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Victory Lessons from George W. Bush

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To capture the White House in 2016, Republicans must follow the example of the last GOP candidate to win a solid majority: George W. Bush. Exit polls show the basis for his success in 2004, and for Mitt Romney’s failure in 2012. Both Republicans drew similar turnouts of conservatives and white voters, while Romney brought even more evangelical Christians to the polls, and matched Bush with 78% of their support. But Bush was much more competitive among Latino and Asian voters: losing to John Kerry by only 10 percentage points (54-44%), while Romney got crushed by 45% (72-27%).

Why the difference? Bush fought for immigration reform, including a path to legal status for the undocumented, but Romney took a hard line, emphasizing “self-deportation.” This issue impacts literally millions of Latino and Asian families. With these voters  projected for an even more crucial role in 2016 – comprising at least 15% of the overall electorate, compared to 11% in 2004 – alienating these communities will definitively doom any Republican nominee.

Nevertheless, Ted Cruz promises to win the presidency by rallying disillusioned conservatives – particularly Christian conservatives – and to win bigger-than-ever majorities among voters who already strongly favor the GOP. According to Cruz, these conservatives didn’t turn out for McCain or Romney, but they’d come out for him just as they did for the last successful GOP candidate – his fellow Texan, George W. Bush.

The problem is that voting statistics undermine this argument: self-described Evangelicals turned out in even greater numbers for Romney than they did for Bush, who focused heavily on appealing to such voters in his successful re-election campaign of 2004. Evangelicals comprised 27% of the electorate in 2012, compared to just 23% who showed up for the Bush victory eight years earlier. Both Republicans won similar majorities of “born-again Christian” and conservative voters, and Romney did even better among whites—winning by 20 points compared to a 17 point margin for Bush.

The reason Romney lost was Obama’s lopsided 45 point advantage among Latinos and Asians, and his decisive 15 point margin with self-described moderates – who represented a full 41% of the overall electorate. A Republican who can’t compete for these votes has no chance of victory, no matter how much he (or she) may appeal to white, Christian conservatives.

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  1. Jim Bird  •  Dec 21, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Then why not promise open borders, free stuff, no vetting and we can all live happily ever after in an all-inclusive Utopia of sanctuary cities of universal diversity and joy. Oh, I forgot, we do that now. So, why even have a Party when we can all get together and just have a party – get it!

    • Pavlos Sirinidis  •  Dec 22, 2015 at 7:24 pm

      Michael is not proposing or hinting at any such thing. He’s saying do the math. There is no possible way for a Rep to win without being inclusive, not exclusive. Being inclusive doesn’t mean open borders, etc. It means not saying stupid things like forcefully deporting 11M people or suggesting self deportation. If we don’t do the math, then Hillary will win as surely as 2+2=4.

      • Nani  •  Dec 23, 2015 at 1:27 pm

        Hallelujah! Finally, someone who gets it. If the name of the game is to win, you don’t insist on a play that continues to lose. This has not been a good period for me. I have had to come to the realization that the so called base is beyond redemption because they support a bully. Intellectual discourse you can deal with, even anger and hatred, but how do you deal with someone who not only tolerates a bully but is attracted to him?

        Sane comments like yours gives glimmer of hope. Thank you.

      • Brad Anderson  •  Dec 23, 2015 at 2:44 pm

        Agreed. Every Republican should be required to read this piece and do the math themselves. Strategy is everything.

      • Mike  •  Dec 23, 2015 at 9:14 pm

        Well yes, but how do become inclusive unless you promise open borders and all the rest?
        The answer; make sure you wink to the Latino’s and others when you tell your conservative base you will control the border. This was Bush’s approach. Polling strongly shows Latinos are overwhelming big government folks. I just don’t see a Republican inclusive type candidate being any different than Hillary.

      • Rizzo  •  Dec 27, 2015 at 11:19 am

        Inclusive? Include everyone, but the base.
        How does that math work for you?
        Do you even know what self-deportation is?
        Explain to me how Republicans win when the establishment EXCLUDES its base?

        This is absolute nonsense.

      • American  •  Dec 28, 2015 at 7:52 pm

        Well, not initially. But after a victory, the GOP could altar immigration to build their party to get back on top. Only allow immigration of the conservative Westerners and engage in mass deportation of illegal immigrants while legislating immigration reform in their favor. The Democrats have been doing this for many years. The GOP needs to get back in office, and then turn the Democrats tactic against them.

