Skip to comments.Forget About A GOP Victory Next Year
Posted on 12/22/2013 6:29:35 AM PST by Moseley
It is becoming increasingly likely that the polls and surveys we are seeing today have a similar fundamental flaw; they are all vulnerable to collapse because of the agenda of John Boehner and the rest of the GOPe (including the Chamber of Commerce.)
The advantages held by Republicans today will be distant memories next November. Nevertheless, the vicious uncalled-for attacks on conservatives by John Boehner, Peter King, John McCain, and their like will not be forgotten. They will become rallying cries to fight against the Republican Party next year.
Those who are tempted to think that since conservatives have nowhere else to go, Republicans will win by default, ought to reconsider. Boehners insistence upon waving amnesty as a red flag in the face of conservatives will lead to the evaporation of the GOPs base support overnight.
The Republicans are fooling themselves into believing that the mere word Democrat attached to an opponent will bring them easy victories, because it wont do anything of the sort after amnesty. To the contrary, Republicans who vote for amnesty will carry a scarlet A on their foreheads; and being backed by The Chamber of Commerce will be a one way ticket to unemployment.
Republicans connected to amnesty will get no base support and no votes of gracias from newly-minted Democrats.
If the tone of this essay conveys the message that amnesty will bring about a big election night for Democrats and the beginning of the end for the Republican Party, Ive made my case.
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The Democrats will take the first hit, the GOP elites the next one.
It isn't like the Democrats are on the right side of amnesty either.
The GOPe will find a way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. The dems and their campaign arm (MSM) will actively assist them.
Should I blow my brains out now or wait? These guys are so negative and depressing I find no reason to read them. Lots of things will happen and gloom and doom do not have inside track on what is going to happen. Maybe Dr. Kevin “Coach” Collins is not going to have a good Christmas and wants to wreck ours.
Reid is openly congratulating Boehner for taking on those crazy radicals in the Tea Party. Uncle Screwtape could not be prouder
way to go Boehner- anything that makes Harry Reid happy MUST be good for America, right? When Harry approves, you must be doing the right thing, eh?
Those who are tempted to think that since conservatives have nowhere else to go, Republicans will win by default, ought to reconsider
If I have nowhere to go, I can always stay home.
If I and thousands of other stay home the GOPe loses.
Boehner and the others need to think on that.
Obamacare is not like budget battles or homosexual “rights” etc. It is affecting too many people, right now, and will do so for the foreseeable future.
Yes, the GOP-E is unable to exploit this fully, but they aren’t really exploiting it now. It should be a very good year for the GOP despite themselves (as in 2010).
The establishment GOP are not interested in gaining or holding majorities in either house. They are content on not being challenged by the liberal media by going along with the liberals’ agenda. They consider conservatives their enemies and the liberals their friends.
This country is so deep into the black hole now, I’d just as soon see our historic enemies complete the job, than reward our traitorous “friends” into position to finish it and enrich themselves as they do it. Let them become trapped in the trap they set for the rest of us. I really don’t care, they are not my god nor my salvation.
The similar fundamental flaw is that republicans are stupid.
The GOPe will piss away this advantage just like they piss away every advantage.
They will, again, alienate their base in an attempt to curry favor with the media.
Paul Ryan is an idiot.
I’m pretty sure the GOP has jumped the shark with conservatives. I know that the word ‘Republican’ to me means nothing more than a pile of dogsh!t.
I am not going to vote for my so-called Senator Isakson in 2016, nor for anyone GOP endorsed in Chambliss’ replacement primary, either.
Additionally, based on my Congressman Collin’s recent budget vote, I won’t be voting for him in the primary.
Should any or all of these win their primaries, I’m planning on sitting this one out totally. I’ll not be a party to keep putting these traitors back in office.
While shopping this year I have noticed a huge trend and I think it is indicative of a radical change coming. Store clerks, shoppers, restaurant personnel are all saying Merry CHRISTMAS in a very unapologetic aggressive manner. I hear it everywhere and I think it is a revolt.
Should there be a GOP victory, it will be a hollow one. It will be business as usual. Lots more spending, continuing growth of government, and the further erosion of liberties. The GOP and the Dems are two sides of the same coin.
There may be another flaw: Of the nearly 60% who disapprove of Obama, 10 to 12% say it’s because he isn’t liberal enough. That gets us back to 50-50.
There is some inconsistency in the polls, though. If he really is losing independents (they don’t think he’s too conservative) and/or is receding from being The One for those under 30, he’s got a problem.
The above is not to say that the GOP-e leadership can’t do something so stupid that the electorate won’t see any difference between the parties.
The GOPe will find a way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
You can count on that. They always fold because they have no core values.
Boehner is one of the weakest “leaders” in history. Ever.
The problem is, Republicans are sitting on their hands while the Democrats strategerize, and fight. By next November the failings of Obamacare will be the result of the House Republicans. Head on over to DU, if you can tolerate it, they are all over the place blaming this on Republicans. Remember, this is a battle for low information voters, and silence isn’t going to win. With that said, I think 2014 is going to be a bad year for all incumbents, not just Democrats.
The GOP are appeasers and compromisers. That’s who they are; its how they roll. Never going to change.
You’re right, the GOP deeply fears the conservative movement. Their stated “differences” with Democrats are largely for political theater and for deceiving their base into voting for them.
How much more evidence do we need that the GOP is a failure? We need a new party IMO.
