January 29, 2013

"Republicans shouldn’t worry that President Obama is trying to destroy the GOP."

"Why would he bother?"

Subtext: It should be destroyed. It's already destroyed. Please think that. They're hopeless. All hope lies within the Democratic Party. No hope outside the Party.

59 comments:

RecChief said...

Not sure about all hope lives within Democrat party. BTW, I have said for years that Republicans are fine with Big Government as long as they are running it. Jim Demint is right, the GOP is not the organization to further conservative ideas.

Shouting Thomas said...

Racist black writer hopes middle and lower class whites will commit suicide and get the fuck out of the way.

Lot of these articles being written.

Big Mike said...

If Eugene Robinson had half a brain it would be the first half he had.

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Colonel Angus said...

As long as the majority of the electorate demands an all responsive government to see to all their wants and needs, the GOP will die off.


Insufficiently Sensitive said...

Mussolini nailed it:

Everything within the Party, nothing outside the Party, nothing against the Party.

EMD said...

Eugene Robinson, concern troll.

raf said...

The Democrats shouldn't want to destroy the GOP; they should just want it to not be in the way. Opposition to the Republican party is the only thing that holds the Democratic party together. If it disappears, the Dems could split, possibly into many pieces.

EDH said...

It is no secret that Obama is trying to advance a progressive agenda. He promised as much in his campaign speeches. Were Republicans not listening? Did they think he was just joshing?

Robinson is perpetrating the "switch" in the "bait-and-switch" post-election propaganda campaign that is still ongoing.

I can remember Republicans being mocked as "paranoid and delusional" before the election for pointing out Obama's predilection.

The people who weren't listening to Obama's "progressive agenda" at the time were the ones convinced he was a centrist, and the ones who provided him with his margin of victory.

Bob Ellison said...

Eugene Robinson is a strange thing. He's been writing for a long time, and I suspect everyone at WaPo is afraid to admit that he's a fool. Maybe he appeals to the readers; maybe he brings in customers. But his essays are sophomoric.

Jay said...

rather than confront the essential problem, which is that voters don’t much care for the policies the GOP espouses.

Perhaps this ignorant hack could then explain why there are 30 Republican Governor's and the GOP fully controls 26 state legislatures (including Wisconsin's)?

Nah, that would take some thinking and thinking for affirmative action hires like Robinson is hard!

Tank said...

Crap.

Big Mike and Jay stole both of my snarky thoughts and beat me to the punch.

whoresoftheinternet said...

Token Nigger gonna nig.

Quayle said...

Token troller gonna troll.

Colonel Angus said...

Perhaps this ignorant hack could then explain why there are 30 Republican Governor's and the GOP fully controls 26 state legislatures (including Wisconsin's)?

Politics are local. I suspect conservative voters are motivated more with local politics than on the national level. Then again outside of Wisconsin, how many of those are red states? While the GOP may be thriving in those states, I don't see much future for their platform based upon my previous comment.

wyo sis said...

Words from the article about the left:
Advance, joshing, won, popular, acceptance,

About the right:
Worry, grandees, wrong, flawed, ineffectual, post-debacle paranoid delusional, stupid, insulting, uneasy, adamantly opposed, pathetic, simplistic, insane, unsympathetic,

Hmmmmm. No bias here.

Richard Dolan said...

In many ways, the O-Team wants to tag today's Republican party just as Jefferson tagged the Federalist party of his day: proto-aristocratic elitists, anglophilic for all the wrong reasons, anti-democratic (small 'd'), dedicated to using the power to gov't to benefit the haves and screw the have nots. Jefferson and his party succeeded but only with a strong assist from the Federalists -- they consistently lived up (down?) to the caricature.

O's problem is that today's Rep party is not being nearly so cooperative in its own demise; O's advantage is that the national media already subscribes to the caricature of the Reps. It's up to Ryan and Rubio and Cruz and Walker and Jindal and ... to disprove the caricature, each and every day.

phx said...

Racist black writer hopes middle and lower class whites

Guess it's not just libs who pander and play the race card these days. That was supposed to be an edge for you guys.

sinz52 said...

wyo sis:

This was an opinion column, not a hard news story.

Opinions are supposed to be opinionated.

chrisnavin.com said...

Ideologues are usually more principled than hacks, but usually more frightening, depending on the personality, as they can be true-believers.

Hacks have to go along to get along, and to get ahead (jobs, career, reputation) in or outside of the party.

Reading a hack having to confect a new column every week can be a sport getting people to stay on message and keep themselves relevant can be amusing.

Some are much better than Robinson, but I suppose he's got his audience.

whoresoftheinternet said...

