The Birthers and Beckers Triumph Over the GOP

Crossposted from The Motley Moose

In what may well come to be seen as the culmination of the death throes of the Reagan Republican party, the first echoing retort shot across the media today as the cracks in the GOP began to give way to calving chasms and massive bergs sheared off the weathered cliffs.  The ability of Michael ("No, really! I'm, like, hip to your happening shizang my home young gentlepersons!") Steele and the GOP "leadership" (or is that "GOP" leadeship?) to maintain anything like coherency even among the reduced ranks of Republican membership is not only in retreat:

It's in hiding.

In the special election in the 23rd Congressional District race, Dede Scozzafava - the Republican candidate - quit the race today after hearing that she is being out-polled by the Conservative Party candidate that Alaskan blogger Sarah Palin is supporting.

How much longer can the GOP pretend to be able to present a viable image as a serious contender for national leadership?  At this point, even as an opposition party it is questionable - representing neither the views of the moderate right (like myself and most righthanded Mooses) nor the Palindrome Constitutionalist Flat-Earthers who are driving its agenda.

Does anyone really think that the GOP will have reorganized itself sufficiently to be a real threat of taking control of the houses of Congress in 12 months?  Does it seem even vaguely reasonable to see the party rallying 50%+1 of the population to take the white house in a campaign that will need to start in 12 months?

This Moose doesn't think so.

Tags: beckers, birthers, Dede Scozzafava, NY-23, Scozzafava (all tags)

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Re: The Birthers and Beckers Triumph Over the GOP

It would be nice if you would inform the MSM, as well as the residents of NJ, VA, the afore-mentioned NY-23 and CA-10 (Where a 10-point poll lead and a 10-point edge among the half of the District that has already voted) seems to have the National Dems, the MSM and National GOP in an uproar.

You're probably right, but if it doesn't constatnly show up when there's an election, everybody channels their inner Upstate Kent.

by spirowasright 2009-10-31 09:30AM | 0 recs
meant that one below to go here

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by chrisblask 2009-10-31 11:23AM | 0 recs
As long as the Democrats don't somehow

read this as a call to run to their own extreme I'm sure it will work out in their favor.

by chrisblask 2009-10-31 11:11AM | 0 recs
Re: The Birthers and Beckers Triumph

And it looks like they are going to triumph over the Democrat as well.

I fear we go 0-3 tomorrow in NY, plus VA and NJ.

The conservatives are geared up for a fight and the left is off somewhere in la la land doing nothing.    

by RichardFlatts 2009-11-02 05:25AM | 0 recs

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