Palin targets Establishment GOP “cannibals” terrified of party’s conservative base.
“Ford Declares Reagan Can’t Win” — Headline in The New York Times, March 1, 1980
Yet still more mush from the wimps.
To borrow a famous Reagan phrase: “Well, there they go again.”
Somewhere an exasperated Gipper is doubtless shaking his head.
The war between conservatives and the Republican Establishment — and make no mistake, this is a war — is on once more.
The people who brought the GOP losing candidates from Dewey to Dole are at it again.
Last week’s assault on Newt Gingrich — with various Romney supporters seriously and deceptively trying to tell unwitting voters that Gingrich was never really a real Reagan ally — in reality has nothing to do with Newt Gingrich at all.
The attack on Gingrich’s Reagan credentials, by the way, which I discussed here, backfired badly on the Romney forces. They were quickly dropped when:
• Reagan’s White House political director and campaign manager Ed Rollins crisply dismissed them, Rollins saying that Gingrich in the Reagan-era was “one of the most important players and most loyal to Ronald Reagan.”
• Another video surfaced of Nancy Reagan saying, “Ronnie turned that torch over to Newt”
• Last but certainly not least, Michael Reagan spoke up, pointedly ending the entire idiotic line of attack. Said Ronald Reagan’s son:
I am deeply disturbed that supporters of Mitt Romney are claiming that Newt Gingrich is not a true Reaganite and are even claiming that Newt was a strong critic of my father.
Recently I endorsed Newt Gingrich for president because I believe that Newt is the only Republican candidate who has both consistently backed the conservative policies that my father championed and the only Republican that will continue to implement his vision.
Game. Set. Match.
But the real question here is: Why? Why do this kind of politically senseless, totally tone-deaf thing?
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?