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The Birth of the Me-Too Conservative
Real Clear Politics ^ | October 22, 2008 | Tony Blankley

Posted on 06/18/2013 6:19:02 AM PDT by Bratch

With the rise to enduring power of President Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal in 1933, a new type of Republican emerged in reaction to FDR's attractive and overawing power: the me-too Republican. Until the election of President Reagan five decades later, these me-too Republicans supported, rather than opposed, Democratic Party policies but claimed they would administer them better. Of course, this led to a half-century of Democratic dominance of American government and politics.

FDR himself cruelly mocked this pathetic breed of spineless, protect-your-career-at-any-cost Republican politicians:

"Let me warn the nation against the smooth evasion which says: 'Of course we believe all these things. We believe in Social Security; we believe in work for the unemployed; we believe in saving homes. Cross our hearts and hope to die, we believe in all these things; but we do not like the way the present administration is doing them. Just turn them over to us. We will do all of them; we will do more of them; we will do them better; and best of all, the doing of them will not cost anybody anything.'"

Now, on the cusp of what some think will be a major Obama victory, we are beginning to see emerge what I will call "me-too conservatives" -- initially among conservative commentators (politicians to follow).

(Excerpt) Read more at realclearpolitics.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gope; palin; schism
An article written during the home stretch of the 2008 Presidential election that still resonates today.

His prediction about Governor Palin was spot on, and he was also right about the "conservative" politicians following the commentators across the aisle toward Obama.

Now it's 2013 and they continue to make the same mistakes.

1 posted on 06/18/2013 6:19:02 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bratch

bump


2 posted on 06/18/2013 6:25:43 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Bratch

“Now it’s 2013 and they continue to make the same mistakes.”

What is the definition of insanity, again?

Or perhaps they do not WANT a different outcome.

Even if they don’t want a different outcome, I do.

My course is clear. Work to get the mistakes unmade.


3 posted on 06/18/2013 6:43:02 AM PDT by alloysteel (When did the government suddenly become our psycho ex-girlfriend? - Jay Leno)
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To: Bratch

Now it’s 2013 and they continue to make the same mistakes


When someone has made the same “mistakes” for years the question must be asked: Are they mistakes or are they doing it on purpose?


4 posted on 06/18/2013 6:48:38 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act - Orwell)
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To: Bratch
The media spent too much time then and too much now analyzing Barry. Barry ain't not ideologue. Ideologues believe in something bigger than themselves.

The liberal civil rights activist Bartle Bull got it right when he called Barry out for what he was, which was a "hustler".

Community organizer is just a fancy name for race pimp.

Ultimately, Barry is no socialist nor communist but a fairly typical Chicago machine politician.

The Chicago machine has evolved. Irish Catholics dominated the machines under the Dickie Daleys, but now they have recruited race pimps like Barry and a Jew like Emmanuel who appears more loyal to Mecca than Jerusalem.

5 posted on 06/18/2013 7:07:07 AM PDT by metafugitive
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a movement indeed, did emerge, and Palin did indeed turn out to be what they feared.

“”I think that Peggy may have unconsciously touched on what really is going on here when she accuses Palin — who is attracting crowds as big, if not bigger than any Reagan ever drew — of being a “follower not a leader.”

Peggy’s unconscious fear may be that it will be precisely Sarah Palin (and others like her) who will be among the leaders of the about-to-be-reborn conservative movement. I suspect that the conservative movement we start rebuilding on the ashes of Nov. 4 (even if McCain wins) will have little use for overwritten, over-delicate commentary. The new movement will be plain-spoken and socially networked up from the Interneted streets, suburbs and small towns of America. It certainly will not listen very attentively to those conservatives who idolatrize Obama and collaborate in heralding his arrival. They may call their commentary “honesty.” I would call it — at the minimum — blindness.

The new conservative movement will be facing a political opponent that will reveal itself soon to be both multiculturalist and Eurosocialist. We will be engaged in a struggle to the political death for the soul of the country.””


6 posted on 06/18/2013 7:31:09 AM PDT by ansel12 (Social liberalism/libertarianism, empowers, creates and imports, and breeds, economic liberals.)
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To: Bratch

They aren’t “me too” Conservatives, they’re “me too” Republicans. Too many people don’t know the difference.


7 posted on 06/18/2013 7:42:00 AM PDT by SCHROLL
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To: metafugitive

Obama is a communist, look at what he’s doing. that doesn’t preclude the fact that he’s a Chicago political machinist


8 posted on 06/18/2013 8:10:56 AM PDT by FutureRocketMan (Santorum/Perry or Perry/Santorum 2016)
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