Wait until next year -- 2016, that is. That’s what disappointed Republican spinners kept saying Tuesday night as they watched Mitt Romney’s hopes crash and burn in swing state after swing state. How many times did I hear a Republican talk about how their party’s deep bench of future all-stars will return it to power in Washington in four years? But all the Ryans, Rubios, Bushes, Haleys and Christies in America can’t put the GOP -- or the country -- back together again.
Comments: I've never been a big Michael Reagan fan but he's dead on the mark here. I guess the RINO establishment will most likely run Christe and/or Jeb Bush in 2016. It's his turn. That is if there is an election in 2016
It's not simply how conservative...there was no red meat...Get another Casey to run the campaign...and had they outed Obama's policies...his racism..his racist pastor and his odd program's...his Communist missile running connected to the Muders in Benghazi...Had they run an ad showing Obama and Hillary eating popcorn in the situation room while our Aambassador was raped and our military Seals were murdered after a 7 hour fire fight....Had they simply shown the Polish cab opined shot down by Puting and run FLEXABILITY? FLEXABILITY ? For what????
We need a conservative who rejects Poloitically correct language and laughs at those who look to impose it ...
The country was worth a dam dirty flight ...and fighting back...
Mitt was a good man but not a street fighter...you cannot let the opposition put us in a pink dress...which was so laughable coming from the opposition... as Larry Sinclair might agree
On the one hand, Mike Reagan says Romney should have preached more real conservatism. On the other hand, he acknowledges that Obama won by promising handouts. Romney did the best he could by preaching opportunity. But, when the remarks came out about the 47 percent, he got pounded, didn't he? The problem is what Rush said. We have a country now where the majority thinks it is the government's job to take care of them.
We know what must be done. Who will lead us to do it?
The Republican brand is tarnished as the 'party of the rich'. That alone puts the party behind in general elections. Add to that the 'play it safe' mindset that dominates party gurus and advisers, and every election is an uphill climb. Democrats claim that they are really the party of the 'middle-class', and many voters believe it.
What is needed is a new party that genuinely represents the middle-class. The 'big tent' model must be abandoned. Political specialization is the future. Choose a demographic model, and represent it well. Draw from both of the existing parties. A multi-party Congress will result, and rule changes to reflect that structure will be made. No party will hold an outright majority, forcing the compromise that voters seek. No more Harry Reid's with dictatorial power. Finally, the middle-class will have its own voice, not to be suppressed by other interests. This model would be more in keeping to what the Framers originally intended.
This transition needs leadership. Who will step forward to do it?
IMO, the republican party is done. They will linger for another couple of decades primarily in fly over country. But the days where they will put an R in the white house are done and over with. If they do win, it will be because they follow the democrats by giving away free stuff to all that don't want to earn it.
And when that happens, calling them R's will not make them R's.
America as I grew up died this week. We are now the New United Socialist States of Amerika. The democrats know it and worked it.
The issue is the libtard/communist control of the media, education and political arenas. The vote fraud performed by the libtards to win this election should make that clear. The soap box and ballot box stages are just about over. The next box is what it appears it will take to remove the barbarians within this Republic's gates. And remember, 50% of the citizens didn't vote for the libtards, only 50% of the about 50% of eligible voters, so that means the weasels won with less than30% of American citizen support. They are out-numbered. Don't believe their propaganda spewed by their media propaganda arm, known as the LSM or alphabet networks, etc.
GREAT article. I agree with every point and would like to add: - An R trying to turn "moderate" keeps conservatives from voting. Look at the lower turn-out! What more needs to be said. - George W. did NOTHING to halt the increase in voter fraud. This is something that can be laid directly at his feet. Does anyone really believe that Philly had 99% turn-out in several districts? Especially when considering that a hurricane had just blown through. Why are there not more articles on the voter fraud? I would not be surprised if there were several million R votes that were never counted. - Romney didn't fight when he needed to - instead, he looked disappointed. And we were told all along that he would get alley-dog mean. - the way that the R's eviscerated themselves in the primaries was especially disappointing. - why isn't John Cornyn getting his butt spanked? - This should have been a cake walk!
Read the article and baby mike has always been a look at me not my Dad type. Try away at a third party and guess what, you will have full time bammyears. He will make the prez position a forever one and sit on the throne with reggie. Mitt did very well, but the people have given up voting when all they hear is their Republicans being disses. I am also not convinced that there was not some tampering going on.
With very much respect, #6, that is the problem. When "remarks came out about the 47%," Mitt got pounded. So what???? So you quit and back off? Candy Crowley helps O embarrass Mitt about Libya during second debate, so Mitt abandonsthe Benghazi issue? As long as our side does this, why should Democrats change tactics? Reagan was a leader. A fighter. With the establishment and the libs AND no FOX NEWS, he passionately fought for us.
