Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Straight from the lizard's mouth

I never thought I would live to see the day that Newt would be giving advice to the Democratic Party.
A. Here's the core thing for you to think about: The Republican challenge is to get back on offense as the reform party.

The Democrats' challenge is to do one of two things. What they are going to try to do, what they should do, is say nothing except "Had enough?" If they try to wear a mask and pretend to be moderates, Republicans will cheerfully take the mask off.

So the Republican challenge is, prove to the country that this is a choice, not a referendum. The Democratic problem is make this a referendum, not a choice.
Meanwhile, I may have to eat my words on Obama. He grabbed this ball and ran with it. Maybe the country is ready to elect a black man as President. I recently saw a promising poll and if he keeps making speeches like this, he could very well swing the general election. Read the whole excerpt, it's short, but I'll give you the first and last grafs.
I don't know about you, but I think old Newt is onto something here. Because I think we've all had enough. Enough of the broken promises. Enough of the failed leadership. Enough of the can't-do, won't-do, won't-even-try style of governance.

I don't know about you, but when George W. Bush said he didn't believe in nation building, I didn't know he was talking about this nation.
Doesn't that just sum it up perfectly? If he keeps that up, Obama's got a real chance.

Via my new co-blogger, Christine Barry, who recently joined us at the Detroit News and whom I already adore and consider a friend. Check out her own blog.
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4 Comments:

Anonymous lester said...

He's the father of the whole post reagan conservative style of just hating democrats openely. the bar was raised by delay and sean ahnnity and all those people, but th fundamental move in that direction was his.

he's also full of bizarre ideas. he recently recommended we export a sort of FDR socialism to iraq. 3 and a half years after the fact. he's all confused. he doesn't have the guts to be a real conservative so he tried to compensate for it with outlandish military suggestions.

Barney Frank used to get his goat all the time on the senate floor. he's a "bleeder" , can't keep his cool and would be a horrible president

4:28:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Right on Lester. Newt is a nutcase, but he did start the movement and is used to being taken seriously. He's so clearly lost it now that's it almost sad.

I found his anti First Amendment speech more than a little frightening myself.

7:27:00 PM  
Anonymous romunov said...

"The Republican challenge is to get back on offense as the reform party."

I thought that's not what being conservative is about?

2:01:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Romunov, the GOP has long forgotten what the true meaning of conservative is.

9:04:00 AM  

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