Our Mesmerizer-in-Chief

A while back, when the president and Republicans couldn’t agree on whether it was day or night or what day it was, I came up with this brilliant idea:  Republicans should give Barack Obama everything he wants.  And by everything, I meant … everything.

You want higher taxes on the wealthy, Mr. President even though that might lead us into another recession? You got it.  You want to pass healthcare reform that will raise about 20 new taxes and keep the economy in the doldrums? We won’t waste your time, and ours, fighting over it.  Whatever else you want, Mr. President, it’s yours – because we’re tired of fighting over everything with you.

But there was a method to this madness.  I figured when the economy tanks, when millions more Americans lose their jobs, when people realize ObamaCare is the nightmare Republicans were warning about, the president and his cronies in Congress would get all the blame and that would usher in a new era of conservative ascendance.

That’s what happened in Ayn Rand’s classic, Atlas Shrugged, right?  The big government incompetents screwed things up so royally that the economy collapsed – completely and utterly collapsed — and only then did the good guys – the business men and women who understood how the free market works – only then did they come out of hiding and begin to make America right again

What the hell was I thinking?

Now I’m convinced that the Republican brand is so tarnished – no, make that so discredited – that they will get blamed for absolutely everything that goes wrong starting right now.

If we go over the so-called “fiscal cliff” Americans will blame the Republicans.  They’re obstructionists, the media and a majority of Americans will say.  If we avoid the cliff, Mr. Obama and his party will get all the credit “for looking out for people like me.”

If the economy takes another dive next year because we raised taxes on the wealthiest Americans but didn’t cut spending by much, if at all, Republicans will get blamed for that too.  If we don’t slip into another recession, the president will be hailed as a great visionary who by his superior intellect saved the economy and the country.

If it turns out that the president and his team were lying about Benghazi – that they knew all along it was an act of terrorism and came up with the anti-Islam video cover story to make it look like al-qaeda really was decimated as the president kept telling us during the campaign – the media will say, and the American people will believe, that the Republicans are despicably using the deaths of four Americans for political gain.  Facts won’t matter.

If it turns out that ObamaCare is as bad as we thought – if doctors stop taking Medicare patients because their fees have been cut, or if certain medical procedures are denied because they’re not cost effective — Republicans will take the hit because they didn’t do enough to stop the law from going through.  That not one Republican voted for ObamaCare won’t matter one wit.

If Iran winds up with a nuclear bomb, Republicans will get blamed because they didn’t want to talk, one on one, with the Iranians.  If the president winds up talking one on one with the Iranians, and the talks go nowhere, Republicans will still get blamed because they’re too bellicose.

Why am I so pessimistic – or realistic, as I choose to see it?  Because just as Barack Obama cast a spell over a majority of journalists a long time ago, he has clearly also cast a spell over a majority of Americans.  He is our mesmerizer-in-chief.

When all my conservative pals were telling me that Obama couldn’t possibly win re-election – not with chronically high unemployment and chronically low economic growth – I told them that this president was different; that the old rules no longer applied.  I told them that this president wasn’t Mondale or Dukakis or Gore or Kerry.  I told them that this president was magic, and that Americans were taken in by his smile, his charm, by the way he spoke and the way he walked.  The president was cool.  But my friends on the Right didn’t think cool mattered, not when the economy was in the tank.

I will not say they were wrong and I was right because that would not be gracious, even though they were wrong and I was right.

Things don’t look good for the GOP.  If they hope to make a comeback they need a good PR firm to help change the party’s stodgy image.  Every time I see the Republican leadership holding court with reporters in the halls of Congress, I cringe.  These guys, in the dark suits, white shirts and red ties, give dull a bad name.

The GOP needs some young blood.  Remember, the “O” in GOP stands for “old.” What Republicans need is a conservative Barack Obama.  Like it or not, in our entertainment culture, cool matters.

Republicans also need to make clear to everyone paying attention, that they are not the party that believes that if rape happens, it’s part of God’s plan.  They need to make clear that they are not the party of religious zealots who take their marching orders from the Bible.  They need to stop uttering the word “abortion.” That ship has sailed.  It’s legal whether they like it or not, and that’s not about to change, so why lose votes talking about it.

Here’s the good news for the GOP:  Except for Obama, the rest of the Democrats are stiffs just like the Republicans.  Unless you count Hillary.  That’s more bad news for the Republicans.

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  • Stephanie S

    There will never be a “cool” Republican candidate as the brand itself is ruined. I suggest they rename it the Caring Social Networking People Party, run a youthful Hispanic-Asian-Black candiate if they can find such along with a gorgeous female VP candidate, and bribe whatever media types they can for favorable coverage. Think “Trojan Horse”, it’s the only way.

  • ELWOOD P SUGGINNS BR549

    OBUMMER NEEDS A SUITE AT THE GRAY BAR HOTEL

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-L-Macchia/649373637 Robert L Macchia

    Abolish the electoral college and leave it to the popular vote. Obama had agreed to this a long time ago,but he flip flopped as he accused everyone else of doing. He should be impeached.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-L-Macchia/649373637 Robert L Macchia

    The GOP is tarnished. I even see some of them turning into RINO’s and wanting to reach across the board to “make amends?” Obama is our worst nightmare and he divided the country.

    • Mario__P

      Obama is worse than Bush Jr.?

  • Fritz Kocher

    Great analysis, now we need a plan to change what you say is true. How? Fresh blood

  • Justmy02cents2

    The GOP needs a strategy of targeted violence. I don’t know why, but people seem to sympathize with those who go violent. In the 60s, the liberals were violent, and people loved them. The muslims are extremely violent, and all we hear is how we need to tolerate them and not hurt their feelings. For once, the GOP should try this strategy. Maybe a few newsrooms, a few HQs, etc.

    • Mario__P

      Violence will not work for the GOP. They tried that strategy in Iraq, and the unnecessary violence backfired on them. There’s no hope for the GOP.

      • Justmy02cents2

        I am talking about domestic violence, against CNN, NBC, etc., and you know that. All liberals know how to do is lie.

        • Mario__P

          Domestic violence, as in spousal abuse?

          And it’s not the Left that’s lying, it’s the Right. The Right has been lying about the economic recovery since early 2010. Why don’t you show a graph of the GDP and the unemployment rate since Obama took office to a ten year old kid, and he’ll tell you when the recession ended. So stop lying about the economy; it’s getting real old. At least the elections shut the Right up about how Romney was going to win in a landslide… what a lie that was, eh?

  • http://twitter.com/FlyoverCulture FlyoverCulture.com

    Bernie, what do you think of the GOP farm team–Rubio, Martinez, Jindal, Haley, Ayotte, etc…They seem to be very credible, capable–and dare I say–potentially cool candidates? (Okay, Jindal ain’t cool, but he IS credible).

  • Mario__P

    Remember not so long ago, when Romney and the Right-wing loons claimed that Obama apologized, through the Cairo embassy, for that offensive anti-Muslim video? All those challenged believe that condemning an act is a form of apology. Well today, Hillary Clinton condemned that bus attack in Israel. I guess the administration is apologizing again. Please restart your outrage about another Obama apology.

  • Switchlight13

    Obama Cult requirement: Recognize the racism in everything around you.

  • EddieD_Dedham

    One more thing…three million FEWER republicans voted on the 6th than did in ’08. Lemme guess…Christian Fundamentalists who feel Mormonism is a cult and not a religion? Thanks. You being close-minded gave us 4 more years of this leftist fool and closer to our century’s fall of the Roman Empire.

    • Bob Hadley

      I’ve heard that, since the absentee and provisional ballots have been counted. Gov. Romney’s vote tally is at least as high as that of Sen Mccain in 2008. I haven’t confirmed it yet, though.

      My impression is that Christian fundamentalist had a high turn-out for Gov. Romney because of their hatred of Pres. Obama.

      Even if you’re correct, I doubt that would have made a material difference in the electoral college..

    • Mario__P

      That last check I did, Romney received 32K less votes than McCain, not three million.

  • Switchlight13

    Lots of far Left kooks commenting on Bernies site lately. I like reading the stuff they copy and paste off the White House web site.

  • Mario__P

    The problem with the GOP is their base, which is old and is becoming extinct. Many of the elderly are uninformed, gullible, and believe in old mythical policies that do not achieve the desired results. Younger generations are taking over the electorate, and these voters can not be as easily fooled with cliches that at one time fooled so many, cliches like “lower taxes for businesses means more jobs” or “the wealthy earned their lavish compensation through hard work”. The internet and the media, which are a great resource for the newer generations, shot severe holes through the old, conservative ideals. There is no turning back now, because the GOP doesn’t have the record or results to run on, to back up their inefficient policies. I truly hope the Republicans will stick to their positions and not adopt to the changing electorate, because that would guarantee them the continual erosion of power in our government. Instead, they’ll try to target the various demographic groups with more attractive policies, but the unfortunate thing for the GOP is that the electorate is more educated about the facts than ever before, and this time around the schemes by the Right will not catch on. Their strategy will backfire, and their conservative base will erode even fasten than at the hands of the Grim Reaper. RIP GOP.

    • Switchlight13

      lol…Hail the Food Stamp President. In Nam we used pukes like you & Obama as sandbags. The 93% of Blacks that voted for their Black Messiah aren’t gullible or racist? More then half are high school drop outs (56%) (lol) The young college kids in the Obama Cult ,all starry eyed and fawning over Obama aren’t naive or gullible? RIP GOP? I believe the far Left said that after the 2006 election and then came 2010. Once everyone gets a taste of Obama Care and its cost in jobs and high premiums the Senate goes GOP in 2014 and the Messiah’s halo comes off.

      • Mario__P

        You are right. I have no idea what came over me. It’s not the elderly who are gullible, because con artists tend not to target them. It’s the elderly who tend to be college educated. And it’s the elderly who know how to fact-check those emails with large and colorful fonts; the elders do their research and do not forward those halftruths and lies onto others. You are absolutely, 100% correct. But no matter how you spin your reality, the GOP still has a problem. Its aging base is dying out, and the electorate is being replaced with a more liberal generation.

