Saturday, November 10, 2012

It's all over for the Republican Party

I’m not normally given to hyperbole, but it’s all over for the Republican party as we know it and hence all over for the United States of America as we know it. The Reagan period now looks like a blip. Only once has a Republican presidential candidate won the popular vote in 24 years.

We’ve lost when we were the incumbent party and the economy was perceived to be doing badly; we’ve lost when we were the challenger party when the economy was doing even worse.

In future, our elections will be like those in Britain or New York. We will be presented with a choice between a statist liberal and an out-there uber-liberal. And with the uber-liberal enjoying the full backing of the media and Hollywood, it’ll by no means be an easy win for the ordinary Mike Bloomberg or David Cameron-style liberal, who will be portrayed as a heartless plutocrat if he happens to come from money, or as a hopeless rube if he happens to come from nowhere.

Liberalism multiplies and reinforces its own mistakes. As liberalism’s failures pile up, they will inevitably inspire more liberalism as solutions. . .
Finita La Commedia

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1 comment:

Vladimir Val said...

This obituary is a bit premature. True we have had a bunch of dismal campaigns but don’t throw dirt on us yet. We have to change our tactics. First we must be more aggressive and second we must convince all that it is to the benefit of the voters to vote our way. Facts, logic, and reason won’t sway the voters. They must believe that they will benefit by taking our side.

Democrats won by demonizing our side. It is said that negative campaigns don’t work; well they have work remarkably well for the Democrats.