Skip to comments.Rush Limbaugh Has It Wrong
Posted on 11/09/2006 9:38:57 PM PST by Logic Times
Rush Limbaugh has it wrong. He stated Wednesday that "[c]onservatism did not lose, Republicanism lost last night. Republicanism, being a political party first, rather than an ideological movement, is what lost last night." (here) This statement a statement echoed by Sean Hannity, Glenn Beck and other conservative pundits to whom a nation of shell-shocked conservatives turned for cathartic analysis fails a simple test. If the electorate was demanding conservatism, then why did strong, principled conservatives lose? Incumbent conservatives such as Rick Santorum, George Allen, J.D. Hayworth and Curt Weldon to name a few. Superb conservative newcomers such as Ken Blackwell and Michael Steele.
The actions of the electorate last Tuesday was an indiscriminate firing of Republicans, not a thoughtful weeding out of RINOs. It is true that Republicanism lost on Tuesday, but it lost in all its forms and that included the exact form of strong, clear conservatism that the movement desperately needs.
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Eh, whatever. The long and short of it was that they didn't run. They expected to win, didn't campaign for a victory, and the other side put forward something to the voters. If they were out to 'fire Republicans' then so many races wouldn't have been close at all.
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Hard to take you very seriously now when you spent all year talking about how great the GOP is, Hannity.
Setting aside the phony scandals against Republican incumbants, the GOP lost simply because they didn't have a central theme from which to rally around to attract discerning votes. It created confusion for those voters. The Democrats rallied around the word "Change", voters wanted change, they got it.
Santorum's campaign message was "my opponent is more pro-life than I am"
How many LIBERALS won on Tuesday?(other than Ted Kennedy and KKK Byrd?)
Yeah and the latter might have just saved the GOP in the long run if the party leaders have a clue why they lost (Bush and Snow are hinting that they're still clueless..."Yes! Now we can get amnesty through!"). Republicans staying in power probably would have meant Republicans keep going left and get defeated huge in '08. Instead we get a chance to get new party leadership and 2 years of Democrats reminding America why they should be the minority party again.
You listened to Hannity for a year? Ha!
Hayworth was an Iraq War casualty
I also think it had a tiny bit to do with the minimum wage issues on the ballots, as well.
Hmmmm.... this is really frickin hard...
OH, I get it... Conservatives didn't go to the polls?!??
The moderates did.
How does that mean conservatives were thrown out?
I know that I had to see past my desperation with the Party and showed up to vote for our conservative congressman...but it was an effort. Instead, I voted for him and every other conservative and left the RINOs to fend for themselves...but I was truly fighting the urge to stay home.
No. But I know how Hannity is and I catch parts of Hannity & Colmes from time to time. I like the stories they cover.
You do not have to excerpt your own blogs. (unless you are trolling for hits, in which case it is bad form).
Exception to the rule & family patronage (Casey)
clearly not-yet-ready-to-be-president ... errh Senator Makaka?
Late campaign scandal
Taint from state party scandal
liberal elitist racism & DNC party unity mandate
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