posted on May 27, 2011 09:45
A Tapster had these thoughts in response to my blog on the GOP’s lousy crop of presidential candidates:
“Look no further than the uncivil chaos on Jones Street to see weeds, chiggers and worms in the Republican crop there as well. GOP leaders have lost sight of their promised “jobs/economy” focus, and have let their restless flock wonder aimlessly into unproductive areas. To their chagrin, the leaders must pay disproportionate attention to the impatient demands of the newbie Tea Partyers who want to deliver on campaign promises to put a gun in every hand and keep unwanted embryos in unlucky wombs.
“As a result, the GOP’s increasingly strident positions and intense partisanship are increasingly out of touch in a moderate state that simply wants its kids educated, criminals confined and food and medical care provided to those who really need it. Yet, sadly, we are heading for an unprecedented veto of the budget, with an uncharted mess to follow.
“The GOP is blowing it big time. It got its hand on the steering wheel for the first time in a meaningful way since Gen. Sherman was in town, and quickly forgot where it’s going because of the noise and complaining from the backseat . There seems to be no plan and, except for control of redistricting, the GOP would be tossed from political leadership in the next election quicker than a civil rights leader is tossed from the legislative building.”
As a Republican friend said this week: “The legislature is doing something I didn’t think possible: make Bev Perdue popular.”