Skip to comments.Never trust a liberal over 3
Posted on 07/21/2004 4:48:33 PM PDT by perfect stranger
In the '80s, a friend of mine knew a Russian dissident who was always heatedly denouncing the Soviet Union and assuring everyone that he had been completely immune to Soviet propaganda. Then one day, after returning from the Wright Brothers museum in North Carolina, he smugly informed my friend that Americans have their own propaganda: "You think the Wright brothers invented flight ha ha everyone knows that was the Mozhaisky brothers!"
This is what Republicans are like today. They swear up and down not to trust the liberal media, but as soon as that very media demonize some Republican, half our party is ready to dump him. Currently the Republican liberals would most like to see gone is Dick Cheney. There's a basketful of Republicans I'd be very pleased to see removed from office. Dick Cheney ain't one of them.
Another candidate liberals told us was a disaster for the party was Ronald Wilson Reagan. In 1976, Newsweek's Hal Bruno said Republican "party loyalists" feared that Reagan would produce "a Goldwater-style debacle from which there is no comeback." Though the "Republican right wing" was gleeful at the prospect of a real conservative like Reagan purifying the party, Bruno wrote, "it could be a purification indistinguishable from suicide."
In polls of the Democratic and Republican National Committees taken by U.S. News and World Report in early 1980, Democrats overwhelmingly claimed to believe George Herbert Walker Bush was a more formidable candidate than Reagan. "We HOPE they'll run Reagan," liberals said.
Taking their cue on "electability" from the Democrats always a great idea! a majority of Republican committeemen also thought future one-termer Bush was more "electable." (If only Al D'Amato had been around, he could have recommended dropping Reagan and replacing him with Colin Powell or John McCain.)
Pay attention to what happened next: Reagan went on to win two landslide elections for president, transform the nation's politics, and dismantle the Democrats' favorite country, the USSR. He not only never lost a general election, Reagan also never won by less than a landslide margin. Reagan's triumph was then promptly jettisoned by Mr. "Electable," who broke his "read my lips" pledge and unceremoniously ended the Republicans' 12-year control of the White House.
Other Republicans we've been told were a disaster for the party are Newt Gingrich who produced the jaws-of-life to tear Congress from the Democrats and Ken Starr who was responsible for the impeachment and utter humiliation of Bill Clinton.
Like Thomas Sowell's definition of a "racist" ("a conservative winning an argument with a liberal"), the definition of an "unpopular Republican" is "a Republican the Democrats would like to be rid of." Whenever liberals are being hysterical about a Republican, it's because that Republican is not good for the Democrats.
I promise you, if McCain, Powell or even Rudy Giuliani were put on the ticket, the liberal lovefest would come to a screeching halt. We'd finally get a little investigative reporting on liberals' favorite Republicans and who knows what's in those closets. (Let's just hope McCain and Giuliani don't have any messy divorces in their past!) Heaven help us if any of them have ever worked for a successful corporation.
Liberal love lasts just long enough to get the job done. The most famous instance of a Republican taking advice from Democrats occurred when former President Bush broke his pledge and raised taxes. The instant Bush capitulated, a staffer at the DNC hit a stopwatch and, for one hour, liberals showered Bush with affection. Maureen Dowd, then-reporter for The New York Times, compared Bush to Eisenhower and gushed he had dropped "the slash-and-burn approach" and was "trying to take a moderate, bipartisan approach."
But as Friedrich Schiller wrote, "Once the Moor has done his duty, the Moor can go." Having tricked the dolt into raising taxes, liberals soon turned on Bush with a vengeance. No longer a bipartisan Eisenhoweresque statesman, Bush became merely an impediment to the Democrats getting a real tax-raiser like Bill Clinton in the White House. Soon Dowd was describing Bush as one of the "elite males in possession of large fortunes" who lacked "empathy with middle-class and poor Americans hurt by a recession."
Liberals even taunted Bush for being so unprincipled as to raise taxes. Dowd said of Bush: "Will he learn the power of fixed principles in leadership, or will he continue to engage in waffling and expedient stances on issues like abortion, civil rights and taxes?"
Never, in the history of the Democratic Party, have they taken advice from us. I thought the Democrats should run Dennis Kucinich for president. I even promised them that a lot of Republicans would vote for a Kucinich-Sharpton ticket! But I didn't see any Democrats taking my advice. Of course, Democrats have never had to face the sound chamber of an all-conservative media. (They will in my gulag.)
We don't have to adopt all the Democrats' traits incessant lying, utter shamelessness, criminal behavior and lots of crying but Republicans need to tattoo this truism on their arms: It's never a good idea to take advice from your enemies.
Has anyone ever met an intellectually honest lefty?
I wish the White House will also drop the nice-nice, too. When they are going to take off the gloves?
PING! Photo collage originally assembled by 7thson. (Stealing your code, bro...but, hey, it is for a good cause.)
Ann is ready to kick some ass, so is W!
Very true. They never have your best interest at heart.
That is what you call, "A Real American Woman." We all love her and may God Bless her always. Bush/Cheney 2004
This is a practical impossibility. The very term defies definition, and is probably an oxymoron anyway. It is easier to nail Jell-O to the wall.
But now the problem of what is good for General Bullmoose, being good for the USA. There has been a tacit agreement of long standing, that former military officers, tend to make more effective legislators and elected executive branch officials. While in recent years, a rather large majority of our elected officials have no military experience whatsoever (WW II vets are all long into retirement and most have left elective office), most of those who have served in uniform are more disciplined, and more inclined to look at problems through a wider perspective than those who spent entirely too many years in academia, without real world experience before they ascended to office.
But there have been no broad-based and relatively "good" wars in nearly three generations now, and the nation has turned away from admiration and show of favor to their veterans. There is no longer a recognized training ground for men of principle, of honor, of courage, or of judgment. There still are men and women with these traits, but more and more, even the crucible of military training and experience is no sure way to produce them in the numbers we need.
There is a sort of Gresham's Law in politics, where the presence of bad elected officials tends to drive out the good elected officials. Only when there is a good, thorough housecleaning, generally including indictments and convictions with stiff sentences, are the numbers restored to anything like equilibrium. So far, the more liberal politicians have managed to prevent or at least postpone this very necessary housecleaning, but once we have swept them out, who is there to replace them?
Thanks for the collage!
I was going to say, "Is that Florence Henderson?! Is she one of us!? She'd have to be to take a picture with Ann!" But, then I see Bill Mahron in the background and realize it's on the set of PI.
Hey! You guys are starting to get me upset. This is one of the few things I look forward to in the week and you take it away. You people are so impatient!
I had this photo in the collage but I removed it upon request.
I will work on being more patient. But, we are talking about the lovely Ann Coulter and when my heart goes a flutter, it is difficult to be patient. Please forgive me. [wink]
I should have put a smiley face after my last post. On another subject, yesterday I received the stuff I ordered from the George Bush website. 2 ballcaps, a fridge magnet, bumper stickers, buttons, and yard signs. I have one sign in the front corner of the yard and another stapled to the deck so it can be seen from the river. I will also put another yard sign by the bank so it too can be seen from the river. Does anyone know if part of the proceeds goes toward the BushCheney reelection campaign? I have some people I know will get an upset stomach once they see the Interstate W'04 ballcap!
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