Here’s what’s currently happening to your life:
Apparently, (and if you disagree, feel free to click here to post your thoughts in the comment section of this post) the Republicans are more interested in making President Barack Obama a “One-Term President” than they are in making sure that you have a job, have personal safety, or keep the house you currently live in.
Of course, this doesn’t apply to *ALL* Republicans, merely the ones that they’ve decided to send as candidates for the United States Presidency in 2012.
I would still like to know why every. single. one. of the viable Republicans have outright DECLINED and *REFUSED* to run for the most powerful position on the planet.
They’re claiming it’s so easy and Obama’s so horrible, yet they wouldn’t throw their hats in the ring, even with the corny field of current Republican candidates.
Supposedly, Rick Perry is now about to duck out of upcoming debates, which is actually a smart thing for him, because every time he speaks, his poll numbers decline, and there isn’t much further down he can go, so he may as well stay shut and hope people don’t watch the YouTube clips of his failed attempts to articulate his position.
Like I said several weeks ago.. If the Republicans have the nerve to send Perry against Obama, Perry’s going to be utterly and embarrassingly DEMOLISHED in debates, handing the easy, landslide victory to the Democrats, and succeeding in throwing the elections for two cycles in a row, after sending Palin as VP candidate last time.
Now, I don’t even care about politics, so I know the Republicans, who are VERY interested in it, know how lame their field of candidates is, yet they refuse to do anything about it. Hopefully, someday, one of them will break ranks and tell the world what their strategy is, because it’s really like they just don’t want to have control of the United States and they’re begging people not to elect them.
Best Laid Plans
Here’s what they thought was going to happen:
The Democratic President can’t do much on his own without passing it through Congress, which is controlled by the Republicans.
Most people aren’t aware of this and think that Presidents do whatever they like, so the fact that they don’t have jobs must be his fault.
This plan went out the window when Obama started snitching on Eric Cantor and John Boehner for their obstructionist tactics.
Obama took the show on the road, explaining face-to-face to the American people that he’s trying to give them jobs, and certain named Republicans refuse to “PASS THIS BILL, RIGHT NOW!!!”
You can tell that the Republicans are busted, because all they can say is “Obama is campaigning.”
Notice how that doesn’t negate what he’s saying about obstructionist tactics? 😀 Notice how they’re not saying that what President Obama’s saying isn’t true? o_O
It’s like remember on Jersey Shore, when Mike the SNITCHuation told everybody that Snooki blew him?.. Her rebuttal was “How could you tell people that? :O .. You’re not a friend! :O .. You know how much I love my boyfriend! :O”, however, when Mike offered to give the play-by-play of the situation, Snooki didn’t want to discuss it, and walked away.
She also got VERY UPSET when she heard that Mike had called the guy that WITNESSED Snooki blowing him and given him Snooki’s boyfriend’s number so he could tell him exactly what happened… Once again, she was mad at Mike for getting in her business, not for “lying”, which he didn’t.
The rebuttal to “The Republicans are stopping Americans from working” is “No, We are NOT!, and here is the evidence that we are not, and here is how we’re going to get you people jobs ASAP if the Democrats agree with our plans!”. It’s most certainly not “Obama is campaigning” or “He’s trying to start Class Warfare” or ANYTHING other than “This isn’t true, here’s why, and here’s how we Republicans aim to help the working man/woman”.
This is because… Wait for it….. There *IS* no Republican plan to help the working man/woman. o_O
The first way that Republicans could have achieved their goal of making Barack Obama a one-term President would have been to field viable, strong candidates that make you actually consider voting for them instead of Obama.
The Republicans elected not to do that.
If everything stays exactly the way it is for the next 12 months, meaning no more American military victories, no more bad guys biting the dust, and no more jobs created by Executive Order of the PotUS, the only candidate that has a remote, remote, REMOTE chance of defeating President Obama in 2012 is Mitt Romney.
This is why you’re starting to see Republicans lining up to endorse Romney. It’s clear to them that the longer they allow this charade to go on with Santorum, Gingrich, Bachmann, etc, the dumber they look and the less credibility they have.
It’s better for them to clear the field out ASAP so they can focus on Romney vs. Obama.
Of course, everything ISN’T going to stay the same for the next full year, so the Republicans actually have no chance at all.
The game they’re trying to play is Scorched Earth Politics:
A scorched earth policy is a military strategy or operational method which involves destroying anything that might be useful to the enemy while advancing through or withdrawing from an area. Although initially referring to the practice of burning crops to deny the enemy food sources, in its modern usage the term includes the destruction of infrastructure such as shelter, transportation, communications and industrial resources. The practice may be carried out by an army in enemy territory, or its own home territory. It may overlap with, but is not the same as, punitive destruction of an enemy’s resources, which is done for purely strategic/political reasons rather than strategic/operational reasons. It was most famously used against Napoleon’s and Hitler’s armies invading Russia.
