Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Who will be next?

John McWhorter's already there. Armstrong William's waffling. JC Watts considered being on the right side of history, but pulled back in the end.

Pat Buchanan is focusing on Powell's pleading "no contest" to the insinuation on Meet the Press that his support for Obama is racially motivated.

I'm more struck by Powell's assertion that the Republican party has moved too far to the right for his liking, as its nominee opens with praise for Ted Kennedy in the first Presidential debate, touts partnering with Hillary Clinton, and is on the left side of CAGW, immigration, continual federal government bailouts and buyouts, campaign financing, etc. Watching Buchanan's 1992 address to the RNC leaves the impression the GOP has moved considerably leftward over the last 15 years.


Anonymous said...

Not Thomas Sowell.

And I'm guessing, Clarence Thomas will prolly not vote for B. "I Would Not Have Nominated Clarence Thomas" Obama.

Sgt. Joe Friday said...

Well of course the GOP has moved left. The Democrats sure have, and Karl "Boy Genius" Rove figured the GOP could safely go left (e.g. embrace amnesty) to pick off some votes, on the assumption that us yahoos have nowhere else to go. Guess what? We do have somewhere to go...I've already sent in my vote-by-mail ballot with Bob Barr as my pick for president. Does he have a chance? No. Is he the ideal candidate? Far from it. But I'd rather have Obama trying to shove left wing legislation with a Democrat Congress down our throats than John McCain doing the very same thing. The Republicans in Congress might actually grow a collective pair and block legislation. They won't be willing to openly oppose a president of their own party who's pushing left-wing legislation.

Audacious Epigone said...

The myth of Rove's putative 'genius' needs to be put to rest. He's not only helped turn a GOP majority into a minority in both houses and soon the Presidency, but has insisted upon a disastrous immigration stance that will make it increasingly difficult for Republicans to win elections in the future.

Anonymous said...

Where did this belief that Rove is a Machievellian genius come from?
This is a serious question.

My theory is that Democrats couldn't figure out why Republicans kept beating their man for president. So they invented the idea of Rove the genius.