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What does this headline tell you?

Seen today on an MSN newsfeed:

Gingrich, Rove and the right for the Republican Party

What does it say?  It says the GOP is more screwed than we ever understood.

The “old ladies” are still predominant and now are fighting among themselves and attacking the Tea Party, which should, if you believe GOP propaganda, be a natural ally. 

As long as that condition prevails, the GOP will remain a minority party in national politics.   And yes, I know, there are some new faces attempting to emerge.  But between the left, the media and the old ladies, their chances of emerging anytime soon without having their character assassinated are likely slim and none.


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21 Responses to What does this headline tell you?

  • Oh please.  Keep your teeth in your mouth.
    This is part of the standard realignment of things between elections.
    Of course, if this were happening this time next year, I’d say there is a real problem.

  • Having Gingrich defend the Conservative wing is rich. 

    If its come to that, its time to melt and repour. 

    • The real problem that always seems to go missing is that since the Republican stand bearer retired the day after the election, the Republican Party doesn’t have any clear “top man.”  Even Dana Milbank recognized this when he lamented that Romney should come to DC so the Left wing press and beat him some more.
      Boehner and McConnell will never run anything beyond the House and Senate, which already has they hands full.  Rubio is now the “lightning rod” of the party, a position Newt once held, which is never a position to be envied.

    • I’m having problems with labels. What passes for Republican sure looks like early 1960’s Democrat, What passes for Democrat sure looks like early 1960’s European Socialist. Neither legacy party seems to have even a nodding acquaintance with fiscal responsibility. I think our moment of opportunity has already passed, but if there is even the slightest chance to save the Republic, we can’t let the media drive the conversation, they are too vested in Dependency Government.

  • When it comes to Gingrich and Rove, character assassination is a bit of problem as the two of them committed character suicide a long time ago.

    The problem with the GOP establishment is that it is more interested in its own power than keeping any sort of promises about limited government and fiscal restraint.  If the likes of Gingrich and Rove are the future of the GOP then that future is pretty bleak.

    • Horseshit.  Who BUT Gingrich kept his CONTRACT and managed to bring us the first balanced budget (albeit with some magic accounting) in years?  Who arm-twisted Slick Willy into reforming welfare?
      I hate history revisionism, whoever authors it.

      • His personal life is a train wreck and his last run for president was an unmitigated disaster.  If you have to go back to the 90s to find something worthwhile about him then you’re reaching.
        Gingrich is part of the establishment GOP whether or not he pretends to be.

        • You would have just hated Ben Franklin.
          His last run for president was one of the best chapters of that campaign.
          You opinion of who is and is not “establishment” is meaningless.  He is one of the best thinkers and messagers on the right, and he IS, and HAS BEEN a conservative.  He is hardly without his flaws, but…Ronald Reagan.

  • I smell a “cat among the pigeons” operation all over the Mushroom Media-generated stories we’ve been seeing.
    There are competing (not very disjoint) ideas of how we should best reorder for victory.  That is not “being screwed”.
    THAT is healthy.  A call for unified GroupThink is NOT.  I’m confident that good, strong, fundamental Conservative ideas can emerge.
    And WTF with this “Old Lady” BS, McQ?
    1. It is the job of centralized government (in peacetime) to protect its citizens’ lives, liberty and property. All other activities of government tend to diminish freedom and hamper progress. The growth of government (the dominant social feature of this century) must be fought relentlessly. In this great social conflict of the era, we are, without reservations, on the libertarian side.
    2. The profound crisis of our era is, in essence, the conflict between the Social Engineers, who seek to adjust mankind to conform with scientific utopias, and the disciples of Truth, who defend the organic moral order. We believe that truth is neither arrived at nor illuminated by monitoring election results, binding though these are for other purposes, but by other means, including a study of human experience. On this point we are, without reservations, on the conservative side.
    – William F. Buckley, 1955.
    Still true today, too!  Would you call Buckley an “Old Lady”…!?!?
    Limbaugh is 62.  We could go on…

  • Tea party a natural ally of the GOP? Not the GOP of McCain and Boehner it isn’t.

  • The GOP kinda wants to go the way of the Whigs doesn’t it?

    • Fine with me, a necessary part of burning from what I can see.
      After this morning’s news reading I’m thinking of becoming a mindless Democrat anyway.

  • Sorry I’ve been absent from the conversation lately (I’m sure plenty of people have missed my input), but right-wing politics have gotten real  boring  lately, so I’ve had to seek other forms of entertainment.
    I’ve got a suggestion:  I heard of the Thom Hartman Show that he was looking for some people to give him an example of one instance where libertarianism (which I call conservative libertarianism for clarity) has worked—other than Somalia (my joke).

    • Other than destroying the country or paying off his cronies, give me an example of any instance where Obama’s policies have worked.

    • The United States up until Wilson, then during Coolidge until the Progressives again screwed things up.
      Gawd, you are both ignorant and stupid.

  • The GOP just needs to go away, Let the socons, the war hawks, and the drug warriors have their ever shrinking party.  I am all for a new party now. I resisted that for a long time. but I do not feel that the Republicans will ever be able to do anything positive ever again, (not that they have done much that was positive for a long time now)

    • A fair number of the drug warriors are Democrats, but in all honesty, it doesn’t detract from your point.

    • Bub.  Eye.  Foo…

    • OMG, KyleN.  Don’t you see… You’ve finally come round to my way of thinking.  F*ck them all.
      There is little need to attack the Dems if the one you’re defending is the description of your evil.
      Dude, if you and I can see eye to eye, then there is hope.
      I will sleep soundly tonight.  Thank you.

  • TADCF:
    So if not from a wealthy  private  sector, where will govt. (which has zero wealth of its own) get the money to redistribute to small-brained creeps such as yourself?