  • Switchlight13

    Joe Biden used his Blackcent again when refering to Obama as “your Homeboy” in NJ. No “Y’all in chains” this time. Wouldn’t be that bad but like most white Democrats, Biden lives in an all white gated community in Delawear. Even Obama’s 1.5 million dollar mansion bought from Resco in Chicago is in an all white area. Their cherished “Diversity” is just for the “little people”.

  • americalsgt

    As long as the press continues to support Obama and his agenda, all things good will go to Obama, and all things bad will go to the Republicans. Only when the press does its job will things change. Republicans can drop the abortion story, the immigration debate and pretend they are someone they aren’t, but the Democrats hold all the cards and the press just keeps cheering them on. We need to accept that before there was a Republican Party there was a Whig Party, and the time it took the Republican Party to go from inception to the presidency was 6 years.

  • rlpincus

    Simple fact: at the very base level, the Republican Party is controlled by fanatic evangelists. They are easily over half of the Republican voters. They are in charge of the GOP ground game, running the operation in small offices in small towns all over the country. Thanks to them, a growing portion of Americans are souring on the combo of religion and politics–which the evangelicals embrace in their efforts to re-Christianize America.

    With these folks in control, it won’t matter who the Republicans will try to run. A candidate will have to pass a purity test that may satisfy the Christianists but will stink up the general population.

    • Switchlight13

      I’d say Obama and his Cult followers stink up the nation. Hail the Black Messiah sent to save America. Obama = Hitler Lite.

      • rlpincus

        Exhibit One.

    • Bob Hadley

      The GOP base is not only dominated by evangelical crazies. The GOP base is also dominated by just plain ‘ole crazies, as illustrated by the reply immediately below.

      • Switchlight13

        Be proud. You voted for the same guy Al Sharpton and the Black Panthers voted for…Kind of shows your intelligence……lol

        • rlpincus

          Yup, and you joined David Duke and the Klan.

    • Switchlight13

      Evidence?

      • rlpincus

        Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Ralph Reed provided the technical analysis. It makes sense in a pure numbers sense. 9 of 10 evangelicals vote Republican. Evangelicals make up about 20% of the population, while Republicans are about 36%. That would put Evangelical Republicans over 50% of the party.

  • dogguts

    Sounds a lot like sour grapes, Bernie. Honestly, you lost me with this line: “and only then did the good guys – the business men and women who understood how the free market works”…… What does this mean? All business men and women are good people? Bullsh*t. Or does it mean “non-business-people” should look at business people as the shining lights of right, reason, intelligence and compassion? Even bigger bullsh*t.

    Stop hating on Obama for being charismatic. “Mesmerizer-in-chief?” You sound like one of those paranoid, conspiracy theorist lunatics posting asinine anti-Obama drivel on Facebook all day. Some liberals are intelligent, free-thing human beings, that vote with their minds and their conscience, not because they feed at the liberal trough. Honestly, which is the party more apt to be coerced by media bias? Have you ever SEEN Fox News? I know you have, you’ve been on it……

    Newsflash: YOUR opinion just MIGHT not be the be-all-end-all of what is right for this country. If you’ve got all the answers, why not run for office? Pull your nose out of corporate America’s a** and realize that most people, the MAJORITY, don’t agree with you.

    • Mario__P

      Good job giving it to the broken old man.

      Regarding FoxNews, have you noticed how proud the conservatives are about the success of FoxNews? They always compare the vast viewership of Fox to the liberal channels and stations. Little do they realize how such a giant following presents itself. Although the liberals outnumber the conservatives at the voting booth, the numbers are opposite in front of the TVs and radios. So, tell me, which side is the brainwashed one? Which side depends on guidance from the media? Just look at that herd which can’t think for itself. Their pride is their admission of dependence on others to generate a thought.

  • Brian

    Obama got elected because of his race and because more and more Americans want the government to provide for them. Most college kids who watch Jon Stewart and Bill Maher, and people who are into Hip Hop culture, yet do not watch regular news, do not truly understand most of the issues. They simply voted for Obama due to the fact that it is the “kind thing to do” as we are all taught that Blacks are the underdogs and we should root for them no matter what. If you tell a Liberal racism works both ways or show them a flash mob attack via Youtube, they ignore it, bite their tongue, or make some excuse relating to Blacks having the right to be angry and openly violent. This White Guilt really worries me. About 96% of Blacks voted for Obama based on race alone. Ask yourselves why so many Hollywood celebs and media types like Obama. His race and his far-left politics. Yet these same people bash any minority who actually does not have group think and will not blindly vote Democrat. Bill O’Reilly was right when he mentioned that many minorities feel the system is stacked against them, when it actually is not. He is right.

    As for government providing for people, it is not just about welfare. A lot of people do not see that government providing for others has multiple meanings. It also involves unions protecting blue collar jobs, Affirmative Action, taxing the rich because it is the government’s morale obligation to do so, etc. What I find sad is that if you look at state unemployment rates and where auto manufacturers are moving to, you can see that the unions in states like Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, etc. are driving business away. There is a reason why Tennessee and Alabama have auto manufacturing plants there and why these right-to-work states like Texas have lower unemployment. Conservatives also give more to charities, yet somehow that rarely gets mentioned. So who is truly the more selfish group?

    • Switchlight13

      If Obama was white istead of a Mulatto claiming to be black he would have never gotten into Harvard Law and would now be on his beloved Food Stamps in the gutters of Chicago’s crime infested Ghetto.

    • Brian_Bayless

      “Most college kids who watch Jon Stewart and Bill Maher, and people who are into Hip Hop culture, yet do not watch regular news, do not truly understand most of the issues. They simply voted for Obama due to the fact that it is the “kind thing to do” as we are all taught that Blacks are the underdogs and we should root for them no matter what.”
      What an asinine comment. The most insane generalization I’ve heard in a while. So, if a college kid voted for Obama it’s because he is a moron who is incapable of thinking for himself? You insult the youth and then expect them to side with you politically, then blame the media for why they vote the way they do. “96% of blacks voted for Obama on race alone.” Where did you get that stat from? One fo the lunatics who post on this board? I think you are misinformed in many ways my friend.

      • Brian

        For, not fo. And yes, many did vote for Obama based on race alone. Even Democrats in my family admit it. Right after he got elected there was even a Twitter trend that stated #mypresidentisblack. Explain why so many rappers and guys like Chris Rock and Danny Glover like Obama so much and bashed Romney so much. Race was a factor. Color blind my foot. Fact is, minority groups are all allowed to and are often expected to vote based on their group’s interest or they get called mean names. Whites, are taught not to vote based on group interests and to be color-blind. We are taught to vote on the issues for the best interest of the country. Explain that if you can. All the Blacks at my work all worship Obama and they would all bash Romney when talking amongst themselves on break during the campaign. Explain that. To say, Blacks voted for Obama, and race had nothing to do with it shows ignorance on your part. I do not know what else to tell you if you can’t admit this. From my personal experience, Blacks are the most racist group.

        And yes, many college kids do not have real world experience to truly understand the issues at heart. And Ben Stein, who is a brilliant man, even admitted that many college professors are attempting to brainwash college kids into voting Democrat and hating the US and our founding fathers and the Constitution. Jon Stewart and Bill Maher are not even real news anchors. They are comedians. Many college kids also like the idea of the government paying for their schooling. College is too expensive today. But the issue is that we expect every kid to go to college, when not everyone is meant to. Some who are not book smart should be encouraged to learn a trade or join the military.

        Many Democrats also have not figured out the difference between equal opportunity and guaranteed results via federal requirements.

        • Mario__P

          “…many did vote for Obama based on race alone. Even Democrats in my family admit it.”

          What would you consider “many”? Can you guesstimate a percentage of the electorate that voted for Obama strictly based on his race? And even the Democrats in your family voted for Obama because he was black? Was that the only reason they voted for Obama, really? So, if Hillary Clinton was being reelected, those Democrats in your family would not vote for her, because she is not black? There is either something very wrong with your interpretation of the conversation you had with your family members, or your family members are nutty. I will play along and give you that there were some, or even that the majority of blacks voted for Obama over Clinton in the 2008 primaries due to Obama’s race, but in the presidential elections of 2008 and 2012, if anyone did base a part of their decision on the race of the candidate, that part of the decision was minimal and was significantly smaller than which political party each candidate belonged to. I highly doubt a black GOP candidate would carry 93% of the black, or 71% of the Hispanic electorate like Obama did, but you must think so. With your logic, both parties should run with a black candidate, since according to you, he is guaranteed a win. Obviously that conclusion is false. Just look at Alan West in Florida. Why didn’t he get reelected? Or does your theory not apply to lower levels of our government?

          Finally, do you truly believe that “we expect every kid to go to college”? Again, you are misinterpreting the truth, which is that everyone who is willing and capable to attend college, should have the ability to try. Those are two very different ideas. Our society doesn’t “expect” every kid to go to college. If every kid was to go to college, who would work the blue collar jobs? Not everyone is mentally capable to attend college, and not everyone wants to attend college. Therefore, you misunderstood this topic as well.

  • Switchlight13

    From the Dept of Homeland Security “Welcome to the USA” website : “Government assistance programs can be critically important to the well-being of
    some immigrants and their families”…… This what you get when you welcome high school drop out illegals to the USA. The sheep voted for it and they got it.

  • DaveW

    Bernie,

    One of the most important sentences in your op-ed is …”They need to make clear that they are not the party of religious zealots who take their marching orders from the Bible.” Republican supporters fail to understand or do not want to believe how many young voters (men and women), non-religious people, Jews, Muslims, Asians, and Hispanics (I’m aware of the overlap!) who will not vote Republican simply because of the party’s support and perceived control from the religious right. It doesn’t matter that the Republican Presidential candidate, such as Mitt Romney, is moderate and has no religious agenda or that he is more competent, has a deeper understanding of the issues and has an action plan, as demonstrated in the first debate. They are not going to support a party which is affiliated with right wing religious crazies. This is a big problem for conservatives and for the Republican Party.

    • Brian_Bayless

      If the GOP wants to regain control, they need to stop letting the hyper-religious part of the party be their vocal minority. The MSM blame of how the GOP is perceives is really getting old. If you want to fix the problem, fix it yourself. Stop blaming others. It’s simple, really.

