Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:06 AM
olegramps (4,971 posts)
14 replies, 2514 views
That Romney was the best the GOP had to offer reveals just how bankrupt the party is. (Original post)
Response to olegramps (Original post)
Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:27 AM
Flashmann (2,140 posts)
2. If you mean morally bankrupt......
Yes......You're absolutely right.....I would say,though,rather than revealing the depths of their bankruptcy,willards run CONFIRMED what we already knew....
Response to juajen (Reply #3)
Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:54 AM
ReasonableToo (505 posts)
4. Roemer, Huntsman, and Christie were all blocked
Remember when Christie was badgered to enter the primary because the R field was so awful? (as evidenced by the LOW primary turnout)
Christie said that he was TOLD that it was not his time.
They were blocked b/c they were better candidates than Romney.
Response to ReasonableToo (Reply #4)
Mon Nov 19, 2012, 11:10 AM
olegramps (4,971 posts)
5. They may have had better candidates but this is what they offered. This was the GOP's candidate.
The other candidates could not be nominated because the GOP has come under the control of extremists. Until balanced is restored to the GOP they will only be able to offer unacceptable candidates. I would desire that GOP regain its Eisenhower mentality so that they could actually offer responsible solutions and especially when they do gain the majority they do not repeat the same tragic mistakes that took place during the Bush administration. This is the point that I was attempting to make. Many members of the party are acknowledging the fact that Romney was unacceptable, however, how are they going to break the stranglehold that the Teabaggers have on their party?
Response to olegramps (Reply #5)
Tue Nov 20, 2012, 03:56 PM
ronpies (3 posts)
6. The Grand Old Neophobic Party
Indeed, I believe the GOP is stuck in a kind of post-Eisenhower, "Mad Men" time-warp (as Matthew Dowd proposed), and I elaborate on this theme in my blog on Etalkinghead. Underlying so much of the Tea Party/far right rhetoric is, I believe, a deep mistrust of "the modern", in nearly all its cultural and social forms. I hope DU readers will take a look at the essay, at:
Ronald Pies MD
P.S. I am new to this website, and will plan to post a profile soon.
Response to ronpies (Reply #6)
Tue Nov 20, 2012, 05:18 PM
bluesbassman (18,404 posts)
7. Welcome to DU ronpies.
When you set up you profile, you can add your blog address to your sig line, that way you don't have to put in the body of your posts and people will still see it on each post.
Nice essay BTW. Glad you're here!