Is the Republican Party snatching defeat from the jaws of victory? 11

A short while ago it looked as if any Republican candidate would beat Obama in this year’s presidential election.

Now the appalling prospect of a second term for the Obominable Obama looms.

His re-election would be a disaster that cannot be overestimated.

This is by Roger L. Simon, from PJ Media:

To say the least, things do not look good for the Republicans at this moment. Rasmussen polls released Tuesday showed Romney trailing Obama at 49 to 42 and Santorum lagging even further behind at 41. No word on Gingrich, but it’s hard to be optimistic.

According to the pollster: Among unaffiliated voters, the president leads Romney by 10 and Santorum by 16.

Yikes. … And it gets worse. The candidates, bunched closely together in the polls and looking to separate themselves, are too busy denigrating each other to pay much more than temporary lip service (except on the evening of a primary victory) to the main enemy in the White House who expands his lead over them even while his own approval rating is a dismal -11.

What seemed even weeks ago as potentially a banner year for Republicans now appears a potential debacle. Not only is the continued loss of the presidency (Intrade now has Obama’s reelection at 60%) and the Senate an increasing likelihood, the loss of the House looms as a possibility.

Sure [the Republicans] have to contend with a dishonest and biased media, not to mention a meretricious administration honed on Chicago and Alinksy — but this is a surprise? In reality, what the Republicans mostly have to contend with is themselves in an endless roundelay of “Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who’s the most conservative of all?” – a game more befitting a theocracy than a democracy.

The debates came down to a contest about who had the more unsullied conservative bona fides and who would really fulfill their campaign promises about curtailing government spending and appointing pro-life judges to the Supreme Court. In truth they all would, but the media played up (and encouraged the candidates to play up) the idea that one or all of them might be lying, that there was a hidden liberal under the rock waiting to explode, whether it was Santorum with his earmarks and anti-right-to-work voting record, Gingrich with Fannie/Freddie links and global warming flirtation, Romney of RomneyCare and one time tolerance of abortion, etc., etc. The Republican electorate … sat complaisantly at the debates as the media manipulated them into thinking one after the other of the candidates might be prevaricating. No one paid the slightest attention to the candidate’s actual ideas, even though the country was and is in the worst pass it has been in decades. And so, with little encouragement, fewer ideas were discussed in public, most relegated to the back pages of a website.

No wonder the candidates look so unsatisfactory. The system has been rigged – and the Republican Party has allowed it to be rigged – against the Republicans and in favor of the incumbent. So we are left with tarnished candidates poised to compete with a president (himself a total failure) who has barely had to break a sweat as the polls tilt in his favor. If this continues, he will waltz back into office. What an abysmal prospect for us and for our children.

So what is to be done … ? For now, not much. The string must play out. Maybe someone will separate himself from the field sufficiently to redirect the focus where it belongs – on the president and his policies.

But if not, all is not lost. There is still the chance of a brokered convention, dicey as that may be. No one likes to see political decisions made behind closed doors. But that is something the Tea Party and others may have to swallow. Names like Rubio, Ryan, and Daniels (to choose just a few) may end up having more resonance with the electorate than the ones we have been living with lo these many months. The question is: where were they in the first place?

Amazing that in a population of over 307 million people, the Republican Party cannot find a candidate who’ll save America from a Communist, pro-Islamic, would-be dictator!

What America and the world needs is somebody who will hammer away, day after day after  day, at all that Obama and his henchmen and the Democratic Party are doing wrong. The list is long. Their crimes against the American people are vile, topped by the economic ruin of the country and the destruction of America’s power in the world. However bad they’re said to be, exaggeration is impossible. The man who will by-pass the left-biased media by using his opportunities to be heard by the tens of millions every single time he’s on TV shouting out against the treachery, the betrayals, the illegalities, the corruption, the scandals, the trickery of the Democrats; who will not allow the lying accusations that the left will bring against him to stand for a moment, remembering always that the best defense is attack; who will constantly hold before the voter the facts of Obama’s lifelong commitments to radical leftism and the equally collectivist totalitarian creed of Islam – he  is the man who will win the election and save America, the last beacon of freedom in a darkening world. 

