Conservatives Must 'Obstruct and Delay' Obama: Kristol
GOP can check rush toward big government
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Feb 26, 2009 11:57 AM CST
President Barack Obama speaks at the White House yesterday after an economic meeting.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – The “day of reckoning” has come for Republicans, writes William Kristol in the Washington Post. On Tuesday, President Obama delivered “the most unabashedly liberal and big-government speech” since Lyndon Johnson, and seems poised to undo the whole Reagan agenda. “Conservatives can’t win politically right now,” says Kristol. Their only hope is to “find reasons to obstruct and delay” Obama’s agenda.

Republicans “can’t allow Obama to make of 2009 what Franklin Roosevelt made of 1933 or Johnson of 1965,” Kristol argues. If they can raise doubts, pick their battles, and break Obama’s momentum, they can get a fair hearing for arguments against “big government, liberal-nanny-state social engineering.” Otherwise, they’ll be “reduced to the unpleasant role of bystanders or the unattractive status of complainers, as Barack Obama makes history.”

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Feb 27, 2009 4:11 AM CST
"I'm killing you but it's for your own good."
Feb 26, 2009 10:46 PM CST
Good old Billy Kristol. Somehow a pundit who has been wrong on everything for the past 5 years still finds work. Go figure.
Feb 26, 2009 10:44 PM CST
We thought we cleaned house in 2006 and 2008 but it looks like we will have more trash to take out in 2010.