May 20, 2009

It's Wabbit Season

Shhh. Be very, very quiet. The Republicans are thinking. Michael Steele, leader of the RNC announced in a speech yesterday that "the Republican Party is again going to emerge as the party of new ideas". Oh, I can’t wait. What’s on the agenda? The economy? Global warming? The continuing war in Iraq and Afghanistan? Social Security? Health care crisis? Certainly seem to be a lot of things to choose from. Sadly, the closest thing to an agenda in Michael’s speech seemed to be the following:

Speaking about President Obama he said, "He's young. He's cool. He's hip," But "this is not 'American Idol.' This is serious. We are going to take on the president head-on. The honeymoon is over."

"It is up to us to expose the great Democrat fraud that is now being thrust upon this nation,"

Poor Republicans. There are a few hurdles in their path. Hurdle one is the pavlovian response to any initiative put forth by the Democrats as “socialist”. Republicans are contrarian by nature. They are like the lone horse and buggy on the street cursing us all as we race by in our automobiles. Being a stick in the mud is the only thing they have left. And don’t think that Barack hasn’t had to drag quite a few Democrats into the cars. They are politicians too, after all.

Hurdle Two is that damned Barack Obama. He has proven to be a formidable foe. He has principles and he’s not afraid to use them. His weapons of choice are honesty, fair dealing and compromise. How can they battle him when he so often starts from a position of finding the middle ground?

Hurdle three is that Barack has the people on his side. Granted, he had the advantage of Bush’s failed presidency on his side. Anything looks good in comparison. But to be fair, Obama didn’t create our bad economy and failed policy so he could get elected. We are fed up with being lied to and pacified. The problems are serious and we don’t want to hear anymore partisan nonsense. Get to work. Isn’t that why we sent you to Washington?

I take back my “hurdles in their path” analogy and instead offer up that they are like a horse that can’t even get out of the gate. Until they quit believing the objective is to get back in power they will go nowhere.


  1. I love the fact that the GOP is floundering right now. I got tired of them dictating and making up their own policies to circumvent the constitution and our laws for the past 8 years.
    Instead of horses, I think they are asses - stupid and stubborn.

  2. "Until they quit believing the objective is to get back in power they will go nowhere."You've hit the nail on the head with that statement. All I see from the GOP lately is fingerpointing because they no longer get to make the rules. Wah wah.

    I hope the GOP doesn't crumple completely because the US doesn't need a one-party political system. Everybody needs a watchdog when it comes to politics.

  3. Rae - It is kind of entertaining to watch them implode. Almost makes you feel sorry for them.... well no, not really.

    Speck - I agree about the two party system being important. Frankly I hope the Libertarians or the Green Party seizes this opportunity to become more prominent.

    Miss HP - Word

  4. Hi Random Thinker,

    I agree the Republicans need to think.

    They need to develop some new policies that people want and stop being dog in the manger.


  5. Herrad - Not sure what dog in the manger is.... is it like wolf in the henhouse? Oh and ....Hi there!

  6. Their great new idea,after gathering the entire Republican brain trust together,and deliberating for an entire day,is to resolve to call democrats 'Socialists'..Then they took a nap.

  7. Takes a lot of energy to formulate awesome new ideas. I'm sure a nap was just what they needed. I think we should start calling them the "Neanderthal Republicans" but I don't know. I hear those Neanderthals were pretty darn smart.