Swing to the right
Try to face the fact that I ain't that young no more
Hair's short again and a suit is in,
Better brush up on how to tie a Windsor knot
Swing to the right
Credit's hard to find and a dollar doesn't go so far
What's more important when the count comes in
A sell-out who's alive or a corpse that can't be bought?
As good friend Stephen T. McCarthy observed on his “Ferret-Faced Fascist Friends” blog, the pendulum has swung right once again.
Change we can believe in!
According to the famed high-brow newspaper that is the Airheadzona Repugnant, many people are blaming Tea party-backed candidates for losing Senate seats held by Democrats that the GOP had big hopes of capturing.
The Republic describes GOP leaders “muttering that …tea party activists…hobbled the GOP's outside shot of running the Senate.”
The same brilliant political minds state that “Tea partiers largely spurned establishment candidates in the GOP primaries and helped nominate Christine O'Donnell in Delaware, Sharron Angle in Nevada and Ken Buck in Colorado.”
The implication being that all three lost on Tuesday and it’s those darn Tea Partiers’ fault.
Now help me here. Explain it to me like I am a five year old.
Aren’t the Tea Partiers American people?
And isn’t the whole point of the election that the American people get to choose a candidate?
Explain to me, Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele, why the GOP did not embrace these candidates?
Why is it that party leadership is being critical of its party members rather than listening to the message they sent you?
The message is, if you did not get it, we’re tired of the same old song and dance!
The GOP was very clear that they would not support O’Donnell, so in my opinion, they alone are to blame for her loss.
And not only that, but they had a DUTY to represent the candidates chosen by their constituents, and they chose not to do their duty.
Instead, they try to force feed us RINO’s (Republicans-In-Name-Only) like Arizona’s John McCain, who tells you exactly what you want to hear to get a vote.
McCain ran for President saying he “knew how to get Bin Laden.”
If he knew, why wasn’t he going public with that intel for the previous seven years?
Didn't he have, I don't know, a DUTY TO HIS COUNTRY as a member of the Senate to track down this terrorist who led an unprovoked attack on our shores?
Sorry, but that statement either makes him, senile, a liar, or a traitor.
And now he ran for his Senate seat (even though all he had done for two terms was campaign for the Presidency) saying he would be “tough on immigration.”
Hmm…wasn’t this the same guy who has been on record as supporting amnesty for a couple of decades?
Explain to me how simply telling everyone who came here illegally that they are now legal is “tough?”
It seems to me, it encourages illegal border crossing if you know all you have to do is stay under the radar for a few years and you’ll get a free pass.
I won't even go into how McCain waffled on our policy on torture and voted for the bailouts that mortgaged your children's futures and send us careening inot Marxism at an unprecedented pace.
I’ve stayed registered Republican so I can vote in primaries, because they sometimes do have good candidates.
Those of you who are represented by Ron and Rand Paul, you are lucky.
If Arizona real estate was not in the toilet, I’d sell my house and move to Texas.
Sadly, most good candidates do not make it past the primary.
This time a few did.
And the GOP abandoned them.
YOUR PARTY FAILED TO REPRESENT THE CANDIDATES YOU CHOSE!!!
Why would they do such a thing?
Stephen said it best on his blog-“ overall, it’s like deja-1994-vu all over again.” He even said it better when he says, ‘The Democrat and Republican party – one party pretending to be two in order to give you “a choice”.’
And the real power in the US is pulling both parties' strings.
Instead of ignoring the Tea Party candidates, the GOP was OBLIGATED to embrace them.
They did not.
Maybe they think this strategy will get people “back into the fold” for 2012.
They can write off my vote, unless they shock the hell out of me with a Ron Paul/Rand Paul ticket.
I hope that the Tea Partiers follow suit, and give serious consideration to Constitution and Libertarian party candidates.
Stop blindly voting the party line. Do that and they win.
Join me in being “Republican In Registration Only.”
And Arizona, please-can we vote out McCain next time?
Are you really going to let this lemon die in his seat?
|Either a shot of McCain being tough on immigration|
or of him dying in his Senate seat...I am not sure which