It seems that as campaigns hit high gear, now is the time to distance themselves from those who propagated such wild tales. Take into consideration California assemblyman Chuck DeVore.
"The president is doing himself no favors by spending millions of dollars to block the release of documents surrounding his birth certificate," DeVore said to Dave Weigel. "As long as the president keeps fighting tooth and nail to prevent the release of such things, people are going to remain skeptical."
Of course, DeVore later released a statement through his communications director reaffirming Devore's belief in the legitimacy of the president. Is it possible that his statement was only meant to illustrate a political distraction? Yes, but I think there is more to DeVore, who has pretty much adopted every other Tea Party talking point.
Most recently, "birther" queen Orly Taitz had been uninvited from a Tea Party Rally in which Chuck DeVore was scheduled to attend. DeVore spokesman, Josh Trevino, issued the following statement:
"I can say emphatically that the Chuck DeVore campaign and Chuck DeVore himself strongly disapproves of Orly Taitz and the crazy theories she continues to advance."Why can't DeVore, or any other conservative candidate actually argue the matter for the president, instead of issuing a vague statement of disapproval?
Also consider that DeVore is endorsed by the Tea Parties, and according to this recent poll by CBS, a majority of Tea Partiers either believe the president was born outside the country or are unsure of his citizenship...
While you can't choose your followers, you can refuse their endorsements, but in doind so, you will most likely alienate their most important feature - their money.
The simpleton Birthers along with the Tea baggers are the same whiners that were crying when the McCain/Bailin ticket lost. Now that their yelling and screaming failed to stop the health care debate and the bill from passing they are crying again. Let’s face it the Republicans had eight years to deal with health care, immigration, climate change and financial oversight and governance and they failed. The Republicans are good at starting wars (two in eight years, with fat contracts to friends of Cheney/Bush) but not at winning wars as seen by the continuing line of body bags that keep coming home. Instead of participating in the health care debate of ideas the Republicans party turned inward to their old fashion obstructionist party (and their Confederacy roots). In my opinion the Republican Waterloo loss was caused by the party allowing a small portions (but very loud) of the republican party of “birthers, baggers and blowhards” to take over their party. I will admit that this fringe is very good at playing “Follow the Leader” by listening to their dullard leaders, Beck, Hedgecock, Hannity, O’Reilly, Rush, Savage, Sarah Bailin, Orly Taitz, Victoria Jackson, Michele Bachmann and the rest of the Blowhards and acting as ill programmed robots (they have already acted against doctors that perform abortions). The Birthers and the Tea party crowd think they can scare, intimidate and force others to go along with them by comments like “This time we came unarmed”, let me tell you something not all ex-military join the fringe militia crazies who don’t pay taxes and run around with face paint in the parks playing commando, the majority are mature and understand that the world is more complicated and grey than the black and white that these simpleton make it out to be and that my friend is the point. The world is complicated and presidents like Hamilton, Lincoln, and Roosevelt believed that we should use government a little to increase social mobility, now it’s about dancing around the claim of government is the problem. The sainted Reagan passed the biggest tax increase in American history and as a result federal employment increased, but facts are lost when mired in mysticism and superstition. Although some Republicans are trying to distant themselves from this fringe most of them, having no game plan/ vision for our country, are just going along and fanning the flames. For a party that gave us Abraham Lincoln, it is tragic that the ranks are filled with too many empty suits. But they now claim they have changed, come on, what sucker is going to believe that? All I can say to you is remember Waterloo.ReplyDelete
"I will admit that this fringe is very good at playing “Follow the Leader” by listening to their dullard leaders, Beck, Hedgecock, Hannity, O’Reilly, Rush, Savage, Sarah Bailin, Orly Taitz, Victoria Jackson, Michele Bachmann and the rest of the Blowhards."ReplyDelete
I agree... the problem, in my opinion, is the apathy of those who are complicit with the administration. In many instances, those who are most vocal represent the minority, but because they are more vocal, they get their way...
In simplest form, I am reminded of my local HOA. They wanted to install speed bumps on the roads. To get the approval of the entire neighborhood, they would have required the majority of the neighborhood (over 450 homes) to approve and pay for these humps, so instead of holding a vote, they used a county municipal service benefit unit, which only requires a majority or returned ballots to approve a measure.
The HOA was able to pass the speed humps with roughly 16% of the total neighborhood population, because those who did not want them never returned their ballot...
I can only hope that there will be a high turn out this November. If its a high turn out then I can live with the results, but if not, then we will get as a Country what your neighborhood received.ReplyDelete
I'm prepared to vote, and hopefully I can do my part by voting against some of the GOP Tea Party candidates in the primary too...ReplyDelete
I would be more in favor of some moderate Republicans, but they don't really exist anymore, but, my theory is that if I vote for the non-Tea Party candidates, and they win, then the Tea Party will either field their own candidate or vote other, giving the Democrats an opportunity...
I think it is the only way to snap my party back to the middle - to give them some more losses...
On a plus side, I have been for the most part satisfied with Obama. The Dems don't do half bad, but one nation under Tea is just unacceptable.