posted on Dec, 20 2011 @ 05:28 PM
I think it's pretty easy to see what is happening right in front of our eyes. The GOP seems to be falling apart at the seems.
Recent battles over the payroll tax cut extension have highlighted the rift that splits the party into a divided, unorganized mess. Of course this
division has been apparent since the Tea Party came onto the scene, forcing the GOP base to sway towards an extreme form of "conservatism" in order
to keep the GOP together, but now we are beginning to see the ranks divide. While some Republicans are willing to compromise over the issues, the
extreme right is hijacking the process.....taking a "my way or the highway" approach to congressional politics.
Add to the formula a GOP race for the nomination in which the candidates are having a hard time grabbing a firm hold onto support from voters because
of xenophobic foreign policy views, a lack of economic understanding (or they do understand and only serve to aid the corporations) and past records
that make one question their "conservatism", it is no wonder that any candidate (except Santorum) has had their shot as front-runner.
Of course, this excludes Ron Paul. Whether or not you agree with his stance on the issues, he is the only candidate that has remained firmly in place
while the rest of the GOP flounders to find their sweet-spot, with no regard to previous positions they may have held. But RP is tossed to the side by
both the left and the right as a fringe lunatic that will never have a chance. Yet, he climbs the polls to #1 or #2 in Iowa, and the GOP machine has
been on it full force today. Almost all of the GOP talking heads have been making the same statement all day: "If RP wins Iowa, it will be irrelevant
and means that Iowa has no place being first in the nation". What this really means is that if RP wins, they will not allow him to be the nominee.
Will all this in-fighting going on within the GOP taking place, their approval ratings are sliding further down while Obama is enjoying a slight
increase in favorability. Is this the product of a divided GOP, or Obama growing some juevos and telling them to get off their laurels and do
something? That can be debated but the fact remains that while most of us would love to see Obama out of office in this next election, we are
witnessing the alienation of one GOP presidential candidate regardless of his popularity, an "extrminization" of the Republican party, and possibly
the re-election of Obama.
So my fellow conservatives, we need to get our act together pretty quick. We are allowing our voting process to be hijacked by the party itself and it
has become quite apparent that our "values" are not based on morality and such, but instead on the electability of one particular candidate or