|That's all that Bobby left me|
Stop being the stupid party. It's time for a new Republican party that talks like adults. It's time for us to articulate our plans and visions for America in real terms. We had a number of Republicans damage the brand this year with offensive and bizarre comments. Enough of that.
The government to explode; to pay everyone; to hire everyone; they believe that money grows on trees; the earth is flat; the industrial age, factory-style government is a cool new thing; debts don’t have to be repaid; people of faith are ignorant and uneducated; unborn babies don’t matter; pornography is fine; traditional marriage is discriminatory; 32 oz. sodas are evil; red meat should be rationed; rich people are evil unless they are from Hollywood or are liberal Democrats; the Israelis are unreasonable; trans-fat must be stopped; kids trapped in failing schools should be patient; wild weather is a new thing; moral standards are passé; government run health care is high quality; the IRS should violate our constitutional rights; reporters should be spied on; Benghazi was handled well; the Second Amendment is outdated; and the First one has some problems too.
Let’s remember a few things:1) We have 30 Governors2) We took control of the House in 2010 and held it in 20123) Obama ran a tremendous campaign in 2008, and our outgoing president was unpopular4) The just completed presidential campaign strategy of playing it safe and assuming a poor economy would win it for us was an obvious mistake.
When a prominent conservative worries that conservatives are losing the religion, it’s noteworthy. Jindal hates liberals – clearly! – but he’s disappointed in conservatives. His rage is really directed at them. And his rage has obscured his perception and his judgment; it has made him as stupid as the Akins and the Mourdocks. Jindal comes home; now he endorses the stupid. The problem for conservatives is that they’ve got nothing left to lose. They thought they owned the soul of America, the “real America” as Sarah Palin called it. For decades they won elections by portraying their opponents as enemies of American values and subverters of American prosperity and betrayers of American security. But, inexplicably, those tactics have stopped working and the temptation is to turn up the volume even louder, to just shout the accusations that much more vehemently. The country is changing under their feet, and they are in real trouble, but many of them seem incapable of doing much more than merely shouting louder and louder. But now they’re not just shouting at liberals and independents and moderate Republicans; now they’re even shouting at themselves.