  • ArkadyArkady

    Amazing. My conclusion exactly – no matter what happens, someone else will be responsible, and the supporters of this administration will absolutely believe it (most of them, anyway). Regarding bible pounders, though, I do remember hearing about this sort of thing happening as described in New Testament commentary attributed to final events in world history: And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie…

  • Switchlight13

    You only have to look at Africa and the cities in the US with black mayors & police chiefs to see the results of black leadership. Obama, Holder and Rice as Sec of State and many more we never hear of in the bowels of Obama’s Govt. Imagine voting for the same person that Al Sharpton voted for. A vote for Obama was a vote for national suicide.

  • Glorstuart

    Here is the deal — it is ALL in the hands of the media. How the media PRESENTS and TWISTS and TURNS the facts is the matter and what the sheeple believe. Politically tuned in people pay attention all the time, every day of the four year span between elections. They see the slant. Sheeple pay scant attention, and when and if they do, they believe the mainstream media version of the truth in print or on the boob tube. They buy what they are selling and as long as journalism schools continue to produce liberal ideologues we are stuck with slanted, biased presentations that paint the dems pretty and the repubs the party of ugly. When a rogue comment by a repub is uttered, it is front page news. Not so for a dem – if they goof, it goes away quietly. Superficial? Yes, but we have become a nation of celebrity hounds – vulnerable and gullible – who buy into it. On top of that, they don’t know their history and don’t recognize the Constitution as a document too valuable to be perverted. So they stand idly by while the mesmerizer with the aid of the media does it in and fundamentally is transforming our nation. Sad. It is hard to believe, but I saw it repeatedly, our president lies, and the media swears to it. They love him and convince the uninformed to love him too. No matter he lies.

  • Kathie Ampela

    The cool factor was definitely an issue in this election cycle. So, give Obama everything he wants and let it all crash and burn. The GOP can pick up the pieces IF they understand the cool factor. I don’t think Ronald Reagan would fit the bill with this generation…the message would, but not the man. The cool factor applies BEHIND the scenes as well…whoever the strategists are behind the scenes need to go NOW.

  • FloridaJim

    People forget or people were never taught that FDR did many of the same economic shenanigans during his “great Depression, called that only in America to accent how tough it was and how fortunate America was to have FDR. FDR’s Se. of Treasury said “after 8 years we are worse off than ever and wasting a great deal of money”.

    Only World War #2 saved FDR not any of his failed policies.

    • Bob Hadley

      Yes, the massive federal spending World War II pulled us out of the Great Depression and created/greatly enhanced industries. The massive federal stimulus of World War II makes President’s Obama’s stimulus look rather tame.

      • FloridaJim

        Compare World War # 2 costs to Obama’s first 5 years and Obama wins in waste. $5,350,000,000,000 vs World War #2 ???

        • Bob Hadley

          Not surprisingly, you changed the subject. The point is that FDR and his massive World War II spending brought us out of the Great Depression, while Pres. Obama’s comparatively modest federal spending put a floor on our economy, which was in free-fall when he took office.

          Waste in the fereral stimulus during WWII as compared to the waste in the federal stimulus under Pres. Obama is a different subject.

          You’re simply evading the point that it was massive federal spending during WWII that brought us out of the Great Deperession.

        • Bob Hadley

          BTW, Pres. Obama’s stimulus was about $850 billion. You’re trying to attribute the total federal spending ($5 trillion plus) during his presidency to his stimulus spending. Much of that $5 trillion plus was on the unpaid two wars, an unpaid medicare program that was enacted a few years earlier and an automatic increase in federal safety net spending (due to the hard times).

  • Wally

    I had thought this would be a good idea too. Give them everything they want, and when it all collapses, it will ALL be on them.

  • DanB_Tiffin

    My “vote down” does not work. The pointer does not turn into a gloved finger. Why is that?

    Now it works!

  • Ed

    Bernie, You said:.”This president is magic….Americans are taken in by his smile, his charm, by the way he speaks and the way he walks. The president is cool”…..

    Well You forgot (intentionally left out) one thing. He’s Black…. in a world of self hating whites. Why were you afraid to include that he’s black in your description of Obama? That IS the most important part. If he were white, he never EVER would have won in the 1st place.

  • fiftyfive

    why do republicans let the media play the lie that only the gop are rich and the democrats are poor

  • http://www.facebook.com/phil.silverman.9 Phil Silverman

    Obamacare the nightmare. Based upon Romneycare and the 1993 GOP HC plan. Nice goin’, Bernie. (and no mesmerizin’ goin’ on at the fair & balanced station, nah).

  • suellen

    Bernie Goldberg,
    I believe most of what you say except the part about young blood and too many old people. Please take a closer look at the Dems roster and then the Reps……Harry Reid vs Paul Ryan,Joe Biden-Eric Cantor,Nancy Pelosi-Nickie Haley,Charley Rangel-Tim Pawlenty,Chuck Schumer-Chris Christi,Jerry Brown-Rick Scott,??????-Scott Brown,Bobby Jindel, & many many more……..lots of good, young and old blood. What’s wrong with old now? Are we getting ready for Euthanasia under Obama??

    • http://www.facebook.com/phil.silverman.9 Phil Silverman

      Lotsa Tea Party losses, too. Maybe we can get O’Donnell and Angle to run again?!!!

  • IT’S BUSHS’ FAULT

    My party, gop, and country, U.S. ,, are both on life support and suffering a slow death, the U.S. will never recover from Oscumbo, debt will ruin the dollar,, look for the obamadollar to be printed. oscumba could run in 2016 and he would win,, as long as there is one breathing Republican in congress,, he ,she , will get the blame for all that happens,, bad. the fall of democracy occurs when pols. realize they can bribe the people with their own money.. i say give oscumba all he wants and get it over with, you would be surprised to know how many voted for oscumba fearing his loss would cause riots, oscumba wasn’t elected by blacks, latinos, minorities, dead people,, youngers, females alone, many stupid old whites voted for him. 99 per cent of Amer. do or have considered themselves victims at one time or another..I know I have. The people have their obama phones, their obama care, their promises, and they will fight to keep them. Give up Repubs. you can’t beat santa claus.

    • http://www.facebook.com/phil.silverman.9 Phil Silverman

      Santa Claus? “Oscumbo” [happy to see that William F. Buckley remains a source for conservative bloggers]; yeah, give ‘em stuff: he sure has – NO MIDDLE CLASS TAX RAISES and 18 TIMES TAX RELIEF FOR THE SMALL EMPLOYER. Bringing HOME Iraqui troops. Finding a way for cancer victims willing & able to pay for care to actually get care. Restore 4 states by restoring the auto. indus. What a pinko!!!!!

  • DrSique

    Yeah, the media, who were once watchdogs for the people, are now lap dogs for liberal politicians. The press gets special mention in our Constitution because they are supposed to make certain that “We the People” are well informed and that government never gets out of control. FOX News has proven that most Americans will chose to get their information from sources other than left wing corrupt outlets. Unfortunately, many don’t even realize that they are being misinformed by political operatives for the far left. Americans need to make sure that they have the facts neede to fight back. Conservatives could also take a lesson from the left when it comes to organization. We have a foundation with some grass roots movements but they need to expand and hone their tactics. Always remeber that Americans never……..EVER……quit.

    • http://www.facebook.com/phil.silverman.9 Phil Silverman

      read THE FOX EFFECT & the 24-7 OBAMA HATE MACHINE.>>>> lapdogs? Like, uh, Rush, Coulter, Beck, Hannity, Alex Jones, Jerome Corsi, malkin, Gaffney, O’Reilly?…nah, they’re fair and balanced.

    • http://www.facebook.com/phil.silverman.9 Phil Silverman

      …what about Sarah Palin?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1775150241 Bonnie Thomas Usrey

    Sounds good to me Bernie! I have been thinking and thinking about how we can every win agaisnt the Masterful Manipulation Machine in Chicago and their Media Monster partners and supporters. You have answered it! Government CREATED the Fiscal Cliff, the recession, the de-valueing of our dollar, the legitimizing of abortion and gay marriage, so like an alcoholic, stop enabling them, or arguing with “the bottle” and just let them have their way and take responsibility for it until they hit their bottom and the electorate sees and feels the pain of their policies! Brilliant! Of course the rain falls on the good as well as the evil so the rest of us will suffer also as a result of the economic crash and lack of National Security, but so be it! My parents survived the Great Depression and from my Father who was an only child came 3 children, 10 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, most of whom are hard-working responsible contributors, and many of the great-grandchildren being home-schooled or in Private Christian schools. We are Americans! We can survive and multiply and worry more about our souls than our stomachs, trust God, not Washington D.C.

  • Venter

    I agree with you!!!!!!! The GOP should have a press conference and announce that they will give Obama everything he wants. Then answer questions from the MSM.

    MSM Why did you change your mind and approve Obama’s plans?

    GOP like you, we see the beautiful job he has done.

    MSM Will his plans help the economy?

    GOP Don’t you think his plans will help the country?

    MSM Duh ah But you said.

    GOP Forget what we said!

    MSM Are you sure you want to change your mind?

    GOP As sure as youv’e been for 4 years. Aren’t things great?

    MSM Are you sure?

    GOP It sounds like you have doubts. Isn’t is what you want? Obama plans?

    MSM Duh ah!

    GOP Any more Questions

    MSM What our your favorite songs? Will you be going the Veiw?

    All this has been so stretched on for to long. Let the economy crisis come to a head with the new TOUGH LOVE PLAN. Let the mesmerizer and child have his way. Tough if his plans don’t work and good by my Love (the MSM).

  • mld

    Personally, I have never understood this adoration. I think he is arrogant, egotistical, and patronizing. His smirks, his hand gestures, and his side-to-side movements of the head during delivery are painful to watch. I turn on mute or change the channel. I was NEVER taken by this charlatan.

  • http://twitter.com/vfroe virgil renfroe

    Ye s you could just have most republicans that own the house just be off voting day, then Obama and crew can’t say they approved it.

  • http://mykhel.cgsociety.org/gallery michael lofrano

    It is not a problem of image for the Republicans. The problem is a changing culture that no longer aspires to traditional American values. Really, stop blaming Republicans for what is a systemic shift towards a dependence on government, a proposition Barrack Obama clearly promoted ( e.g. the Life of Julia and all it represents) and the American people bought in to. The only way for the Republican party to gain popularity again is to become distinctly un-American and UN-Republican, in a sense, or to wait for the inevitable financial collapse that Barrack Obama and the Democrats are hastening us towards. Maybe then the American people realize that the free lunch they were promised was really a form of economic cannibalism.

