The Death of the Current Republican Party

Why the Republican Party lost the 2012 elections.

Ever since the Republican Party lost in the 2012 elections they have cried foul. They have plenty of excuses, but very few address the belief that Obama, being human, is just more in touch with the people. Romney, on the other hand, portrayed an evil version of Pinocchio. The only difference is that his nose didn’t grow, as his lies surely did. Unlike Pinocchio, Romney has no chance of becoming human because he’s never dreamed of becoming one of us. In Romney land, humans are mere puppets to be moved and discarded on a monopoly board of life.

Mitt Romney

Romney has once again proven that he was unqualified to be president. His latest crying is what we have come to expect from a spoiled brat who is clueless, morally bankrupt, and now irrelevant. Obama gave us specifics; Republicans gave us Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry, et al. They made their own beds. Now they get to lie in them.

Romney, and the Republican lies that came with him, could not hide the fact that had they been elected, we would have been condemned to the same lawlessness we have seen in the past. Their focus on jobs, jobs, jobs entailed the same tired concepts they’ve tried to sell us for years. Protect the tax status of the rich, the entitlements they enjoy, and wait for their money to trickle down to the rest of us.

Their blueprint for winning was traitorous, as described in Declaration of War Against the Republican Congress. Not one thing proposed by Obama is supported by these low lives. We all know that even a broken clock is right twice a day, but in the Republican mind a broken clock is better than Obama. They berate everything Obama has done and continue to live by their new standard; refuse to work with him ever.

Chris Christie

When Chris Christie shook Obama’s hand, and complimented him for his help after hurricaneSandy, he was immediately pounced upon and labeled a traitor. This is the same Chris Christie who was the darling of the Republican Party. Chris Christie was their “Great White Hope,” who would surely ride to the rescue and reclaim the White House in 2016. Rather than a show civility, what Republicans expected to see was Christie wagging his finger in Obama’s face and shouting the way Jan Brewer did inArizona. By Republican way of thinking, that is one classy lady. She sure knows how to give Obama a good tongue-lashing, and put him in his place.

Of course this is what we have come to expect from a Party who acts like a pack of wolves eating their own. By the way: Chris Christie has now been given the highest approval rating ever, for aNew Jerseygovernor. I wonder if this is because he DID NOT follow Brewer’s example. I also wonder; what is Jan Brewer’s approval rating? One can only shudder at the thought, ifNew Jerseyhad been cursed with Jan Brewer as governor?

For those who don’t believe God has a sense of humor, I give you exhibit A: The most comical Republicans are religious hypocrites who have moronically stated, “The only reason Obama won the election was because of Hurricane Sandy.” Ah yes! The Lord does work in mysterious ways. Hurricanes by our own definition are labeled as, “Acts of God.” Since Republicans still don’t see the connection I will shout it out for them to hear. Even God was on the Democrat’s side. As long as Republicans refuse to acknowledge this fact they will continue to live in a state of denial.

Obama accused of giving out gifts.

Romney says that Obama won because he gave out gifts and there is some truth in this statement. The truth is a concept that is alien to Mitt Romney, the Republican Party, Fox News, Rush Limbaugh, and all those who refuse to believe polls, and the facts they are drawn from. The truth will set you free so I agree Obama has given out gifts. He has given the gift of life, the gift of law against the greedy, the gift of hope that those who caused the recession will no longer get a free ride, the gift of equality. In other words he has given some of the basics that free people expect from their government. All we got from the opposition were lies, smoke and mirrors, a lot of hot air, and a promise that more of our civil liberties would be eroded.

Perhaps if Romney had decided to give gifts of his own to the 99%, instead of the 1% who funded most of his campaign, he would have had a better chance of being elected. Lying is what his brand of politics has always resorted to, so he wouldn’t deliver on the lies he was spinning. It is just too easy to convince the politically challenged and useful idiots out there to, “Believe what I say, not what I do.” Once he took office his lies, just like his tax returns, would no longer hurt him. Unfortunately for him, his big money donors, who didn’t meet with him in secret, might have fallen for these lies, and ended their support.

The current Republican Party is now thankfully dead. It has been a long time coming and started with Ronald Reagan and the religious right taking over the Party. Moderate Republicans, who are not totally extinct, believe that the Republicans will need to be more inclusive if they want to stay relevant. The problem with this assessment is that the religious side of their party, along with the militant Tea Party wing, will never agree that white man and God no longer guarantee a win in the elections. They believe they lost because they weren’t right wing enough. They believe they lost because they didn’t succeed in getting their message across. The truth of the matter is they succeeded only too well. We heard their message and rejected it soundly.

When faced with death people go through what has become known as the Kübler-Ross model. First there is denial, followed by anger, bargaining, depression, and finally acceptance. Republicans have reached the bargaining stage of this model, believing they still have leverage when it comes to Obama’s tax plan. Now that the people have spoken, and the election is settled, their hollow attempts at negotiating must be recognized for what it is. The death rattle we hear comes from a dying party.

Religious fanatics have for too long gotten away with disregarding parts in the Constitution of the United States that does not suit them. We are cursed with people who tell us what is or is not constitutional, but are too lazy to actually read it, or too dumb to understand what they read. To these people I give them the following excerpts:

The US Consitution

Article 6 

“The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.”

The framers of the Constitution realized that the above words were not strong enough. For this reason the First Amendment to the Constitution went further and states:

Amendment 1

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

The separation of church and state is clear. It is unambiguous, and it is the law of the land.

Moderate Republicans are already extinct

If Republicans want to stay relevant, moderate Republicans will have to kick out the religious fanatics and take back the part of our constitution that they gave up on decades ago. In other words, they must do the unthinkable. There can be no words stating, “In God we trust.” No prayer or courses preaching intelligent design in public schools, no swearing on the bible, no condemnation of civil servants who are not Christian, and no blocking of mosques that are to be built in downtown NYC.

The fanatical religious right will have to take a back seat in politics or be kicked out entirely. This outcome will of course leave these people out in the cold with only one option left. They will be forced to leave the Republicans, and start a party of their own. Only by doing so will they once again be able to thump each other’s back and tell themselves how great they are.

Freedom loving American should not listen to those who don’t believe in the Constitution. In fact religious fanatics don’t even believe in the bible, except for the parts that suit them at the time. The world must reject them as strongly as they reject the rest of the world. “Do unto others,” comes around full circle. The end of religious extremism is an outcome I will die for, knowing that it would be the greatest thing to happen; for a long, long, long time.

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