I'd love a happy warrior who lived their message and doesn't apologize for their life. Someone who doesn't turn their cheek in the face of rudeness, lies, or aggression. Someone to take a challenge to the pandering, politically correct professional racists and fans of socialism/communism. Not angry, but firm, confident and with a ready sense of humor and irony. They would have to have a minimum level of understanding about the media and how to reflect the edits and the traps back on them or at least know how to defuse them. That would be a leader for the ages and I don't care what their background was or race or sex, but that would just be the start of restoring sanity to our culture.
Without a serious legal machine, ground game and public relations effort to make EVERY election process fraud free, this ideal candidate will lose even if they win. I'd start all of this with ONE person in America who would be unrelenting in their determination to make sure active military who risk their lives for us, vote FIRST.
#15 hit on a big reason for the loss. Where are all of the Dem votes? In the large cities where they can cheat like crazy. Did anyone else hear Michael Barone say Cincinnati or another large state usually reports in late on election night. It's a matter of "how many votes are you short and how many do you need?" Those are the places Republicans always lose, even Ronald Reagan can't fight that. And wasn't it convenient that the election was lost in almost all of the battleground states in the large cities? My, my, my, what a coincidence.
Don't blame Romney. He is a very fine person, with principles, executive experience, governmental experience, admirable religious orientation and a lifetime record of charitable acts, everything his opponent lacked. We stood by and let him be smeared by people with none of those traits.
Why? Because we let stupid, uninformed, half fast people vote, for candidates who had not a prayer in this world of winning, for total non entities, or not vote for whatever nonsensical reason whatsoever. They are out there and we are stuck with them. There is nothing "sure" about victory, anymore than there is anything sure about the survival of this great experiment in representative government.
I'm trying to get my head around the idea that if Romney had run farther right he would have won in a landslide. Alan West was defeated. Grayson returned. Some transsexual was elected in AZ. WA and CO legalized dope. What the he double hockey sticks are ya'll smoking. The electorate wants liberalism. We're out numbered. Even the Amish have a reality show for crying out loud. If your into principle, I'm cool with that at this point but please don't tell me Palin would have gotten 300 electoral votes cause y'all are just insulting my intelligence.
With the benefit of hindsight we can see that the Romney campaign made a few key mistakes. But a larger question to me at this point is whether or not Mitt would have been able to govern had he won by a point or two.
That rodent dropping named Harry Reid would have shortstopped every economic or tax proposal, every effort to repeal ObamaCare, and every important judicial nominee. He and the crapweasel Schumer would have been at the microphones every day decrying Romney´s "right wing extremism", and the MSM would have lapped it up and framed every issue as their Democrat masters presented it. We the sensible people might have gotten a two or three year reprieve from our fate, but nothing more.
As an earlier poster said, a majority of voting Americans have chosen straight-ahead socialism even if they didn´t fully understand what they were doing. We have to live with their idiocy and make our own plans and adaptations.
And one more thing: no one great individual will emerge to save us from this. That´s not how it works. The courts are gone, the Constitution is a dead letter and a majority of the American voting public doesn´t know that and couldn´t care less. The rubicon has been crossed, and there ain´t no goin´ back.
After 12 years of war, you would think the war planners and defense contractors have the situation in Afghanistan well in hand. And they do, if the goal is wasteful spending on such a colossal scale that it makes Healthcare.gov look like Amazon.com. (Snip) And while the Democrats continue running interference for their standard-bearer, Republicans in Congress steadfastly refuse to show spine in overseeing the president for fear that they accidentally end the war. No one wants that — things are going so well!
A team of cardiovascular scientists has announced it will be able to 3D print a whole heart from the recipients´ own cells within a decade. "America put a man on the Moon in less than a decade. I said a full decade to provide some wiggle room," Stuart K Williams told Wired.co.uk. (Snip) Williams says he and his team of more than 20 have already bioengineered a coronary artery and printed the smallest blood vessels in the heart used in microcirculation.
The black-nationalist Department of Homeland Security employee who was placed on leave almost four months ago for running a website that espouses the mass murder of whites has still not been fired, an agency spokesperson told National Journal. The Southern Poverty Law Center first exposed Ayo Kimathi in August, prompting a small media firestorm that led DHS to place the procurement officer on administrative leave with pay pending review. DHS deputy press secretary Gillian Christensen confirmed that his status has not changed and that he is still on leave pending review.
Los Angeles-It looked like a typical Sunday morning at any mega-church. Several hundred people, including families with small children, packed in for more than an hour of rousing music, an inspirational talk and some quiet reflection. The only thing missing was God. Nearly three dozen gatherings dubbed "atheist mega-churches" by supporters and detractors have sprung up around the U.S. and Australia - with more to come - after finding success in Great Britain earlier this year.