Karl Roves says GOP will win big next year.
We are doomed.
The problem is, Republicans are sitting on their hands while the Democrats strategerize, and fight.
You captured the very essence of any difference between the two parties. I grudingly admire the Dems for their willingness to fight. To them, politics is blood sport and they play to win. Pubbies are happy just to sit in the grandstands and watch the game.
Boehner had a sex change years ago...from a castrati to a pseudo male.
Thanks to him, the GOP is dead.
The current GOP “leadership” could be absolutely perfect, our people could turn out in droves, and we can still forget about a victory. The other side has taken cheating to a science, and we will lose.
Rove is a just a political hack, an apparatchik without any gravitas whatsoever. The fact that he’s advising the GOP on poltiical strategy speaks volumes.
Republican voters are a smart bunch. They are quickly learning not to give money to organizations like Karl Rove’s corporate PACs, that not only support only establishment Republicans, but actively fight conservatives.
So, Rove, if your moneybag friends like the liberal agenda so much, why don’t they pay for it themselves, not beg conservatives to support the liberal agenda?
The Tea Party continues to do everything right. With each election, it systematically takes out more and more RINOs, whose betrayal is actually more harmful to conservatives than anything the Democrats do.
Eventually, there will be Karl Rove, begging on street corners for lobbyist dollars. The out of office RINOs will be hired by corporations who still think they have influence with conservatives. When they realize that they don’t, they will be out on the street as well.
And when conservatives control the party leadership, there is going to be a serious purge of the party. Liberals will no longer get any significant leadership position.
I doubt it .the mid terms are not an elite campaign from Washington. It is a grass roots campaign with a smaller turn out. Think 2010.
I agree, this is a foolishly negative column by someone who is despearate to make himself seem smarter than those of us rubes who think 2014 will be a good election. In a way, “Coach” is just as elitist acting as the GOPe.
So let me help “coach” out here 2014 will be much like 2010 - where we had a focus on Obama care, and a GOP e who didn’t get it. The elites in DC run the messaging for a Prez campaign .they do not control it for a mid term. Read, learn, accept .coach
Am I misreading something here? Isn’t the reason Obama got a second term because conservatives withheld their support of the idiot republican establishment?
No, they're trying to destroy the TeaParty so they can go back being the loyal, ineffective, opposition.
They've decided that pays better than defending the country.
That's one factor, but to say that's "why" is false ..because it's only part of a puzzle. But a Prez election cycle is totally different than a mid term cycle, so any comparison should be made to 2010, not 2012.
For more complete information, see this:
The GOPe is less of a factor in mid terms.
But, but, but, 'The Brain' is an expert political anal-ist on Fox News!
I hear it everywhere and I think it is a revolt.
It used to be tradition. Maybe we are just going back to what was.
Good point and perspective. This is an off year election with different characteristics.
he problem is that Repubs don’t have to do anything to win. Don’t vote or even bring up Immigration. They will shoot themselves by entertaining that notion. Letting the Rats talk them into the fray. Stay out. shut down all but the essentials. Give the Rats “NOTHING”.
Who ever the media supports, I will vote for the other guy/gal.
Am I misreading something here?
There was a couple billion dollars spent in propaganda. Don’t rule out voter fraud, the democrat way.
If I won’t swallow vomit to vote for a puling treacherous R, I sure won’t do it to vote for an evil D.
It's time we accept the GOP is just as in favor of big oppressive government as is the left. In fact they are one in the same. Their only interest is to perpetuate the illusion that they oppose the socialist agenda when if fact they are all for it.
Romney was going to win because conservatives had nowhere else to go - but they found a place to go: instead of going to the polls they went to their living rooms and had coffee.
Our country if fatally wounded if we don’t kick the D’s out and stop Obama Care now. Period.
Anyone who doesn’t vote because A: they’re not CONVINCED the R’s will end Obama Care, or B: because of any other issue, including amnesty, is guaranteeing the end of the Republic.
If the R’s go bonkers stupid on amnesty, which is possible but I still don’t think will happen, that’s a hill for another day .because no such law will destroy us as quickly as Obama Care will at this point.
As for whether the R’s will end Obama CAre? Well, it depends on who is in charge and how big the majorities are and how many are tea party R’s ..but one thing for damned sure the D’s will NEVER EVER END Obama Care ..PERIOD. Sometimes choices suck, but they remain anyway. Let’s win some doggoned primaries ..
When Ted Cruz, Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Rush Limbaugh, Mike Lee, Joe Wilson, Trey Gowdy, etc, shed their “R” label, you have a point. Until then, you are just ranting and insulting the good guys.
Gee, there are some really bad Republicans. Really? Newsflash? Duh.
No wonder Reid congratulates his “good friend” John “Benedict Arnold” Boehner. He’s the Democrats best friend as he antagonizes the same conservative voters who refused to vote in last year’s election because they objected to the GOPe choice of Romney.
Conservatives don’t have to “go” anywhere. They can stay home.
The two options are not mutually exclusive something I think the person pushing this idea would agree with me on ..
Romney would have been so much worse than Obama.
Yep, and wait for Obama to come get your guns, assign you your death panel, take your gold, your money, and all your liberties ..but hey, you’ll be at your home.
Of course, you won’t own it anymore, but you’ll be home brilliant.
I know you feel better and self righteous for posting that, but I highly doubt you can back it up.