Friday, July 09, 2010

Demagoguery is killing the GOP

Former South Carolina Congressman, Republican Bob Inglis tells the AP a "poisonous "demagoguery" threatens the party's long-term credibility."
"I think we have a lot of leaders that are following those (television and talk radio) personalities and not leading," he said. "What it takes to lead is to say, 'You know, that's just not right.'"

Inglis said the rhetoric also distracts from the real problems that politicians should be trying to resolve, such as budget deficits and energy security.
Once the GOP had quite a few sensible Republicans like this, but not in the age of Palinsanity and Beckamania. Inglis, a 12 year incumbent, was soundly defeated in his primary by the tea party purgers who follow those pied pipers of wilful ignorance and self-destructive delusion.

Now the GOP belongs to idiots like Tennesee Sen. Bob Corker who is demanding that President Obama and the Democrats pledge to do nothing until Republicans are back in power.
"I think one of the great things the administration can do to cause people to settle down is to say, absolutely, that they would oppose any great activity in a lame-duck session," Corker said during an appearance on CNBC.
What a great idea. They can just hang around and earn their six figure salaries by passing bullshit resolutions or maybe devote their time to investigating steroids in sports again. You know, the important stuff, because Lord knows this country doesn't have any other serious problems that need immediate attention.

[Thanks to Mike Finnigan for the link.]

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Anonymous silverball said...

a rational republiCON from south wonder he got beat by a wingnut...i just know it's in the water down there...craziness, it happens too often...we need people like this in the system....most others have forgotten it only supposed to be about, WE, THE PEOPLE....

8:56:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

It's very sad to watch what's happening to the Republican party.

9:25:00 AM  

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