Monday, April 02, 2012
Lying to Themselves
Just a few thoughts about the Republican National Committee, Mitt Romney and the 2012 Republican nomination.
In 2010, Republicans retook the House of Representative, mostly because of the surge of popularity of the Tea Party. This popularity was based upon the Tea Party’s platform of adherence to the Constitution, Personal Responsibility, Lower Taxes and Limited Government. These simple tenants were what propelled the seismic shift in Congress.
Then comes the run-up to the 2012 elections. While everyone expected a slate of Tea Party influenced candidates, no one predicted the cold shoulder they would get from the RNC. In fact, it was the RNC working in concert with the Media and DNC that isolated, besmirched and denigrated several Republican/Tea Party candidates so much that they bowed out of the campaign prematurely. Moreover, the biggest Tea Party candidate, Sarah Palin and her family suffered unparalleled, unprecedented assaults from pundits, alleged comedians and political pinheads, basically crushing any political aspirations before they began. Nothing like giving everyone a chance.
This isn’t up for debate. Romney has stayed out of the fray, because he was told to by the RNC. Palin represents a threat to the good-ole-boy Republican network, who have spent billions protecting their Congressional seats and NOT doing the job they have been talking about for over 50 years, balancing the budget, cutting spending and reducing the size of government.
The very notion that the RNC has plans to do anything but continue the status quo is absurd. The only difference will be who controls the purse strings, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi or Mitch McConnell and John Boehner.
Yes sir, seems that both these combinations have already been tried. And we all know how well that turned out. I don’t mind the RNC lying to me, I expect it. I just hate watching them lie to themselves. It’s just embarrassing.
A bumper sticker for those of us sick of the game, “2012 More of the Same”
We are So Screwed.