Where is he?  Who is he?

  • Liz

    Absolutely right – what is so hard about hitting the target for any candidate running against Obama, when his record of failure is bigger than the side of a barn? This should be the easiest win in history, given the opponent.


    The list is long. Their crimes against the American people are
    vile, topped by the economic ruin of the country and the destruction of
    America’s power in the world.

    The list is long? Show it to me. Crimes against the American People? Impeach his ass, then. Economic ruin? I think we can safely lay that at Senator Graham and GWB. America’s power is being destroyed? How, precisely?

    • Jillian Becker

      joeyess – 

      Glad you asked. Look back through our pages and you will find answers to all your questions.Or just put “Obama” in the search slot.

    • Ralph

      After Chrysler declared bankruptcy their creditors by law should have been given what ever compensation was left. Instead Obama gave 55% of Chrysler to the UAW. It was illegal. He should face impeachment for this one crime and others.

  • Mark E.

    Yes, it’s all very depressing. If only the emphasis could have remained on the threat to national prosperity which the huge national debt represents. Trouble is, the economy seems to be turning but without a strong commitment to eliminating the budget deficit the long-term prospects are not good.

  • Frank

    In my opinion the Religious Right is doing MAJOR damage to the GOP’s effort to defeat Obama. They keep pushing for legislation that favors teaching creationism, is anti-birth control, anti-abortion, and anti-gay marriage. I am concerned that constantly harping on these social issues will keep Moderates and blue dog Democrats from supporting the GOP candidate. I am also concerned that it may fire up Liberals to come out in large numbers to vote for Obama again. I most certainly hope I am wrong about this. If anyone thinks differently please reply. I will gladly welcome any and all valid reasons to change my mind.

    • I am also concerned that it may fire up Liberals to come out in large
      numbers to vote for Obama again. I most certainly hope I am wrong about

       You’re not wrong. You people have no power in your party and you’ve lost control of your wingnuts.

      • Anonymous

        That’s ridiculous! Our wingnuts have never been under control because they are free and independent, unlike Liberal Democrat wingnuts who will goosestep in any direction ordered by the Comintern, not to be confused with the Common Tern, a magnificent seabird with a bipolar circumpolar distribution and like our wingnuts is free as a, well, bird, a free bird…Freebird – I love that song.

    • Keith

      Frank, I wish I could argue but except for birth control I believe you are correct.

      The birth control debate is whether Obama can mandate private companies to provide it for free. I haven’t seen any republican candidate saying birth control needs to be banned or outlawed. If you want it get it yourself. There are plenty poor folks out there who want to have sex and many who want to smoke crack. I am not buying them crack so why should I buy them birth control with my tax dollars. 

      If this election was only about social issues I would say our choices are limited. I believe in smaller government and less government intrusion into my life (and if you don’t think Obama is intruding into your life tell that to the little girl forced to eat chicken nuggets instead of the turkey and cheese sandwich her mom packed). With that being said I believe my choice is anyone but Obama. That may sound crazy but a lot of libs voted for Obama because he wasn’t Bush and Bush wasn’t even running.

      • Frank

        Keith,If you think about it for a minute you might choose to go with paying for the birth control pills. That’s one hell of a lot less money than supporting yet another person on welfare for years and years.

        • Keith

          Frank, How about I don’t have to pay for the birth control pills or supporting yet another person on welfare. I reject your premise that is is an either or argument.

          This is exactly what I was talking about with government intrusion. Government decided it had to be the daddy to all these kids born to mommies who weren’t married to or had support from the bio dad. Why do I get screwed out of tax dollars  to pay for someone else’s screwing.

          It is just like the Romney twit suggesting we simply fix the holes in the safety net for the poor when it is the safety net that caused the extent of the problems we see today.