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Election: GOP’s 50-Year Reich Collapses

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Geniuses George W. Bush and Karl Rove had the attitude that their Republican and conservative base (aka “the suckers”) had no choice but to vote GOP. Such arrogance resulted in Bush and Rove having a rude, 1994-style awakening.

Immediately after the 2004 election, many Republicans smugly predicted that the GOP would rule -– as in, both houses of Congress and the White House -– for fifty years. Well, this must be the year 2054, because it’s over. Republicans were crushed in House races, losing at least 23 seats, and even in the Senate, where although the dust has not yet settled, it looks as though the Democrats may also win the Senate.

Everything worked for the Democrats: gay baiting, in the case of Rep. Mark Foley (R-FL), and race baiting in the case of Sen. George Allen (R-VA), the Jewish junior senator from Virginia. (Don’t accuse me of Jew-baiting – he’s one of my people!)

When Democrat congressmen sleep with under aged pages, they respond by showing contempt to Congress, running for re-election, and winning, but when a Republican congressman sends “salacious correspondence” to pages, he not only must resign, but be the target of a criminal investigation.

If only Foley had been a socialist, he’d have been celebrated by the media and the Democrats, or at least given a pass. (After all, when a Democrat accuses you of lusting after young boys, he’s complimenting you, the way tenured gay academics speak fondly of the late Aaron Copland’s lecherous ways.) As for racism, were Democrats held to the same standards, there wouldn’t be a Congressional Black Caucus. (I’m sorry, but there is just no clean way to talk about such garbage.)

The wrong conclusions are almost guaranteed to be drawn from this election. The media are not yet talking about the President’s base, which stayed home. I’ve been saying for months that George W. Bush holds his Christian Evangelical base in contempt. (May 28: “And to sweeten the pot for his social and religious conservative base (or as Karl Rove would call it, ‘the suckers’), he will propose a constitutional amendment to ban gay marriage.”

One month before the election, the Evangelical advisor who was one of the people who had initially run the White House’s faith-based initiative, came out with a book in which he told of White House aides rolling their eyes about Evangelicals, and speaking derisively of prominent Evangelical leaders as “nuts.”

I guess “the suckers” didn’t fall for GOP campaign posturing on gay marriage, and its supposed toughness on terrorism. So, who’re the suckers?!

I guess that fiscally conservative Republicans and libertarians also found an alternative (i.e., staying home) to voting for a cut-taxes-and-spend GOP.

The media and other politicians are going to see this election purely as a referendum on the war, while ignoring the President’s Open Borders policy.

As Fox News’ Shepherd Smith observed late Tuesday night, once the carnage was unmistakable, “There has never been a civilization in history that has survived that hasn’t controlled its own borders.”

Smith also quipped, regarding the close Virginia senate race, in which conservative Democrat former Navy Secretary James Webb currently (2 a.m., Wednesday morning) leads neoconservative Republican Sen. George Allen by 5,700 votes, “Virginia is for Lawyers.” “There will be a recount, and then there will be lawyers.”

As far as the war is concerned, will any of our best and brightest rethink their approach to warfare? Don’t hold your breath. If our leaders continue to construe “war” in such a vague, open-ended, utopian fashion (“nation-building,” “exporting democracy,” etc.), then no matter how many battlefield victories our side achieves, they will keep expanding the mission until we are defeated.

And if we fight “multicultural” wars, in which the rules of engagement are perverted, and our troops require the permission of lawyers (female, natch), before they may fire on a terrorist leader; and our soldiers and Marines must stand by and watch while the streets erupt in chaos and looting, so that the media will not show white American men killing Arabs; if the enemy is permitted to turn mosques into ammo dumps, troop depots, and embattlements, while our boys are handcuffed from fighting accordingly; and if we are not so much as permitted to name the enemy, or to even name our operations as we see fit, because it might offend the enemy, then we might as well all bend over for the Religion of Terror right now, because America will never win another war under such terms.

Yet another mistake was in claiming that all people, everywhere, want the same things we do (peace and democracy). Arabs will die before they’ll accept peace, and they will vote, if necessary, to end democracy.