  • poetreviewer

    I used to be an optimist about the human race but I’m beginning to lose my sunny outlook too. Everyone hates the rich guy, the wealthy, successful businessman who creates jobs, is philanthropic, motivated to create a better economy and jobs. Now, even the businessmen are losing their energy. All of them I know, and I know plenty, are planning on laying off as many people as possible and making their companies run tighter than ever, more efficiently (and that’s a good) rather than with the slight slackness of the past where they employed more people. What Obama will do to our country is create a worse mess. I guess people are blinded by something that evades me. Whenever I watch Homeland, my mind can’t help itself from wondering if the show’s creators had Obama in their unconscious minds when they created the villain.

    • Brian_Bayless

      No one who became a billionaire did it so they could create jobs. That is ridiculous. Some of them now use the “More with Less” method which can maximize profits by cutting workers and making minimal investments. That doesnt build the economy, just grow profits.

  • Bruce A.

    The next 4 years may just be an epic disaster in the making. Lets see how the mainstream media covers this one up.

    • suellen

      Yep!!

  • NanaJO

    I agree with Bernie.Give him everything he wants. Whatever happens, the Republicans will get the blame. Everyone who voted for him will make excuses for
    him no matter what he does or what he says. The GOP has to change their platform if they ever want to be in power again. The country has changed. and most Liberals are quite comfortable with the government in charge of their lives.

  • Roadmaster

    #1. For lib-dorks, the ends always justifies the means.

    #2. If no problem exists, create one so the gubermint can “fix” it.

    #3 After the “fix” exacerbates the problem, waste more tax dollars thereby creating more problems. What a fun merry-go-round!

    #4 When everything goes to heck in a hand-basket, blame weepubicans, which is made so easy because they are so dense (and dull).

    I was aghast when Clinton was given a pass on his shenanigans. He was preserved because he was “protecting” slutty women’s right to murder their unborn children, regardless he was sexually harassing anything with a skirt and exploiting a subservient employee. Hypocrisy thy name is Lefty. I was a gubermint employee during impeachment and had I pulled 1/10th of the BS he did, would have been fired in a NY heartbeat, even if I were a dhimmicrat/socialist/union member.

    President Landslide (Obama) gets an even greater pass because not only does he favor killing babies, before and after birth, he is half black and therefore perceived to be “sticking it to whitey” by many people of color. No notice is given to his racist, white bread, Leninist/Stalinist, eugenicist policies. The guy could literally show up in a KKK hood and his minions would still swoon.

    We stopped educating on conservative principles after victories in ’88, ’00, ’04, and 2010. The dhimmicrats knuckled down and went to work to insure they’d win next time (see #1) essentially by cheating and corruption of the ballot in strategic areas of swing states. It was an effective strategy, leaving our side with our pants around our ankles.

    When you’re dealing with a population whose memories are shorter than their tiny penis’ it is paramount to keep the message in front of their faces. And a better messenger would help.

  • Mari Jo O’Neill

    I agree with everything you say Bernie, because with the “lackey’s in the Media” they will look for anything that will blame Republican’s for. We need some young blood to stand up for what the conservative views are. I also agree that Abortion should be off limits, if it’s legal it’s legal stop talking about it. I am a woman and I am sick of men always talking about Abortion. Just shut up. Immigration is somehting that needs attention, Bush tried to do it and failed. I believe that the Republican’s can come up with a plan that would help this Country. Secure the borders and go from there. Also I don’t agree with gay marriage, but if people vote for it it will happen in states that don’t want it. Why do we have to kepp talking about it. There are issues that should be handled by States and get the Federal Government out of it. This also goes for education, it will work better if the Government keeps their nose out of it., All we should do is look at how many Government programs arre in a mess and it is because the Government is inept because they are too big. Now with Obama re-elected it will be bigger and our rights & freedoms will be trampled on and all of us will suffer the outcomes. The people that voted for him will be among the sufferers also they will not escape. The healthcare bill will eventually fail becasue the program is too big. Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security are just three examples of the inability of the Government to run anything that is successful.

  • Bethany Carol

    I think Bernard is exactly right on his analysis here. The Republicans will get the blame regardless of what happens … there is no escaping it. When you are dealing with an opponent who will lie, cheat, and steal to get his way — and with the backing and support of the media and half of America — the “deck is stacked” from the start. And the real tragedy is that all of America become the losers — even those wise enough to see through the deception…. Sad days in America.

  • jonshepp

    Bernie, I attribute the loss for the GOP in 2012 to the McCain Syndrome. It was the McCain Syndrome that also lost the 2008 election. And it will be the McCain Syndrome that will lose the 2016 election if not shoved into a barrel and pushed out to sea.

    You see when you don’t recognize evil . . . when you refuse to identify the enemy . . . you lose. Gingrich knew that right out of the gate during the primary, calling Obama a follower of Alinsky. But the Democrat’s media attacked Gingrich, knowing he was right about Obama’s history while the Republican leadership bought into it. Then both parties pushed Gingrich right out the door. Gingrich’s message smothered and put out like a gallon of water on a Boy Scout’s campfire.

    Romney then became the GOP’s representative with McCain’s tattoo deeply embedded in his rear. When I saw that I knew the 2012 election was over.

    Why? It was McCain who attacked a radio host in Cleveland during the 2008 election, the host daring to use Obama’s middle name while working up the crowd before McCain arrived. McCain then apologized sending the message, “We shall say nothing offensive about Obama. It’s not our way.” And the rules were set in stone on how the Republican Party was going to lose the election.

    It was also McCain who patted Obama on the back at the end of a 2008 debate, saying to him, “Good job, good job.” But Obama walked on as if never touched. He didn’t even look back, as if McCain wasn’t there, ignoring his war hero opponent like he later ignored the Benghazi heroes.

    Then when Sarah Palin tried to go after Obama’s radical past, McCain pulled her leash and fed her to the mainstream news as if a live mouse on a string fed to waiting iguanas. Of course to seal the deal McCain then kept her off O’Reilly on FOX News.

    McCain was so stupid, his error in not understanding the Obama fawning media revealed when some Obama voters were interviewed on election day. Interviewed voters admitted they knew nothing about Obama’s past but knew everything about the cost of Palin’s dresses during her run as VP. But it was Palin who had shopped at thrift shops in Alaska, both parties keeping that little detail from the public.

    Then in 2012 the Democrats were so confident of a win they didn’t care if their dirty underwear showed, THEIR MISSION statement into 2016 reading Democrats didn’t want God in their lives while proclaiming Jerusalem should be owned by Palestine, not Israel.

    Obama quickly stepped in, realizing he didn’t need that message before the November 6th election on the real backbone of his party, deciding to put God back in while removing the Jerusalem party line. But the DNC convention refused to allow the change back into the mission statement with the needed 2/3-voice
    vote. However, the DNC chair had announced off the bat that the vote was a non-challenging decision, ignoring the No’s that told the true story about the ideology of Obama’s new Democrat Party.

    And what did Romney say about this? Well he basically said nothing. He instead went on telling people what a great businessman he was, smiling at the crowd as if Jesus had discovered him.

    Like I said, when you don’t recognize evil or allow evil to say it loves God, too, you lose . . . and you lose big. In the end all that freedom-loving people want to hear is the truth from anyone who has the courage to stand up and say it, defend it, and more importantly demand it. They didn’t hear it from a candidate in 2008. And they didn’t hear it from a candidate in 2012.

    And since nothing has changed in the Republican Party, they’re not going to hear it in 2016, either, a time when Hillary may run who not only followed Alinsky but interviewed him when he was still alive.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YMJUHF4UNZWSLIDRXPSSTOHA3Q Shane

    I agree! The Republicans must agree to higher taxes on the rich, or the liberal MSM will place all the blame on them for the recession which follows going over the fiscal cliff. Let Obama put his policies in place and the Democrats will get the blame when the economy tanks.

  • http://twitter.com/twin130 Ellen

    Another great article. I actually saw a liberal on FoxNews say that it doesn’t matter what happens with the fiscal cliff because Republicans will be blamed. I am so tired of it already. I am still stunned that we could not manage to win an election which should have been a landslide. Republicans, Conservatives, whatever you call yourself, anyone and everyone who is even a bit right of center – all needed to unite in this election, and they didn’t. In my opinion, conservatives who sat home are just as guilty as the loons on the left who voted for another four years of failure, not to mention the increased terrorism which has already begun. Even worse than the abysmal economy, Obamacare and the massive debt, is the coming amnesty for 12 million illegal immigrants, who not only add to the massive welfare spending, but take the place of highly skilled and educated immigrants who want to come here legally from other countries.

    • http://www.facebook.com/phil.silverman.9 Phil Silverman

      obama was left with an eleven trillion $$$ debt which requires almost one trillion $$$ per yr. just on the INTEREST. he inherited 2 unfunded wars, unfunded pharma., unfunded tax relief program for multi-millionaires. maybe that INTEREST accounts for alot of that 5 trillion $$$$ additional debt?. if the economy is lousy, some blame should go on the Tea Partiers in the House who will not read an infrastructure bill/red state governors returning stimulus $$$$; corp. raiders who raid struggling companies for fun and profit.

      • http://twitter.com/twin130 Nelle

        When Obama took office, total federal debt was 6.3073 trillion, according to
        the Bureau of
        the Public Debt, (division of the USTreasury). As of Aug2010, after the
        first 19 months of Obama’s term, the total federal debt held by the
        public had grown to a total of $8.8333 trillion, an increase of $2.5260
        trillion, which is more than the cumulative total of national debt amassed by
        all U.S. presidents from George Washington through Ronald Reagan. Yes, Bush
        overspent as well, mostly due to the unfunded wars, and the establishment of
        security procedures and homeland security agencies in response to the
        unprecedented terrorist attack on 9/11.

