Skip to comments.Why Don't Our Minority Republicans Count?
Posted on 11/07/2012 12:32:08 PM PST by NYer
RUSH: We have to face some truths. We have to face some reality. We are outnumbered and we are losing ground. This was not a glitch. This is the trend that happened last night. This is the trend. We are outnumbered. Whether you want to put it in terms of have we lost the country or not, there's no other explanation. I don't care if there were more Republicans that didn't vote. Why didn't they? I don't want to talk about the people that didn't vote. That just means we didn't get our vote out. I don't want to talk about election strategy, I want to talk about the results. You have to face 'em. We are outnumbered. We're losing ground. It's difficult to beat Santa Claus.
I'm just gonna give you a brief review here of the first hour. It's impossible to beat Santa Claus, especially when your alternative is that you have to be your own Santa Claus. We have totally allowed the understanding of what creates wealth and what creates prosperity in this country be distorted. We have allowed it to be misdefined, redefined. We have allowed wealth and achievement to become negatives. We have permitted prosperity, hard work to become things that are sneered at and said to be not for everybody. We've allowed this. It's been happening. And we have said all the while it's been going on, "The American people are never gonna believe that stuff." But the left has been relentless for decades pushing this.
I also want to restate a couple of questions from the first hour, because there's all kinds of Monday morning quarterbacking going on. I'm not doing that. I'm telling you what is. And, of course, predictable voices on the Republican side, "Well, we got to get serious now about Hispanic outreach. We have to get serious now about reaching out to women, and get serious about reaching out to the youth vote."
Okay, what does that mean? Let's go to our convention. We put forth some of the most accomplished minorities this country has to offer. The Republican Party has more elected Hispanics serving in office than the Democrat Party has. And yet what is said about Republicans? Racist, sexist, bigots, and homophobes that discriminate and so forth. Why does putting Condoleezza Rice front and center at the convention not work? Why does putting Marco Rubio front and center at the convention not work? Why does putting Suzanne Martinez, the governor of New Mexico, front and center the convention, not work? Why does putting Mia Love, who sadly lost, one of the most accomplished, achieved, decent people in this country. She's African-American. She's running for the House in Utah. She's the mayor of Saratoga Springs. She lost.
Is it seen as disingenuous? Do people not believe that we really like Condoleezza Rice, we're just throwing her out there, she's a token. They must. It doesn't work. It doesn't help us with the African-American vote. In fact, back when she was secretary of state, look at what liberal cartoonists got away with, with their caricatures of her. Aunt Jemima, step-and-fetch-it. They did cartoons caricaturing every racial physical stereotype. They treated her like an animal.
And Allen West, a decorated man of the United States Army, a hero, member of Congress from here, down in south Florida. One of the most achieved, accomplished, decent human beings. Look at how he's treated. Look at Clarence Thomas. Look at how they're all treated by the party supposedly of tolerance, love, and compassion.
Every minority or woman who is a conservative is targeted for destruction. We have done the reach-out. We have done everything they, quote, unquote, say we should do to show that we're not just the white guys party. Why doesn't it work, folks? Serious question. Why doesn't it work? Is it seen as not genuine? Is it seen as tokenism? Is it seen as -- what? Everything about these people is real. She was the secretary of state. She was the provost of Stanford. This is key. Every one of these people that I'm talking about that had a prominent role at our convention had something in common: the traditional American story, up from nothing. Parents who sacrificed and gave up a lot so that their kids could be something. Sneered at, laughed at. Didn't count. Doesn't work.
Look at what happened to Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney, it's impossible to exaggerate what a great man Mitt Romney is, what a great family he has, how great he would have been at this time for this country. It's impossible to exaggerate it. And yet, the people that voted for Barack Obama believe he allowed a man's wife to die because he didn't care. They believed that he is a felon. They believe he's not paying his taxes. The left gets away with every lie, every smear. Why? We are going to have to come up with answers to this, and we are going to have to realize at the same time that the antidote to what is happening in this country is happy, confident, full-fledged, unapologetic conservatism. The Republican Party still has not tried it. But that is for another day. I want to get that out there.
Here's Marco Rubio, excerpt from his statement following the Obama victory: "In the next Congress, I am committed to working on upward mobility policies that will ensure people who work hard and play by the rules can rise above the circumstances of their birth and leave their children better off." I'm sorry. The people that voted for Barack Obama aren't interested. That doesn't reach them. Why not? Marco Rubio can write the book on how to achieve prosperity, how to achieve wealth, how to succeed in this country. Why is he rejected? I know he won the election for his Senate seat, but I mean, his story at the Republican convention, you watch. Rubio's name now vaults to the top of 2016 potentials.
