Media now is filled with new GOP heads and old GOP gas bags all trying to portray Obama's election victory as insignificant or resulting for irrelevant reasons.
This morning CBS let Huckabee ramble on in his pursuit of selling a book as he tried to make the case that the real problem with women voters going for Obama wasn't Mourdock and Akin nonsense statements on rape and women's rights, but the unwillingness of the rest of the GOP to support them with total paty solidarity. Has Charlie Rose gotten too much money and gotten so soft that he was unwilling to note that Huckabee was blathering total nonsense?
And, we have also been getting a steady barrage from Lyin' Ryan and others that voters just did not understand their big change economic nonsense. People did not stand in line for hours in rain to vote against Romney-Ryan because they did not understand. They did that because they did understand that this was just further continuation of the GOP nonsense in Congress that has made the GOP the GIP or Grossly Irrelevant Party.
The Washington GOP congress critters spent the last years following Mitch McConnell like a bunch of lemmings as they stood for irrelevance at all costs hoping against all logic to defeat Obama by being gross legislative failures themselves. South Dakota has two of these gross irrelevancies.. John Thune and Kristi Noem.
I know the South Dakota Democratic Party and too many of the Democratic candidates have all the courage of pond scum, but even so Varilek put work, money, facts, and logic into showing that Noem was irrelevant to probably 99.9 percent of South Dakotans real issues. Voting GIP in South Dakota is an old bad habit. It is the election version of shooting yourself in the foot every election.
The GIP aversion to raising tax rates is a gift to their idiocy from Grover Norquist. His pledge that most GIP morons bought into is a kind of death sentence for partisan relevancy. GOP lemmings are still planning to support this one man and his lunacy at the expense of all the rest of us. If all they do is talk compromise but hang onto retrograde obstructionism as their governing creed, the GIP/GOP should be consigned to howling in the wilderness for the next 40 years.
There is still much to be done. Voters and all citizens must wake up to the fact that the GIP Know Nothing, Do Nothing mythology-corrupted partisanship will destroy Congress and the US. Were our standards for treason not so high (and appropriate) , there would be reason for charging these mindless partisan hacks with some kind of minor treason. They have not been operating in the interests of the United States or the world as a place habitable by humans. The current Republican partisanship is an alien perspective.
Journalists trying to balance the GIP nonsense with facts and rationality are doing journalism and themselves and all the rest of us a huge dis-service.
*** Stay tuned for more perfectly unbalanced opinion--- Doug Wiken