reagan to select Bush as his VP. Then destroy it.
I am afraid there will always be some Republican stupid enough to write this guy a $300 million check.
A better statement of why the Republican party got it wrong:
“...The difference between the left and the right is that the left has a five-year plan and the right has a five-second plan. The left knows what it’s going to do four years from now when the numbers look even worse than they do today. But what is the right going to do? Run another cheerful capitalist who promises to use his Olympics experience to fix the economy, but never really seizes those grievances and goes for the throat? That’s what the left is counting on...” Daniel Greenfield aka Sultan Knish
Link to full article: http://sultanknish.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-numbers-game.html
You underestimate the GOP’s virtually infinite capacity to learn the wrong lesson.
One of the sharpest pieces of writing I have read in a long time. I saved it. Thanks.
Didn’t Karl Rove, Tom DeLay, and Jack Abramhof promise conservatives a permanent Republican majority if we’d just relax a few principles?
Big Government Conservatism.
Project for a New American Century.
No Child Left Behind.
Medicare Part D.
Faith-Based Initiatives (controlled and financed by government).
Correction here: Pressy Bush got his start as a shoe salesman in Ohio and got the idea to better himself by going East to attend Yale, where he diligently brown-nosed, facilitated, convenienced, and did much service for the rich snots in varsity sweaters. Then he parlayed old school ties into a U.S. Senate seat.
Sequaciousness was a hallmark of both Pressy and Poppy.
Say "Jeb-Chris-Marco" three times really fast, and you'll get some idea of the breathlessness of the talking heads last week, as they elevated themselves into hyperdrive, "reserving" slots in the winner's circle for the 2016 GOP nomination.
Ping to my last. Sorry to be the bearer of bad tidings, but Karl's already reserved the 2016 nom for Jebby Boy.
” Run another cheerful capitalist who promises to use his Olympics experience to fix the economy, but never really seizes those grievances and goes for the throat?”
Romney brought a cap pistol to a gunfight. Never has worked, never will work. When you run against a thug, you have to out battle the thug.
I realize and I suspect he will destroy Texas trying to install handsome baby Jeb as Governor.
I wish we could send Boehner and Rove off to a deserted island.
We give them a few boxes of tissue and a dry erase board—that way Rove can figure all the variances and percentages for Boehner’s tissue rations. Because you know Boehner will be blubbering.
I can dream...
Wipe out Rove, Bush 1 and Bush 2 from Conservative history, all 3 were nothing more than traitors to this country!
Glad someone else caught this. I understand the desire to see a hispanic surname among the GOP's rising stars, but lets first make sure their surname, and maybe some nice sounding rhetoric, aren't the only reason we support them.
Whenever I hear HW Bush and Reagan mentioned together for some reason I think of the former using the occasion of the latter’s memorial service to make crappy jokes about Millie, his dog.