A Compelling Narrative
By Emma X
I'm still your best alternative.
Mitt Romney tried to do the right thing. His concession speech was conciliatory and correct in bipartisan sentiments. But a wounded RNC, having lost the most expensive political effort in history needed someone to blame, and the easiest target was the Romney campaign. Granted, it was a bizarre affair start to finish, but it was not conducted without input from every influential source in the Party. In negating Mitt the Republicans negate the sentiments of his concession speech, leaving us all to wonder where and how the needed change that everyone is talking about will occur.
|Marco Rubio has already been to Iowa,|
and is positioning himself to be the candidate
of inclusion in the Republican Party. For many
hispanics and latinos he is to them what Sarah
Palin was to feminists; the right look, but wrong
|While some Republican leaders are seriously|
talking change, others continue with the same
philosophy that got them elected. You can be
sure that Mitch and others like him will continue
conservative politics 'Gangnam Style'.
|A breath of fresh air.|
While trying to figure out
if it is even possible to clean up
The House, Republicans are
trying to mask the awful
smell in the base-ment.
Centrist conservatives are struggling to regain their voice in a Party where ultra conservatives are still well funded and motivated to regain power and legislate their agendas. The Republican Party has met this impasse before, and the result has been the formation of new conservative parties. This happened with the New WHIGs in the 1830s, the Republican-Democrats in the 1860s, and Teddy Roosevelt's Bull Moose Party in 1912. Perhaps it is time for the Republican Party to experience another philosophical shift. The 2012 election was a mandate for cooperation and a more centrist approach. This mandate may exclude ultra conservative politicians, forcing them to find a new place to go. The fiscal cliff is looming ahead, and only time will tell where conservative commitment lies. The proof is in the voting.
|The WHIG Party still|
exists. They could be-
come The White Homo-
phobic Ignorant Guys
Party. Everyone should
have fair representation.
|Ultra conservative rhetoric is going back in the closet.|
Current Republican thinking is that the lack of a compelling
narrative must have been the deciding factor in the 2012
election. Get ready for a new less scary bedtime story.