They Were ALWAYS Too Late… ALWAYS!

By Dan Cirucci | via Dan Cirucci’s Blogspot

So now we have a situation where Ted Cruz is about to announce his vice presidential pick.

And speculation is rampant that it will be Fiorina.

In fact it IS Fiorina. He just announced it.

But one is tempted to ask — indeed, one MUST ask — what difference does it make?

cruz fiorinaNot since 1976 when Ronald Reagan announced his running mate choice well in advance of the convention has this happened. And we all know what happened to Reagan in that 1976 campaign.

This is very late in the game. Donald Trump has pretty much run the table. He’s had an absolutely astounding string of victories.

Can Cruz still be a threat? Does he have any chance? Unlikely.

And Kasich has come across as desperate as well.

You have to scratch your head and wonder how so many people could have been wrong about so much — how they could have so badly miscalculated this year. It’s not just Kasich and Cruz. It’s the whole Republican establishment. They basically blew it. Blew it Big Time.

And if there’s one thing that had characterized their efforts (and we’re going all the way back to Romney and Boehner and McConnell) it’s that they’ve all been too late on the uptake. Too little (when they’ve fought back at all) and too late. And that goes for their responses to Obama and the Democrats too.
It’s all been inadequate.

And it’s all been way too late.

So, here we are.

But, thank goodness, it seems a new Republican Party is emerging right in front of us, right before our eyes — just like 1980 when Ronald Reagan finally DID get his act together and seemingly reinvented American politics and then went on to change the shape of the world. Reagan started (Do we have to remind you?) but overturning the Republican establishment. He basically vanquished them.

And they were very, very angry. But they got over it. Indeed they did!

We don’t know what the new GOP is gonna be like. We know that it will most likely be headed by Trump but we don’t know all the details yet. And we really weren’t sure with Reagan, either.
Not completely sure, anyway.

What we do know is this: It was time for a big, dramatic change because GOP voters have felt hopelessly betrayed. And so the change will come.

As open-minded Republicans who welcome new people, new ideas, new opportunities, new coalitions (if that’s what it will take) and we say: “Bring it on!”

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4 thoughts on “They Were ALWAYS Too Late… ALWAYS!

  1. I would have much rather have had a constitutionalist who fights for small government and putting power back to the states remaking the Republican party instead of a big government liberal who said that he will use Executive Orders to by pass Congress just as Obama has done.

  2. Cirucci writes: “Not since 1976 when Ronald Reagan announced his running mate choice well in advance of the convention has this happened. And we all know what happened to Reagan in that 1976 campaign.”

    So what you are saying is that Reagan was defeated because he announced his choice for running mate before the convention. Seriously?! No wonder R00ney never tires of posting your stuff…it’s comedy gold.

    Cirucci continues: “But, thank goodness, it seems a new Republican Party is emerging right in front of us, right before our eyes — just like 1980 when Ronald Reagan finally DID get his act together and seemingly reinvented American politics and then went on to change the shape of the world.”

    Got his act together? What the hell are you smoking, Dan-O? (Perhaps that explains your dopey grin). Reagan had his act together even before the Goldwater days and was defeated by a G0Pe that ultimately was responsible for the rise of Jimmuh Cahhhtuh.

    Cirucci continues: “Reagan started (Do we have to remind you?) but [sic] overturning the Republican establishment. He basically vanquished them. And they were very, very angry. But they got over it. Indeed they did!”

    Um…no, Danny Boy. For starters, Reagan didn’t vanquish them – he managed to slip past them. And they never got over it. It didn’t take long for George H.W. to begin dismantling what Reagan had accomplished and it wasn’t until the rise of the Tea Party movement in 2009 that any meaningful strides were made in Movement Conservatism.

    Cirucci continues: “We don’t know what the new GOP is gonna be like. We know that it will most likely be headed by Trump but we don’t know all the details yet. And we really weren’t sure with Reagan, either.”

    Are you obtuse on purpose? Or did you live under power lines when you were a kid? Perhaps you ate one paint chip too many? History tells those of us who actually study and remember it that Ronald Reagan was every bit a tower of integrity and a bulwark of conservatism in 1976 was he was a decade later. The record likewise tells anyone not woozy from drinking Trump Kool-Aid that Der Drumpfmeister is the political equivalent of a carnival barker in a shark skin suit. He’s the consummate New York DEMOCRAT establishment insider, willing to dispense his personal lucre for personal favor to willing recipients of the donkey party. But hey…the Trumpsters LOVE him because he tell them all the things they want to hear – things that the G0Pe would never or could never say.

    CiruccI concludes: “And so the change will come.”

    Oh, it WILL, Dan-O. Trump supporters know exactly what they want – and they deserve to get it…good and hard.

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