November 20, 2012

“Jeb, Christie on top for 2016″

Now you can see why the “conservative” opinion leaders freeze me out:  I’ve been on to them since forever.  Christie sabotaged Romney — and he did so intentionally once the storm gave him the opportunity — though it hardly matters at this point.  Meanwhile, Jeb Bush is writing the book on amnesty.  This is the GOP establishment. Distilled. Crystalized.

These are two moderates (hell, they’re JFK Democrats) — who will return us to the glories of “compassionate conservatism” that gave us the first big build up in debt, since multiplied at a furious rate by Obama, who has been able to point to Bush II to justify his appetite for big government — and they will be sold as the only “electable” alternative to the Democrats, who win by picking up the “Latino” vote (even though we know it is not amnesty, but the use of the welfare state that drives Hispanics to vote Democrat).

I noted over and over again during this campaign season that the true hope of the GOP establishment was a Bush/Christie ticket in 2016.  Unthinkable though it is, I knew they’d push for it.

Now, this may a simple trial balloon, articles like this, to gauge a response.  Which I’m betting will be largely negative.  But I can tell you this right now:  such a ticket means the end, finally — and perhaps happily — of the Republican party as it now exists.

Conservatives held their noses and voted for McCain, largely because of Palin’s inclusion on the ticket; they held their noses once again and voted for Romney, though not in the same numbers, with more and more of the base disillusioned with the GOP’s obsession for attracting “moderates” and its campaign of distancing itself largely from conservatism.

Imagine what will happen with a Bush / Christie ticket, even if they are able to bully it through the primaries.

Good god, man.  We’ll go through another cycle of being lectured by deadrody that refusing to vote for Bush/Christie is tantamount to voting for Hillary Clinton, and that we need to fall in line and vote for those who in more ways than not don’t represent conservative interests in the slightest.  These are the uber pragmatists: political creatures who have decided that standing for principle is a liability in politics, and so have reconciled themselves to leftist political tactics, institutionalized the idea of a Balkanized country and a US run on identity politics and the lobbying of special interest leaders.

Good luck selling that to the conservatives you’re currently blaming for the latest loss by a bland moderate.  It would be funny, were it not so stupid, sad, and surreal.

(h/t palaeomerus)

Posted by Jeff G. @ 10:10am
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Comments (25)

  1. These are two moderates (hell, they’re JFK Democrats)…

    Always worth repeating: today’s Republicans are yesterday’s Democrats, and today’s Democrats are yesterday’s Socialists. Even a cursory review of party platforms and speeches from 40 or 50 years ago will demonstrate the accuracy of this claim. Telling people this will not work; showing people this will not work, either. At least, not the first time. But you hammer away for a few months, and the realization starts to creep in they are actively promoting the very ideals that they used to fight against.

    You have to overcome the programming and the cognitive dissonance, which can be a tough barrier to break through, but it’s the only way to redeem our neighbors who’ve fallen under the Left’s spell.

    They are winning because they are so very good a lying. We will win once we get good at telling the truth.

  2. Jim Geraghty just rejoiced so hard Gabe Malor smiled.

  3. But I can tell you this right now: such a ticket means the end, finally — and perhaps happily — of the Republican party as it now exists.

    I would vigorously campaign against whoever the GOP put up on any ballot if this is the 2016 ticket. And my desire to vote for the GOP, already at a low ebb, would cease to exist. So hey, maybe that’s what they want. If so, I’ll be glad to give it to them.

  4. There is no way I would vote for that ticket. What would be the point?

  5. Imagine what will happen with a Bush / Christie ticket, even if they are able to bully it through the primaries.

    Hobbits: Again?
    Pragmatists: This Time For SURE!

  6. Besides, I thought it was Rick Santorum’s turn.

  7. Heh. Jim G writes” Conservative ideas, though, won in distinctly Democratic-leaning states once the word “Republican” was no longer associated with them. ”

    The country moved left G. The GOP moved left to keep up, and the country went lefter. Wake up stupid. Conservative ideas won what? We moved left.

  8. At least in 2016 we won’t be treated to the refrain “Anybody But __insert_name_here__!”

    Nor vows to vote for a syphilitic camel if that’s what the GOP chooses to offer us.

    And we’ll find that big rock candy mountain, by gum!

  9. Yet more evidence that if we don’t burst their stupid bubble now, it’s over. I’ll try my best.

  10. I’m walking away. Uncle Gomer got drunk and pissed all over the Christmas tree while the family was opening presents together once too often for me think of it as a sad misguided mistake he’ll over come. He’s out of the family.

    Sure, blood is thicker than water but there ain’t nothing half so thick as the imbeciles that run the GOP in the same damned ditch twice a decade.

    If they want to make peace with the wolves then I’ll throw open the front door and let the wolves have them.

  11. I’ll vote as lefty as possible if they throw this crap at the wall and see if it sticks. If we’re going to crash, let’s make it a really BIG crash.

  12. Dammit, Goldstein, that headline gave me a mental image I did NOT want in my head…

  13. Christie sucks ass but Team R could, and likely will, do worse

  14. what else sucks ass is “Biltmore Village”

    make the gay stop

  15. The bottom line answer is beating them BEFORE they get to the general election because like it or not, you’re 100% right that NOT voting is as good as voting for the other side.

    Of course, I’d love to hear some kind of fantastical fiction about how Herman Cain or Rick Santorum was going to beat Obama. Fuck, the media and the Obama campaign made Romney out to be some kind of savage misogynist, can you even fathom how ridiculous Santorum would have been ?!

    You can mock the position that failing to support the nominee is effectively supporting the opposition until you are blue in the face. Its still true.

    Yes, the two of them suck. And I won’t vote for either of them in a primary. But then, I am stuck in Massachusetts, so I am about as rare as it gets.

    My advice is, stop ranting about Jeb and Christie and figure the fuck out what to do about it.

  16. Bottom line is that you seem to want to stomp around in the barn yelling and cursing after the horses are already out.

    Lot of good that does. By all means, DO SOMETHING before they get out of the barn this time.

  17. Fuck ‘em. Nationally the GOP is dead to me. Let them piss into the wind all they want to.

  18. Jeb, Christie on Top.
    …putting the compassionate in compassionate conservative.

    I can’t imagine this as anything but a bad gay porn movie.

  19. My advice is, stop ranting about Jeb and Christie and figure the fuck out what to do about it.

    Wow.

    Figure out something to do.

    That is some heavy shit, dude. You must be like a philosopher or something.

  20. can you even fathom how ridiculous Santorum would have been ?!

    enough to realize that the blatant mbm lies would motivate about 500,000 additional conservative voters to vote santorum in the swing states

  21. Bottom line is that you seem to want to stomp around in the barn yelling and cursing after the horses are already out.

    You’re right. It’s not like I was stomping around warning people about the Romney fail that was coming and was told to shut up and fall in line by, for instance, you.

    Time to take a look at yourself now, douche.

  22. Fuck ‘em. Nationally the GOP is dead to me. Let them piss into the wind all they want to.

    #COTD

  23. #COTD

    Who knew it meant ‘coin of the day’ ?

  24. (I’m wagering I’ve got the cutest 9-mo. old puppy on this here site~! )

  25. omg that’s like the cutest

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