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Kristol Slams 'Establishment' For 'Rebrand' Of Party
Posted on 02/06/2013 8:09:31 AM PST by bigbob
Commentator Bill Kristol laughed off attempts of the "establishment" to "come to the rescue" of the Tea Party on Fox News last night. Kristol said that the "establishment" candidates lost the election, not the Tea Party.
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TOPICS: Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: gop; gope; kristol; teaparty; tokyorove
"Blind sow" or has even an old school GOP-E elitist and party apologist like Kristol started to see the light?
posted on 02/06/2013 8:09:41 AM PST
Kristol is the GOP establishment. Why now the “attack” on his own people? I’m not buying this nor should anyone else. He, Karl Rove, and the rest of the establishment’s media wing have done nothing but contribute to the party’s electoral decline.
posted on 02/06/2013 8:15:08 AM PST
Thank you Bill.
And for those who have not been paying attention, Bill has never been a run-of-the-mill GOP-e member. He walks in the crowd, but more often than not, he has been hypercritical of the many boneheaded moves, and down right backstabbing, going on in the GOP toward the TEA party and social conervatives.
posted on 02/06/2013 8:21:16 AM PST
(Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
I call GOPe types “Uriah Heep republicans” after the manipulative, butt kissing, back stabbing, Dickens character.
posted on 02/06/2013 8:23:30 AM PST
(REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
Horsehockey. They bad mouthed all the Tea Party candidates just as much as Axelrod and his thugs did.
posted on 02/06/2013 8:24:03 AM PST
(I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
yeah, but we believe in forgiveness, right? As when “the party left Ronald Reagan”?
I don’t trust Turd-Blossom OR Kristol, but if he’s willing to use his public forum to say the right words, that’s fine. Just remember “talk is cheap” and they get paid for doing it, so they say whatever they think will serve their self-interest at the time.
posted on 02/06/2013 8:28:35 AM PST
The Republican Party is DEAD! Get over it. Re branding will accomplish nothing but delay the inevitable.
A third party based on Constitutional principles needs to start very soon. I know...., I know...., it will be a disaster for several years but I believe it is the only option to save the Republic.
posted on 02/06/2013 8:30:56 AM PST
(Strength and Honor)
That is like the candidates who remake or reintroduce themselves during an election cycle — and still lose.
It is going to take more than ‘rebranding’ the same old stuff. The GOP’s problem is that they are trying to be Dem-lites and the voters are rejecting that.
posted on 02/06/2013 8:31:38 AM PST
“Kristol is the GOP establishment”
I refer to them as Vichy Republicans whose goals is to get the best deal they can for themselves from the dictator.
posted on 02/06/2013 8:41:18 AM PST
The grassroots is bringing the republican "leaders" back to the conservative principles they were supposed to be representing. This is as it should be.
posted on 02/06/2013 8:45:42 AM PST
(They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
Despite Romney’s miserable positions on almost everything, he likely would have done an excellent job with the economy if nothing else. The fact that we rejected him in this economic climate may have gotten through to a few of the GOPe. We’ll see.
posted on 02/06/2013 8:56:28 AM PST
(There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind.)
“Uriah Heep republicans” I LOVE it! Freepers are the best!
The GOPs problem is that they are trying to be Dem-lites and the voters are rejecting that.
Ding-Ding-Ding! We have a winner! I have been saying this for years!
Think of it like this: you are at a restaurant and they are offering two legitimate plates - New York strip steak, hot mashed potatoes and cold beer (paid for by the "taxpayers') or half a hamburger steak, wilted salad and warm water (half-paid for by the "taxpayers" and you pay the rest)! Which one are you going to choose?
The GOP should be saying you can have any damn thing on the menu, but know that YOU will be paying for your own damn meal! You cannot out "gimme" the Dems! They have experience and complete denial of the real costs with which to beat the GOP - EVERY DAMN TIME!
posted on 02/06/2013 10:44:49 AM PST
(PRAYER: It's the only HOPE for real CHANGE in America!)
posted on 02/06/2013 10:45:48 AM PST
(in APO Land)
The fact that we rejected him in this economic climate may have gotten through to a few of the GOPe. Well see.
The problem is that psychopaths and narcissists never admit they're wrong. It's why they're trial ballooning the likes of Christie and Jeb.
posted on 02/06/2013 10:49:34 AM PST
by Sirius Lee
(All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
That is like the candidates who remake or reintroduce themselves during an election cycle and still lose.”
Would this be something like The Whigs “rebranding” themselves as “Longhairs” ???
Bill, you are so right....
posted on 02/06/2013 11:04:26 AM PST
(More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
Perhaps, or he might be trying to get his father to quit spinning in his grave. Kristol is wrong more often than he is right.
posted on 02/06/2013 11:22:50 AM PST
(Isn't freedom worth fighting for?)
I saw Uriah Heep in Asbury Park, summer of ‘71. The opening act was Long John Baldry. Great show.
To: Road Glide
How ‘bout we re-brand them from Elephants to the Mules.
1. They are stupid and stubborn as all get out.
2. They won't budge for common sense and continue to do the same thing over and over.
3. They look almost like donkeys
posted on 02/06/2013 4:11:22 PM PST
(Ride for the Brand. Joshua 24:15)
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