The GOP have been meeting for their annual summer strategy meeting, this year in Boston. That fact that the last time a Republican won that state in a presidential election dates back to 1980, the cold war and bell-bottom pants. It gives one pause as wondering why hold it there. But if you were to pick at that loose thread, the entire suit would fall apart. The Republicans have much more to worry about. Their inner turmoil is destroying whatever dignity and unity they've had as a party. They're so fractious at this time, they're being held together by a rubber band. His name is strategist nonpareil, Reince Priebus.
Judgement is an important thing. And from the choice of bringing this dufus back for second go around the party was already doomed. C'mon, they lost 7 of the last 8 presidential elections in popular vote. This time is going to be different, right?
After years of turning off women voters, immigrants, believers in science, wage equality demanders, minorities, those wishing improving infrastructure and those hoping for a better job, or even just any job, are hoping to see some change, they've learned something. And here's what they got:
Not a rosy picture by any means. In addition to what's discussed above, you have Reince Priebus promoting that the GOP should become the "happy party." Yes, that's what he said. The "happy party". And Newt Gingrich said that the GOP's followers should put away their anti-Obama chants and do something positive -- then failed to come up with any examples. Then there was Chris Christie who, as Martin Bashir loves to say, bloviated by saying he would do anything -- yes, anything -- to win. Does that includes lying, cheating and comandeering the states official transportation, (air and land) just to see his son's baseball game?
In case you forgot this little nugget from the recent past:
New Jersey governor Chris Christie--who has made government reform a major talking point of his administration--is coming under fire for his decision to travel in a state-owned helicopter to his son's high school baseball game Monday.
According to the Newark Star-Ledger, Christie landed in the state's $12.5 million helicopter just before the game began, buzzing over the trees in left field and distracting spectators. The GOP governor then got into a black sedan with tinted windows, which drove him about 100 yards to the baseball diamond.
Good father but lazy man, can't walk 100 yards. That's the guy who says he'll do anything and he's proven it. Even breaking the law.
So let's not make any mistake. The Republicans are out to get us. And they're strategy meetings reinforce that. They've got nobody who's running who can be trusted, believed or has the sanity to lead this country after the 2016 election. But we can't sit idly by. They are on the warpath. North Carolina's new voter restrictions are just the beginning. The GOP's got non-public plans to keep any potential Democratic voter away from the polls. This is when we rally, and then make sure the country's voters rights are protected and our economy is put back on the right path. We've got work to do. But thanks to Reince Priebus and his party, it may be very accomplishable.