Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Backward Rationality: Winning by Conceding and Losing

It's actually pretty funny.
Those on the left from the white house down to local bloggers seeking to destroy all opposition to their agenda are quick to offer their "advice" for how/what Republicans should do to win elections.
Their advice?
Disown conservative principles, eliminate Rush Limbaugh and become Democrat-Lite.

Right... Republicans need to take instructions from the people wanting to see Republicans fail.
Uh huh.

If the past election proved anything to Republicans, it was this one thing.

Republicans will never out-Democrat the Democrats... John McCain is one of THE most moderate Republicans in all the land... he had Joe Lieberman the VP candidate for the Democrat(ic) party in 2000 campaigning with him throughout most of the 2008 primaries for goodness sakes.

He was a "Democrat-Lite" until he signed Sarah Palin on, which is when his campaign actually took off. Otherwise it would have been a total wipe-out in the election. The truth is that Sarah Palin saved "the Maverick" from getting slaughtered.

So don't tell us that we need to move to the center or move to the left all you Democrats, lefties, phony conservatives and RINO's.... we JUST DID THAT and it failed.

WHEN Republicans are voted back into power and control in 2010 and 2012 it will be because they stood for conservative principles and supported re-implementing conservative policies... NOT because they became some milk-toast, middle of the road, vanilla, weak knee'd, leftist in disguise.

Nice try.

How about this.. just to give you something to think about.
Are you willing to drop your socialistic, government growth, anti-military, high taxes, spread the poverty thinking to avoid the inevitable reaction in 2010 and again in 2012 from the out of control government we now are experiencing?

Is Obama smart enough to move to the right (like Bill Clinton) and risk losing his base in order to avoid being a one term failed President like Jimmy Carter?
THAT is the question Democrats and liberals ought to be pondering.


Blogger Man of the West said...

I feel compelled to note that I really don't think the blogger to whom you linked is any sort of leftist in disguise. I believe him when he says that his beef with Limbaugh is that he drives people away from conservatism. I do not believe that he is at all accurate in his assessment, but I take it at face value.

But I agree with the larger substance of your post. It is ludicrous to complain of how Limbaugh allegedly drives would-be conservatives away and to beg people to stop listening to him in the same breath. To complain of him being repulsive and too popular at the same time makes one's head spin.

The reality is that if we had Republican leadership at the national level that was worth a tinker's ****, Limbaugh wouldn't be an issue. He's only attracting this sort of attention because no one else on the national scene has the sort of impact and influence he does--and that speaks negatively of the way Republicans speak out and speak up at the national level.

8:15 PM  
Blogger Red S Tater said...

Thanks for your comments Man o the west.

8:39 PM  

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