Meet the New Boss - Same as the Old Boss
Published on August 28, 2012 By Daiwa In Politics

Not that anyone here (or in the GOP) particularly cares, but the GOP lost one registered Republican today with the rules shenanigans at the convention.  I'll vote for Romney, but it's no longer a vote for him, rather a vote against Obama, and I'm re-registering as an Independent as soon as the local rules allow.  RINO jackwagons kicking the proverbial gift horse in the teeth.  Pure idiocy.  McCain must be so proud.


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on Aug 28, 2012

The power grab is truly embarrassing.  They've completely undermined the enthusiasm and goodwill generated by Paul Ryan's selection.  A very real chance this will be a rerun of "How to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory".

 

on Aug 29, 2012

What happened?

on Aug 29, 2012

 

with the rules shenanigans at the convention. 

Talk radio callers this morning are feeling very similar as you Daiwa. Many talking about a 3rd party and the host was saying No, no, no....let's save the Republic first (meaning vote for Romney/Ryan) and then make changes.   

on Aug 29, 2012

Gary Johnson not an option?

on Aug 29, 2012

If forced to accept a label, I'd take Goldwater Republican, which is closer to Johnson than Boehner, that's for sure.

Jythier
What happened?

What happened.

lulapilgrim
Talk radio callers this morning are feeling very similar as you Daiwa. Many talking about a 3rd party and the host was saying No, no, no....let's save the Republic first (meaning vote for Romney/Ryan) and then make changes.

I have my doubts about the ability of any 3rd party movement to gain sufficient traction and support to displace the RP, which is why 'fixing' the RP is probably the only real option.  Selecting Ryan was a good step, but they need to sweat a little in order for them to pay attention and become receptive to any fix.  Fewer self-identified Republicans might bring up a bead or two.  McCain, for example, who I admired greatly in years past, has become the poster-child for what is wrong with the RP and I have zero respect for him as a Senator.  If a legitimate alternative had run against him, good chance he'd have lost his last Senate primary.

on Aug 29, 2012

The Republican party did this so Obama could get elected again.

on Aug 29, 2012

Anyone notice the platform as it regards (or disregards) women passed unchanged as well.... if it doesn't matter, why do it at all, and if it does, start respecting women as people.

on Sep 01, 2012

Not sure I agree with Rush that the rules changes were specifically targeted at pro-life conservatives (they picked Ryan for VP, after all).  I think it's worse than that and more pervasive in disenfranchising the broad grass roots.  It embarrasses me enough to change my registration, though I'm more pro-Romney now after watching his acceptance speech.

on Sep 07, 2012

They will never lose me.  They never had me.  But in the final analysis, I will vote the same as you.

on Nov 26, 2012

Been interesting reading and listening to the various post-mortems on Romney's defeat (as opposed to Obama's victory).  Romney having received roughly a million fewer votes than McCain, I have a strong suspicion that the impact of the convention shenanigans was far greater than the RE (Republican Establishment) and media ever let on and the Tea Party folks in particular weren't busting a gut to get to the polls.  I really think that was the difference.  Particularly when you look at how narrow the margins were in big swing states.  Disenfranchising your base is not very smart politics, but then these are Republicans; maybe they overreacted to the savaging of Palin, but it was foolish just the same.  You'll never catch the Democrats attempting to disenfranchise blacks or latinos at their conventions.

Which brings me to another difference between the parties.  For Democrats, it's all identity politics and government benefits.  For Republicans, it's all about economic politics and personal freedom.

Perhaps someday, though I doubt during my remaining lifetime, principles will again cut across racial/ethnic identity and result in elections being decided on ideas and principles rather than skin color or enforced groupthink.  And I know it's not purely one or the other - but predominantly so.

on Nov 26, 2012

Just saw some newer 'final' vote tallies that showed Romney's at least equaled McCain's, maybe just barely exceeded it.  WSJ also said the combined vote deficit in 4 swing states was ~335,000; another 400,000 votes distributed among those 4 states & Romney would have won the EC.  That's only ~0.3% of voters.  The antics at the convention could easily have cost them that many.

on Nov 26, 2012

Not that anyone here (or in the GOP) particularly cares, but the GOP lost one registered Republican
Ditto, but I am looking libertarian as opposed to independent ... considering our few options, is there much different between the two. I voted for Ron Paul as long as I could and contrary to my bitching about not voting for Romney, I did in the end.

on Nov 26, 2012

Particularly when you look at how narrow the margins were in big swing states.

I heard that in some areas of Ohio and Pennsylvania, every single vote went to Obama! That's another angle of this election that's mind boggling.  

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