    • Paco Nerdwest  •  Dec 25, 2015 at 4:48 am

      @Jim Bird, Are you attempting to match Obama’s proclivity for torturing Straw Men! ‘Open borders’ & ‘free stuff’ isn’t on any Republican candidates’ agenda. If you’re unable to make a cogent response, please stop cluttering the blogosphere with your inane tripe! If you want to be taken seriously, make an argument worthy of consideration.

      • Rizzo  •  Dec 27, 2015 at 10:51 pm

        Paco
        Of course “Open borders and free stuff” isn’t on any STATED Republican candidates’ agenda. However, it is EXACTLY what they will do, and what they have done.
        So, if you want to be taken seriously, please allow for at least a little reality to enter into your calculations.

    • Harvey Homan  •  Dec 25, 2015 at 1:07 pm

      Why not secure the borders, then allow a path to citizenship, with vetting. Look, these people are here, working, trying to better themselves and support their families just like most home-grown Americans used to before we became a welfare state. It’s insane to alienate people who made it here because of our own idiotic lapses in border security. Shutoff the Fawcett and then heal. I’m starting to like Rubio because he favors this approach.

      • Nani  •  Dec 26, 2015 at 2:02 pm

        Another sane person. Thank you.

  2. Nani  •  Dec 21, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    Oh Michael. The “no-amnesty” people have known for eons that illegal amnesty is a losing issue. I remember Hugh Hewitt about a decade ago telling his listeners to be very careful because after California rejected Proposition 187 (the illegal immigration bill), Republicans were unelectable for years. If conservatives wanted to put up a wall on both borders when they spoke of “border security” instead of just the one to the South and illegals didn’t automatically mean Hispanics, they’d have some credibility but this issue smacks of racism and I am sorry but America will never accept racism, not now, not in this life time. Every lost, the party seems to get it. Yet, the so called base rears its loud and angry head and bullies the party to accept this losing issue.

    Most people get that America doesn’t have endless resources and yes most people want security, but again the problem isn’t the idea of immigration reform, but it how conservatives are perceived in this issue, and perception is everything.

    Michael, you have been the one sane person regarding this issue. Even when others should know better, in fact claimed to know better, only to jump on the bandwagon for fear of losing their listeners and ratings, YOU refused to give in. But I need to tell you what you already may suspect.

    One can deal with uninformed people. One can even argue with the idea of persuading. But one cannot deal with someone whose character is fundamentally, DEEPLY wrong.

    There is something really wrong with people who want to destroy the party they claim to be the base of. Something unreconcilable with people who are attracted to bullies like Trump. Trump wanting to deport 11 million illegals and deny birthright to the children of illegals is what first got them excited about his candidacy. And even when he disrespected a POW’s experience, they found that perfectly acceptable. Michael, I get that all parties cannot survive unless it has a big tent, but there are some people whose character is so beyond redemption that the only way to continue is to let them go. More, ENCOURAGE them to create a party they can HONESTLY like and respect. When they find themselves irrelevant and dismissed, they will either give up their 60’s type tantrum and join the real world or they will continue to threaten to hold their breath. Either way, the rest of us don’t have to deal with them.

    • Lee  •  Dec 22, 2015 at 4:16 pm

      Nani, I have read many of your pontifications in the 2-3 weeks and honestly you must really like looking at yourself in the mirror. People have opinions and have a fundamental property right to those opinions. You don’t seem to be a happy person and it shows through in your responses. Why don’t you try a different approach with a response that sounds a little less condescending and a little more accommodating to your fellow party member. Because you are starting to sound a lot like a progressive ideologue with little patience for contradictory opinions. I understand that you want to win the next election…I get it! But if we all have to mirror you ideology then we probably loose. I know your opinion…now you know mine. Enough said.

      • lee  •  Dec 22, 2015 at 5:33 pm

        Just to be fair… this is a different Lee making this post above here than the one below I made about about Bush. I hope someone here is not stealing my name to make their point…

      • Nani  •  Dec 22, 2015 at 8:41 pm

        It took many years and many elections to get where I am at. This has very little to do with opinions. I can deal with differing opinions; in fact it is mostly MINE whose opinions are not tolerated. But there comes a moment when it finally dawns that while opinions can be changed and information can be exchanged, there is nothing that can be done with a character that is so fundamentally wrong that they would support a bully. I don’t even want someone like that in my home, in my circle of people, and certainly not spreading their lack of control and anger at this very crucial time in America.