There was a realpolitik case to be made for war in Iraq, and I made it in early 2003. But I never supported a multicultural, humanitarian war.

Many conservative and Republican voters stayed home over immigration. While I can’t say how many did, it was enough to tip Congress over to the Democrats. The two geniuses, George W. Bush and Karl Rove, can take credit for that, though I doubt they will.

Far from ruling for 50 years, if an amnesty — “wearing such deliberate disguises” — goes through, the GOP may never control Congress again. However, that would suit George W. Bush, busily at work abolishing America in favor of a North American Union, just fine.

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About Nicholas Stix

  • JustOneMan

    Nick…first time Ive read your work…

    Its seems your post is a stream of “ramblings and disconnected ideas and thoughts”…very similar to Adam Ash…whats the take away or “whats the point?”

    JustOneMan

  • http://nicholasstixuncensored.blogspot.com/ Nicholas Stix

    “‘ramblings and disconnected ideas and thoughts’…very similar to Adam Ash…whats the take away or ‘whats the point?'”

    According to you, nothing.

    BTW, who are you quoting, or were the quotation marks merely designed to make your words appear more significant?

  • JustOneMan

    They appear “significant” because they are!

    JustOneMan

  • JustOneMan

    You see I too write under many alias’…why I event write for the… the… Wall Street Journal… thats it …I write under a different name everyday in the Wall Streey Journal..but I cannot tell people my real name…

    Ya see e both have a lot in common!

    JustOneMan

  • http://handyfilm.blogspot.com handyguy

    Conservative and/or Republican commentators seem obsessed with this line of reasoning: we lost, they didn’t win. It is impossible for them to imagine that candidates to the left of, say, George Allen could ever win a national election, so it has to be because ‘we’ stayed home. But many disgruntled independent voters did not stay home, and they sent a ‘throw the bums out’ message. It’s insulting to them to pretend their message is meaningless.

  • Arch Conservative

    Yeah the GOP are really sore losers all right Handyguy.

    I guess we should be more like the Dems who invent an election fraud conspiracy every time they lose huh?

  • Nancy

    Nobody has said that so far, Arch. In fact, the general hope is that the Dems have the good sense NOT to cut the GOPs dead, like the GOP did to the Dems 6 years ago, but to invite them in to participate. As I’ve mentioned elsewhere, there are too many good people w/good experience on the Other Side of the Aisle to let them go to waste like that. We all need to quit this extreme partisanship that is actually the product of Karl Rove’s deranged, criminal, evil mind. While it is in the natural order of things for liberals & conservatives of all labels to oppose each other, American politics was never this bitter or vile until that lowlife scum came slithering along in the wake of Cheney. It doesn’t need to be perpetuated. Dems have good ideals but no drive or cohesion; GOPs have no ideals, but lots of drive & cohesion. They complement each other. Together they should be able to do lots of good stuff, if they can get past Rove’s legacy of hate & resentment.

  • http://handyfilm.blogspot.com handyguy

    Arch, if you ever replied to anything with a thoughtful comment rather than a pointless [and usually quite false] wisecrack, you might actually surprise us.

  • ClubStyle_DJ

    Rumsfeld’s GONE…who’s next…

  • Nancy

    WHAT?! What do you mean, “Rumsfield’s gone”??? Gone where? Somebody killed him, or what? When?

  • ClubStyle_DJ

    He resigned

  • ClubStyle_DJ

    and good riddance. I remember when war mongering was a “BAD” thing. Wasn’t one of these presidential elections centered around being a war monger…or was that a nightmare I had. No, that can’t be it cuz this nightmare has 2 more years to go. But we’re waking up. So do the impeachment procedings start right away…or what?

  • Nancy

    As you say, good riddance to bad rubbish. Another of the neocon chickhawks ousted, far past time. Bush’s penchant for never admitting he’s wrong has cost thousands of US lives thru keeping on that elderly incompetent maniac. Perhaps incipient impeachment will get Bush to deep-six Cheney trying to save himself, before he himself (Bush) resigns a la Nixon. If we’re even luckier, perhaps Cheney will also read the writing on the wall & bow out gracefully, citing health problems or advanced age.