@Quayle:

Truth hurts, don't it, boy?

chrisnavin.com said...

That should read: getting ahead and keeping themselves relevant.

There's a big race drum that needs to be beaten every week to keep Obama in power and keep the base energized.

Sprinkle in some Krugman economics, income inequality statistics, NPR analysis on world events with white guilt and you won't scare off the suburbs just yet.

You're useful, Mr. Robinson, very useful. We may have a place for you in the administration....communications czar...check back in a year or two.

ThomasD said...

Everything within the party.

Nothing outside the party.

Nothing against the party.


Has a certain ring to it.

whoresoftheinternet said...

@Quayle:

p.s. a "token" gets their position from the powers-that-be that they don't deserve, merely to fill a quota.

Like Eugene Robinson.

Like most white straight males (except the guys the at the end of the NBA bench), I just do it. Without tokenism.

Enjoy the decline, moron!

William said...

The only unifying force in the Democratic Party is their opposition to Republicans. If the Republican Party disappeared centrifugal forces would tear the Democratic Party apart. A comprehensive immigration bill is not a major concern for gays, and Hispanic men are not in the forefront of the feminist cause....The Democrats should ask some of their big money men to start contributing to Republican candidates. If there are enough prominent Repubicans to hate, the Democrats will be able to ignore the contradictions within their own loose coalition of people who don't like each other very much.

Marshal said...

Note that Robinson's glee is completely driven by electoral success. Republicans are lost in the wilderness: yippee. It's unimportant to him we've condemned America to a new-normal economic condition with european levels of unemployment and a fiscal implosion on the horizon. Republicans are racist and Robsinson has his job so at this point what does it matter?

edutcher said...

Robinson's probably been drinking the Kool-Aid all his life.

If the Rs were able to survive 1932 and 1964, they'll survive this.

Winning by 1.5% (even dishonestly) is hardly a game changer. Michael Barone further notes Barry carried 26 states to the Romster's 24 and (get this) 207 Congressional districts to 227.

machine said...

The GOP will survive...

However, how weak does a party have to be to fail to unseat Obama the Devil?

...and to lose in a blowout no less...

Shouting Thomas said...

The weakness of the Republican Party is that it doesn't embrace its base which should be lower and middle class whites.

The elite of the party is embarassed by its own constituency.

dbp said...

Eugene Robinson: Exhibit 1 in "The soft bigotry of low expectations."

dbp said...

When GWB was re-elected, he got millions more votes than in his original election. Meanwhile, Obama won with millions fewer votes. If the Democratic party was not destroyed by GWB's victory, then I don't see how the GOP is dead when the Obama victiory was so much less decisive.

Colonel Angus said...

However, how weak does a party have to be to fail to unseat Obama the Devil?

...and to lose in a blowout no less...


Electoral college, yes. Popular vote not so much. Unless of course you redefine 51% of the vote as a blowout.

chickelit said...

Robinson seems to embrace and even applaud the notion of one-party rule with no dissent. It's just sad.

edutcher said...

machine said...

The GOP will survive...

However, how weak does a party have to be to fail to unseat Obama the Devil?

...and to lose in a blowout no less...


If the mindless automaton could read, he could see it was no blowout.

And, considering all the vote fraud necessary to keep Dictator Zero in the Presidential Palace, how weak does a party have to be to require that kind of corruption to stay in power?

phx said...

The elite of the party is embarassed by its own constituency.

I've been saying it all along (which I believe makes it right): the constituency is embarassing its party.

X said...

URob is one of the leaders and great thinkers of team blue.

Bruce Hayden said...

The weakness of the Republican Party is that it doesn't embrace its base which should be lower and middle class whites.

AGree to some extent, but would quibble a bit - not really lower class, but middle class, both their traditional upper middle class, and now the lower/working middle class that was traditionally the bulwark of the Dem party. Lower class are now the Dem bulwark, consisting of Julias and other takers.

This lower middle class is now the real strength of the Republicans, but this discomfort is why Sarah Palin was never accepted by the party elite. She was somewhat a part of this demographic, and could speak to it in a way that rich guys like McCain and Romney, and aristocrats like the Bushes, cannot. I like the way she writes, but cringe every time I hear her speak. But, she can still crank up that demographic like few others.

Still don't think though that Hispanics are a lost demographic. Probably lost as long as the Republicans run two northerners. Bush (43) could engage them, coming from a border state. Romney and Ryan really couldn't coming from states that are much closer to the other border. And, there was a certain amount of minority solidarity last time around. But if the Republicans run a Rubio, Cruz, or Hernandez next time, even at the #2 slot, I think that they have a decent chance at pulling a majority of that demographic.

machine said...