        If you really have been reading my comments and don’t get it, it was obviously a waste of time. Move on. I am.

      • Rizzo  •  Dec 23, 2015 at 9:29 am

        Nani…

        Really, a “bully”? Who is the bully trying to force people to leave The Republican Party? And, PLEASE…. do us ALL a favor, and quit obsessing on Trump.
        Tell us who YOU support, and who will guarantee us a Republican victory.

    • Mike  •  Dec 23, 2015 at 9:20 pm

      Gee, what happened to the idea of being inclusive?? What would be wrong with a 1924 type immigration law that established quotes? We don’t need to totally exclude folks from any particular country, but what would be wrong with privileging certain parts of the world. So how about it? I will get on the establishment bandwagon if you smart people are willing to compromise on the immigration issue. Or, is the overwhelming pull of cheap labor for the party corporatists just too strong??

      • Nani  •  Dec 26, 2015 at 2:16 pm

        No, we HAVE to limit immigration with quotas because resources are limited. And we absolutely should give special quota to certain countries based on the threat level. All very common sense.

        What isn’t common sense is to deport 11 million people with family and friends that can give Liberals power for eons. Not only is it fiscally irresponsible, it is the most expensive amnesty (send them out and bring the good ones in) proposed.

        And believe it or not, it’s not corporations that use cheap labor, it’s the small business that cannot afford the wages demanded by American entry workers. How many times have 4th and 5th generation owners come on the talk shows to explain why they hire Mexicans and Asians rather than Whites and Blacks that believe this nation owes them a livable wage even if they do not generate profits?

        Compromise, THAT is the essential word.

    • Brian Harmon, Retired Econ Professor  •  Dec 27, 2015 at 12:26 pm

      Nani, I agree with many of the things you say, but implying that all of Trump’s supporters have bad character because they “support a bully” is not valid.
      Granted, Trump is a bully. But many people support him because their frustration is so intense that they are not thinking very clearly right now. That does not make them bad people.
      Also, Trump’s 30% would not be a problem if we did not have so many candidates. If people had to choose between the top two, I think Cruz would win by a landslide. In fact, I am just about certain of that.

      • Nani  •  Dec 28, 2015 at 3:41 pm

        Brian, think about it. If someone not only watched and did nothing, but actually supported a bully, wouldn’t his/her character be suspect? Would it truly matter what other reason they have for supporting a bully? It’s like saying that someone had a reason for supporting a child abuser or one that beat his wife or his old father. There are some lines that aren’t cross ever. Bullying is one of them.

        A few days ago, the women on outnumbered was laughing about how “brilliant” Trump was in his manipulation of the press and how nothing hurts his bullying. The “one lucky guy” asked them serious if they would like to see a President Trump and all of the women looked down and got real quiet.

        Trump IS the point I am judging the character of people, and especially journalist. Dana on the Five said she didn’t think it was right to encourage the talk of building a wall that everyone knows Trump will not build or to remove birthright from children that will not happen. Greg, also from the Five said he can’t get over Trump’s disrespect for a POW. He also wondered why Fox held their commentators to a high standard in what they said about Obama, but allowed Trump to be on Fox, a man who had said many offensive things.

        Then there is Michael and Jennifer of Right Turns. The list is so few. And it breaks the heart to realize that when they removed loyalty from their principles, the base set the GOP on a path that not only doomed her but America. As they turned on Bush and the “establishment”, they told the world that they were not a party that would have their six. So accepting and supporting a bully wasn’t that far behind.

        I hope you are right. I truly hope that they will start “thinking clearly”. But that would mean they have to grow up and get off their 60s type tantrum. More, they would have to look deep within and find decency there.

    • Brian Harmon, Retired Econ Professor  •  Dec 27, 2015 at 12:33 pm

      Nani,
      Just to get the record straight.California Proposition 187 PASSED, in November 1994 if memory serves.

      • Nani  •  Dec 28, 2015 at 3:15 pm

        Yes, it was passed but according to Hugh Hewitt, it caused the Republican party to become unelectable for eons. I wasn’t there, of course, I don’t live in California, but I do remember Hewitt’s caution. And I remember the “racist” label that was attached every time “illegal” meant Mexican and “border security” meant the border to the South. This issue has cost the GOP greatly and really how many elections do they have to lose before they get it huh?

