Republicans, Losing Elections, Clueless – Again

The Republican Party suffered its third straight election defeat, all in districts they should have won, and are struggling to understand their sudden unpopularity.

At least one them has a glimmering of reality, from an AP story by David Espo in today’s Globe:

“We’re not going to be able to scare people into voting Republicans [sic] by being against Barack Obama. You have to have a relevant agenda and a compelling reason to vote Republican,” said Rep. Chip Pickering, R-Miss.

Yes, Chip, sliming your opponent with the usual Republican bag of lies, cheap shots, racial innuendo, and outright racist and religious bigotry doesn’t work so well anymore, does it?

But there’s also this from Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma, chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee:

Cole, like other Republicans mulling the results, said the voters had sent Republicans a message that said, “We want to know what you believe in, what you want to fight for.”

Well, Tommy boy, maybe, just maybe, after seeing Republicans in power since 1994, and after seeing the corruption, the lies, the deceit, the outright hatred poured on the working class, the poor, the disadvantaged; the contempt for the environment; the deliberate destruction and politicization of the legal system; the contemptuous waste of American lives in wars fought badly, fought stupidly, fought without reason and justified by a tissue of lies and corruption; and the favoritism shown to the wealthy class and their corporations, who have bought the United States Government and the Republican Party, maybe, just maybe the people have figured out what the Republicans believe in and what they want to fight for.

You can be damn sure they don’t want to fight for the American people or the rule of law in a Constitutional democracy.


2 Responses

  1. Very well said, my friend. Unbelievably there are still some who are unaware of the extraordinary degree of corruption of today’s GOP. They should Google “Republican corruption” and check out the top site, my very own http://LiberalsLikeChrist.Org/gopcorruption.html , the best site on the topic because it is so thorough and so well organized.


  2. I find it endlessly interesting that the Republican’s are obsessed with gaining power any way possible — lying, cheating, dirty tricks, ratfucking, you name it — but, once they have power, have absolutely no clue what to do with it save for enriching their friends. Democrats seem clueless about how to gain power, but tend to do a very good job running the government (maybe that is because they do not see the government as the enemy). Maybe a significant portion of the ‘undecided middle’ has finally realized that the most dangerous thing in the world is NOT a second lieutenant with a map and a compass, but a Republican with a plan to ‘help’ the middle class.


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