Tuesday, November 11, 2008

End of an Error

The Republican party appears to fail to realize the depth and breadth of the dire bifurcation it has brought upon itself after years of catering to the lower sentiments of the national psyche. After years of whipping religious extremists and gun kooks into a frenzy over, uh, something, now they have a nightmare on their hands as the perfect product of their machinations speaks into camera after camera telling people what ails the GOP. Sarah Palin is a Democrat’s best friend.

South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford asserts that the GOP, not conservatives, lost the election. His view: Republicans campaign like conservatives but do not govern like them. The country is rejecting the "fake conservatives" such as pork champ and convicted felon Ted Stevens (R-AK).

What the country rejected is not difficult to see. More than rejecting the politics of fear and division, more than rejecting all of the lies and deception, more than rejecting corruption, the country rejected incompetence. Inept to the core, George W. Bush promoted ineptitude. Thanks to his appointments we will have clueless people in important positions for years. In bungle after botch after meltdown, is that not what the Bush administration accomplished? They gave us eight years of stupid. As the bumper sticker says: If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. We did, and we’ll be paying the tab for decades.

The GOP really does have no idea how bad it is going to get for them. They’ve hit the berg. It’s physics. I don't think the intelligent inside the party can prevail. The astute may indeed have to craft a third party that jettisons the Six-Pack crowd crusading with Palin against foes like science, math, or big words. The 2008 election has gravity far exceeding 1980, more like 1932. Paradigms across the entire spectrum are going to shift, and for at least a century or two, we're done with stupid presidents.

Reality has a funny way of providing clues that underscore the greater schemes at play. It did so in November of 2000, where fiasco begot fiasco. It did so again last week. Let’s face it, Republicans are so land line.


Blogger The Navigator said...

Republicans are so land line.

I love it!

That should be made into a bumper sticker. Seriously, you should get that made into a bumper sticker.

I don't know how the Republicans manage to keep the religious zealots with the moderates. The upcoming depression is going to shift people leftward as economic terror consumes them. If the Republicans go right they are toast.

People like Buckley Jr., Newt Gingrich, "Rockefeller Republicans" and the like should just embrace their intelligence, reject the lunatics loving Palin, and start another party.

It will hurt at first to lose the kooky crowd and their foaming about gays and evolution but in the long run they become a viable party.

Another possibility is that the libertarians modify themselves into a viable alternative for people like Gingrich and the rest.

I would like to think "Stupid is dead," but I doubt it. I agree that it will be out of favor for quite some time, and that the Republicans are in for a tough road.

11/11/2008 3:13 PM  
Blogger The Navigator said...

Sorry, I meant that those who give up the kooks become a viable party.

11/11/2008 3:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are already starting to go crazy. Someone Republican congressman referred to Obama as being like Hitler.

11/12/2008 1:22 PM  
Blogger Liza said...

The one and only thing that is interesting about Sarah Palin is that she represents the beaten down state of the Republican Party.

The Palin Gimmick, presenting this Wasilla Hillbilly Barbie Doll to the nation as a vice presidential candidate, will probably go down in the history books as the most pathetic act of political desperation ever in a presidential election.

And, now, while the GOP insiders are trying to figure out the depth and severity of their wounds, this monster they created is still out there repeating her stump speech and pretending to be tne new face of the GOP. How long can ANYONE pretend that this ridiculous little twit can be the president of the US? I guess we'll find out.

The GOP needs to re-invent itself for the 21st century. They have a very long way to go and they haven't even started.

11/14/2008 7:24 AM  

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