The Other McCain

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Posted on | March 5, 2013 | 11 Comments

by Smitty

Somebody needs to rid us of these turbulent Bushes:

Mr. Priebus, in 2012 the GOP missed a HUGE opportunity to push out some more “diverse” faces to bring the message of liberty and smaller government to their communities. There is a sizable community of Black Republican/conservative bloggers who highlight that message every day. Many work in their spare time. Can you imagine what they would have been able to do for the GOP if there had even been a tiny amount of party dollars behind them?
We’ve already blown that opportunity but another one presents itself. As we begin to think about 2014 and 2016 we need to continue thinking about how we change our image. Exit polls showed that many minority voters liked Mitt Romney’s message but in the end did not feel comfortable voting for him because they didn’t “trust” him. We need to give them a reason to trust us.
I’m sorry, but throwing a rich white guy in front of a bunch of people who have been taught from kindergarten to distrust rich white guys is not going to cut it. I have a suggestion for a new strategy, and some people will not like it because it involves a few people getting out of the way and/or making room for new faces. Some people will have to decide if their status is more important to them than their country.

If I thought the GOP was interested in across-the-board reform, and not more interested in the party as such, I’d be more inclined to donate.

There may be some grand plan, some rationale, for what’s been going on the last couple of years. Hanlon’s Razor applies. But if the GOP has been incompetent, what a peculiar failure of imagination! Have the minds of all the GOP elites been so filled with Reagan quotes that there are no brain cells remaining to. . .carry out the basic capitalistic ideas that Reagan espoused?

This piece in The Hill strikes me as way too inside-baseball:

And for their efforts, Team Obama was roundly mocked. “Saturday Night Live” did a hilarious skit over the weekend that had the president trot out the Village People to show how deep the cuts would hurt. When they are laughing at you, Mr. President, you aren’t winning.

Read the whole thing. Here is the cheesy cold open clip. I did happen to watch it, and immediately was distracted, not merely by the typically inane SNL attempts at mockery, but the cast member in the dress whites. As a recovering squid, the non-attention to a proper uniform (What. Is. So. Hard. About. A. Square. Knot?) achieved a mission kill on me:

The GOP may be playing slightly better defense, but there is a substantial gap between fighting a running retreat and winning, despite the tone of The Hill. The little bit of crosswind that The Hill is talking about won’t be taken lightly by the White House, which is going to continue to attack, attack, attack, careless of whether anyone notices that frontal assaults are not exactly governing. The voters haven’t cared much in the past.

And then there is the Jeb Bush question. The blog won’t fault the guy for exercising his right to run for office, if he accepts the total lack of support from conservatives. Having invested so much of ourselves in the struggle to hold off the Progressive onslaught, and restore some capitalistic, representative flavor to our debt-addled government, the idea of Yet. Another. Bush. is a swift kick in the midriff.

If the task is to justify the Left’s attacks on conservatives as a sad pack of tools, manipulated by plutocrats, then I can’t think of a better way to go than “Jeb Bush 2016.” This is not an ad hominem attack on Jeb. He’s got as good a record as any, and a plethora of great qualities. Fine. I really don’t dislike the guy in the slightest. I’m just saying that Bush41 was in the Executive Branch from 1980 to 1992, and Bush42 from 2000-2008. If the United States of America is so thoroughly cratered that only a handful of families can produce Presidents, then the game is far beyond lost. We should just scrap the 22nd Amendment, and all of these oh-so-stressful campaigns and elections, and just call Obama ‘Pharaoh’.

So, full circle, I hope the GOP elites pulls its head out, and realized that the Obama is the end of Progress, and some other course is required. Our limited, federal, Constitutional government beckons, people.

via Sissy Willis and Insty

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Comments

  • Mike G.

    Lets see…Jeb Bush flip-flops on his immigration position, alienating Marco Rubio, possibly looking toward the 2016 election. ( I do like his new position though on the 11 million illegals already here not being able to attain US citizenship unless they go back and wait in line like everyone else.)

    Rand Paul although having serious reservations about confirming Hagel, voted to confirm anyway. Looking forward to 2016 and his possible cabinet nominees? Asking for future quid pro quo?

  • Mike

    Just confirmed : Chavez is an ex-dictator. Good riddance ! Let’s see if Hugoslavia can handle the succesion without a bloodbath .

  • http://deadcitizensrightssociety.wordpress.com/ rmnixondeceased

    He’s been here awhile, you just didn’t believe my on-scene reportage.

  • http://opinion.ak4mc.us/ McGehee, a.k.a. Scribe of Slog

    Jeb’s 180 on immigration only reminds me of his dad’s 1988 vow on the issue of new taxes.

  • http://twitter.com/RangerSG Shawn Gillogly

    Let’s be honest. If the GOP elite can’t figure out winning is more important than their own personal status, they need to be flushed. Lock, stock, and barrel. The Party with them.

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    The squishes are really determined. Ed Morrisey is touting for them in his latest dispatches.

    I guess it’s supposed to be a good thing that not only the lefties think conservatives are stupid. Now the Cotton Conservatives and Rockerfeller types do, too.

  • http://boogieforward.us/ K-Bob

    “alienating Marco Rubio”

    ISWYDT

  • Freddie Sykes

    The best tactics for the House is to pass versions of their bills even if they will go nowhere in the Senate and to refuse to debate publicly with Obama’s speech writers.

    I would prefer a capitalist-libertarian as the nominee but I will be voting for whomever has the best chance to defeat the Demonrats in 2016. As an independent, I will vote for a Rhino rather than have the Dims appoint supreme court justices for 12 years in a row.

    “I’m a grandparent. I haven’t got the luxury of principles.”

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  • DaveO

    When it comes to immigration, there is one legitimate question to be asked: why does getting a Visa take 10 years? Even in the bad old days of the internet, when the Pony Express was faster and logging in to AOL came with a series of funny sounds, the documentation and investigation of a potential legal immigrant only takes months, not 10 years.
    Hell’s Belles, if saving your family from starving to death meant waiting 10 years, I’d immigrate illegally too.