Sometimes I have to wonder what gets into Chris Matthews’ crack. Here’s a clip of him going absolutely goopy in love over Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann at their joint appearance, calling them “the new star power” of the GOP because they can rally a bunch of teabaggers in Minneapolis.
Someone needs to stop Chris Matthews and say, “WTF? You’re talking about the former half-term governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin, as a serious contender? You do understand that we’re talking about running for President of the United States, not the next round of American Idol here.” Chris Currey pretty much does so.
I do not recognize myself in the Republican Party anymore. As someone said it before, I did not leave the Republican Party, the Republican Party left me. I have the same ideological positions on most of the issues that I had when I voted for Eisenhower, Nixon, Reagan and George W. Bush in 2000. However, I just cannot trust the reins of our government and nation, of this formidably complicated and complex gigantic machine that is the USA, to the amateurish leadership of the Republican Party.
We are living through tough times. We are being challenged like I have never seen America being challenged before. China is a formidable foe, and it is out there competing against us on every field and beating us on several fronts. While our education budgets are being slashed in every state across the nation, China is doubling and tripling theirs. These are the challenges and challengers that we are facing. And we need our best and brightest to lead us, not a half-term governor or radio/TV talking heads.
Maybe I am too old and too cynical, but I think the Republican party is in the last stages of agony. If nothing happens, we might win an election or even two, but in the long run we will lose America.