Saturday, November 08, 2008

Republicans eat their own


It didn’t take long for the cowardly and the gutless to worm their way out of the woodwork following the Republican loss in the 2008 presidential race. According to some, Governor Sarah Palin is to blame for the loss and she and her family are a bunch of “Wasilla hillbillies” anyway. Anonymous aides to Republican presidential candidate, Senator John McCain, are claiming that Governor Palin spent half her time looting high-end clothing stores and the other half being dumber than a sack of hammers. Personally I think that Governor Palin was not ready for the office of the vice-president and should have respectfully turned down the offer when asked to run with Senator McCain. I believe she is a capable person and by all accounts has done well as the Governor of the great state of Alaska. But the vice-presidency is a whole other kettle of fish. The person who is a heartbeat away from the presidency of the United States cannot just look good and be a right-wing darling. Experience and level headedness count for something. I find it hard to believe that Senator McCain, Senator Obama or Senator Biden would have been taken in by that radio prankster that called pretending to be French president Nicolas Sarkozy. Governor Palin was fooled completely.

However, for these “jerks” to come out now and start telling tales about Governor Palin, and without using their names yet, is the worst sort of chickensh*tedness. It doesn’t even really matter anymore if what they are saying is true. The fact is that she was the Republican candidate and they backed her at the time. Does this mean that had Senator McCain won the election these people still would have come forward, or would they have held their peace because what the hey, they won. And if they would have held their peace then what does that say about how they feel the United States should be run? This uneducated, diva-ish person they are describing would have been a good vice-president? This person they are describing, she should have been a heartbeat away from the presidency? Why didn’t these cowards say something back when it would have mattered?

Is this the Republican Party today? Win at any cost and if you don’t then find someone to blame because goodness knows it couldn’t be the conservative agenda that could be to blame. And if nothing else, Governor Palin brought a popular social conservatism to the fore in the party that looked good at the time and she did bring more people to the rallys. It was just too hard to beat the mismanagement of the past eight years and the walking disaster known as Bush 43. Squalling about the Governor just shows me that the Republicans have learned nothing and are fully prepared, at this juncture, to stay the course, their heads jammed firmly in the sand and their butts waving proudly in the air. Too bad, but there it is.

Anyway… Humouroceros.

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