Friday, November 9, 2012

The Republican Future

Mark Steyn:
With respect, the analysis below is wishful thinking. Tuesday was a profoundly consequential night (more on this in my weekend column) and to pretend that it was a “status quo” election that the incumbent merely “survived” is not helpful. J T Young writes:
Politically, Obama won without a mandate and becomes a lame duck shortly.
Are you sure he knows that? He didn’t have a “mandate” for half the stuff he did in his first term, but he did it anyway – shoving Obamacare through on one last bought vote rather than focusing on jobs, etc. That’s the main reason his re-election was so narrow – because he spent his first term concentrating only on things that, whatever their immediate downside, offer his team serious long-term advantage. Our guys might usefully learn from that: Too often Republicans, even when they win, are content to be in office rather than in power.
So, Republicans should concentrate on long-term offerings, which are...

7 comments:

mikey said...

Apparently, to build up the social welfare system and improve the lives of millions of poor and middle class.

But that doesn't seem to be in their strategic plan...

Dragon-King Wangchuck said...

No mandate.

Obama won 332 electoral votes and broke 50% of the popular vote. His lead in the popular vote exceeds W's from 2004. The Democrats gained ground in both the Senate and the House. Senate seats broke for Team D 3:1.

Kathleen said...

Im pretty sure when GOP is in power they are content to rape our economy and drown our cities.

Another Kiwi said...

Steyn and Conrad black would have to be the two major sources of global warming in the Northern hemisphere. Could they not use their skills to grow potatoes in Greenland, or something other than public masturbation.

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

Obama won 332 electoral votes and broke 50% of the popular vote. His lead in the popular vote exceeds W's from 2004.

Silly, it's different when you're a Republican.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

That whole Iraq war thing?

Just sitting around being in power.
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M. Bouffant said...

It's in the Constitution: Domestically, you sit around; overseas, watch out darkies!