        Obama’s spending relates more
        to the expansion of social programs, for example: The Mexican government has
        been working with the US Dept of Agriculture to increase
        participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), or food
        stamps. Their goal is to increase Mexico’s participation. Why? The 1996 welfare
        reform stated, if want to you come to America. you come legally, you assert
        you’re not coming for welfare benefits but you’re coming to work or otherwise be
        independent. There’s just no logic behind an immigration policy that would encourage
        immigrants who can’t successfully operate within our society. And this is just one
        example of the massive, unnecessary increases in spending under Obama, not to
        mention the increased number of people on disability, due to his changes in claim requirements, the increased hiring of govt workers and their
        salaries, increased “green” spending, I mean investment, in companies that go bankrupt. Spend spend spend. It doesnt end.

  • Switchlight13

    After 2 more years of socialist welfare failure, the GOP will take the Senate in 2014. Then what will the Black Messiah do? Repeat of 2010.

  • anomoli

    I said the same thing, give the president everything he wants, in fact, I would go further and say that the republicans should just take a 4 year vacation, let the bodies hit the floor.

  • EddieD_Boston

    The party needs young blood and they need people that aren’t old white guys. That is what lead to their defeat 2 weeks ago. A coalition of single white women and minorities said loudly and clearly that the white male’s dominance is over.

    • Switchlight13

      Like Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal, Nicky Haley etc

  • http://twitter.com/marfotic John H

    I agree with the first half of this article. But I will never stop saying abortion is evil. Never ever. Oh, and it’s not “al-qaeda.” The “Q” has to be capped since it’s a proper noun.

  • http://www.facebook.com/flower.bell.56 Flower Bell

    “Facts won’t matter.” Mr. Goldberg, that right there is the problem. Facts no longer matter, only feelings and impressions. The mindless telletubbies have taken over.

    • Bob Hadley

      Which facts don’t matter? List some facts that you think don’t matter.

  • http://www.facebook.com/JohnSkar John Skaritka

    I believe the Tea Party has to become VOCAL again.
    The news media will hilite their message if they again mass in protest.
    The conservative message must be forced upon the MSM.

    • Meximom

      Right. So they can all be called crazy white religious, racist zealots again? Some of you people really live in a bubble.

      • http://www.facebook.com/phil.silverman.9 Phil Silverman

        John Birch lovers is good enough.

    • http://www.facebook.com/phil.silverman.9 Phil Silverman

      MSM went O-U-T with the internet & talk radio: guys like Ann Coulter, Rush, Drudge, Malkin, Alerx Jones, Jerome Corsi, hannity, Bill O’Reily, Beck, Gaffney, InGraham. Tea Party not vocal? ha!!!! THEY SPOKE LOUDLY – LOUDLY – thru the House Cryer when he nearly shut down the country over a debt ceiling debate.

  • nerdscientist

    Bernie,

    GOP can start their new platform by first agreeing with your post today. Secondly, they can immediately take the high road by rising up above the frey and actively solve the fiscal cliff matter quickly and comprehensively by adopting Simpson / Bowles recommendations. Simpson and Bowles are in the Advisory Board of the the organization – The Can Kicks Back (www.thecankicksback.org). Your leadership in the media world would be highly instrumental in bringing our GOP up to level this higher level. Please talk to O’Reilly about this.

  • sendtheclunkerbacktochicago

    http://www.therightscoop.com/zonation-to-conservatives-win-the-culture-and-you-win-the-country/

    Zonation – here is a man with a GED who has more common sense than the one who wrote this article. Bernie’s last to paragraphs were slanderous to all Republican/Conservative/Christians who are the Republican base. I highly recommend paying attention to Zonation rather than the moderate liberal who wrote this column.

  • sendtheclunkerbacktochicago

    I have news for ya Bernie, there is no Republican Party without those Conservative Christians who refuse to sell their souls for power and mammon. I guess the Republican Party is caught between a rock and a hard place, the Evangelical Christians will not sell their souls for power and mammon. They will continue to fight for the unborn babies and defeat the agenda of the Sodomites among us. You may have a chance with the Roman Catholics with your crap based on the statistics from the 2012 elections (52% voted for Obama) they have begun to sell their souls for power and mammon.

    • sendtheclunkerbacktochicago

      Who is moderating this site anyway, did my other post from 2:30 PM come too close to the truth or was the word “libtard” too politically incorrect?

  • Bruskie

    This is not the first time the GOP has been struck by a hard left. Remember in 1992 when President Clinton won the election the MSM said the same thing that I read here from Mr Goldberg. Let us not forget what happened in 1994 , and then again in 2010. The GOP is still relevant and will come again. The biggest issue with todays politics is indeed the MSM is totally in the tank for Obama and the rest of the Democrats. If America can’t get the important storys then we are in huge trouble! I agree with Bernie that the GOP needs to upgrade it’s message to the 21st century and get out in front with their plans and ideas and sell them with some passion.

  • 1Haole_Boy

    Obama’s base….the poster child for the price of ignorence. Repeal Department of Ed…let communities educate their own children.

    • http://www.facebook.com/phil.silverman.9 Phil Silverman

      Obama’s base: most of African-American and Hispanic voters, etc. Yeah, they are a problem. They DID NOT want to privatize Medicare and Social Security and start 2 new wars.

  • Deborah

    The absolute ONLY chpoice is MArco Rubio period. Fills the bill in every area

  • trailbee

    Mitt Romney only made one mistake, which was that he truly believed Americans
    were better educated than they really were. That is why he was not specific and didn’t treat people like sheeple.
    The troll did just the opposite – he knew free goodies would appeal to the tv watchers. He was right. Final tally= 0:1.

    • http://www.facebook.com/phil.silverman.9 Phil Silverman

      “free goodies”…ooh, I detect a Fox fan!!! Give ‘em stuff – yeah!! HANDOUTS like Medicare and Social Security; unemployment Insurance for the construction workers sent to the unemployment office because of the House plan to start a War on the Bluecollar Workforce, declining on infrastructure contracts & returning stimulus $$$$$. Yeah, the TAKERS! The ones who fight the manufactured wars of those wonderful GIVERS.

  • Iklwa

    Thirty years of Marxist infiltration of the educational system has produced exactly the results sought.
    We have three generations of folks reared on the concept that the sole reason for the existence of the Federal government is to dole out social justice in the form of litigation, legislation and redistribution of wealth.

    I shake my head in wonderment at how easily (apparently) this crowd ignores the state in which France, Greece, Portugal and Spain find themselves and how blithely we plunge headlong toward that same fate.

    I shake my head…

    Now, which union is it that elects members to those school boards?

  • hillplus

    Found this quote that seems to be apropos. “The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and
    far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools, such as those who made him their president.” Prager Zeitungon.

    • http://www.facebook.com/phil.silverman.9 Phil Silverman

      yes, makes us long for Cheney-Bush, manufactured wars; 11+ trillion $$$ debt. a shame that Obama rescued the midwest/auto belt which expects to sell 14 million cars in 2013-14; create 4 million healthcare jobs in 2014. terrible that insurers can no long deny coverage to cancer victims who R willing & able to pay a premium. “Vast confederacy”..ya mean most of the red states who want to overturn civil rights legislation?

      • hillplus

        So typical. First….blame BOOOOSH. Second, spout of about something of which there is no fact, only conjecture. I have lived for many years in a single payer health care country, which is where we are headed. Trust me, you will not like it.;) The only health care jobs that will be created will be IRS jobs to go after all the people who choose not to buy health care. Obama added 6 trillion to the debt in four years, far more than any president, including BOOOOSH. How unpatriotic.

        • Mario__P

          Bush created the economic mess, and had Obama not inherited it, the tax revenue would not be depressed and the social benefits would not be taking a hit. So yes, blame Bush. Had a Republican won in 2008, the unemployment rate would easily have hit 15%. Reagan’s unemployment rate hit over 10% with a less severe recession, so Obama did a pretty good job at halting the erosion at 10%. A Republican president has never recovered from an economic mess like Obama has, yet they sure can cause one.

          Obama added $6T to the debt? How is that possible when the three budgets he prepared and passed added $4.3T to the debt? Where is that $1.7T extra you identified?

          And what are you doing in a single payer healthcare county if you don’t like it? Move then! Admit it, you like living in a blue county/state; you just can’t admit it to anyone, not even yourself.

  • brendan horn

    If the economy tanks for the next four years, the people who should get the blame should be the supporters of Barack Obama. They should look in the mirror, and tell themselves they were fooled and that they were fools for being fooled by the same guy twice. If things get better, then not many people will care why, and Obama will get the credit – and Hillary will easily win in 2016.

    • Bob Hadley

      OK, what if the economy does much better in the next 4 years? Does Pres. Obama get the credit? I know I know I know. Whatever bad happens is HIS fault, and whatever good happens is despite HIM. Right?

    • http://www.facebook.com/jjfoley JJ Foley

      I suppose as you Republicans accept the blame for the complete and utter meltdown and bailouts of 2007-2008? It is laughable to come here and read some of these comments-this is why I as an Independent cannot support Republicans-

  • WTF?

    The Republican brand is so damaged, due in some part to our own mismanagement, and in large part to the Universities and MSM who constantly vilify Republicans. It’s everywhere. Every fiction or non-fiction book I read, no matter how far removed from politics the topic is, contains subtle and not so subtle digs at conservatism. For instance, I’m reading a book called “Citizens of London: The Americans who stood with Britain in its Hour of Need”, which is ostensibly a book about how some Americans helped Britain in WWII. However, right in the forward, the author opines on how much better Barack Obama’s foreign policy of “global cooperation” is, as opposed to one based “solely American interests”, at “build[ing]” true partnerships with other nations”. This isn’t debated, just thrown in there as a fact. Repeated references to Republicans in the book paint them as evil obstructionists bent on preventing Roosevelt’s New Deal, which the author seems to take for granted as having been a huge success. No mention is made of the New Deal’s economic failure or how the entitlements it spawned are now nearly bankrupt. ugh.

    TV is the same. I’ll never forget watching the first episode of HBO’s “In Therapy” a few years ago. One of the psychiatrist’s patients, a woman, was relating how she was almost raped by a guy she had shamelessly led on. She said of him…”ugh, he was probably a Republican”. Talk about a non-sequitir, apropos of nothing! A Rapist Republican. I cut the HBO cord the next day. But too many conservatives are afraid they’ll miss a good TV show and keep HBO.