The strategy of destroying the food supply of the civilian population in an area of conflict has been banned under Article 54 of Protocol I of the 1977 Geneva Conventions. The relevant passage says:
“It is prohibited to attack, destroy, remove, or render useless objects indispensable to the survival of the civilian population, such as foodstuffs, agricultural areas for the production of foodstuffs, crops, livestock, drinking water installations and supplies, and irrigation works, for the specific purpose of denying them for their sustenance value to the civilian population or to the adverse Party, whatever the motive, whether in order to starve out civilians, to cause them to move away, or for any other motive.”
Despite being prohibited, it is still a common practice. The protocol only applies to those countries that have ratified it, notable exceptions being the United States, Israel, Iran, Pakistan and Iraq.
This first became obvious during the “Debt Ceiling” situation.
Notice how Republicans were saying that they wanted to let the USA default? o_O
Did they actually do that? No. Because they would have gone down the tubes with everyone else, and everybody knows that.
However, it was worth it to them to create a situation where we got downgraded so they can say “Look what happened under the Obama Administration! :O We got downgraded! :O”.
Similarly, it’s worth it to them to make sure you don’t get a job so when the elections roll around, they can say “Look what happened to you under the Obama Administration! :O You were starving! :O”.
That would very well have worked, except Obama’s snitching now. He’s telling the American public exactly who it is that’s voting against fixing that bridge they need fixed and putting those teachers to work and making sure you don’t have to shut down your police force in your town.
This is why Scorched Earth ultimately isn’t going to work for the Republicans.
What they’re forgetting, or perhaps don’t care about, is that there are a bunch of BROKE REPUBLICANS (poor, destitute, down-and-out) who are suffering along with the broke Democrats, and who will have 420 days’ worth of “Cantor & Boehner did this to you!” drilled into their collective subconscious by that time.
Meanwhile, the Republicans are ******* around making low-budget Marlboro commercials:
May The Best Plan Win
Mind you.. I’m not saying they’re WRONG about what they’re saying about the economy. I don’t know enough (or care enough) about economics to have an opinion on that.
If what the Republicans are saying is honestly the best way, or maybe the only way to get more Americans jobs and turn the economy around, I’m all for it.
What I’m saying is that their tactics suck and that they’re going to fail miserably.
They can’t do anything to prevent American war victories (read: President Obama victories)
Neither Cain nor Perry knows jack-**** about foreign policy.
There are years’ worth of videotaped and documented history of Romney saying anything he has to say to attempt to get elected.
None of the better Republicans want the job.
Every single debate, their candidates alienate more and more people.
They can’t decide where rights begin and end…
Let’s talk about that one for a second.
- Paul says to get rid of FEMA and let each state fend for itself, to sink or swim, literally.
- Perry says for the Federal government to stop telling the states what to do.
- Romney blasts Perry for subsidizing the education of the children of illegal immigrants in Texas.. Romney is from Massachusetts, which shares ZERO borders with Mexico, so shouldn’t Romney STFU and let Perry and his legislature do what *THEY* decide is right for THEIR STATE? o_O
- Bachmann and Santorum blast Perry for issuing an Executive Order affecting families in Texas, asserting that INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS trump STATE’S RIGHTS, and then Bachmann turns around and cries about Herman Cain saying “What it comes down to is not the government’s role or anybody else’s role to make that decision. Secondly, if you look at the statistical incidents, you’re not talking about that big a number. So what I’m saying is it ultimately gets down to a choice that that family or that mother has to make.”
The whole thing is ridiculous, corny & embarrassing, and I would like to say that I don’t believe this is their actual offering for this cycle, but the deadline to pay the $35,000 filing fee to get on the South Carolina ballot is November 01, so Bachmann & Gingrich have to file today, and as far as I know, that’s going to be the end of the opportunities for new candidates to join up.
My guess at this point is that the nomination will end up between Romney and the only two not-completely-written-off-yet Not-Romneys, Cain & Perry.
If Perry stays out of the debates, his poll numbers will rise, because people will assume that all his flubs were flukes.
I’m looking forward to Cain’s book tour and reality show, because I think he’s very entertaining, but he’s not going to receive the Republican nomination.
Eventually, Romney should receive more endorsements and eventually the nomination, but by then, the Republicans’ names will be mud with the American jobless and he’ll get trounced in the general election.
On top of that, I’m fully expecting that at some point, the Republicans are going to have to abandon “Scorched Earth” and pass at least some parts of some bill sometime that’s going to lead to Americans getting jobs.
Just like I refused to believe that they’d hold the line until America ACTUALLY defaulted on our debts, I refuse to believe they’re going to hold this untenable position of doing anything they can to attempt to ensure that Obama is a one-term President.
It doesn’t matter to me, because I’m a freelancer. I couldn’t care less about obstructionist tactics, but there are A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO DO CARE, and if this impasse continues for a few more months, very many of them are going to be wondering “If this is how bad it is when Republicans DON’T hold Presidential office, how horrible is it going to be when they DO??? :O”.