Monday, February 25, 2013

The two-fold problem with Republican moderates

(1) They don't really stand for anything, aside from access to lifetime boarding passes on the taxpayer gravy train, and

(2) They are absolutely clueless.
On Sunday morning’s Reliable Sources, the press got a qualified defense from a surprising source: Mitt Romney chief strategist Stuart Stevens. Host Howard Kurtz asked Stevens if ” much of the media is in the tank for Barack Obama,” to which Stevens replied, “In the tank? I would say no.”
The Democratic Party and its allies in the media represent a belligerent left-wing ideological movement that is bent on destroying the GOP. It would be bad enough for Republicans to only bring a knife to this political gunfight, but Romney campaign strategist Stuart Stevens apparently refuses to even carry a rape whistle.

We conservatives will never really know if our cause is truly won or lost unless we field an unabashed conservative in the next presidential campaign. What a tragedy and a shame it will be if the right goes down to defeat under the leadership of these establishment frauds.

(H/T: Ed Driscoll)


SwampWoman said...

I don't think they're that clueless. In Romney's case, what would be the point of whining about bad press coverage? Real men don't whine and blame, they suck it up and move on.

Which illustrates my feelings about Obama.

SwampWoman said...

I also think that waaaaay more important than the rotten press coverage are the crooked elections in the swing states and the way the military was disenfranchised.

Paco said...

Well, I think it's one thing not to whine about it, another to deny altogether what everybody knows to be the truth. Stevens could have said, "Sure, the media's in the tank for Obama, and that's just something we have to learn to work around", but he didn't; he refused to publicly acknowledge something that is becoming a growing danger to republican government: the fact that much of the media is acting like an arm of the Democratic Party.

rinardman said...

I would say clueless is putting it mildly.

Just look at the way they ran Romney's campaign.

RebeccaH said...

Maybe it's a good thing Romney lost. With that kind of thinking, not much would have changed if he had won. At least this way, bad as it is, Obama has a chance to wreck things so badly, even the low-info voters will finally wake up.

JeffS said...

"Let it burn!" is a genuine option, Rebecca. Unfortunately. Thank you, low information voters.

I'd chalk Stevens' comment up to a white flag on his part. Maybe he's hoping for a gig with the NYT.

richard mcenroe said...

" They don't really stand for anything," which means they will stand for anything... and have.

Veeshir said...

I'd say you were too hard on the guy.
Jeff S. has it right.

He's lying because he needs a job and the only way a 'conservative' can get a job in media is to attack Republicans or defend the media.

Cut him some slack.

Yojimbo said...

Why cut him some slack? He's already had enough rope to hang himself.