You know I’ve been hearing all this talk about the GOP brand and image problems but I must have been hearing poorly.
The GOP’s future is so bright we don’t need the tea party activists. Sure they gave the GOP control of the house in 2010 but the GOP did so well in 2012 that they can afford to drive the away
“Caucuses and conventions clearly give a better idea of what the base of the party wants, and the folks who show up for conventions and primaries are the very same people that the party will call upon to do the work each election cycle,” he added. “This is clearly an attempt to get rid of what the base of the party wants.”
It’s comforting they party is doing so well they don’t need the tea party volunteers and all that constitution stuff to do the busy work of campaigns that such people do.
And apparently they don’t need the bloggers either:
For the RNC to produce a 100-page report and not have a single mention of the need to interact with and support the conservative blogosphere tells me that the RNC simply has rearranged the deck chairs on the HMS Consultant.
Yeah sure the White House made it a point to have the president meet directly with bloggers like Jonathan Singer, Duncan Black, Oliver Wills and John Aravosis who helped carry him over the finish line but the GOP is doing so well it simply doesn’t need bloggers to push their candidates and bypass the mainstream media.
Who knew the media monopoly of the left was no big deal to the GOP?
And even better the GOP has reached a state where people like Joe Scarborough and the establishment can support Mark Sanford as a good choice for the GOP in South Carolina as opposed to someone like, oh I don’t know maybe Curtis Bostic:
His campaign page is StopSpending.com — a basic Tea Party theme — and it seems entirely possible that the grassroots, tired of the corrupt GOP establishment’s old-boy style of politics, could rally behind Bostic.
Reading his biography page, he’s a Marine veteran of Operation Desert Storm and the father of five home-schooled children. So there’s your pro-military and pro-family “street cred.”
Yeah I know he has a great background and backstory and I know the temptation is go to Mr. Bostic’s facebook page to sign on or to his site and help Curtis Bostic with a few dollars under normal circumstances I would strongly advise this as Ann Coulter says:
You would think Akin would stand in history to teach Republicans to stop giving away winnable seats by running ridiculous candidates. Alas, no.
What’s next? A Republican candidate whose campaign consists exclusively of demanding vaginal probes and discussing different types of rape?
If, in some horrible twist of fate that’s been stalking Republicans, Sanford wins the runoff, he will lose the general election. Worse, he might win, making Republicans look like utter hypocrites on family values.
But apparently the GOP is doing so well that nominating a guy who is the GOP’s version of Anthony Weiner against the sister of a fellow who has a platform on Comedy Central reaching young voters around the nation amplified by other networks will not in the least hurt the GOP nor fuel the “war on women” theme that the left played in the last election.
And here I was worried about the left fundamentally changing the direction of the country, silly me. It’s so nice to know the GOP in general and conservatives in particular have so little to worry about. Reince Priebus must be so pleased.
Yes I think it would be a great idea to drop a few dollars in Curtis Bostic campaign here but additionally I suggest the following.
If you disagree with the premise that Mark Sanford is the right choice for the seat once held by Tim Scott
If you think abandoning the Tea Party is a bad idea
If you think abandoning conservative bloggers a bad idea as well.
Then you should consider hitting DaTipJar below so this conservative blogger can draw that $300 paycheck to keep it alive and continue to fight the fight that some in the party apparently think is already won.