The GOP is on a suicide mission

GOP Big 4: 8-15-11

GOP Big 4: 8-15-11 (Photo credit: DonkeyHotey)

If Ronald Reagan would know what the GOP is doing nowadays,  the GOP savior would roll over in his grave. The whole world is making fun of them. Democrats, Independents and even Moderate Republicans can’t believe what is going on. The only ones who seem to think they’re doing a great job, are the GOP Politicians themselves.

I don’t even know where to start. Should I start with the GOP’s wish that rapists should have the right to sue the victim of their rape to stop her from having an abortion? Or with the same people who continue to repeat that that victim can’t be pregnant from rape in the first place? Should I mention that a majority of GOP voters wants better gun control, but that the GOP doesn’t even want to consider it? Or maybe that even though most of their voters wanted a tax raise on the richest Americans, GOP Politicians refused to do so, leaving a Nation nervous for weeks? Maybe I should begin with the GOP House spending tax payer money in an insane attempt to repeal ObamaCare for the 34th time. Or that victims of Hurricane Sandy had to wait for relief because Republicans who were willing to spend 3 trillion they didn’t have on wars, were unwilling to spend 60 billion on homeless Americans. The list goes on and on. And in all these examples the GOP went against the will of their own voters, leaving no doubt who they are actually working for.

Apparently the GOP wants to have the image that they only care about their richest sponsors, ignore the majority of their own voters and that they’re willing to suicide bomb their own country if they don’t get what they want. A recent poll showed that only 26% of the Americans see the GOP as something positive. No doubt that that number will shrink even further.

Many GOP Politicians are in complete denial. They still seem to think Americans agree with what they are doing. Barack Obama won the elections in a landslide and every serious analyst knows that the voters punished the GOP for being completely out of touch with the American people. But no signs yet that the GOP learned from it.

The few realistic Republicans know there are tough times ahead. Until 2014 they can block whatever they want in the House, but it looks like their time is over then. In the midterm elections the Democrats may win a majority in the House and from then on the GOP lost all power. And if they don’t change anything soon, it is hard to imagine that they will ever get it back. Most voters who appreciate what the GOP does are old white men. There are some younger Conservatives who are very loud but there are just a couple of them. Not enough to even come close to the number of new voters who are likely to join the Democrats. The only way the GOP can survive and be competitive is if they exterminate the Ultra Conservatives who rule their party. Twenty percent of the Americans may love them, but the more extreme they become, the further they will walk away from the other 80% of the electorate. And twenty percent of the voters may be loud, but they won’t win an election for you.

Maybe that is why this week, GOP Chairman Reince Priebus openly supported a plan to cheat. Instead of making sure his party starts listening to the American people, instead of trying to find out why people abandoned the GOP during the 2012  elections, Priebus has a better idea. He wants to change the electoral system.  Traditional Red states should remain ‘the winner takes all’ States and the votes in Blue States should be divided by district.

The vote of a Democrat in Texas will end up in the trashcan once the Republicans won the State, but the vote of a Republican in Pennsylvania will still count once the Democrats won that State. It must be a joke, but he was serious. You must not really be confident that you have a good plan for America if you think you need tricks like this to have a chance to win, but he didn’t even try to hide it. Priebus openly admitted that a first world democracy like America should have a system in which Republican States are ‘winner takes it all’ States and States won by Democrats are not.

No attempts to get votes by doing what voters actually want, no attempts to change the GOP’s pro-rape culture or the wars they have with everyone who is not a Conservative Christian. No will to change a party that leaves Hurricane Victims homeless because they prefer to play Political games. None of that all. The best solution the GOP could come up with is not to listen to the American people, but to openly cheat during the elections.

And just like all the other things they’ve tried, this will also backfire. In the months leading up to the 2012 elections the GOP did everything to make voting easier for those who were likely to vote for them and tried to make voting more difficult for those who were more likely to vote for the Democrats. Result? People felt as if their right to vote was in danger. They waited in line for hours. They turned up in huge numbers. Nothing energized the Democratic voters more than GOP attempts to cheat. But the GOP still doesn’t realize that in these days people can inform themselves via social media and internet, they still don’t get that can’t win anymore by cheating.

The direction the GOP is going in is not good for the GOP and not good for our country. America needs a decent GOP. No country should just have just one serious party. But there is big chance it will be like that soon. Demographics show that even an extreme red State like Texas may be blue in ten years. If anything, the GOP should become more moderate because that is what the majority of the voters want. But instead of doing that, they changed into a party for the extreme Conservative right and by doing so, sent Moderate Republicans and Independents to the Democrats.

The good thing about a democracy is that the majority decides. The days that you could win an election because voters were uninformed are over. It’s time the GOP stops their suicide mission and starts to realize what the majority actually wants. It’s time the GOP walks towards the majority instead of away from them. If they refuse to change, the GOP will be nothing but a memory within years.

And considering what they have been doing lately, not a good memory.


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