You watch and see what the left will start doing to Marco Rubio. And that genuine traditional American story that is his is going to be impugned, besmirched, criticized, lied about, distorted, because the one thing the Democrat Party and the one thing the media in this country will not allow to happen is an ideological contest. They will lose every time there is one. Correct me if I'm wrong. At any point in this campaign did somebody come out and say Obama's a liberal? Did Romney or did they say that? If they did, it wasn't very often. Most of the time, "He's a nice guy. He doesn't know what he's doing. Really, he's a good guy. He's a good man, he just don't know." Sorry, folks, but that's not gonna work.
I don’t understand Asians backing Obama. They work hard, do well, stuff of American dream.
Why vote Dem?
The race categorizing victimhood liberal dividing pays off for the Rats in power.
I agree with Rush.
Liberals are going to do everything in their power to destroy Marco Rubio and Susan Martinez.
They are going to get the liberal media Palin treatment.
Voter racial breakdown:
The new American Dream is gaming the welfare system while selling drugs and trying to get a recording contract for your “street cred” talent.
The question remains ... why? Why are minority Republicans stepped on by the media while Democrats/Liberals are elevated to new heights.
Because they’re tokens?
No that would be what blacks are to liberals. Tokens used to get power for all the rich white dudes who really run everything.
I’m pretty sure Rubio considers himself a real conservative not a token.
Because liberals are evil hypocrites.
Because they are threats. Living, breathing proof that minorities don’t need ‘Rats to succeed.
You're absolutely right. If anything, Rubio can write the book on rising from poverty to financial success. My guess is that the media disdains minority Republicans because they actually subscribe to strong, positive values. They practice what they preach. They embody the true spirit of America's founding fathers. Take, for example, Mia Love. Following her speech at the RNC ...
Love, who is black, was called a "dirty, worthless whore" who sold out to big business, and a "sell-out" to the "right wing hate machine." Another comment accused her of being exploited "like the House N----- she truly is."
Hate-Filled Screeds Appear on Mia Loves Wikipedia Page
Why the anger and hatred? Imagine if a anyone were to do this to Jesse Jackson's Wikipedia page. The media would be outraged.
Politics rests upon a foundation. Once the foundation is gone you have a problem that can't be solved at the political level.
We face a problem that is ultimately and deeply moral and spiritual in nature.
I don't propose that we withdraw from politics, but we will never be successful if the fight is only political.
Win the war of ideas, win the spiritual war, and the politics will follow. Lose the war of ideas and lose the spiritual war and the political consequence is unavoidable. You can hide from this fact for a while, hoping each election cycle for a win to turn things around, building ever broader coalitions, only to see things slip ever closer to the cliff year after year.
Politics can't turn things around. Things turn around first, and the politics follow only then.
Forgive me for the mood I'm in, but this is the reality. Get right with God. Get your family right with God. Take control of the education of your kids and grandkids. Build the country you want to live in where you live, and evangelize evangelize evangelize. Whole swaths of this country are going to go on voting for a messiah because they do not know the real one. Whole swaths of this country will make government its god because they do not know the real one. This is in the end the problem we face and this is the answer.
Well, Karl Rove, Bill OReilly, Charles Krauthammer, Ed Rollins, and Dick Morris all decided for us- who should be the nominee....they chose Mitt saying HE WAS THE ONLY ONE who could win against Obama.
Time to retire them.
Given all the perks minorities get who doesn’t want to be a minority?
I often try to claim I’m an Irish american and they never accept it. its only their select minorities that are more equal than the rest of us.
Frankly I feel insulted and discriminated against I really do! They always say we have everything and need no help, well
I’m sorry but all the help is for them! Nobody is looking for white males of any ethnicity!
Forgive me for the mood I’m in, but this is the reality. Get right with God. Get your family right with God. Take control of the education of your kids and grandkids. Build the country you want to live in where you live, and evangelize evangelize evangelize. Whole swaths of this country are going to go on voting for a messiah because they do not know the real one. Whole swaths of this country will make government its god because they do not know the real one. This is in the end the problem we face and this is the answer.”
No argument here, but how do we protect ourselves from what they are trying to do to us?
Lynn Swann got absolutely tanked in Pennsylvania, some years ago. Swann, Superbowl MVP, with a powerful presence in the keystone state. Anemic financial support from the GOP. What was up with that?
Back to Love...don't blame blacks for that...that, my friend, is a red, dead herring
WTF are you talking about? I was saying the republican minorities are NOT tokens. Read my post again.