The Republican Brand Killed Romney - Page 2
If you want to understand Neocons, all you have to know is that they were originally Democrats who were so craven that they couldn’t give up power when the party lost it, so they conceived a personality transplant for themselves. They are morally rudderless, seeking only to acquire more power.
The religious wing of the party continues to offer its forced-faith version of liberty, where you are free to do as you are told, women must give birth to rape-produced offspring and birth control is rationed by the men who run Chick-fil-A and Hobby Lobby. Rick Santorum told us Catholics would be outraged by birth control in employee health plans. Now nearly 60 percent are supporting the President.
And race-pandering advocates like Newt Gingrich, John Sununu, and Santorum continue to argue that the party can win elections by poking and prodding the racial fears of white men. But this is not the last century. Today’s old white man is much more likely to have a black son-in-law. And while he might not particularly like that, he knows that they both like beer and football, they both go to work every day and they both made pretty babies – including his beloved grandchildren.
What these Republican strategists all have in common is actually the mistaken belief that when something is not working, you just need to do it more. That’s the Republican Curse, a seminal delusion that leads directly to most of their failures, much of our misery, and the news of this week.
So forty days out, the poll aggregator Real Clear Politics recently changed its Electoral College map to put President Obama at 265, within 5 votes of winning. He only needs one more state. Nate Silver, wunderkind of the 2008 election puts Obama’s chances of winning at 81.9%. And Gallup reported that their polling showed President Obama exceeding 50% both in personal approval and among registered voters. Last week Gallup had lagged behind all the other polls showing an Obama breakout. Republicans said it was the only poll that mattered.This week, it caught up.
Art courtesy of Mario Piperni. See more at Mario's blog.