“In a nutshell, Americans hate the President, hate the congress, hate the Democrats, hate the Republicans, and want to burn Washington, D.C. to the ground.” — Erick Erickson
Democrats, whose only governing specialties are banning anything they don’t like and taxing whatever’s left, are in the drink. Granted, they’re not in as deep as their inane “progressive” policies have put the rest of us, but that’s only because their retirement plans are so much more buoyant — and the sooner they get to enjoy them, the better. But even that’s not a sure thing considering their Republican opponents seem to believe that life preservers filled with pink lemonade will keep the circling schools of increasingly desperate left-wing sharks with teeth like box cutters from sending them to the bottom. As Richard Pecore says of the Pachyderms,
all they have to do is not screw up more than usual to win the Senate in November. That could be a tough task for the GOP, who can’t seem to tie their shoes, much less offer a viable presidential candidate. Their recent candidate history read likes a Who’s Who of losers — people like Romney, who was so unpalatable to conservative voters that 7 million of them stayed home on Election Day in 2012.
Establishment Republicans like Mild Mitch McConnell and Bawlin’ Johnny Boehner have thus far been unable to put up much of a scrap against seasoned grudge match groin-pullers like Dirty Harry Reid, Red Barry Obama, or even the bimbo from the Barbary Coast, that demented cat-scratcher Nancy Pelosi — and there’s a lingering suspicion, at least as regards the importation of droves of illegal aliens into the country, that the fight was fixed from the beginning. After all, a corner that repeatedly empties the spit bucket on its own fans must have something other than winning on their minds.
The Democrats hold the White House and the Senate, and the Republican Party is spending more time fighting conservatives in their own party than they are fighting the liberals who are destroying our country. It’s time we realize that the Republican establishment hates us as much as they hate the liberals — maybe even more. (Mitt Romney Takes a Stand Against the Tea Party)
Romney, a politician only slightly more inspiring than a lukewarm glass of buttermilk, is apparently being considered for yet another run as the party’s standard bearer by what passes for the GOP brain trust.
The establishment believes that Romney lost because he went too far right in a country that is lurching left. Both suppositions are wrong. Romney lost because he represented everything conservatives (both Republican and Democratic) dislike in a candidate for President.(RINOs Can’t Figure Out Why Romney Lost)
Mitt’s primary attribute is that he’s a nice guy, exactly the wrong kind of warrior to send into a political knife fight against the assembled character assassins of the Left. As the old Brooklyn Dodger manager Lippy Leo Durocher once observed, nice guys finish last.