You know, that really could be the Republican Party’s official motto.
If you’re Republican voter, you’ve probably come to the conclusion that the GOP just cannot get its act together.
In 2012, Barack Obama was already considered the biggest failure of a President since Jimmy Carter. He had “One Term” written all over him. The Republican party should have won that election hands down.
But instead, they nominated a milquetoast, Northeast moderate who was the progenitor of the single worst “signature achievement” of Obama’s first term: Obamacare.
What should have been an easy win became a decisive loss.
Now here we are in the beginning of the 2016 election and Republicans running for President seem poised to once again snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
The Democrat Party is running two very repugnant candidates — one a venal, felonious opportunist and one a decrepit old socialist without a clue about the real world. Democrat voter enthusiasm is at an all-time low. Who can blame Democrat voters for not being excited. Look at their miserable choices. I mean, you know it’s bad when a brain-addled nitwit like Joe Biden would be considered an improvement.
This should be an easy win for the Republican Party.
Yesterday, I saw a story that was making the rounds on the Internet that Marco Rubio was caught on video insulting the Bible. When I first saw it, I thought, “Oh, come on!”
I watched the video in question and frankly, couldn’t understand a word he said. But the subtitles added claimed he pointed at the Bible and said that “there aren’t any answer in there, especially that one.” I watched the :29-second clip repeatedly and never once heard what the subtitles were claiming he said.
But the Cruz campaign promoted the video with screaming headlines that Rubio was mocking the Bible.
Are you kidding me?!
And let me guess. Paul McCartney was murdered in 1968 and if you play a Beatles album backwards you can hear John Lennon saying “I buried Paul.”
Last night, the Cruz Campaign Communications Director Rick Tyler (who was pushing the video with the bogus subtitles) apologized for promoting the video and admitted the story was inaccurate.
Now, look. We all can be taken in by reports we see on the news or Internet that turn out to be inaccurate or contradictory or even flat-out false. I’ve been taken in a couple of times over this past year. It is the nature of modern instant communication. We are barraged with news and information 24/7. Even mainstream cable news outlets get it wrong sometimes — like, for example, reporting on the evening of the Iowa Caucus “breaking news” that Ben Carson was taking a break after Iowa while pontificating at how unusual and unprecedented it is.
But Presidential campaigns should hold themselves to a higher standard. We’re talking about electing a President of the United States here. This isn’t a game, you guys. Between Rubio’s campaign hysterically accusing Cruz of planting a false Facebook story about Trey Gowdy or the Cruz campaign accusing Rubio of hating the Bible because of a garbled, inarticulate video, I’m beginning to think we’re setting ourselves up for another “Snatching Defeat from the Jaws of Victory” moment here.
Note to the Cruz and Rubio campaigns: Cut it out! For God’s sake!
We have a Socialist and a felonious criminal running for the Democrat nomination. And every stupid, childish, sniping thing you two are doing will come back to bite us in the ass in the General Election.
But you can’t help yourselves. You’re going after each other like a couple of teenage girls vying for Head Cheerleader.
You’re acting like a couple of clowns. It’s beneath the dignity of the office you seek to hold.
And don’t give me this garbage that you can’t be held responsible for what your campaign people do. Yes you damn well can. The buck better stop with you, or neither of you are fit to be President.
Senator Cruz, with all due respect, you need to clean house. What the hell good is it to have a “solid ground game” if your “solid ground game” is populated by shiftless jerks who play fast and loose with the facts? If you want anyone to believe you can act as an Executive, it’s time to kick some asses — even if that means firing people.
Same goes for you, Senator Rubio. Your hands aren’t clean in this. Even when you acknowledge that you have no proof that the Cruz Campaign was behind that stupid Facebook post, you still kept pounding away.
Listen, you guys. Your stock is plummeting here. We have a country to save. We have got to stop this Leftward march off the cliff.
And it isn’t just that this behavior brings dishonor to our country. It’s that it makes both of you look like sniping girls. I half expect you to get into a hair-pulling, fingernail scratching chick fight at the next debate.
For heaven’s sake. The two of you are acting like Krystle and Alexis from Dynasty.
Are you vying for the female vote by trying to act like a couple of girls?! Cut it out!
Man up. When it comes to your campaigns, you are the commander. You are the General. Take some responsibility for your campaign and your campaign staff. And, frankly, if you can’t do that, maybe you aren’t ready to be Commander-in-Chief.
This “win at any cost, even if we have to act like douche-bags to do it” will damage the Republicans’ chances in November. Does that not even matter to you? You don’t think Hillary Clinton won’t make full use of all this childish “You stop! No, you stop!” bullshit the two of you are resorting to?
Though you may not be the source of this stupidity, you are the candidate. You need to take some responsibility for this, exert some authority over your campaign staff and get your houses in order.
We have a nation to save. Why don’t the two of you start acting like you know that?
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