I obviously follow politics very closely and visit a lot of sites. Sometimes I notice things that makes me question either why the republicans are making a big deal of an insignificant non-issue or do the things they do! Usually I view most of this as a sign of desperation within the republican party.
Conservatives for the most part are still willing to vote for a quitter. Sarah Palin didn’t even finish one term as governor of Alaska, because she can’t handle attacks. To be honest, I always thought of the republican party specializing and being good at political attacks. If they’re willing to dish it out and vote for a candidate that can’t take it, I’m not sure what to think anymore. Also, is there not another candidate that’s smart, politically savvy, and can tough it out? I can only think of one name, but it’s definitely a sign of desperation that republicans only can turn to Sarah Palin that has shown herself to be unqualified and a quitter. With her profile has boosted among conservatives since she quit her job. Do they think Alaska is better without her? Do they agree with her position that Alaska can do more without her? Really? Think about it!
Speaking of the GOP’s ability to attack, which apparently they aren’t as creative as they used to be. Childish attack lines are unbecoming of savvy politicians. Recently, Sen. Kit Bonds called Obama’s Russia trip a “pile of manure“. Yep, how unnecessary was that. Sen. DeMint, in his effort to bash Obama compared America to Nazi Germany. I really don’t understand the need for unnecessary attack lines. I know it could be a culture related clash. I usually see these type of attack lines as an inability of the person to formulate an adult argument. It’s kind of like when Bill O’Reily yells the same points over and over again to make it look like he’s making the better point.
I’m on the “interwebs” a lot, if you visit a site long enough you start to notice changes. The Hill’s Briefing Room is one of those sites. So I visit the site today to see that The White House misspelled Obama’s name. All they did was leave the “C” out of Barack. I visit The Hill’s site a lot and it really doesn’t get hundreds of comments on insignificant stories or even important posts about policy. There’s over 300 comments mentioning, Obama’s birth certificate, Muslim slurs, racist comments…just because the “C” was left out of Barack’s name. This doesn’t represent the whole republican party, but it’s rather amusing to see this much activity on The Hill’s comment section with these type of comments. For what it’s worth there were some comments mentioning the vile nature of most the other comments. And on another post, they turn a post about Sen. Kit Bonds into an attack on one commenter and Acorn. Seeing as how this is not a normal occurrence on this site, I’m putting this under a sign of desperation lol.
It could very well be the Tea Party type people that made the comments mentioned previously. I remember the good ol’ days when the Tea Party was “popular” and republicans were claiming that the Tea Parties were helping the GOP. Where’s those senators, mayors, governors, and Fox Newsers at now. They have appeared to distance themselves from the Tea Parties. No popular politicians are making a big deal about them now. Very desperate attempt for republicans distance themselves from the Teabaggers they used to love so much.
Then think about the way they’ve treated the Sotomayor case. The first thing they went after was her race. In reality she along with other judges were just upholding the New Haven ruling. They were so desperate that they felt the need to promote their manufactured culture war. And now in their latest desperate attempt, they’re going to parade around and exploit a firefighter she ruled against to make their case, even though they know Sotomayor will still be confirmed…very desperate.
Another sign of desperation is the latest trend of editing Obama’s speech to mean something completely different then what was really said. Lets get this right, Obama says nothing controversial but Fox News needs something to promote their rightwing agenda and keep up with the 24 hour news cycles, so they edit Obama’s speech. Not the first time this has happened at Fox News, and the latest peasant to do this, again, was Sean Hannity. Apparently they can’t think of anything substantive to attack him on so they manufacture their own news…very desperate.
These desperate attempts by the GOP is a sign of immaturity and inability to form a clear adult argument. I for one can see right through it and I hope most Americans can whether they support the GOP or not. Though these desperate attempts may be entertaining for the time being, they are just another method of deceiving and being obstructionist to real change.