    Of course, we don’t help, by going out of our way to alienate vast
    swaths of the electorate. Abortion isn’t going away. Sorry, as much as
    it appalls me personally, it’s a loser in elections.

    No, I think we’re hosed. Not when every aspect of popular culture (media, movies, TV, fashion) and Universities have inculcated the masses that we are a joke, an embarrassment.

    If I’m going to lose every election, I might as well become a Libertarian, and save myself from unwinnable debates on social issues.

    • suellen

      I agree that every part of our culture denegrates anyone who makes money and is successful I didn’t realize how bad it was until I really started listening more closely to pop culture. Do you know how many movies and T.V. shows put down successful people,businessmen and Republicans!!! Even the old films were propagandists. The one I love so much IT’s A Wonderful Life”. We need more artists to come out of ‘the closets of fear’ and write about and sing about and make films about the lies and corruption from the left for the last fifty,sixty??? years.One of the best playwrights of our time David Mamet came out and admitted that his political views shifted and he is now a conservative. Hollywood, the theater, the artists on the left have dissed and distanced from him big time!!!

  • Paul

    Obama did what Republicans should do. He told them what he wanted, and he told them that they should like it. Republicans, Romney in particular, spend too much time trying to tell people why they should like it. People are more interested interested in how do we get there, rather than where are we going? I have seen many sales closed using this logic.

    • suellen

      What? What are you talking about? All Barack Obama did was run the filthiest campaign in history. He and his thugs should be in jail for some of the things they did. And his mafia left, Move.On.org and Soros? Come on….your memory is very short and selective!

      • http://www.facebook.com/phil.silverman.9 Phil Silverman

        No filthiness from Romney: OBAMA WANTS TO END THE WORK REQUIREMENT FOR WELFARE RECIPIENTS; JEEP TO PACK UP AND GO OVERSEAS….

    • http://www.facebook.com/phil.silverman.9 Phil Silverman

      I’m sure Ameicans really wanted to start 2 new wars and voucherize Medicare, end AHCA, and privatize Social Security. Yeah.

  • Brhurdle

    I totally agree with the premise that Democrats will blame Republicans for all of the problems – they are very talented and skilled at eluding responsibility in no small part enabled by a compliant media. I also agree that Republicans should only resist to the point where they establish their philosophical disagreement but are not cast as obstructionists since the Democrat’s 2:1 control gives them the commanding hand. While I hope the Democrats succeed, it is likely that their vision will give us four more years of a stagnant economy. If this doesn’t give the American electorate the incentive to change leadership, then all is lost anyway since their minds are beyond retrieval. I also think the present mode of searching for the guilty in the loss is a damaging exercise – Romney didn’t lose, Obama won. Is it not evident that the Democrats success was a result of years of painting Republicans as evil, cold hearted, wealthy businessmen only interested in exploiting the common man. Otherwise how do you explain the obvious false attacks from Sen. Harry Reid that went unchallenged by the media that have been seduced by this narrative.

  • Ro Gal

    which is worse the “Fool” or the fools that follow the “Fool”?

    • suellen

      Bravo!!

      • Ro Gal

        I can’t take credit for that, read it somewhere a while ago.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ted.wight Ted Wight

    It isn’t PR the Republicans need, it’s eliimination. An new party is needed which gives in on inextricable path to social “rights” or at least the rights the Progressives demand. Other ones? Nah. Then a new party based on revolting against the conservatives — no not those ones, the real conservatives. Those who want to keep their power which takes from the many for their own benefit: the union bosses, the trial lawyers, the Democrats. They are usurping our freedoms and until that become clear the exectional America is gone and done. All the PR won’t save America or the Republican Party. Education from K through 12 is controllled by union bosses; and higher education has far-left administrators, professors and instructors running the propaganda. Then the trial lawyers extortion from the masses for their own jet planes. All of them financing the Democratic Party so it legislates that the power remains. Republicans are unable to explain that, so it will die. Hopefully another party will arise from its ashes so America will not die.

  • suki33

    I agree that the Republicans will be blamed for everything in the short-term. Unfortunately, Obama not only has the people who really believe in him behind him, he has the people who love the idea of what he could be/would be/should be if only those dreadful Republicans would get out of his way. I don’t think there is anyway to get either of those groups, that is 51% of the voting electorate and 95% of the MSM to change their minds.

    Sometimes the only thing a person (or a party) can do is slog along and keep the house/country in as good an order as possible. In time I believe that people of good intentions will start to see behind the curtain and look for answers that the Republicans can supply.

    In the meantime, I hope Governor Romney will take off his consultant’s hat and stop making statements as he tries to make sense of what happened. Personally, I don’t believe any Republican could have won this time and to take 48% of the vote when you are up against an anomaly, such as Obama, is nothing to be ashamed of. Disappointed yes, but politics is cyclical

    I hope the wanna-be candidates will take care of their own business, whether in office or not, and stop giving the MSM talking points that won’t just be used against Romney (no matter how much you want that to be true) but also against the Republican Party.

    The Democrats were in the wilderness, Now it’s our time, unfortunately. It’s time to plan, make provisions, and show that we have the goods when the Democrats brashly step forward in 2 years and 4 years from now thinking they own the country. Patience and planning, that will be needed to right the mess that we can inherit, if only we can smarten up.

  • nono524

    Enjoyed your take on things. You are more right than wrong.

  • pomeroo

    Bernie, you said everything–I mean, EVERYTHING–I’ve been saying since the election. Well, great minds think alike, as you know. Still, it is beyond exasperating that none of the Sun King’s blunders or wrongheaded policies hurt him at all with his zombies. This is more than Teflon. The guy was born on Krypton or some other planet with a red sun.

  • Kalibo

    i agree with Bernie. I’ve been saying the same thing since the election. I also believe Obama is (in his heart) a Muslim and that’s why he refuses to use the word “Terrorist” or “Terrorism” and wont’t allow anyone in his regime to use it.

  • IJustHaveAQuestion

    I don’t understand why we all can’t just go back to the economic policies of the 1950’s under Eisenhower? Those were great times for everyone despite a small economic bump during that most prosperous period. Over all the times were awesome for America!

  • digitalPimple

    I’m not so pessimistic Goldeberg. Most of America sees through this, they just gave the loser a second chance as not to UPSET people. That’s all. Reps whether you like them or not, are correct on most issues but the country has not had to feel the pain yet. The pain is here and coming on strong. It’s boring talking about debt and fiscal issues. It’s more entertaining talking about “Bird bird”. People want to see Barack as positive and good and feel bad jumping on him. The only thing that stops Obama from succeeding is Barack Obama.

    Most Americans view these looming problems as something “they” will take care of. It’s not real yet. They see everything as political BS back and forth.

    It will need to hit home… it’s all theoretical at this point then we will see those town-hall screaming matches again when the mother of 3 has to wait in line for 3 months to get into a dirty health facility only to get 10% of the care she received just 2 years prior.

    The hard left envisions the health care system continuing on as it has with “poor” people getting the same treatment as everyone else. That is not the case with this bill. The whole system of the past has to be massively downgraded to give away this new system. Everyone suffers as a result. I worked in healthcare and so does my wife. Layoff and hospital closures have now begun, but no media person can report on the “upcoming” changes until they happen.

    Good luck America, your will need it. We are now a 3rd world Banana republic. Only the people of this country can put a stop to it but I’m losing faith as the days go by.

    • http://www.facebook.com/phil.silverman.9 Phil Silverman

      Did Obama fail when he extende the Bush II tax relief program and implemented Bush II’s TARP? Or do a national version of Romneycare? :)

      • digitalPimple

        Yes.

        • http://www.facebook.com/phil.silverman.9 Phil Silverman

          he failed by acting Republican? can U explain that?

  • http://www.facebook.com/roxanne.smith.1441 Roxanne Smith

    Hmmm, if old is bad for Republicans, how on earth is Hillary bad news for the Republicans? She’s quite up there in years and has been looking every bid of it lately. I know people want to see a female president for some stupid reason, but Hillary? Personally, I want the best person for the job, period. I don’t give a rat’s behind how young or old and I don’t care about gender or race. I wish the American People would stop and think instead of voting on imagine or insane things like “cool”. It’s no wonder at all that America is not what she used to be.
    We cannot stop uttering the word “abortion.” Most of the religious in this country are Christians and abortion is a crime against God. Oddly enough, most blacks consider themselves Christians but vote overwhelmingly for the Dems. I see Bernie’s point but do not agree with him on this issue. We cannot just give up on something this important.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Steven-Heckman/100002025972689 Steven Heckman

    Americans are not equipped to choose a chief executive qualified to run anything more complex than a sit-in. Unless we have a constitutional convention to address the way we elect a president we are doomed to be saddled with the clueless selecting folks that have a goofy smile.and goofier ideas.

  • bonaparte3

    You’re right, Bernie; the charisma kid pulled it off again. Meanwhile, it’s OUR fault that four Americans were killed in Benghazi- because a mob was angry about a YouTube video that offended Muslims, right? This president is going to get us killed in the name of placating Muslim extremists.

  • metoo

    I, too, am realistic. Look what has happened to Detroit under Democrats. It’s a cesspool. Everything the Democrats touch with their “hug the world” attitude suffers. I, for one, thought the car companies should have gone through bankruptcy. Now I honestly feel that this country NEEDS to go over the fiscal cliff just to see the forest through the trees. We can’t keep borrowing and spending, and the sooner we see this the better, even if we have to suffer the consequences. We will come out better for it. Then, and only then, will people come to their senses. P.S. Kudos to Ford for not accepting bailout money.

  • http://twitter.com/kward307 kari ward

    When most of the country’s voters do not even know what an abortion entails, I won’t stop the discussion until an honest enlightenment occurs. The powers of secondary education and the mainstream media do not give them all the information they need to make an informed decision. If they still want abortion on demand after they see the twitching little youngsters try to avoid the knife that’s dismembering them, then OK, it’s on them. If they can look on little faces in a bloody garbage can without discomfort, there is nothing I can do to change their minds. Until then, I will not stop protesting the painful killing of young humans inside of their mothers. I used to be pro-choice, too, until I saw what I was condoning and the blinders came off.