    By dingies-! Rummy gone! Good. I’ll bet Bush gives him the congressional medal of honor for fucking up the Iraq war & killing US soldiers, just like Bush did with the other three previous. Bets?

  • ClubStyle_DJ

    If Cheney goes that would put Pelosi in the shot gun seat…no? Hmmmm a Clinton Pelosi ticket….things that make you go Hmmmmmmmm…
    CSDJ

  • ClubStyle_DJ

    uhhhhh…no pun intended

  • Nancy

    Clinton/Pelosi-! *gasp!* Good Gawd! NO! I’d as soon see two women, indeed … just not those two.

  • http://jetfireone.blogspot.com/ Jet in Columbus

    Are you Kidding Nancy? The country would have a panic attack every 28 days… Nope Clinton/Obama

  • steve

    this will be a great opportunity for both parties to work together rather than against eachother. I think a little balance of power could be a healthy thing for the US. If the democRATS raise taxes…at that point I will put my foot in my mouth.

  • http://nicholasstixuncensored.blogspot.com/ Nicholas Stix

    #5 — November 8, 2006 @ 12:40PM — handyguy [URL]

    “Conservative and/or Republican commentators seem obsessed with this line of reasoning: we lost, they didn’t win. It is impossible for them to imagine that candidates to the left of, say, George Allen could ever win a national election, so it has to be because ‘we’ stayed home. But many disgruntled independent voters did not stay home, and they sent a ‘throw the bums out’ message. It’s insulting to them to pretend their message is meaningless.”

    This is a matter of arithmetic. If it can be determined that the proportion of GOP voters was lower than in 2004, then I’m right. If the proportion was the same or higher, then I’m wrong.

  • Nancy

    Panic every 28 days for whom, Jet? You? It couldn’t be them, ’cause both are way past that age. Once past 60 … well, you’ve seen the cartoon with the knife in the massacred pumpkin…?

  • Martin Lav

    I think the Dems are far more likely to reach across the aisle than the Reps. I mean the personality trait that allows people to preach one thing and do another, never change course, see black and white only, does not allow them to compromise nor work together. Seems pretty apparent to me that the populace believes that as well and voted Dems in to break the log jam.

    Even the posters show this personality trait by indicating it’s not a Dem victory, but a Rep. loss. I mean they can not stand defeat or compromise or are apparently incapable of self critical anaylsis…..

  • http://handyfilm.blogspot.com handyguy

    The truth about turnout:

    Great article [well ok, maybe a little statistical-geeky] about Congressional election turnout over the last couple of decades, and what constitutes a ‘big wave’ election. [Either one party turns out huge, or one sits home, or both turn out but one number is just much larger.] There have been several examples of each in the past…it will be interesting to see what the real turnout numbers reveal about this election.

    Pew Research Article

  • http://www.fifthdentist.blogspot.com The Fifth Dentist

    Nicholas–
    This is smart and entertaining. I envy your ability. Don’t be discouraged by the schmucks who can’t tell the difference between the real thing and the drivel typically on this site.

  • Arch Conservative

    “Even the posters show this personality trait by indicating it’s not a Dem victory, but a Rep. loss. I mean they can not stand defeat or compromise”

    The GOP cannot stand defeat?

    Which party has cried voter fraud despite a lack of proof when they have lost elections in the last ten years?

    Which party’s supporters tossed eggs at the president of the other party while being inaugurated in 2000 and 2004?

    You think the GOP is full of sore losers but don’t see anything wrong with the way Dems/liberals behave when they lose?

  • Martin Lav

    “tossed eggs at the president”

    Is that what’s on his face?

  • RedTard

    “I think the Dems are far more likely to reach across the aisle than the Rep.”

    What’s this crap. It takes two parties to have a split. The party in power always talks about bipartisanship because they set the agenda and just want the minority to go along with it. The Democrats did a great job of blocking legislation, nominations, etc all the while convincing the public it was the Republicans who were causing the problem. That’s pretty impressive in itself, but is only possible if you’ve got the MSM in your pocket. If Republicans try the same stunts they’ll get crucified in the media.

