WASHINGTON, Oct. 19, 2015 – If the Republican Party can’t take the White House in 2016, especially after eight disastrous years with Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton working so hard to make our world a far more dangerous place, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus says the Grand Old Party is “cooked.”
“Our job as a national party is to elect Republicans, and it generally means House, Senate, presidential,” Priebus told the Washington Examiner.
The solution, of course, is for the Party of Lincoln to stop nominating moderate stiffs like John McCain and Mitt Romney.
The good news is that recent polls indicate that Republican rank-and-file voters appear not to be listening to the Obama media, which has been saying for months that what the GOP needs to win the White House in 2016 is to nominate another Bush.
The Bush sibling keeps dropping in the polls.
Back in the 1980s, the media hive’s constant complaint was that the Republican Party under Ronald Reagan was not “inclusive” and needed to dilute its conservative message to appeal to a larger audience, thus making the GOP a “big tent” party.
Today’s GOP stands for so much, it stands for nothing. Sen. McCain, Gov. Romney and Gov. Jeb Bush embody the Republican big-tent makeover. And that explains why the Republican Party is imploding.
The term “big tent” is a euphemism for big government. And when government expands, it does so at the expense of individual freedom and national prosperity.
But the recent announcement that big-tent GOP Speaker John Boehner is resigning his office and seat in Congress is proof that the big tent is, well, folding.
Recently, the GOP’s 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney told CNN’s Jake Tapper that he didn’t “think it’s likely that Donald Trump will be the [GOP presidential] nominee… I think Donald Trump has said a number of things which are hurtful… I think [they] will be potentially problematic either in the primary or a general election.”
Trump Tweeted that Romney “can only speak negatively about my presidential chances because I have been openly hard on his terrible ‘choke’ loss to Obama!”
As the loser of the 2012 presidential election said, Trump tends to say things that are “hurtful.”
You see, big-tent Republicans don’t want to hurt the delicate feelings of those who say we should have open borders and that our nation’s debt and spending are just fine and can be increased in perpetuity. It just wouldn’t be nice to pop the delusional bubbles of the gullible.
It may not be nice, but it is desperately needed at a time when the GOP’s presidential nice guys keep finishing last.