  • jazzdrums

    As long as there are stupid people in huge numbers, some of whom do not know to this day that an ambassador was murdered in september 2012 and those people vote in blocks for people who are cool or cultish or appear to be on their side, real or imagined…or vote only because of color or ethnic backround the republicans are doomed..if a 30 years old can gross 35-40k in free benefits..not medicare or medicaid…others including sect 8 housing, food stamps, etc…those people dont see a reason to go to work for the same amt of money..they cant see that hard work can get them to a salary of 55k in their future….just sayin.

  • Meximom

    100% correct in your analysis, altho’ I don’t share your optimism for the future. Axelrod et al are evil geniuses that can spin ANYTHING to reinforce and capitalize on every negative perception the public has of the GOP. And they’ve been doing this for decades. GOP not likely to ever catch up. Facts and the truth are no longer relevant. I weep for America.

    • suellen

      True!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/tony.bulver Tony Bulver

    There are some folks from foreign countries who see through the “Obama Mystique”. Here’s one from the Czech Republic that was written up in the Prague newspaper, Prager Zeitungon:

    “The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgement to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president.

    The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools, such as those who made him their president”.

  • Chris Matthewson

    Bernie suggests that the Republican party abandon one of its virtues: Honesty. Bernie writes: “Republicans…need to make clear that they are not the party of religious zealots who take their marching orders from the Bible. They need to stop uttering the word ‘abortion.'” However, a party that must censor itself and deceive the nation about its true beliefs and principles will not only be defeated–it will be entirely deserving of scorn and ridicule. Not even Don Draper could rehabilitate that public relations nightmare.

    • Brian

      I agree with Bernie that the GOP needs to stop its hard line stance on the abortion issue. It turned many women away in the popular vote and in the electorate. Also, roughly 20% of the US now is non-religious.

      • Chris Matthewson

        I would agree only if the party truly and honestly abandons those positions. That would require candidates willing to renounce and criticize the extreme elements in the party, something only a very few have been willing to do. When a Republican Presidential candidate is willing to say, during the primary season, that (s)he is NOT an “extreme conservative” and shows some political fortitude and still prevails, then the party will have produced a nominee deserving of national support. Otherwise, the party, led by the “conservative entertainment complex,” will fester in its moribund decay.

  • http://www.facebook.com/tony.bulver Tony Bulver

    Bernie makes some really good points in his commentary.

    • http://www.facebook.com/phil.silverman.9 Phil Silverman

      I’m sure Roger Ailes agrees.

  • http://www.facebook.com/uraiwan.dutkiewicz Uraiwan Dutkiewicz

    Although comrade Barak is an inexperienced empty suit, not even having ran a lemonade stand, the liberal media out of sheer guilt of supporting the first negro for president, still invested heavily in both his election and reelection. Now we can see the results…America is in dire straits. The next 4 years will certainly be a disaster for the American people; unemployment and business closings will be at record levels. Those who supported Obama will finally see the light. Unfortunatey, by then, it will be too late.

    • Larry B

      Correction: “Barak” is the first mulatto president.

    • http://www.facebook.com/pork.bevr Pork Bevr

      Look at how well the negroes run the African Nations. Why would we have expected any different? I think Romney was close to the truth with his 47% remark. It’s not easy pulling a puppy from mama’s teat without making it squeal.

  • Joe P

    Without MEDIA and UNION support you will get nowhere no matter what superficial changes are made to the Grand OLD Party.

    • http://www.facebook.com/phil.silverman.9 Phil Silverman

      well, shucks, they got the Kochs and Rove and big oil and the defense contractors. that should be enuff.

  • http://twitter.com/Jimb06704 Jim Boisvert

    Democrats have been the master of the sound bite for quite a while now. . Bernie is right the GOP will be blamed no matter what happens. The Dems seem to be coached on each item that comes up where they all speak the same way about the same thing while the GOP flounders or has it made to look like they are./.

    • http://www.facebook.com/phil.silverman.9 Phil Silverman

      GOP can largely be blamed for sleeping thru the August 6, 2001 warnings of 9-11; for 2 unfunded wars, unfunded pharma, and the unfunded 10 yr. tax relief program for multi-millionaires. For most of that 11+ trillion $$$ debt left to Obama – the INTEREST OF which is about 600 billion $$$$ per yr.

  • http://twitter.com/surlyrevenant Ken

    P.S. Something we ALL need to remember. ARTICULATE b/s , is STILL b/s.

  • Carterthewriter

    A very well written article explaining what we all have to look forward to in the near future.

  • JohnInMA

    The left will always leverage politicians posing as academics like Paul Krugman to find a tortuous and complex way to blame the GOP for anything their polls tell them is losing in popularity. Most of the media serves as willing communication agents, too, offering lots of screen/print/web page time for those opinion-makers.

    What the GOP has been so miserable in achieving is countering that with voices that can come across to the general population as credible without being wonkish, or overly cerebral, or just plain ‘un-cool’. Being a white male in today’s media is key to being successfully painted as ‘un-cool’ to start.

    But, Paul Ryan is the one who has come closest to starting this new trend. He clearly hasn’t yet been successful, but who else is there that has and can get out in front of the public and make such points? But there needs to be non-elected voices, too. For every Center for American Progress talker, there needs to be an acceptable (coooooool) counter from the right, if not two. Only volume (numbers of voices) will win. Rational points will get buried by the onslaught of Krugman-esque yakers promoted by the media.

  • NJ Mom 2012

    Agreed. I was already thinking in this direction, and you stated it so succinctly. It is troubling, but also an opportunity for the party to recreate itself with a fresher, more poignant image. Parties have come and gone in the past with relevence to the times, so why not now as time forces changes yet again … though changes should be made only with an eye towards liberty, freedom, and prosperity … not pandering.

  • http://twitter.com/surlyrevenant Ken

    EXCELLENT article. I disagree on the “Americans will believe etc” part. Actually, “U.S. citizens” will believe him. 10s of millions of immigrant “U.S. citizens”, plus the millions of U.S. citizens churned out by our Ed. sys. every year, make the opinion of “Americans” increasingly irrelevant.

  • Ted Crawford

    That philosophy didn’t serve Bush ’43’ very well did it! By failing to properly exercise his powers of VETO, he allowed the 109th & 110th Congresses to spend more than twice the amount of the Revenue increases realized by his tax cuts! This allowed the Progressives to, falsely, claim that the tax cuts “Cost” us money and that Bush was a spendthrift! Even though, as he claimed, it would have not stopped any of the spending. They would have, easily overridden any veto, they would then have had to accept the responsibility for the 2008 collapse!

  • http://twitter.com/eRtwngr eRightWinger

    I think Republicans just don’t get how the game is being played these days. In the first debate with Romney, everyone said Obama looked disengaged, bored, detached. My wife and I saw something else. We saw a guy that believed he couldn’t lose, that he already had it wrapped up. Whether it was his strategy of spending early and large attacking Romney’s character in the swing states or wether it was his inner city strategy (fraud, coercion, poll stacking, intimidation) in Ohio, PA and Miami, this guy KNEW he was going to win. Romney on the other hand, believing the narrative that he had vanquished Obama in debate number one, took his foot off the throat and waltzed to his own defeat. Will Republicans ever learn? Apparently not. They turned their focus on issues and messaging instead of strategy.

  • beniyyar

    When the economy collapses and the unemployment rate skyrockets, it will the American people who will be so busy suffering that blame will the last thing on their minds.

  • http://blog.cyberquill.com/ Cyberquill

    Looking forward to the new GYP.

    • suellen

      Better than the Dums!!!

  • Switchlight13

    Obama is a political Jim Jones; half the nation are Obama Cult members. He’s America’s new charismatic Hitler Lite and the sheep are all goo goo eyed at the sight of their Black Messiah. I thought Americans would be to smart for that sort of thing but I was wrong.

    • GailWehling

      Awesome example, hope you don’t mind if I use it as an unknown quote.

      • Switchlight13

        I don’t mind, go ahead use it.

        • GailWehling

          Thank you!

    • JohnInMA

      I think it was a double edged sword. Fewer turned out overall, but enough of those who ‘weren’t smart enough for that sort of thing’ did. I still see the problem as one of both the left and the right. If you look at the election map (by counties), you see a huge geographical bias to red. It makes me ask the question, “What if only 3% or 4% more came out in the red counties?” I get the reality that blue zones have population density advantages. But, still, what if there were just a wee bit more action from the every one of those red counties???? I’m convinced (in my mind) the results would have been different. It probably wouldn’t have changed all races, as Akin was horribly flawed and Mourdock was somewhat a bad choice, for example.

      • IJustHaveAQuestion

        You know that math is not true? Do some research. There are facts and then there is propaganda as “figures never lie, but those who figure the math can.” Or something like that…

        • JohnInMA

          You’ll have to say more than just not true. First of all, WHAT is not true? The number of red zones? The turnout?

          I did my research, thank you. My numbers are founded. The geographical portion that voted red and has mostly voted red is huge by comparison. The turnout was very low. What else, IJustHaveAQuestion???

          • NancyM

            Well, although Florida was such a tight race, I was certain that Romney would pull ahead and take Florida in the end. The reason? Northwest FL whose counties are primarily red is on Central time zone while the rest of Florida is on Eastern. What I did not consider, though is that those counties are not nearly as populated as Central and South Counties in FL. Your point is certainly viable.

        • jeffinpittsburgh

          Figures Never Lie, but Liars Always Figure

        • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-L-Macchia/649373637 Robert L Macchia

          Right, see my post right above yours.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Robert-L-Macchia/649373637 Robert L Macchia

        Romney should have demanded a recount, the fix was in, it’s all over the internet that the election was rigged.

        • Mario__P

          Yeah, the elections were rigged. And Karl Rowe, who wasted $400M of donors’ money, can care less about the fix and his reputation. Even if a recount was done, clowns like you would not accept it and claim the recount was rigged. That’s some serious case of reality denial. Let me guess, you believe Obama’s birth certificate is a fraud, right?

          • http://www.facebook.com/phil.silverman.9 Phil Silverman

            explain how the b.c. was a fraud…by the way, even if it was….which it is not….it’s a fact Obama was born in Hawaii. I even know someone who worked in Kenya with Obama’s Dad – she was THERE when he learned that Barack was born in Hawaii. sorry.

