Former Republican MA Senator Scott Brown was a substitute host on “The O’Reilly Factor” on 8/24/2013. I think this is some kind of attempt to say “Can’t we all get along GOP Conservatives along with the Democrat Lite Milquetoast that is the rest of the GOP”?
Who remembers the famous stories about President Reagan and House Speaker Tip O’Neill? I know I do in the public eye; they would battle each other tooth and nail. In private, however, they would grab a drink, play cards and negotiate a settlement or come up with an answer to a serious problem facing our country.
Now, let’s move ahead about 30 years. And how would President Reagan’s actions is looked at by the more conservative base of our party? For the record, President Reagan was one of my heroes.
But today would President Reagan be called a “RINO” Republican in name only? I’m not sure. But I can tell you that when members of the Republican Party and others looking from the outside in see the personal and political attacks between the factions of the party they’re left scratching their heads and questioning whether they want to be involved at all.
Listen, I have been a Republican in my whole adult life, a known fiscal conservative and national security hawk. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is not a darling to our conservative base. Why — because he hugged the president.
Well, maybe that was a little bit much. I will give him a pass on that. But he was not even invited to CPAC this year. He has a 70 percent approval rating in a very blue state doing the things that matter most to the people in his state. How do the personal and at times paid political attacks of groups throughout the country to oust or work against good Republicans like Christie and others move the party forward?
Are we not all concerned with the same core principles of lower taxes, smaller government, liberty, freedom, strong defense, fiscal and military strength to name a few? Is there no room for good Republicans that don’t all think, acts, and vote the same way? I would argue that the GOP needs to be a larger tent party more inclusive to respect the beliefs of good Republicans of all types.
When the presidency of President Obama is over, we will have had eight years of division — us versus them; the haves versus the have-nots; rich versus poor; young versus old. I believe the people are fed up. They are tired of the divisiveness; tired of our elected officials putting their personal, political interests ahead of our country’s interest.
People are looking for us to band together and come up with a plan to rescue our country and bring us all forward as Americans first. We can’t do it if we stay divided.
Listen, to quote President Reagan, “I’d rather have a 60 percent friend than 100 percent enemy.” How about you?
And that’s “The Memo.”
Senator Brown, Governor Chris Christie is Dem Lite. He holds the RINO/Dem Lite values that you want us GOP conservatives to sell out on. The Governor is looking to be hip, popular, well liked and hopefully get an invitation to the next party that Jay-Z and Beyoncé are throwing. In 2016 I and I think I speak for a lot of conservatives we want a Presidential Candidate that crushes testicles and kicks ass. We want a candidate that demands that Hillary Clinton explain Benghazi, that she explain why after she left as Secretary of State Conditions in the world were far worse than when she came in 2009. We want a candidate who will ask the questions like “What accomplishments did you have as Secretary of State, Senator from New York or even as First Lady. “It takes a Village” or “It was a video” are not explanations they are piss poor platitudes from a Government official who has never given a flying crap about the people of America.
We have sat back as the “Mainstream” GOP has run John McCain and Mitt Romney in the last two elections. All due respect to both men but they never went for the blood. They skipped over questions that would have made Barack Obama drop bricks in his pants because they wanted to be “Gentlemen” or “Nice guys”. We are tired of “Nice Guys” we want (metaphorical) bloodshed in 2016. We want a candidate who will send the Dem Candidate home discouraged and humiliated. We want the White House and both House of Congress for the next 20 years. Governor Christie, Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio are NOT men that will do this. If any one of them runs in 2016, Hillary Clinton will dance into the White House and not even break a sweat.
BTW: Fox News can we just stick with Greg Gutfeld or Juan Williams as substitute hosts of “The Factor”. Thanks.