Moderate Republicans Killing the Party

It should be clear by now, but I figured I’d point it out:  Idiots like the editors of National Review, Christopher Buckley, and Peggy Noonan need to retire.  Republican moderates, including McCain, are getting their rear-ends kicked, and they’re taking self-government with them.

The only way to defeat leftism is with hard core conservatism. 

The debate is over.

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Published by: bhennessy

Bill Hennessy is co-founder of St. Louis Tea Party Coalition, expert in persuasive design and marketing, and author of three books, including The Conservative Manifesto (1993) and Zen Conservatism (2009)

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3 thoughts on “Moderate Republicans Killing the Party”

  1. I would argue that if McCain had stuck with his moderate views that he held earlier in his career, as opposed to adopting many of Bush’s more conservative views, he would have had a much better chance of winning tonight. I think people such as Noonan, if anything, help the GOP. Newsy.com had a good featuring Noonan yesterday.

  2. Peggy Noonan, who I once adored, has a nasty habit of encouraging a course of action, then condemning it once it’s taken. (She turned on Reagan and on Bush after they took actions she’d previously promoted.)

    McCain could not win this election without the conservative base. Fence-straddlers may vote, but they don’t pay. Without the right, a Republican candidate has no money with which to campaign.

    Finally, given the choice between a true-blue Democrat and a Republican cross-dressing as a Democrat, people will choose the real thing. Candidate of either party who pretend to be of other party lose. Thompson could not have beaten Obama, but neither could have Huckabee. And Thompson would have raised more money.

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