Friday, June 29, 2012

On Republicans from the Past and Whether They Would be Accepted by Today's Republican Party

1) Dwight Eisenhower - no.......2) Jerry Ford - no.......3) Howard Baker - no.......4) Lowell Weicker - hell no!......5) Ed Brooke - no.......6) Jacob Javits - no.......7) Stewart McKinney - no.......8) Nelson Rockefeller - no.......9) Richard Schweiker - no.......10) Alan Simpson - no.......11) John Heinz - no.......12) William Cohen - no.......13) Jim Jeffords - no.......14) Warren Rudman - no.......15) William Weld - no.......16) Margaret Chase Smith - no.......17) Nancy Kassebaum - no.......18) John Danforth - no.......19) John Anderson - no.......20) Millicent Fenwick - no.......21) Harold Stassen - no.......22) Wendell Willkie - no.......23) Thomas Kean - no.......24) Fiorello La Guardia - no.......25) Jim Leach - no.......26) Mark Hatfield - no.......27) John Chaffee - no.......28) Bob Packwood - no (and, no, not because of his groping of women).......29) Christie Todd Whitman - no.......30) Chuck Percy - no.......31) Chuck Hagel - no.......32) George H.W. Bush - no.......33) Tom Ridge - no.......34) John Lindsay - no.......35) Ronald Reagan - maybe.......36) Bob Dole - maybe not.......37) Barry Goldwater - no (a liberal on social issues, he would have been driven to the libertarian side).

9 comments:

Rational Nation USA said...

Reagan - Maybr not. Nope, likely not.

w-dervish said...

Ronald Reagan raised taxes and granted amnesty. He's a "no". Still one of our worst presidents though.

Rational Nation USA said...

Not.

BB-Idaho said...

Abe Lincoln? Naw, he invented the
progressive income tax, the rino.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

Abe Lincoln would be a no, BB Idaho, and so, too, would TR, Dewey, and Alf Landon.

Jerry Critter said...

Both parties have changed significantly over the years. Some changes have been good and some changes have not.

The Heathen Republican said...

Will, are you familiar with this rebuttal to the Democratic/moderate meme about "good conservatives"?

Jonah Goldberg, The Myth of the Good Conservative

I would be curious to hear your rebuttal to Mr Goldberg.

Rational Nation USA said...

The Heathen Republican - I like Goldberg, however, with respect to his comment on Reagan I would say there is some spin going on there. IMO.

Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

That's an interesting article, HR. But Mr. Goldberg is looking at the entire post-Reagan era. I'm just looking at the past 2 years or so; the fact that none of those candidates on stage raised their hand on a budget deal of 10 (spending cuts) to 1 (tax increases). I'm sorry, but I simply cannot see Chuck Percy and Howard Baker being that recalcitrant.