Sorry, I just think that What Would Richard Nixon Do? is a lot more entertaining than What Would Jesus [even Republican Jesus] do?.
And with WWRND you even get the obligatory asterisk to note what he would do in private after he did something in public.
But sometimes it's actually quite relevant.
For example, over on DelawareMorallyOutragedLiberal, nemski makes one of the first common-sense comments about the connection between rhetoric and the recent murders of an Arkansas Democrat and parishioners at a progressive church.
nemski says he'd like to see:
Right-wing pundits to be outraged over these political shootings.
Good question/observation. And since I'm currently reading Richard Reeves' very interesting President Nixon--Alone in the White House, I can answer the question, WWRND?, because he did so in a speech in 1970 at Kansas State University:
Those who bomb universities, ambush policemen, who hijack airplanes . . . deserve the contempt of every American. . . . There have always been those among us who would choose violence or intimidation to get what they wanted. . . . What is new is their numbers, and the extent of the passive acquiescence, or even the fawning approval, that in some fashionable circles has become the mark of being 'with it.' . . . The blood is on the hands of anyone who encouraged them [by] . . . hinting that the cause is right all the same.*
Yes, the time was different, and the objects of his scorn were liberal intellectuals encouraging college students to greater and greater violence in protest demonstrations, but when I read the words I find them eerily evocative.
And like nemski (although not at all like jason), I'd like to hear similar words from some of our leaders today.
*But, of course, as Nixon said this, on his express orders the CIA was planning a coup/assassination against Salvador Allende in Chile, at the instigation of Henry Kissinger, who said, "I don't see why we need to stand by and watch a country go Communist due to the irresponsibility of its people" in voting the wrong way in an election.