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Conservative Denial? November 15, 2008

Posted by neoavatara in Politics.
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Gov. Tim Pawlenty, MN

Gov. Tim Pawlenty, MN

Gov. Bobby Jindal, LA

Gov. Bobby Jindal, LA

http://www.nationaljournal.com/njmagazine/nj_20081115_1043.php

This is probably the 7th editorial I have seen in the last few days regarding how conservatives are in denail about their loss last week.

I frankly don’t know who they are talking to that is in denial.

In fact, I would argue that conservatives have more quickly embraced their defeat than conservatives in 1992, or liberals in 1994 and 2000.  Not only have they embraced defeat; some conservatives have welcomed it.

The Republican governor’s meeting was a perfect example; and shows how the media misreports things.  The Governors actually accepted the defeat; in fact, they welocmed it because it gives them the opportunity to lead the party.

Tim Pawlenty, Governor of Minnesota:

“If we are going to successfully travel the road to improvement, as Republicans, we need to see clearly, and we need to speak to each other candidly about the state of our party.”

“We cannot be a majority governing party when we essentially cannot compete in the Northeast, we are losing our ability to compete in Great Lakes States, we cannot compete on the West Coast, we are increasingly in danger of competing in the Mid-Atlantic States, and the Democrats are now winning some of the Western States,” he said. “That is not a formula for being a majority governing party in this nation.”“And similarly we cannot compete, and prevail, as a majority governing party if we have a significant deficit, as we do, with women, where we have a large deficit with Hispanics, where we have a large deficit with African-American voters, where we have a large deficit with people of modest incomes and modest financial circumstances,” he said. “Those are not factors that make up a formula for success going forward.”

“There will be calls, and voices across the country for Republicans to return to traditional conservative approaches in almost all respects,” he said, adding that there would also be calls to modernize the party.

“The good news is both are true, and both can be harmonized in my view,” Mr. Pawlenty said. “We can be both conservative and we can be modern at the same time.”

Um, not much denial there.

Bobby Jindal, Governor of Louisiana:

“The reasons we’ve been losing elections, our party’s not been matching its actions to its rhetoric. For years now, you had a Republican majority in Washington that has defended spending we would never tolerate on the other side. We’ve made excuses for c orruption we would never accept on the other side,” he said.

Again, these moron op-ed writers; did they even listen to the governor’s speeches?  Or did all they listen to was Sarah Palin’s press conference?

There is clear soul searching in the Republican party…and for good reason.  Don’t let liberal commentators stupidly convince you otherwise.

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