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Karl Rove Vs. the 'Far Right'

helioquois Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 1:10 PM
What will it take to form a new political party...one that is socially conservative on abortion, fiscally libertarian, and a hawk on national security issues? How did the GOP eviscerate the Whigs and can that be done again today? The more Rove and his moderate cronies interject their brand of leftist-lite candidates into the mix, the worse we are. These cats continue to call for moderation and compromise to be bipartisan when the reality is we need stalwart opposition to those things, when taken to their logical conclusion via legislation, are harmful to our country.
Don't Tread On Me3 Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 8:58 AM
The Whigs basically "eviscerated" themselves by making themselves irrelevant the way the GOP does now. It refused to get on the right side of the real issue of the day & instead said "What they said, me too" of the Demmies' position. The Whigs were in the early-Republic days basically a party of public works improvements & what we'd call pork, albeit on a limited scale compared to post-Civil-War.
ConcealedCarry Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 1:32 PM
"What will it take to form a new political party...one that is socially conservative on abortion, fiscally libertarian, and a hawk on national security issues?"

There's no need to form a new political party; simply re-make the Republican Party into the GOP of Lincoln and Reagan. There are plenty of disaffected and disillusioned democrats, independents, and libertarians who have "opted out" of the current political process who could be convinced to align themselves with a mainstream, American, conservative Republican Party.

For Karl Rove and others like him, there is already a party for those guys - the Democratic Party.
Stuart95 Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 1:55 PM
In that respect, maybe Rove is correct in saying that the Far Right is preventing the Republicans from winning. It's possible that the ultra-social-conservatives are alienating the fiscal conservatives that could help reverse the slow crawl toward national socialism.

I would gladly trade the vehement anti-abortion crowd for the fiscally conservative, social liberals that could win elections.

The social conservatives don't seem to understand that we are not asking them to change their beliefs; just stop making it appear that the Republicans are single-issue extremists.

If I were launching a new conservative venture, the last venue I'd choose for the announcement would be the New York Times. Karl Rove has gone to the Times to announce that he has created a new "conservative" entity "to recruit seasoned candidates and protect Senate incumbents from challenges by far-right conservatives and Tea Party enthusiasts."

Rove argues that Republican fortunes have been ruined by "far-right conservatives," but he's shamelessly calling this entity the "Conservative Victory Project." Yes, and I could call myself Ray Lewis, but it doesn't make it so.

Whaddaya know? The liberal Democrats at the Times love this idea....