Skip to comments.The Media's Favorite Fake Republicans
Posted on 01/16/2013 4:05:58 AM PST by Kaslin
The Republican Party is desperately in need of some good advice. It needs to return to Ronald Reagan conservatism and give America a two-party system, not a tinny echo of Obama. But our liberal media keep desperately inviting fake Republicans to offer advice to the GOP.
They want to create a new Republican Party, one that rejects the principles of the man who championed freedom.
Exhibit A: New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The Jan. 14 Washington Post insisted on the front page: "Bloomberg wants change in the GOP." Post reporter Jason Horowitz noted, "America's most prominent and deep pocketed advocate for gun control would rather rehabilitate Republicans than oust them."
What? Republicans are criminals in need of rehabilitation? The analogies get worse. Supporting the Bill of Rights is like supporting ... segregation and slavery. Democrats don't like Bloomberg trying to reform Republicans instead of defeat them, reported Horowitz. But "Bloomberg counters that just as Democrats were once the party of slavery and segregation, the pro-gun GOP is now ripe for moderation."
The new Republican Party is always "ripe for moderation" -- overripe to the point of turning moldy and smelly, like a forgotten fruit in the back of your refrigerator.
In the same story, Horowitz quotes Bloomberg as saying, "You have to change the people in the House," and reports Bloomberg wants to use his new super PAC to run ads against Second Amendment defenders: "This guy or woman is in favor of leaving guns in the hands of crazy people who can kill your kids."
Please remember this is the same "moderate" Bloomberg who journalists hailed for a "No Labels" campaign for civility in government.
Exhibit B: Colin Powell, who voted for Obama twice, but still insists he's a Reagan Republican. Indeed, since becoming a Republican, all he's done is criticize the GOP. NBC brought him on "Meet the Press" to declare, "If it's just going to represent the far right-wing of the political spectrum, I think the Party is in difficulty. I'm a moderate but I'm still a Republican."
Powell thinks he's a Republican, and the GOP has an "identity problem." But the "identity problem" is Powell's -- voting for Obama is neither Republican nor "moderate." Today's Republican establishment isn't to the right of Reagan. It is to the left of the man who won one of the largest landslides in history with an unequivocal conservative agenda.
NBC host David Gregory at least suggested to Powell he wasn't very Republican before cuing up his endless 600-plus-word answer. But he offered no challenge as Powell attacked the "dark vein of intolerance" coming from Sarah Palin and other conservatives. Powell lashed into Palin for saying Obama was "shucking and jiving" on Benghazi, but he said nothing about Biden insisting Republicans want blacks "back in chains." Powell voted for Biden, twice, too.
In the next segment, Gregory turned Powell's indictment on former RNC chairman Haley Barbour: "He talks about a deep vein of intolerance within the Party. How did that sit with you?" Barbour not only failed to defend today's GOP on racism, he repeated that Powell the Obama Voter fits in the Republican "mainstream." Worse yet, Gregory asked Republican consultant Mike Murphy: "You've had a lot of these similar critiques. Your thoughts about Colin Powell this morning?"
Murphy said he was happy to hear Powell's "still a Republican," and "I'd invite him to come back home and help us modernize and strengthen the party. We could use him."
Mike Murphy and his friends in the media are on the very same page: To "modernize" the Republican Party is to put conservatism through a shredder. On NBC back in November, Murphy warned if "we don't modernize conservatism, we can go extinct ... We've got to get kind of a party view of America that's not right out of Rush Limbaugh's dream journal."
By the by, how does one "modernize" principles?
Limbaugh's dream is Reagan's dream. You can't be against Rush and for Reagan.
In 2004, these same TV "news" people denounced Sen. Zell Miller for ripping his former party at the GOP convention. NBC's Andrea Mitchell denounced him for "a red meat speech, in fact a raw meat speech, which in fact misstates a lot of Kerry's record." On ABC, George Stephanopoulos whined, "Zell Miller was on a tirade. I mean, he was red faced, red meat for the red states." On MSNBC, both Chris Matthews and David Gergen compared Miller to "axe wielding segregationist" Democrat Lester Maddox.
Our transparently partisan media elite believes only one party should be embarrassed for its alleged extremism. Only one party must moderate or die. The Republicans must always move left. The liberal media is always holding up a plastic cup of "compromise" Kool-Aid and demanding the GOP drink up. Republicans should listen to this advice, knowing the correct response is always to do the opposite.
Bloom isn’t even a fake Republican anymore, he offcially left the party years ago, but was still given the GOP ballot line in the last election.
Farrakhan, Powell and myself are now the VOICE of the GOP.
You do not hear any others, do you?
Who is "Mike Murphy, Republican consultant"? We have had decades of the left-wing media picking their favorite so-called Republicans and so-called conservatives to interview to make the GOP look bad. This is why I haven't watched network news since I was in college since I can't stand the left-wing propaganda that they call "news".
Why limit it to these few? My loathing includes pretty much EVERYONE in Congress these days!
Worst. President. Ever.
Worst. Congress. Ever.
The GOP is dead man walking.
Time to form a new party and work on bringing back Conservatism to America.
They are NOT fake Republicans. They are THE REAL REPUBLICANS. So long as we try to “reform” that party or surmount the so called RINOs within it there is NO alternative to the Democrats and their designated Opposition Wing, the Republican Party. Real Republicans are Democrats acting as an opposition so as to preclude a real opposition. Communists have historically used that tactic until the real opposition has weakened sufficiently that the Party-sanctioned and regulated opposition is no longer needed after which time they are disposed of. The Soviets and the Maoists bundled them off to the Camps or shot them. That result will evince itself in America at the appropriate time.
Okay, but impeding their money-grab is gonna be a really slow, step-by-step process. Hope there’s time. One item to take care of first is to remove the “contribution” selection (Dem or Repub) from near the top of everyone’s 1040 IRS form.
Remember he only changed to the Republican party from the rat party because he had no chance getting elected mayor when Rudy Guiliani couldn’t run anymore. He changed back to his rat party when he ran for reelection, and when he ran for his second reelection he declared himself Independent, and as everyone knows Independents are those who are embarrassed to admit that they are liberals
We are the RINOs here and the sooner we realize it, the sooner we can take back this country. Or the whole American experiment is down the tubes.
Bloomberg is a humorless but rich weasel. The little man has a wicked Napoleon complex.
Very astute A, “Real Republicans are Democrats acting as an opposition so as to preclude a real opposition.”
What, you hadn't heard about the "re-education" camps?
Bill Ayers told us about them back in 1971. And about the one-way tickets that 25,000,000 Americans were going to get.
Right, why navigate the racial minefield of the NYC rat primary when you can just buy the GOP nomination instead. He beat Herman Badillo, a reformed former liberal who may have been a good Mayor, in the GOP primary. It’s questionable though if Badillo could have won the general election as Bloomberg’s money was a prime factor in his winning.
Of course Bloomy was never REALLY a Republican but he remained one officially until 2007, after his first reelection.
He is and always was a democrat in everything but name. If I lived there I would have voted for the regular democrat in the last election before I’d vote for him. Next to Obama and my own local pieces of garbage here in Chicago I can’t think of a politician I like less. Perfect example of a Napoleon complex.
On top of everything he’s rumored to be a swish.