Tuesday, May 19, 2009

More lessons on how to be a loser

Byron York writes in The Washington Examiner:

The Republican strategist who helped Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman prepare for a possible presidential run says the Republican party is in for a devastating defeat if its guiding lights are Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh and Dick Cheney. "If it's 2012 and our party is defined by Palin and Limbaugh and Cheney, then we're headed for a blowout," says strategist John Weaver, who advised Huntsman and was for years a close adviser to Sen. John McCain. "That's just the truth."

Huntsman, a favorite of GOP moderates, left the Republican presidential race last week after accepting President Obama's offer to become U.S. ambassador to China. Before that, Huntsman appeared to be working hard on preparations for 2012. "He had not made a decision to run for president, but he had made a decision to prepare to run," says Weaver. "We were probably a month away from announcing the formation of a political action committee, so we were pretty far down the road."

All you really need to know is that Weaver was a "close adviser to Sen. John McCain" and that Huntsman, the man that Weaver thought would make the ideal presidential candidate took a job in the Obama administration.

Let's look at a bit of history. In 2008 the man whom the "moderate" wing of the Republican party regarded as its standard bearer, its very model and ideal - John McCain - gained the Republican nomination.

The result? He went down to defeat at the hands of a half-smart, half-Marxist, no-nothing, done-nothing with zero executive experience who only won the Democrat nomination because he happened to be half-black.

The only time that there was any energy and enthusiasm for the McCain campaign was when he chose Sarah Palin to be his running mate.

If the John McCain style Republican represents everything the party needs to win elections then why was McCain unable to draw a large and enthusiastic crowd unless he had Palin by his side?

Let's look at another "moderate" Republican who is held out as an example by the RINO wing of the party. Colin Powell. Powell, you will remember, got exactly the candidate he tells the Republican party that it needs to win elections in John McCain and his response was to endorse B. Hussein Obama.

History, from Ronald Reagan's two landslide victories to John McCain's humiliating defeat, teaches us one clear lesson. In a head-to-head race between a conservative and a leftist the conservative wins.

The only remaining question is this. Are these GOP "moderates" really that shit-all stupid or do they actually want the Republican party to remain an ever shrinking minority?