        • http://www.facebook.com/phil.silverman.9 Phil Silverman

          can U explain the fix in light of the GOP push to make voting as difficult as possible in blue and swing states; to purge minorities from rolls? :)

    • IJustHaveAQuestion

      Your post is Godwin’s law on steroids. No one will ever win if half the nation keeps suffering from Obama derangement syndrome.

    • Ramonsi

      you hit a home run Jones/Obama the burnt Messiah

      • http://www.facebook.com/phil.silverman.9 Phil Silverman

        Is “burnt Messiah” a racially charged expression?

      • http://www.facebook.com/phil.silverman.9 Phil Silverman

        Is “burnt Messiah” a racially charged expression? :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/avengingarmadillo William Thomas Ridenour

      You’re right, except for the black part. If he IS the Kenyan Obama’s son (which I don’t believe he is) he’s mostly arabic. But you’re most certainly right about the American people being dumber than you thought. The racist fools that elected him will never learn. But the youth will–but it will be too late and their political slavery in the form of the national debt will already have clamped the fetters on their hands and ankles.

      • http://www.facebook.com/phil.silverman.9 Phil Silverman

        Why do you not believe Sr. Obama is Obama’s Father? I know a witness, a personal friend, who worked with Sr. Obama in Kenya in 1961 – she was there when a messenger arrived: Sr. Obama was now the Father of a son born in Hawaii. Guess what his name was/is?

      • http://www.facebook.com/phil.silverman.9 Phil Silverman

        Scary stuff…wow….Barack Obama had a Father in Kenya and a hippie Mother. (all due respcet). He absorbed alot of global culture. So what? Why isn’t that a positive?>>>”political slavery” is a funny phrase in this context. Hey Bernie, what’s with all these racially charged comments in the past 24 hours or so? Or am I playing the (pause) “race card”? Okay, you are a bitter and obviously biased blogger – you wanted Romney because his plan was to voucherize Medicare; privatize social security and public education and to start 2 new wars; to repeal AHCA which his experts helpedto write.

        • Brian

          There is a reason IR relationships between Black men and White women rarely work out. Where I live I see it all the time, and it causes burnout and fatigue and some people to want to get away from it. Most of these girls become single moms for a reason. Ask yourself why. And frankly, we are fed up with the media worshipping the Kardashians for this reason alone. It does not cater to everyone. Are you aware that many Black men do it to get back at White men for slavery as Malcolm X mentioned, and because they think having light skinned babies gives them and their kids an edge in terms of social status and acceptance? That is not color blind and shows low self-esteem. Are you aware most White women who do it are simply rebelling or because they think it will end racism, which it does not? That also is not color blind. Why deny facts? Is it mean to say these and slightly biased? Maybe. But truth is truth.

    • suellen

      You are absolutely right Switchlight……this has become a nation of uninformed morons.Nobody cares what the facts are as long as everything and everyone looks good…..’celebrityitis’. But I think we do need to do something to wake up the cult. Some kind of an intervention. What if every business in the country went on strike for a day..Can you imagine? It’s time for businesses to shut down and let the electorate see how they depend on them for their iphones,clothes,food,energy,medicine etc,etc,etc I can’t stand it!!

      • http://www.facebook.com/phil.silverman.9 Phil Silverman

        corp. raiders and the House have done what they could to shut down struggling, not failing, companies, and send bluecollar workers to the unemployment line. send back stimulus $$$, not read infrastructure bills.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YMJUHF4UNZWSLIDRXPSSTOHA3Q Shane

      Obama is worshipped like a diety by blacks and liberals.

      • http://www.facebook.com/phil.silverman.9 Phil Silverman

        “Blacks and Liberals”!! Ooooooooh…….scary… (sounds mildly racist)

        • Brian

          Afraid of the truth?

          • http://www.facebook.com/phil.silverman.9 Phil Silverman

            Okay, Brian, give us the trooth.

          • hillplus

            You can’t handle the truth!! ;)

    • Guest

      hitler reference: automatic redo. “Black Messiah” is racially charged and will be reported.

    • http://www.facebook.com/phil.silverman.9 Phil Silverman

      YES! Americans really wanted to end Medicare and begin two new wars.

    • http://www.facebook.com/phil.silverman.9 Phil Silverman

      “Black Messiah” is a racially charged expression in this context and will be reported.

    • http://www.facebook.com/phil.silverman.9 Phil Silverman

      hitler reference: automatic redo.

      • EddieD_Boston

        If I remember correctly liberals used the Hitler reference constantly when Bush was president. Did that bother you?

        • http://www.facebook.com/phil.silverman.9 Phil Silverman

          ofcourse it does/did. Inexcusable. But recall that until the facts of the “slam dunk” lie came out, he was very well liked by both sides of the aisle. Further, because of what you see as hypocrisy, should we ignore what I pointed out?

  • http://twitter.com/TrueAmericanOH True American Ohio

    I think Rush was right. After Reagan, the Republican establishment and conservatives felt they no longer needed to teach conservative values. Also, they all failed to recognize that progressives were infiltrating our schools and universities to get to our children with their own one-sided views.

    As a result, we have to deal with several generations of American who do not understand the basis upon which our country was founded. Instead of being seen for the visionaries they were, our founding fathers are often seen as the perpetrators of what is wrong with our country. Instead of being seen as the champions of individual rights and freedoms, the founders are seen as slave owners and oppressors of women.

    When somebody like Barack Obama comes along, it is easy for him to use his charm to amass a following among those who think the system is stacked against them. Those followers will fail to see that the more the federal government expands beyond its constitutional limits, the more they lose their rights and freedoms. They also fail to see that instead of big corporations being reigned in by government, they become even closer partners with government to the detriment of individual rights and freedoms.

    There is definitely a need for rebranding by the GOP, but it has to be done in concert with efforts to educate the masses both young and not so young so that more of them will be able to recognize reality from smoke and mirrors.

    • http://www.facebook.com/phil.silverman.9 Phil Silverman

      Rush has littl understanding of the Bill of Rights. He only understands the faxes he gets from the RNC. He has proven to be a stone racist. Freedoms, Fredoms, Freedoms. Yeah, the Freedom to deny other people Freedom. The Freedom to continue to pay an extra thousand $$$$ per yr. to cover other’s healthcare – those who beg to pay a premium for their cancer care.

      • EddieD_Boston

        He’s a stone racist? How did you come to this conclusion? I betcha you don’t listen to him. So how do you know that? Gawd you’re a fool.

        • http://www.facebook.com/phil.silverman.9 Phil Silverman

          Guess what? I’ve listened since late 1987. have heard him say racist after racist statement. I think the last one was that Holder was [Obama’s] “bitch”. He and Newt and Bernie and Coulter and INGraham hve quite a track record of these quotable quotes.

  • DOOM

    Republicans need to start contesting voter fraud. I voted major party this year, and with the exception of Allen West, republicans are proving that they don’t deserve my vote. To my knowledge, Mr. West is the only republican that made any effort to fight the obvious fraud.

    Unless, of course, they actually believe that 141% of registered voters voted in Florida. Or that 108% of eligible people were registered to vote in an Ohio county (that Obama won). The only anomaly (fraud) that is even mathematically possible is that Romney got 0 votes in 59 Philadelphia districts and1 vote in 100 others. Oh, and military votes burning in plane crashes or getting to the voters (that Obama sent halfway around the world) a day late.

    This fraud happened whether or not the media (including the supposedly conservative Fox News) cares to admit it.

    Even with all this, Obama got a whopping 50.6% of the popular vote and won a whole 26 out of 50 states. Whenever the republicans decide to contest voter fraud, I’ll consider voting for them. Until then, they don’t deserve my vote.

    • suellen

      Well Doom. What can be done about voter fraud?We can’t even get a Voter ID passed. They(liberals ) don’t care what they say and do just as long as it’s the party line.

      What amazes me about most Dems,Liberals,Progressives? is that their forefathers (great grandparents etc) came to America to get away from tyrannts.dictators,communists,Fascists,socialists,Marxists, government that controlled every part of their lives. But here they are,the second and third generations, taking us faster than a speeding bullet, right back into those horrible abysses and they don’t even see it!!!!

    • http://www.facebook.com/phil.silverman.9 Phil Silverman

      Voter fraud? Well..there are alot of fraudulent voters. But maybe 1 out of 15 million fraudulent VOTES! 141% voted in FLA…41% extra for Obama? Keep cryin’…keep watchin’ Fox. IMPEACHMENT!

    • http://www.facebook.com/phil.silverman.9 Phil Silverman

      Gov. Scott? with his voter purge? gee whiz, like, how did that happen??????? :) hahaha

  • Diane

    Is Obama “magic”? Only to half of Americans, the other half sees through him. Obama’s game has always been (1) take the credit, or (2) shift the blame, and do it the Chicago way. Republicans should now seriously rethink their platform. To face Hillary next? No, sorry Bill, it was all for nothing. Today’s young voters will vote young candidates. The Republicans have given us yesteryear’s candidates. Watch Marco Rubio. He’s young, great looking, Hispanic, experienced extremely articulate, and that’s without a teleprompter. Rubio is the Real Deal. (imho)

  • http://twitter.com/toddhackett57 Todd Hackett

    We do need better messengers but the message, as given by Reagan in his A Time for Choosing speech for Goldwater ’64, will never change. But I disagree on policy ownership – Americans will blame Dems for the next 4 years of dismal growth. While many may be dumb, as shown on the elction Nov.6, they aren’t stupid!

    • Ted Crawford

      ” While they may be dumb,…..they aren’t stupid” Really?!
      They voted to return exactly the same configuration of Government, back to Washington as we’ve had for the past two years! That can’t be attributed to any ignorance, it’s just plain out STUPIDITY !

    • suellen

      Are you sure??

  • http://twitter.com/wendymp wendymp

    One of the brands of Republicans/Conservative is that we are responsible. Going down with the ship and helping it along does not sound ethical. I liked what I heard yesterday about the fiscal cliff. We are looking up the fiscal cliff where they are looking down.

  • freeinaz

    Your right. It’s a no win for the GOP when there is a fawning media willing to go to any extreme to make their anointed one look good. Great article, as usual.