  3. Jim Bird  •  Dec 21, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    Obama’s tent only includes liberals. Not even Democrats get in the club. Somehow Obama wins 100% of the time. They call that a dictatorship or breaking the law, shredding the constitution, Marxism, fascism, something like that.

  4. Rizzo  •  Dec 21, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    Nani and Michael…

    Your identity politics are reprehensible. If you want to learn REAL lessons about Victory, look to Reagan. Bush BARELY won election. He lost the popular vote, and if it weren’t for 9/11 and the War in Iraq, he would have been a one-term president.

  5. Rizzo  •  Dec 22, 2015 at 2:00 pm

    Nani…
    “ENCOURAGE them to create a party they can HONESTLY like and respect”.

    It doesn’t work that way. We RESPECT The Republican Party, when it respected its FOUNDING CONSERVATIVE PRINCIPLES. RINOS, like you, don’t get to bastardized, redefine and ultimately destroy The Republican Party and then talk about how WE TRUE REPUBLICANS don’t respect the party. In truth, WE DON’T RESPECT YOU AND WHAT DAMAGE YOU HAVE DONE TO OUR PARTY.

    • Brian Harmon, Retired Econ Professor  •  Dec 27, 2015 at 12:09 pm

      Supporting amnesty for illegal aliens does not make a person a RINO. Immigration is a very important issue, but it is NOT the only issue. If it were, then we would have to call Ronald Reagan a RINO.
      Now, let’s here it from everyone who thinks RR was a RINO. Anybody????

      • Rizzo  •  Dec 28, 2015 at 9:36 am

        Brian,
        If you are referring to The Immigration and CONTROL act of 1986, that was an Act of Congress, not some executive action by Reagan. I recommend you read it. That act was suppose to be the solution, but the “control” mechanisms have been ignored in subsequent Congressional and Executive administrations.
        We don’t need further amnesty or additional laws, known as comprehensive immigration reform. We need adherence to the current laws.

      • LeeH  •  Dec 28, 2015 at 4:28 pm

        Brian, I continue to be befuddled by this immigration issue. These people crossing our borders in the middle of the night are law breakers! Oh, a misdemeanor? Ok, then what do we say when a large group of people breaks a small law, e.g. class a/b/c misdemeanor, etc.are we to just ignore it. What if we through in a couple of felonies. This is a country of laws. If we start sporadically enforcing laws then which ones do we take serious and which ones do we ignore? How about we quit paying taxes? Sill willing to ignore it? Where is it that you finally stand up and say “enough!”? When illegal aliens come to our country through the back door they don’t respect our laws. They only care about themselves and expect that you forgive them because they came here for a better life just like your ancestors. One exception, I bet your ancestors just like mine came here through the front door.

        While I don’t see them all packing up and leaving some with their anchor babies what is a realistic solution? I still think that granting them any form of citizenship is just plain wrong….they disrespected us and our country by breaking our laws. If we grant them working visas then OK, but they should not get one privileges granted to citizens of the United States….period, end of subject. If any city does grant privileges then they should be prosecuted for “aiding and abetting”. If they want to apply for citizenship then they can get in line along with all the others and wait their turn.

        While on the subject of immigration I do not see one thing wrong with taking a “pause” granting any type of immigration to anybody originating from a Muslim country. We should then place a high priority on developing a means to vet those people. At that time we can then resume allowing immigration from those countries. Why you ask? because I do not want one US citizen harmed in any way from a radical Muslim. If you think I’m an Islamophobe you could not be more incorrect. I just have my priorities.

      • Nani  •  Dec 28, 2015 at 5:38 pm

        LeeH, once upon a time the “front door” was for the “poor and sick”, now it’s for the rich and well educated. THAT is why people will try to come to the back door. And NO, I don’t believe that it’s ok for them to do so. My problem is with “illegal” meaning Mexicans and “border security” meaning the border to the South. My problem is with the term “amnesty” and “breaking laws” when everyone who has broken a traffic LAW and is made to pay a fine does NOT consider that amnesty.

        The rhetoric is what kills the issue LeeH. It sounds so right, so conservative to demand respect for our laws but the bottom line is this:

        1- You are talking to a nation of immigrants. Most of them KNOW that an ancestor in their past had the luck to come here when America welcomed all. Most still have relatives that talk about the old country.

        2- There is and always will be a certain amount of guilt that they live in the land of plenty while the vast majority of people don’t.

        3- We are a generation that has grown up believing that racism is wrong and anything that smacks of racism is rejected.

