“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.