Tuesday, May 12, 2009
The Unintellegent Design of the Republican Party
Cheney recently stated that if he had to choose between four star general Colin Powell and controversial political radio host Rush Limbaugh being a republican that he would choose Limbaugh. “Well if I had to choose in terms of being a Republican, I’d go with Rush Limbaugh,” Cheney said. “My take on it was Colin had already left the party — I didn’t know he was still a Republican.”
Many Republicans were sore over Powell's eventual endorsement of Obama over McCain, but it's dangerous for the vice president for almost the last decade to come out and question a respected Republican like Powell and it only weakens their party. Powell is very well respected and he served as secretary of state during the very same administration of Bush and Cheney. This shows the party's want to remain introversive and avoid change or evolution.
The voters have shown that they believe our problems can be solved with people who cross party lines and don't see things in terms of "you're either with us or against us". Limbaugh himself said he would like to see our current president fail, which would be devastating to the people of this country who are frequently learning that the lifespan of their social security is shrinking and shrinking.
It would be silly to think that the Republican party will go the way of the mammoth to extinction but I would be very frightened if I were a moderate conservative. The party is only stepping backwards if they think that the average American voter will tolerate them blindingly cling to their political ideals without regard to the welfare of our country.
One thing that I guess is good for the Republican party is that they have no fear of their "Grand Old Party" elephant logo becoming an extinct mammoth. Most God fearing Christian Conservatives don't believe in mammoths since they couldn't have existed in the Earth's six thousand year time span, so I guess they have nothing to worry about.