I think a lot of people will look back at this point in American political history and wonder how things got so damn screwed up. It wasn’t always a given that there would be mindless gridlock on Capitol Hill, unchecked extremism and a general lack of leadership. Sure, one could point to the corrupting influence of lobbyists and interest groups on Congress. Or to gerrymandering. Or to Citizens United, which allows money to literally control politics and has made political parties less relevant, and allowed the proliferation of the ultra conservative Tea Party. There are plenty of others.
The wide grin is the same, as are the big blue eyes that once captivated America. These intimate pictures give a fascinating glimpse of reclusive film star Doris Day, now 91, and her life after Hollywood, as unveiled by the man who cared for her for nearly 40 years. For the first time, Sydney Wood has opened up his treasured album of photographs from his time working for Doris – and revealed his fears for the woman once known as America’s Sweetheart.
The army has been sent into toilet paper factories, fights for basic foodstuffs have resulted in several deaths and new, multi-million dollar oil tankers are sitting idle in dock. And, despite sitting on the world’s largest oil reserves, Venezuela’s socialist government can’t quite manage to keep the lights on. Now many in Venezuela are wondering how much longer President Nicolas Maduro, the anointed successor of the country’s firebrand Leftist leader Hugo Chavez, can keep hold of the reins of its crumbling socialist revolution.
The question all week long was this: Who are you going to believe, an illegal alien or the president of the United States of America? Obviously, if it’s a president who once went by an alias, Barry Soetoro, you go with Uncle Omar, 100 percent, no questions asked. And so it was that the White House finally admitted to another, uh, misstatement — despite previous denials, Barack/Barry did sleep on his beloved Uncle Omar’s couch in Cambridge when he first moved here to attend Harvard Law School (speaking of which, we’re still waiting to see the president’s grades and his LSAT scores). But the
More young men in California rise in pitch at the end of their sentences when talking, new research shows. This process is known as "uptalk" or "valleygirl speak" and has in the past been associated with young females, typically from California or Australia.But now a team says that this way of speaking is becoming more frequent among men.The findings were presented at the Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America in California. "We found use of uptalk in all of our speakers, despite their diverse backgrounds in socioeconomic status, ethnicity, bilingualism and gender," said Amanda Ritchart, a linguist at the University of
How do you get your arms around the catastrophe known as Obamacare? Is it even possible? At this point, I’m not sure it is. The list of individual disasters which threaten to ruin one-sixth of the U.S. economy and what has been, up until now, the best healthcare system in the world is exhaustive, and exhausting. The examples I will identify here barely scratch the surface. First but by no means foremost, we have the supposedly new and improved HealthCare.gov. Except it’s not, even the visible part. Stories still abound of people still failing to get in or to get through the enrollment
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a new five-year strategic plan to improve safety for elderly drivers and passengers. Although they are statistically among the safest on the road, the number of older drivers is increasing dramatically — and with it, that group´s numbers of injuries and deaths. Since 2003, the population of older adults, defined as age 65 and older, has increased by 20% and the number of licensed older drivers increased by 21% to 35 million in 2012, according to NHTSA. Last year, NHTSA reported that 5,560 people older than 65 died and 214,000 were injured
Barack Obama did not tell the whole story this autumn when he tried to make the case that Bashar al-Assad was responsible for the chemical weapons attack near Damascus on 21 August. In some instances, he omitted important intelligence, and in others he presented assumptions as facts. Most significant, he failed to acknowledge something known to the US intelligence community: that the Syrian army is not the only party in the country’s civil war with access to sarin, the nerve agent that a UN study concluded – without assessing responsibility – had been used in the rocket attack. In the months before the attack,
Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, the hapless, goalpost-shifting so-called "architect" of Obamacare, told Fox News´ Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday that President Barack Obama´s promise "if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor" was absolutely true--with one important caveat: if you like your doctor, "you can pay for it." Wallace grilled Dr. Emanuel, challenging his false claims that California´s enrollment was keeping pace with the percentage of the young population necessary to keep the system afloat, and pointing out that the president´s promise on doctors would collapse once people lost their insurance or their
President Barack Obama’s Facebook page on Saturday posted a message honoring the dead from Pearl Harbor—accompanied by a picture of Obama descending the stairs next to the Pearl Harbor Memorial. The picture barely fits the name of the Arizona Memorial so it can frame Obama in the foreground. The post´s statement reads: Today, with solemn pride and reverence, let us remember those who fought and died at Pearl Harbor, acknowledge everyone who carried their legacy forward, and reaffirm our commitment to upholding the ideals for which they served. President Obama The Obama Administration´s current shipbuilding plan shrinks the size of