Republicans are Finished.

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by piezoe, Sep 14, 2012.

  1. piezoe

    piezoe

    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/opinion/fl-sgduel-oped0914-20120914,0,7920623.story

    'Republicans are finished' - Sun Sentinel Editorial

    Friday, Sep. 14, 2012

    "Win, lose or draw in November, the Republican Party is over, finished, kaput. How do I know? Tampa tells me so — -and demographics.

    At what should have been the culmination of four years of relentless plotting against President Obama, and in an election cycle that was its to lose, the GOP self-destructed, staging a convention that never got off the ground. It started and stopped and sputtered in between.

    But it wasn't because of Tropical Storm Isaac. The rain or shine outside had nothing to do with the climate inside, where conditions were inclement at best. Fact is: hardly anyone really likes Mitt Romney, even people who say they do — and it showed. He's everybody's Cracker Jack box without a prize, the kid to whose birthday party no one wants to be invited to, even though his house has a swimming pool. He's the would-be head of the richest and most powerful nation on earth, from whom you wouldn't buy a vacuum cleaner without a money-back guarantee.

    It appears the only way he could get anyone except his wife to speak on his behalf was to let them unofficially launch their 2016 campaigns for president — and barely mention him.

    But that's not the worst of it. Pick an issue, any issue. The Elephant Party has become the Ostrich Party — burying its head in the sand, refusing to face reality and build bridges to millions of potential supporters. This year's convention was an apotheosis of all the mean-spirited attacks the tea party/Republicans have been waging against women, gays and lesbians, healthcare reform, China, Russia, undocumented immigrants, Iran, Iraq, Social Security, Medicare — without so much as a single, realistic, workable, compassionate solution to attract undecided voters. The GOP today is largely a party of rabid, old, white men in the unhappy dusk of their lives, railing against a nation in which they are no longer the dominant players. It is sad to watch — and sadder to be one of them. You can smell the mothballs of their memories and memorabilia (hats and banners resurrected for the convention), read the rage in their eyes.

    And then, there was Romney's desperate pandering to thespians. Clint Eastwood lost every vestige of dignity and respect he might still have had by talking to an empty chair, undercutting what was supposed to have been Romney's shining moment. And inconceivably, Romney, ever the kid no one wanted to play with, actually made the executive decision to allow him to speak without vetting his remarks, just to show people he had a friend. But it backfired miserably. If Ronald Reagan vindicated the role of thespians in society, Eastwood set it back for at least a generation.

    And finally, you could see it in every picture of the Tampa convention, especially contrasted with those from the Democrats: The undeniable truth is that the Republican Party is on the wrong side of demographics, which means it's on the wrong side of history. Tragically for our political system, which depends on a vigorous, healthy two-party system, it has chosen to assume the role of permanent obstructionist, ignoring the inevitable changes in population diversity that will eventually bury it.

    So, in the end, the GOP will become the party of Romney, which no one will want to attend, no matter how enticing the swimming pool — if it isn't it already."
     
  2. they arent finished. they can still do what they do best. obstructionists.
     
  3. True Republicans have been done for a long time, since the teaparty crazies got their foot in the door, IMO.
     
  4. Approximately 82.5 million people voted.[2] The Democratic Party suffered massive defeats in many national and state level elections, with many seats switching to Republican Party control. The Republican Party gained 63 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives, recapturing the majority, and making it the largest seat change since 1948 and the largest for any midterm election since the 1938 midterm elections.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_elections,_2010

    Thank you, god bless, goodnight.

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  5. Lucrum

    Lucrum

    If only that were true, then maybe we could get the Tea Party in it's place.
     
  6. Brass

    Brass

    Good things for Democrats come in crazy Republican packages.
     
  7. The GOP today is largely a party of rabid, old, white men in the unhappy dusk of their lives, railing against a nation in which they are no longer the dominant players. It is sad to watch — and sadder to be one of them. You can smell the mothballs of their memories and memorabilia (hats and banners resurrected for the convention), read the rage in their eyes.


    And in their internet posts here a ET.:D
     
  8. Much rather have a good Republican, an oxymoron these days, and oust the pathetic teaparty whackos. I think the teaparty's day in the Sun is about over, we can hope.

    I cannot believe what little Ryan is saying in his speech, the Dem's will have a field day with his crap. He just keeps on giving the election to Obama, I guess I should thank him.
     
  9. And the sane GOP knows it. They have been overrun, infested.
     
  10. Not yet. Mittens loss is going to be blamed on his moderate record. Unless Hillary runs in 2016, the presidency is Christies.
     
    #10     Sep 14, 2012