        4- Many still remember the wall of Berlin and why it was so inspirational when Reagan challenged the Russians to “tear it down”. They will not look kindly to America building their own wall.

        5- Many remember and are reminded of a time when people of a certain race had to show “papers”. This method of ID is also uncomfortable.

        Again, I am NOT saying that we don’t need to limit illegal immigration; our resources ARE limited. I am NOT saying that we don’t need to pause immigration of religions that want to destroy us. As with the death penalty, our nation HAS the right to defend herself.

        I am saying that one has to be a lot more smarter about this issue and how it is presented. No, it’s not about “giving in” to moderates. It’s about facing reality. Conservatives are NOT the majority. Neither are Liberals. The majority leans right on SOME issues, left on others.

        One HAS to remember the first name of this country: UNITED. One cannot unite unless one is willing to work with the different fractions of this nation. One has to know where to, as the song goes, stand, fold, and walk away.

      • Rizzo  •  Dec 28, 2015 at 9:56 pm

        Nani…
        Your revisionist history and inaccurate description of American immigration policy is laughable.

        Republicans have historically won only a third of the Hispanic vote. Even Reagan, who signed off on an amnesty program, won just over a third of Hispanics. The low point for Republicans was the last election with Mitt Romney, hardly a hardcore conservative anti-immigration candidate, who won only 27 percent of Hispanic vote. Even the cheerleader for Comprehensive Immigration Reform John McCain received only 31 percent of the Hispanic vote when he ran for president in 2008. So much for amnesty support as a means of wooing Hispanic voters.

        Conservatives continued to outnumber moderates and liberals in the U.S. population in 2014, as they have since 2009. However, their 14-percentage-point edge over liberals last year, 38% vs. 24%, is the smallest in Gallup’s trends since 1992. The percentage of U.S. adults identifying themselves as politically conservative in 2014 was unchanged from 2013, as was the percentage of moderates, at 34%, while the percentage considering themselves liberal rose a percentage point for the third straight year.

      • LeeH  •  Dec 29, 2015 at 3:53 pm

        Nani, Pontificating again? You need to manage your thought processes better. When you start writing you are all over the place as if you cannot focus, e.g. our ancestors as immigrants, guilt felt by the legal immigrants, racism, Berlin wall, etc. For crying out loud! This thread is about why GWB won an election by promising a revamped immigration system AND his promise to a pathway of legal status. Everything else is just noise.

        It irks me that we are held hostage by illegal immigrant sympathizers. So whether we continue on a road to socialism or bend the curve back toward a less intrusive capitalistic based society pivots on illegal immigration! The illegal immigrants are the pawns here since they do not vote anyway.

        Let me sum up this debate. If you detest this current administration and want a different party in control of the white house then modify your ideals of right and wrong. Otherwise, stay with your principals and support a candidate that wants illegal immigrants to arrive at citizenship the legal way practiced by yours and my ancestors. Who will that be?

      • Nani  •  Dec 29, 2015 at 5:14 pm

        LeeH, good Lord, you’re confused aren’t you? And I’ve been wasting my time.

  6. lee  •  Dec 22, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    The American people gave the republicans a lesson and obliterated the party after Bush’s rank incompetance abroad and overspending at home, for which the party has never fully recovered. Why in the hell would anyone care to borrow anything from that loser? It’s sad how far many on the inside of the GOP and their mouthpieces have degenerated. Rather than look inside at their own failures caused by their own decisions, they tell working stiffs to vote for an “R” deemed legit by only a few donors or they’re the problem. I just think people don’t care anymore and have tuned out such fall in line conformity.

    • Brad Anderson  •  Dec 23, 2015 at 2:46 pm

      Over spending? What part of the last seven years have you slept through? omg

      • Lee  •  Dec 23, 2015 at 10:58 pm

        Of course Obama spent more… Duh. That’s like saying a fish swims. It’s in their nature, but Bush did it with a freaking Republican Congress! Medicare

    • LeeH  •  Dec 29, 2015 at 4:10 pm

      Well Lee lets hope not. I disagree with your opinion about GWB though. Consider the whole cast of characters at that time please and throw in the circumstances as a sweetener. Superimpose King BoBo and think about the outcome. On well….kicking a dead horse here.

      As for GOP today. I have never seen a group of individuals so afraid of themselves. The Democrats have been masterful at haranguing them into total submission. They even accepted responsibility for the government shutdown (a misnomer really) when King BoBo selected every agency that would be shutdown. Now shutdowns are a GOP thing. Is it any wonder why Trump and Cruz are showing up so well?