  • Arch Conservative

    “Even the posters show this personality trait by indicating it’s not a Dem victory, but a Rep. loss. I mean they can not stand defeat or compromise”

    Did you see the title of the post? “GOP”s 50 year Reich”?

    Yeah you’re right Martin……the Dems have won both houses and their supporters continued comparison of the GOP to the nazis are the new shining example of “reaching across the aisle.”

  • zingzing

    arch, have you ever read anything else by stix?

    the comparison is literary at worst… with the predicted reign collapsing far ahead of schedule. it was an arrogant and obviously deranged prediction to begin with.

  • Nancy

    Frankly, Arch & Red, the GOP leadership in the past few years, under the tutelage of Karl Rove, has exhibited nothing but the sort of mean-spirited, bigoted, small-minded, vindictive tyranny one typically associates with the Nazi party. If you behave like one, why then are your surprised to be confused with being one? Ditto the GOP. They’ve been behaving like jackbooted thugs crossed with the Mafia; to call them Nazis is rather mild, IMO.

  • Clavos

    Nancy writes:

    They’ve been behaving like jackbooted thugs crossed with the Mafia; to call them Nazis is rather mild, IMO.

    Even for you, who are no stranger to hyperbole, that’s a little over the top, Nancy.

  • zingzing

    as a comparison, it’s not all that far off. i must poop now.

  • Martin Lav

    “Even for you, who are no stranger to hyperbole, that’s a little over the top, Nancy.”

    Okay how about neoconfacsists?

  • http://nicholasstixuncensored.blogspot.com/ Nicholas Stix

    #23 — November 8, 2006 @ 17:52PM — The Fifth Dentist

    Nicholas–
    This is smart and entertaining. I envy your ability. Don’t be discouraged by the schmucks who can’t tell the difference between the real thing and the drivel typically on this site.

    Thank you for your kind words, TFD. Oft times, it seems like writing on politics is a good waste of time, which could be easily saved by setting up one’s word processor with a few sets of boilerplate, and with various cliches and slogans as macros, without having any appreciatively different effect.

    In addition to such considerations, comes the fact that writing on movie and sports stars generates a much larger readership.

  • Clavos

    Nicholas,

    You should write more often on politics.

    Your viewpoint is refreshing.

    Thanks for a good read!

  • http://www.diablog.us Dave Nalle

    It is impossible for them to imagine that candidates to the left of, say, George Allen could ever win a national election,

    They don’t need to because most of the winning democrats were to the RIGHT of George Allen. You should read up on these guys positions some time. Jim Webb is certainly as right or farther right than Allen, and if you go through the winners in the house more than half of them – hell easily 2/3 of them – are pro-life and anti gay marriage.

    Rahm Emanuel cleverly made sure that the various far-left candidates got eliminated in the primaries, including most of the ‘Band of Brothers’, and the result is the election of a bunch of Joe Lieberman clones. A real slap in the face of Moveon.org, EXCEPT that these freshman representatives will have no power and the old-line socialists of the post-60s era who are still in the house are now in position to become chairmen of important committees.

    I dislike leftists, but I really despise these new democrats who are socially conservative and fiscally liberal in the Lieberman tradition. They’re the worst of both worlds. No better than these religious right buffoons in the GOP. The two groups need to get together and start a new party with a fetus for the mascot and leave the rest of us alone.

    Dave

  • http://musical-guru.blogspot.com/ Michael J. West

    In addition to such considerations, comes the fact that writing on movie and sports stars generates a much larger readership.

    I can’t possibly believe that, at least judging by the comparative number of comments I get on my political entries next to the movie/sports/music ones I write. I’d LOVE to have more people reading my music entries than my political ones. I’d certainly much rather have weeklong arguments about the common ground between bluegrass and jazz.

    Don’t let the lunatics on both sides of the aisle prevent your writing thoughtful and well-crafted political articles, Nicholas. And don’t let my usually fierce disagreements with you convince you that I don’t have the utmost respect for your work.