Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Why The Republicans (Showing Off) Received Their Well-Deserved - And Self-Inflicted - Head Wound,...Pt. I

I promised not to laugh - and I won't - but a few words, now that these new political showboaters have stopped their cackling:

This was not a conservative loss. I'm a conservative and I stayed home. Mitt Romney is not a conservative. And many, if not all, of his supporters cannot claim to be conservatives either, because conservatives don't change with the wind - which is exactly what Romney's supporters did - I guess appropriately, considering the candidate. Still, to their eternal shame, I've watched, what I thought to be, staunch right-wing folks, sell out their every conviction for the chance to beat Obama (even hearing one former online ally/friend declaring himself a "whore" for Romney) and - simply put - no conservative would ever do that.

Conservatives know what we're about. We understand the difference between right and wrong, reality and fantasy, authentic and fake - and we stick to it. No temporary reframing can alter that. Only facts on the ground matter. And this is politics. Michelle Malkin calling Juan Williams a misogynist because Williams said Ann Romney's tale tales at the RNC sounded "phony"? It won't fly. Fact - Michelle Malkin will say any damned thing. Here's another such fact:

Mitt Romney was an awful candidate.

Everyone else will tip-toe around it, but TMR says the level of condescension that exudes from that man can only be measured in light years. He's weird.

And the fact so many were willing to overlook his weirdness is scary. Some conservatives. If Mitt Romney's your evidence America needs a dose of Mormonism, you're out of your fucking minds. On no drugs of any kind, the man was talking about "the perfect height" of trees. (Fuck whatever was wrong with him, what's wrong with you?) How did we go from that, and "Anybody But Mitt," to slobbering, desperate, petting in the backseat? I can't shake my head enough.

Another fact - Glenn Reynolds, Hot Air, Pajamas Media, Robert Stacey McCain, Ann Althouse, etc., were wrong and, even with most of their support, Mia Love lost, too - in Utah. It's a voodoo song.

And is this a good time to talk about R.A.P. - the Republican Affirmative-Action Program? I mean, I've heard Mia Love's stump speech live - in a more intimate setting - and I've met Mia Love and her husband. But I'm still wondering how and why her stratospheric rise is occurring. I've heard no brilliant ideas come out of her, no words of wisdom, or even much insight. Her career rivals Obama's, but with one major difference:

With the exception of Colin and Condy, Republicans keep bringing up individual black people the rest can't stand.

It's late for me - I'll be back:
"We carried you here to take care of Thomas, or to learn a trade when you're bigger - ain't no need for you to be reading, boy."
- a slave owner, from the film, Frederick Douglas: An American Life
[Emphasis mine,...]


  1. This sadly sums up the day.

    I have no hard feeling for Mitt Romney. He ran a competent campaign (with some serious tactical mistakes) and frankly would have been a competent president (or at least more competent leader that what we have now). Hardly perfect. We would have had to watch him like a hawk to keep him from fucking things up. But he was not hostile to American enterprise and exceptionalism.

    Now we will see some real damage done to the Republic and the economy.

    I get you think LDS is a cult and that was a big part of you sitting this one out. I disagree, but so what. It does not really matter. I have some hard feelings for a few, but frankly it will be reflected in never trusting or supporting them. I think you can guess who they are. They are not conservatives (at least true ones).

  2. Now that the cult of casseroles and alcohol/caffine free parties is defeated, you can move on to bigger targets: The Cult of Obama is sort of like those Baal worshipers. Or maybe the Aztecs. Sacrifice a hundred people for the benefit of the cult.

  3. No, he was just a really shitty candidate and when anyone voiced the concern that he should be vetted they were told to shut up, or worse.

    That's the reason he lost. Obama didn't really win either -- the people just felt shoved between a rock and a hard place and reluctantly picked the one they felt more familiar with.
    This shouldn't have been a big suprise to anyone, and there is nothing that can be blamed for it other than this....and well, magical thinking.

    I will say it again: Republicans should be thankful they dodged this bullet and should take the opportunity/wake up call to reflect upon where they have gone so horribly wrong, screwed up and lost people who once supported them.
    Hint: acting like the very thing they rail against is likely one of the problems.


  4. ...and a good place to start would be to finally tell the truth about the LDS: they are most definitely NOT just the cult of casseroles and no coffee; it's a lot deeper and darker than that (as is some of the other "wholesome American values" some on the right are covering themselves in while they promote some truly ugly, non-conservative, un-American, anti-constitutional stuff as much of the church of Baal and Moloch as anything on the left)
    Time to call them out with the truth and get rid of their poison...just like the Democrats should have done a long time ago...