"...considering all the vote fraud necessary to keep Dictator Zero in the Presidential Palace"


hahahahaha....I wish I could still drink in the mornings too....

machine said...

Yes, running someone with a Hispanic name will cure all ills...regardless of the actual policies they run on.

edutcher said...

machine said...

...considering all the vote fraud necessary to keep Dictator Zero in the Presidential Palace


hahahahaha....I wish I could still drink in the mornings too....


Apparently, he does or he'd know what happened in November, vote fraud or no, was hardly a blowout.

(he really needs to see somebody about those blackouts...)

Baron Zemo said...

Of course they will machince.

They will get the votes of low information voters just as the Jug Eared Jesus did.

They just have to lie and dissemble just like Obama did.

Baron Zemo said...

Plus the economy is so going to be so fucked up the Republicans could run A-Rod and win.

Michael K said...

"It is no secret that Obama is trying to advance a progressive agenda. He promised as much in his campaign speeches. Were Republicans not listening? Did they think he was just joshing?"

I followed the campaign quite closely and I must have missed the part Robinson describes. All I heard was about the mean rich guy.

Michael K said...

" He's been writing for a long time, and I suspect everyone at WaPo is afraid to admit that he's a fool. Maybe he appeals to the readers;"

Of course, he appeals to the black readers. DC is full of them. You can't just rely on the government workers for subscribers.

Oh wait.

EMD said...

I still say the Republicans mainly have an Obama problem.

The symbolic gesture of his presidency is overwhelming.

His actions are immaterial to his success.

When he is gone, dynamics will change.

paul a'barge said...

So, here's the deal ... Mr Eugene is trying to give the wilderness a bad name.

Nice one, Mr Eugene.

Have you forgot where Jesus spent 40 days after he was water-baptized?

paul a'barge said...

Perhaps Mr Eugene needs a few days in the wilderness himself?

mccullough said...

Why would the GOP worry that Obama is trying to destroy them? He's not competent.

Tyrone Slothrop said...

Republicans. Where would we be without helpful advice from kindly Democrats?

Rusty said...

EMD said...
Eugene Robinson

The best writer of the best high school newspaper in the Nation!

Valentine Smith said...

The symbol that is ObaMao will always dwarf the horrendous results of his policies. So, give up to it. The Reps should be praising the symbol at every turn, while underlining the ineffectualness and idiocy of his policies.

"For a man who spent his formative years in a muslim country in the far east, Obama certainly has his finger on the pulse of many Americans."

"No question our President was a brilliant student and academic, a wonderful writer and masterful communicator, our only concern is that he asserts economic and diplomat endeavors that are so retro they belong to a different era. And in fact they didn't work then and they aren't working now.

Moneyrunner said...

Of course Mr. Obama is a brilliant lawyer; he graduated from Harvard Law, after all. I just wish he would instruct his NLRB not to ignore the DC Circuit Court of Appeals. Ignoring a directive of a Federal Court does not inspire confidence that the administration is acting within the law.

Moneyrunner said...

The President’s economic policies area success and have worked the way they were intended. It’s unfortunate that the effect on Black and youth employment is so drastic.

Moneyrunner said...

Because of Barack Obama’s deep understanding of the Muslim culture, having spent part of his youth in Muslim country, his success in helping to transform the Middle East is underappreciated. Where would we be in Egypt or Libya, for example, if not for his bold, energetic leadership?

Moneyrunner said...

Mr. Obama’s experience as a community organizer have given him the ability to bring people together. So far he has won the support of Blacks, big labor, academia, the press, Hollywood and the top executives of many of America’s largest corporations. The only holdouts are the stupid bitter clingers, but they will soon see the light.

hombre said...

For the most part Robinson is a moron.

The Republican Party will, however, destroy itself, not through issues, through cannibalism.

Marty said...

"Mr. Obama’s experience as a community organizer have given him the ability to bring people together. So far he has won the support of Blacks, big labor, academia, the press, Hollywood and the top executives of many of America’s largest corporations. The only holdouts are the stupid bitter clingers, but they will soon see the light."

Beatings will continue until morale improves.

zefal said...

Coming from someone who is writing for a paper that's been in the red for the last 5 years, that is only kept afloat by its Kaplan University subsidiary which relies on the Federal government for 90% of its enrollees.

Eric said...

Meh. People were writing the same thing about the Democrats in 2002, and it made more sense, too. The Republicans control the House - if they want to, they can shut down Obama's agenda entirely.