      Now Medved wants you to believe that the House budget bill is a real winner because it continues to shrink the budget deficit while the national debt continues to grow. While Shumer is ecstatic about everything they got and King BoBo happily signed it. If Rubio gets the nomination (Medved’s pick) will you be happy then? Maybe just because he has an (R) following his name.

      I’m not a Trump fan, but I would really like a person that new how to scrap like him

      • Rizzo  •  Dec 29, 2015 at 4:24 pm

        LeeH
        Amen brother! I couldn’t have stated it any better.

  7. Steve  •  Dec 22, 2015 at 3:25 pm

    What are you talking about Rizzo? You don’t sound like a TRUE member of the party of Lincoln.

    • Rizzo  •  Dec 22, 2015 at 9:14 pm

      Ok Steve, I’ll bite… Why?

  8. Bubba Clinton  •  Dec 22, 2015 at 6:08 pm

    I am not a Republican but I get incensed by the Medvedian notion that Mr Trump cannot win the 2016 Election. Trump can win if he stop his foolish banter gets a speech writer like Pat Buchanan. He then should ask the public and experts for solutions to the immigration problem especially the visa overstays. I would start by (1) holding the visitor sponsors accountable by requiring a sizable bond for the period of stay. (2) As soon as their time has expired I would publish the visitors and the sponsors identity. (3) I would offer a gift card of $200 for info. on their whereabouts. This would improve the “bounty hunting” business.(4) Streamline the legal appeals process. This would bring more respect for being in the USA,

    • Pavlos Sirinidis  •  Dec 22, 2015 at 7:29 pm

      All the stupid things Trump has said are waiting on a DNC server to be played endlessly from around May through Nov. The Dems made Romney look like Hannibal Lector because he put his dog in a roof-top car carrier. They have a thousand times that much to use against Trump. Btw, Buchanan won about 0.5% of the vote, so he might not be the best person to count on.

      • Bubba Clinton  •  Dec 22, 2015 at 10:36 pm

        Pavlos, forget about the DNC & RNC. What creative/constructive/ effective solution to the illegal problem would you recommend to your preferred candidate? Lets talk solutions. Lets tell these vote seekers what we want.

  9. Rizzo  •  Dec 23, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    Congratulations Nani…

    You PURIST RINOS successfully drove-out Franklin Graham and perhaps the Evangelicals. Is that your strategy for success, YOU BIG BULLY…. Purge THE BASE from The Republican Party?

    Please explain how that works???

  10. Paul Kidder  •  Dec 27, 2015 at 8:43 am

    Michael, for your conspiracy page… I recall Nancy Pelosi talking about, as I recall, “incredible voter lists” that Obama had before the last election. I believe the white house has used NSA data to profile and identify Democrat leaning people, and texting and emailing them on or near election day, to vote to win the election in the critical states.

    • Jim Bird  •  Dec 28, 2015 at 10:30 am

      No kidding Paul and in many critical states like California there is no voter ID in the sanctuaries like LA and SF. This ensures a federal liberal government and welfare state since the illegals vote four and five times every Election Day going from precinct to precinct on the George Soros Bus 100% funded by federal tax dollars.

  11. Simone  •  Dec 28, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    This show is ran by the government!!! As if he really cares about what we think. He has a show that highlights conspiracy theories. What this is for is to down play what’s going on. Their is no damn way he has never heard of the Fukkashima reactors radiation spilling over in to the ocean issues!!! I believe America has ignored the issues because Obama don’t know SHIT!!! He was put in place. That guy Was a sleeper cell for the America’s. Like America herself was built on violent conspiracies and untold theories.

  12. Rizzo  •  Dec 30, 2015 at 11:10 am

    Racial/Cultural Identity Politics sicken me. Michael feeds this beast everyday with his obsession on this subject. He promotes the idea that Republicans need to capture more of the minority vote, but he never fully and honestly explains how. It is always pander to this group here and baby this group over there. It has never proven to be a successful strategy and it just totally alienates the base. Republicans need to stand on principles and lead. Our principles are superior and if fully understood, are attractive to any and ALL PEOPLE.
    Medved always talks about percentages. Romney got 59% of the white vote. Reagan got 66% of the white vote. All of this is misleading, because what Michael doesn’t tell you is how many millions of white voters stayed home.
    We need a leader who will stand on proven principles, and will attract voters regardless of race and culture.

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