Klavan On The Culture

The Republican Who Can Win

I sincerely wish that GOP candidates who cannot win the presidency would simply not run and save us all the trouble. Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Lindsey Graham, Rick Perry — none of these people is going to be the next president of the United States and each of them could do his country and his party a service by staying out of the race. Rand Paul and Mike Huckabee both stand a slim shadow of a ghost of a chance but I wish they’d drop out, too. Presidential Candidate is not supposed to be a prestigious line on your CV. It’s something you become when you think you have a real opportunity to do some good to your native land.

As for those who have a path to victory — Scott Walker, Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz — I will now tell you which one is the truly viable candidate, the only Republican who could actually win the general.

The Republican who can win the general is whichever one realizes that he is running against the news media.

The Democrats have nothing. Their presumptive candidate is a corrupt old crone who has lied to and double-dealt this country far too long. Their current president has done us the favor of showing us the utter worthlessness of the leftist agenda. He has made the collective life of the country worse at every level except the executive level. When it comes to the Democrats and their philosophy, the white is coming off the sepulcher.

But while the left has no practical or moral legitimacy and no candidate who can plausibly represent even their empty promises, they do have one weapon left: the  news media. NBC News, ABC News, CBS News, CNN, the New York Times, the Washington Post — each one of these corrupt mouthpieces and all their little acolytes and satellites not only speak for the Democrats but seek to destroy anyone who stands against them. We’ve seen the signs in these last weeks as Scott Walker’s star has risen and the Democrat toadies have rushed out to hound him with meaningless questions in hopes of a “gotcha” moment.

Do you believe in evolution? Is Barack Obama a Christian? Does Barack Obama love America? And soon to come: Do you believe in abortion in cases of rape and incest? Even worse, if a Republican candidate fumbles any of these answers, Candy Crowley won’t even rush in to help him out!

It is not enough for Republicans to shrug these questions off. It is not enough to say “I don’t know,” or “that’s irrelevant.” The Republican candidate who can win is the candidate who can strike back.

The answer to the question “Is Barack Obama a Christian?” or “Does Barack Obama love America?” is the same: “That’s a corrupt, biased, dishonest question and shame on you for asking it! I’ll tell you what Barack Obama is. He’s an incompetent ideologue who has driven this country into untenable debt and weakness. It’s none of my business how he prays or what he loves.” The answer to the question, “Do you believe in abortion in the case of rape or incest?” is “Let’s ask the Democrat if he believes in aborting children because they’re female — because that’s legal in America. Let’s ask him if he believes in aborting children who are viable — because that’s legal in some states too. You feel a desperate need to kill the less than one percent of babies conceived in rape and incest? Fine. I give you their lives if you’ll give me all the rest in return.”

The answer to “Do you believe in evolution?” is yes. I mean, come on!

My point is simply this: America’s news reporters are not slightly biased but good natured journalists trying to do their jobs. They are Democrat operatives trying to destroy the opposition. They should be treated that way. And the Republican who does that — and only the Republican who does that — can win the presidency.

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