Saturday, February 9, 2013

Republicans Going Centerist?

For John, BLUFIs this what Brian Bond is calling for?

Not everyone is happy with the latest moves by Mr Karl Rove, with regard to defining who is a Republican.

Here is the take of Cartoonist Chris Muir.  Mr Muir can be a little harsh in his criticism.

In the other hand, Fox News is keeping Mr Rove, but dropping Analyst Dick Morris and former Governor Sarah Palin.  Then there is the argument that Karl Rove is not a Conservative.

Where is the Republican Party, and if it goes all Centerist, who will bother to voter for the candidates?  Elections will be like providing Democrats with the primary challengers they can't gin up themselves.

I wonder where Kristen Hughes stands on this?

Regards  —  Cliff


kad barma said...

The presumption that centrism isn't electable is not only refuted by common sense, we also don't have to go back any further than Bill Clinton to see a party taken over by its sensible centrists and capable of even deposing an opposition incumbent. Run the religious righties out of the Republican Party and I'll bet you things turn around 180 degrees for the party as a whole. Subtract evolution and abortion from democrat party advantages, and elections will change immediately.

Jack Mitchell said...

To use Cliff's citation:
If you give him credit for believing in the policies and nominations he helped Bush make and defend, then Rove was wrong on the constitutionally appropriate role of the federal government, wrong on foreign policy, wrong on immigration and wrong on a crucial nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. In 2000, George W. Bush ran for president not as a conservative, but as a "compassionate conservative." This was presumably because unadulterated conservatives are not compassionate.

Republicans are wrong on so many fronts. The solution to Bush's wrongness, according to the quote's author, is being even more wrong.

Yes, the "religious righties" are tantamount to the Taliban, so I concur that element of the GOP should be squashed.

But, even GOPers like Christie & Brown endeavor to yoke the middle class, so their corporate feudal masters can become more rich. They believe that is Right.

Wait! I forgot. God ordains the elites, via Grace. Re-enter the "religious righties." They have a role to play in the GOP's version of redistribution of wealth. What's Right is Right!

Jack Mitchell said...

BLUF: Republicans are frauds.

WaPo: At the Capitol, Republicans savored a win for austerity. There would be “deep, but responsible, reductions in virtually all areas of government,” House Appropriations Committee Chairman Harold Rogers (R-Ky.) promised a few days later, before the deal passed.

Nearly two years later, however, these landmark budget cuts have fallen far short of their promises.

Republicans talk austerity. But, when the pork is getting cut, it is always 'in some other District.' Or, as WaPs illustrates, a shell game.

I'm inclined to take the sequester on the chin.