GOP Shifting? Bill Kristol Says Not End of World If GOP Lets Millionaires be Taxed More

The Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol has an excellent record of signalling a Republican Party shift — and whether this is due to his suggestions or him articulating sentiment he sees about to shift is another question. So when he talks, many pundits listen.

And he’s now saying Republicans shouldn’t be falling on their swords to defend millionaires from being taxed more on Fox News:

I still think GOPers are making a big mistake by pronouncing the word “moderate” like a disease. If they look at the election results, quite a FEW voters proved to be moderate — and they helped carry the day for the Democrats.

If the Republican Party remains a party that seems to only welcome conservatives they’ll have many more evenings like Tuesday.

Generally speaking:
1. If Rush Limbaugh opposes it, chances are you’ll eventually see many Congressional Republicans to echo his words without saying “ditto”.
2. If Bill Kristol suggests some kind of a shift, it usually eventually takes place.

Neither Limbaugh or Kristol have proven to be flawless strategists — but their words often turn out to be more than mere words..

         

2 Comments

  1. I think the BK comments were terrific. Someone is waking up and smelling the defeat as a wake up call better than coffee. Demographic recognition and actions and some younger, traditional Reps (not TPers) has to emerge or it’s hello Norway until 2020.

    BTW: the hated, at least around here, Rudy G, said he would like to see a REp party that is fiscally conservative and libertarian socially. Not sure what that means, but I used to consider myself a Rockefeller Rep or better yet an Indie.

    If O does not do so well (I wish that he does well), maybe my kind of Reps can come back at least part way.

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