The Hill reports Republican Loser and former Senator from Utah Bob Bennett speaking a bunch of nonsense.
Republicans must “be careful” before nominating a presidential candidate identified with the Tea Party movement, a veteran former senator said Friday evening.
Bennett was ousted from the Senate after losing renomination at a state convention to a Tea Party candidate, Mike Lee, now the Republican senator from Utah. He said that many of those Tea Party nominees, though, in other Senate races cost the party a shot at the majority in the upper chamber.
That should serve as a “cautionary tale” to Republicans as they look to nominate a candidate for president, Bennett said.
Bob Bennett is clearly out of touch with reality.
Seventy-four percent (74%) of Republican voters say their party’s representatives in Congress have lost touch with GOP voters nationwide over the past several years. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 18% of GOP voters believe their elected officials have done a good job representing the base.
A year and a half ago, the Republican base said DC Republicans were still out of touch. They didn’t become out of touch then, they had been out of touch for some time, moving ever leftward and leaving their base (the general public) behind.
73% of GOP Voters Say Congressional Republicans Have Lost Touch With Their Base
President Obama told an audience at a Democratic Party fundraiser Wednesday night that Republicans often “do what they’re told,” but GOP voters don’t think their legislators listen enough to them.
Still out of touch. Still too far left. Still unresponsive to their constituents.
75% of GOP Voters Still Think Their Legislators Out of Touch
President Obama and congressional Democrats may be suffering these days in the polls, but Republican voters are still unhappy with the job their legislators are doing in Washington, D.C.
Out of touch, too far left, unresponsive to their constituents.
72% of GOP Voters Say Republicans In Congress Out of Touch With Their Base
Republicans in Congress still haven’t convinced the party faithful that they have their best interests in mind.
Still out of touch, too far left, unresponsive to their constituents.
Republicans lost the majority in the Senate because of the TEA Party? Is he serious? That was the longest of long-shots. No serious person even predicted the Republicans would gain the majority in the Senate. The only reason the Republicans did so well across the nation in statewide federal races, district-level federal races, statewide state races, district-level state races, regional races was because of the TEA Party movement and despite the national Republican organization.
Bob Bennett was sent packing and he doesn’t know why he was sent packing, because he has lost touch with his constituents, if he was ever in touch with them in the first place. And he has done nothing to try to find out what’s going on across the nation.
Now for some more insight from the man who couldn’t even get out of his Primary in his attempt to keep his cushy seat in the Senate.
“The Republican nominee has almost always been closer to the center than the center of gravity in the Republican Party,” he explained.
That is true, going back at least to Gerald Ford. “Almost always” means there is an exception, and that exception is Ronaldus Maximus, the Gipper, Ronald Reagan. He was the Republican base. He was in touch with the Republican base. How did that electoral map turn out in 1984?
George H W Bush took the GOP to the left, and failed to win re-election. Bob Dole was clearly moderate and luke warm. He was neither hot nor cold and the nation spit him out of its mouth. George W Bush was clearly to the left of the Republican base and, yes, can be blamed for the Democrats retaking Congress in 2006. John McCain was a DIABLO. How’s President McCain doing right now? Oh, that’s right.
The reason Bob Bennett got voted out by his own constituents was because he was out of touch, too far left, too unresponsive. He has chosen to keep his head buried in the Patomic mud. His opinions aren’t worth a hill of beans until he buys a clue.
Maybe next time, I’ll tell you what I really think.