Wednesday, May 07, 2008

GOP Suicidal

Republican leadership, and I use that term loosely, just refuses to listen. In a piece published in Human Events, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, warned that they face “real disaster” on Election Day unless they move immediately to “chart a bold course of real reform” for the country. And in a closed-door session at the Capitol, National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Tom Cole told members that the NRCC doesn’t have enough cash to “save them” in November if they don’t raise enough money or run strong campaigns themselves.

They don't have enough cash because people like me are not going to keep putting money in the vending machine and get nothing in return. When you offer candidates like John McCain who leaves us losing no matter how we vote, why would we give you money?

But, as usual the GOP won't listen. One top House Republican dismissed Gingrich’s broadside as “hype from a has-been who desperately wants to be a player but can’t anymore.” That's the kind of attitude that is helping to flush the Republican party down the political toilet. Just like McCain's stubbornness regarding illegals and his support for amnesty came with a sneering disdain for the average American citizen, so too the rest of the leadership seems to be hell bent on political suicide.

So, in November it looks like we will be faced with choosing between two elitists, neither of whom wants to serve the American people, but rather tell us what's good for us.

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