Monday, October 19, 2015

At What Point Do GOP Voters Realize They've Been Conned And That No One Is Coming For Their Guns?


Kansas crackpot Tim Huelskamp seems upset at RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. The Liberty Caucus extremist took Priebus' dire warnings about a "terrible feeling" that the GOP is "cooked" as a national party very personally. Priebus, looking at what's become of the so-called Deep Bench and the chaos in the Republican-dominated Congress, told the right-wing website, the Washington Examiner, "that we're cooked as a party for quite a while as a party if we don't win in 2016."

Despite Priebus' autopsy after the 2012 disaster, the GOP has learned nothing from their ass-whooping. This year, according to another report at the Washington Examiner, they're counting on the horribleness of Hillary Clinton to win them the day. They believe their own carefully-constructed hype about her.
[Republicans] see Hillary Clinton's numbers steadily tanking under an ethical cloud, as a growing number of Americans say they don't trust her. Polls have shown Republicans ahead of Clinton even in Pennsylvania, a blue state that has eluded GOP nominees for decades. They're confident that her weaknesses as a candidate have made the presidency ripe for the picking. Given this sense of optimism, they see no reason to settle.

Instead, as of this writing, half of Republican primary voters polled nationally are supporting candidates who have never held elective office. At the same time, candidates who fit the profile of a traditional Republican nominee (such as Jeb Bush and Ohio Gov. John Kasich) are at about 10 percent-- combined. It's true that it isn't totally fair to pin this all on ideology rather than a more abstract rebellion against anything smacking of the Washington Establishment. Donald Trump, an avowed supporter of tax hikes and single-payer healthcare, won't win any conservative purity tests, despite his hardline rhetoric on immigration. But still, when the dust settles, it's difficult to see the Republican electorate deciding that to beat Clinton, they need an "electable moderate" in the mold of Bob Dole, John McCain or Mitt Romney.
Another reason why you can bet they're going to wind up with Ted Cruz-- the worst possible case for them (or, if he wins, for America). Since we're talking about Cruz again, I might as well through in that-- as if the GOP base wasn't crazy, stupid and paranoid enough-- Cruz is now telling them Obama is coming to grab their guns. (You'd think some of these imbeciles would wonder why he's waited almost 7 years.) But Cruz sent out a sucker e-mail Friday looking for contributions.
"Friend, I own guns," he wrote in Friday's e-mail pitch. "I'm planning on keeping them. But there's a problem...Obama is coming for our guns."

The e-mail said Congress won't be able to stop the president.

"You see: Obama's aides have alerted the press that if Congress won't cooperate-- Obama will use executive actions to, "keep guns out of the hands of criminals and others who shouldn't have access to them," it reads. "Friend, by "others who shouldn't have... them," Obama means you and me."

Cruz (R-Tex.) has consistently criticized the president over his support for additional gun control measures. In the wake of mass shootings in Roseburg, Ore., and Charleston, S.C., this year, the Republican presidential contender said that Obama had exploited the tragedies as an excuse to take away gun rights.

"It’s sad to see the Democrats take a horrific crime and try to use it as an excuse not to go after people with serious mental illness or people who are repeat felons or criminals but rather try to use it as an excuse to take away the Second Amendment rights of law abiding citizens," Cruz told reporters in Iowa in June, days after a gunman killed nine people in a historically black church in Charleston. He made similar comments following the shooting at a Roseburg, Ore. community college earlier this month.

Following the 2012 school shootings in Newtown, Conn., where 20 children and six adults were killed, along with the gunman's mother, Cruz worked to block gun control legislation. He is still critical of the president's policy response to the incident.

"When the tragic school shooting happened at Newtown... President Obama again didn’t use it to go after violent criminals or felons, but used it as an excuse to come after the Constitutional rights of law abiding citizens," Cruz said in June of this year.
Are Republicans really that stupid? You bet they are. Cruz had a fabulous financial report and he's been steadily rising in the polls. He'll be their nominee-- with Fiorina as the running mate. And they'll wish they had paid closer attention to Priebus' autopsy.

Jeb Bush won't be their nominee, even though he finally put out a decent web ad this weekend, one that absolutely eviscerates Trump, although, we must ask ourselves, to what end? The only person likely to benefit from this hilariously chilling ad is Texas neo-fascist Ted Cruz. Trump has already successfully ended Jeb's viability as a viable electoral force in national politics. Still, the ad's wonderful and as far as I can tell, Team Jeb doesn't even have the brains to run it on TV... so watch it while you can.

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At 4:23 PM, Blogger CWolf said...

"At What Point Do GOP Voters Realize They've Been Conned And That No One Is Coming For Their Guns?"

When we put a bible in their cold dead fingers.

At 7:55 PM, Blogger CWolf said...

I'm very glad the GOP was 'autopsied' before it gets 'cooked'.
Can't be tossing live RWNJ's into the deep fry.

At 10:59 PM, Blogger tamtam said...

I'm a gun owner, and it just drives me bug shit how the Republicans and their allies (like the NRA!) stir up government gun grabbing frenzies cuz then the gun manufacturers hike up the price of guns so as to rake in huge profits off of people's paranoia! I recently had to purchase a gun for self-defense, and I had to settle for the cheapest gun in the case (which was not that cheap, btw) because they have become so inflated in price, thanks to these assholes. One, MAYBE two guns is the most any responsible gun owner needs, not a whole arsenal.


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