With friends like these…

If there really is a vast right wing conspiracy, perhaps it’s a conspiracy against the Republican Party

Choice quotes from right leaning American magazines:

"Republicans must be punished" Ronald Bailey, Reason Magazine

"GOP Must Go" The American Conservative

"Republicans have done nothing to tame the leviathan state or stand-up to the forces of cultural liberalism. They are a moderately Right-leaning, corporatist party that stands for Big Business, Big Government and Big Defense." Jeffrey Kuhner, Insight Magazine

"…it’s President Bush and his GOP Congress who have made the best arguments for pulling the lever for any candidate that doesn’t have an "R" by his or her name." Nick Gillespie, Cato Unbound

"… the Republicans deserved to lose." Jonah Goldberg, National Review Online

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7 Responses to With friends like these…

  1. SJ says:

    Well, it’s pretty obvious that there really was a huge pack of morons acting in concert behind Bush.

    Now that the ship is under 5000 metres of water and still sinking, they start to think about heading for the life rafts. Good luck to them with that.

  2. Jc says:

    It’s important to understand the reasons for the criticism from the right. It’s strong words to the party that lost its way. We don’t want the Republican party back, we want to conservative party to return. The party of Reagan and the party of 1994 that established a contract with America. In other words we want the party of small government, big defense and a reformist agenda.

    Like in 1992, when the GOP begins to behave like the Dems the American voters will just vote in the real thing.

    Good Bye. And hope we never see that behaviour again.

    Whats interesting is that the Dems elected from the red states essentially promised a conservative agenda. I wouldn’t like to be in Pelosi’s shoes trying to herd these cats.

  3. SJ says:

    Shorter Joe Cambria: “Glub glub…”

  4. No surprise that Reason or Cato would oppose Bush, but good to see the more conservative sources having sufficient detachment from partisan loyalties to accept reality.

  5. Don Arthur says:

    Judging by a recent post to NRO’s blog the Corner, Jonah Goldberg might be having trouble with reality right now:

    How Bush Should Handle Loss [Jonah Goldberg]
    I think James Baker and Dick Cheney should take Bush out to the woods around Camp David. After 24 hours in a sweat lodge, he should be given only a loin cloth, a hunting knife and a canteen of water. Bush should then set out to track and kill a black bear, after which he should eat its still beating heart so he can absorb its spirit. He should then fly back to Washington in Marine 1. His torso still scratched from the bear’s claws, his face bloodied and steaming in the November chill, he should immediately give a press conference at which he throws the bearskin on the front row of the press corps, completely enveloping Helen Thomas, declaring, "I’m not going anywhere."

    This will send important messages to Democrats and well as to our enemies overseas, who are no doubt high-fiving as we speak.
    Posted at 6:49 AM

  6. Patrick says:

    You forgot to add Rush Limbaugh channelling Instapundit on why the Republicans deserved to lose, for most of the same reasons that the above people offered.

  7. Chris Lloyd says:

    “We want the party of small government, big defense.” Now there’s an oxymoron.

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