The Texas Observer says; “Fifty Years and Still Outraged.” But outrage is hard to sustain, and yawns are hard to stifle. The long GOP Primary race is all but over now. Have done what I could to save them from themselves by knocking on Perry and Gingrich and the rest of the Seven Dwarfs who thought they might like to lead the free world. All the candidates whom God instructed to make a run at the nomination have fallen by the wayside; there’s a cosmic- scale joke for you.
And the laughs keep on coming, although it’s black humor. Windsock Willard will cruise to the convention with all the support money can buy. Republican voters will hold their noses and fall in line, but the batshit crazy faction that has put that party over the top time and again will not be lining up with their torches and pitchforks. They know that “there is no there there.” This man will say anything to get elected. If he had only chosen to get himself elected governor of Oklahoma instead of Massachusetts, he wouldn’t have left such damning evidence of moderation.
The GOP is fielding their strongest candidate, and he could win, the electorate has been hornswoggled before. Heck, he’s already selling access. So much for the idea that wealthy candidates could be immune to graft. That’s part of what this election will be about; how much is enough, or too much? The Party of Croesus stands opposed to progressive taxation, equal pay for equal work, and have killed the estate tax that in the year 2000 affected .01% of American taxpayers. As George McGovern quipped, “I guess everybody thinks they’re going to win the lottery.”
Maybe Obama has him where he want’s ‘em. Romney will be running against the Buffet Rule, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, and reproductive rights, for War with Iran and the status quo ante for healthcare coverage. With the economy out of free-fall and the troops coming home, odds should be good for re-election. Now he needs to work on those coat-tails so the extreme right wing that has captured the Party of Lincoln is sent back to the wilderness that is their rightful place.