It has been entertaining, if not gratifying, to watch all the GOP pundits the last month since the election. Before I start, a disclaimer: I spent my entire voting life in the GOP. I held my nose and voted for the ‘lesser of two evils’ in 4 presidential elections. Each time, I watched the party move further to the left in an attempt to compromise and win votes. I watched them move really far to the side of religious oligarchy mislabeled ‘the religious right.’ While I stayed put, the GOP became neither Grand, nor anything like the Ol’ Party. Running Mitt, the last elections primary loser, as the nominee, finally punched my ticket. I did a Butch Cassidy of the side of that cliff
So now I hear all the Johnny Come Latelys asking, “What can we do to reach out to..(insert insulting liberal collectivist term)?” Or even better, “Maybe if we get behind (insert single-issue magic bullet here) we will secure the (insert insulting-liberal-collectivist-term here) vote.” Romney was half-right about one thing, that 47% that doesn’t identify with him, wont no matter what. What he hadn’t planned on was the large percentage, some included in that 47, that know the left dislikes America, it’s empire, it’s disregard for Peace, Prosperity, and Individual Human LIberties, and can’t find where he contrasted on the so-called right. There are even tenured conservative pundits insisting that Romney was the man, staying with that lame-horse.
Grabbing a single-issue, like Medical Marijuana, or Gay Marriage (a non-issue by-the-way), or whatever else, will not change a thing, unless the overall policy is one of…wait for it…Peace, Prosperity and Individual Liberties. If it cant pass that litmus test, it is to Acidic for me, and many others.
Please tell me I’m wrong…although I can point to at least 5 heavy-hitter-twitters who ask the above questions on a daily basis. I din’t provide links because a Google search will find them.