The Latest Conservative Idiocy: Republicans Would Rather Fight Each Other than Obama
posted at 5:11 pm on September 17, 2010 by Michael van der Galien
It’s fascinating to see the civil war that broke out recently among Republicans. The Tea Party movement took on moderate Republican candidates (for Congress and the Senate) they declared ‘RINO’s’ (because they were moderate in their social, and often also in their fiscal views), while the Grand Old Party’s establishment fought back by labeling Tea Party activists naive radicals who don’t understand that you sometimes have to settle for a moderate candidate if you want to win in the general elections.
Even politicos, Republican strategists and influential pundits are involved in this fight. Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin represents the Tea Partiers, who prefer losing an election with a ‘real conservative’ candidate, than winning one with a moderate. The other side is led by people such as the Architect (of George W. Bush’s electoral victories) Karl Rove and (until recently perhaps the most influential and respected conservative columnist) Charles Krauthammer.
Whomever is right is of little concern to me – in this post at least. To me, it’s far more important to point out that it seems a bit counterproductive for conservatives to have a go at each other, while their country is being burned down by the progressives, led by Obama, who took over Washington back in 2008. They apparently would rather waste their energies destroying each other than the ones who are doing their best to “radically transform” America into something you and I won’t recognize. It might just be me, but this seems a tad bit counterproductive and even downright silly. If it were me, I’d probably want to focus on beating the real enemy – ‘liberals.’ Not on taking down my political friends.