Monday, June 11, 2012
Newt Gingrich: "I Don't Know What Jeb Bush is Talking About": Why Conservatives don't fit into today's GOP
I blogger I follow on Google+ as well as on Facebook and Twitter, shared a blog today from his site. Arguing essentially that Ronald Reagan wouldn't fit into today's Republican Party, that he would be seen as a Moderate-Conservative, keep in mind I'm talking about Ron Reagan here. Someone who argued that Big Government is not the solution but is the problem. And yet he would be described as a Moderate, when do you hear Moderates use rhetoric like that. But its true, they would view President Reagan as a Moderate-Liberal, why because he worked with the other side, didn't agree or support the Social Agenda of Religious Conservatives. He was a get Big Government out of my wallet and bedroom Republican, a phrase that Barry Goldwater coined, where's the moderation in that rhetoric. Well I guess when you are a Neoconservative or a Theocrat, Individual Freedom except for economics, well if you are part of the wealthy that is, Blue Collar workers shouldn't be allowed to organize in the World of Neoconservatism. So even Economic Freedom would be limited with Neoconservatives but if you live in that World and Galaxy, far, far and away, Conservatism seems Moderate to you.
Newt Gingrich during this interview with John King said at times we have to work together, even with the other side, to get things done. So tomorrow, he'll probably be accused of being a Moderate-Liberal Republican as well but thats where the GOP is today, as President George W. Bush said. "You are either with us or against us", now of course he was talking about the War on Terror but Neoconservatives have applied that to the Republican Party as a whole. You either believe in gutting the Federal Government, except for defense and Corporate Welfare and that homosexuals and people who look at Adult Entertainment are immoral. Or you are a Big Government Liberal, I know this must sound crazy but thats the mindset of the GOP right now. "You are either with us or against us", you think like the Tea Party and other Neoconservatives or you are a Socialist and Un American.
As Vice President Biden said back in 2010, "this is not you're fathers GOP", I would argue this is not my grandfathers GOP. And they would both be over 100 years old today, this is a new creation out of the Far Right in America, people who were tired of, messing around with Far Right Third Parties. Because they thought Republicans were Liberals and a party that neither Ron Reagan or Barry Goldwater could get elected nationally in today.