Thursday, June 21, 2012
During the last presidential election, John McCain put his hopes in winning the election in the hands of two sketchy characters: Sarah Palin and Joe the Plumber. Sarah, bless her heart, did her best. And many wingers thought, Joe the Plumber would inspire America and turn the election in favor of McCain. It did not work out however.
This leads me to observe that the state of the GOTP is in shambles. It can no longer claim to be the party of ideas. It can claim to be the party of the ideas of Joe the Plumber and Sarah Palin, but it cannot claim an intellectual mantra. Example: left to Joe the Plumber, school kids would use the bible as a science text book.
Lots of folks are rightfully embarrassed that they supported John Edwards after learning what caused his crash and burn. However, Edwards is persona non grata in the party. Contrast that with Poor Sarah and to a lesser extent, Joe the Plumber. These character continue to garner party support. In Sarah's case The FNC/RNC pays her a million dollars a year to pop off on television. That is a big difference between to two parties. It is also a sign of political decay and another reason why the GOTP should be shut down now.