If Republicans really want to have a competitive party, they have got to stop listening to the Establishment fringe and offer an alternative. Socialism lite is a weak attempt at uniqueness. John McCain had no chance of beating Barack Obama. Given a fair shake by the media and the Republican Establishment, Ron Paul could have run circles around our President-elect.
Answer me honestly now--on election day (and even months before) did you ever really get the feeling that Barack Obama was going to lose? Why should
And which candidate really represented Reagan principles? That would be the candidate that Glenn Beck kept trashing throughout the campaign--until he sought out that now former candidate's expertise when the economy began to tank, just like Ron Paul predicted it would.Americans have voted for a Bush clone? McCain and his Establishment Republican backers offered no alternative. The outcome was not surprising.
Following the election, Senator Jim DeMint said:
"Republicans suffered very serious setbacks in the last two years in both the Senate and the House. We have got to clean up, reform and rebuild the Republican Party before we can ask Americans to trust us again. This must begin with either a change of command at the highest levels or our current leaders must embrace a bold new direction."Why, Senator, did you wait until now to say this?
"Republicans must admit the Wall Street bailouts were a trillion-dollar bust, and immediately fight for free-market solutions that create jobs and increase freedom," DeMint said. "This election reflects a failure of Republicans to keep their conservative promises."
Rush Limbaugh was quick to criticize:
Radio host Rush Limbaugh... blasted John McCain's presidential campaign as weak and said Barack Obama's election as president is an opportunity to purge the Republican Party of candidates who abandon conservative principles.I wonder, then, why Rush Limbaugh
"McCain's whole campaign was a concession speech," said Limbaugh in his post-election analysis. "We've now demonstrated to everyone how to lose."
If the minions continue to cow to the Establishment faction of the Republican party, they will be suckered again and again.belittled the only real Republican in the bunch, Ron Paul?
Yesterday, Glenn Beck stated that
John McCain was one of the worst presidential candidates conservatives could have ever fielded. John McCain was also not the choice of conservatives. John McCain, not the standard bearer of conservative principles. Huh. Why vote for liberalism light when you can have a real socialist? It was John McCain that lost last night, the values and the principles of Ronald Reagan's Republican party were not rejected because there was no candidate representing them.And which candidate really represented Reagan principles? That would be the candidate that Glenn Beck kept trashing throughout the campaign--until he sought out that now former candidate's expertise when the economy began to tank, just like Ron Paul predicted it would.
We've gotten ourselves into this mess because of 8 years of fake Republicanism. Aside from Alan Keyes having been the Republican nominee in 2000, the best thing that could have happened for our country was to have Al Gore beat George Bush. Not only would we not have had a senseless war in Iraq, we wouldn't have given millions of Americans and people around the world the wrong impression about what conservatism and Republicanism is all about.
In the coming days, Republicans are going to get everything they deserve. As long as they field "I'm just like the Democrats" Republicans, it's going to stay that way. If the minions continue to cow to the Establishment faction of the party, they will be suckered again--every four years on the dot.