Sarah Palin and Republican Party Divorce Is Final (Updated)

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The first important election day since President Obama won the White House is here today. This is also the day that might mark the official demise of Republicans as a viable political party. Regardless of whether New York’s 23rd District Congressional special election is won by the Democratic Party candidate or the third party Conservative Party candidate one thing is certain, the Republican Party will lose another seat in Congress. Despite the fact that the seat has been held by Republicans since the 1870’s and that the seat was most recently vacated by a popular Republican Congressman, the party now has no horse in this race. Republicans can thank Sarah Palin, Dick Armey and Glenn Beck for that.

In the eyes of Palin, Armey and Beck, the Republican party must be purged of all moderates so that only the wacky conservative wing will dictate policy. You are familiar with the wacky conservative wing aren’t you? You know, the Tea-Baggers, the Minutemen Militia, the Ku Klux Klan, Michele “Bat-Shit Crazy” Bachmann and the three aforementioned loonies. The problem is however, that only approximately 20% of the national electorate are registered as Republicans inclusive of the combined numbers of moderates and conservatives. The Palin clan’s plan of forcing Republican candidates to drop out of races by means of endorsing more conservative candidates from a bevy of third parties only ensures that membership in the Republican Party will continue to decrease. Only Palin and company could see any logic in this type of addition by subtraction. Then again, virtually all polling shows that conservatives do not fare well in education comparisons with liberals, so we cannot really blame them for not comprehending this funny math.

Hence, the future of the Republican Party appears to be doomed. Worse yet however, is that this new breed of ultra-conservative third party candidates appears to be as crazy and misguided as their supporters. The most vivid recent example of this is the aforementioned Conservative Party candidate in New York,  Doug Hoffman who recently said, “I pledge my sacred honor” to uphold Glenn Beck’s political principles. He also appeared on Beck’s radio show this week and referred to Beck as “his mentor.” If 23rd District voters send this guy to Washington they might then consider checking into the nervous hospital for a little electro-shock therapy. Let’s hope they see the light and elect Democrat, Bill Owens.

UPDATE: Palin and company have successfully wounded the Republican Party. Democrat, Bill Owens wins New York’s 23rd Congressional District. Republicans lose control of the seat that they held since the 1870’s. Good work, Sarah. Everything she touches turns foul.

Please click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with today’s song parody.

California Dreamin’ song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xN9r0bWe78

CONSERVATIVE DREAMIN’

(sung to the Mamas & The Papas song “California Dreamin’”)

All their shirts are brown
(All their shirts are brown)
And their hair is grey
(And their hair is grey)
Listen to them talk
(Listen to them talk)
As they loudly pray
(As they loudly pray)
Scandal is their norm
(Scandal is their norm)
They have one every day
(They have one every day)
Conservative dreamin’
(Conservative dreamin’)
And politics of hate

Members of John Birch
Some won’t admit they’re gay
But when they get down on their knees
(Get down on their knees)
That’s when they like to play
(When they like to play)
These slimy creatures should be told
(Creatures should be told)
Membership’s gone away
(Members gone away)
Conservative dreamin’
(Conservative dreamin’)
Has led them all astray

(musical interlude)

Glenn Beck is a clown
(Glenn Beck is a clown)
What does Limbaugh weigh?
(What does Limbaugh weigh?)
Palin cannot talk
(Palin cannot talk)
She’s no Tina Fey
(She’s no Tina Fey)
Somebody should tell her
(Somebody should tell her)
To just go away
(To just go away)
Conservative dreamin’
(Conservative dreamin’)
Has become so cliché
(Conservative dreamin’)
Has lost all its cache´
(Conservative dreamin’)
Drives voters all away

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Posted on November 3, 2009, in Fox News, Glenn Beck, Michele Bachmann, Republican, Rush Limbaugh, Sarah Palin, Songs, Talk Radio, tina fey, Town Hall Protest Tour, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Taking the GOP for a ride

    If a fiscally conservative presidency means abandoning tax cuts for the rich (and a Mormon in the White House), why not forget the whole thing, and purge the party of unreliable moderates like Lieberman?

    Besides, in this tough economy, the surest path to fame and fortune lies in rabble-rousing opposition (being a large fish in a small pond).
    Who paid any attention to Beck and Palin in the Bush glory days?

  2. I disagree and think this is a great thing for the Republican Party. The Bush/McCain wing of the party was an absolute disaster. They alienated conservatives without winning over liberals. While they were conservative on some social issues, their budgets and priorities were for more government spending and more government involvement in the economy. Neither policy proved effective and now people blame conservatives for the bad economy, despite the fact that conservative policies would have been as different from what was practiced as you could get (in the end with things like TARP, we’d moved on to pure socialism). The party needs to get back to its conservative roots if it wants to survive. It needs to actually stand for something. It can’t survive being Democrat-Lite.

    • Face it, the party is dead. Conservatism also took a fatal hit during the Bush years to the extent that no party any longer embraces those issues. The Democrats will rule for some time now. live with it.

  3. Aussie Blue Sky

    Eric is so cute: “The party needs to get back to its conservative roots if it wants to survive.”

    Here’s an idea: what if the “NOT-conservative” Republican party in power decides that CONSERVATIVE pharmacists don’t need to fill prescriptions for birth control pills? Way to get re-elected, Eric?

    Here in Australia, “root” means something other than “conservative” burgeonings … and probably conservative roots are the ones with the most points.

  4. Individuals often identify with one party over the other, but when it becomes part of a person’s identity, everything political becomes everything personal and vice versa. Objectivity, reason and logic fly out the window. Nothing but self matters.

    When the GOP veered sharp right, a series of events unfolded for self-evident reasons that eventually led to a huge exodus of moderates and conservatives. Now that the party has been reduced to a small minority status with rank-and-file members composed of the fringe elements and extremists who demand strict party loyalty and ideological purity endangers America’s political system … ergo the country.

    Given their penchant for “my way or the highway approach; a tendency to compartmentalize everything in terms of either/or: black or white, good or bad, right or wrong, liberal or conservative, etc…; consider diversity intolerable; harbour fears of the “other;” and have an us vs them mentality leaves little else in which to find any sort of common ground unfeasible and communication impossible.

    Even though they operate within the confines of a narrow context that rejects anything other than their own set of rules, they are completely oblivious to the conundrum, of someone else’s making, in which they are very much part and parcel to not to mention an on-going work in progress. The difference between grass-roots and astro-turf: grass-roots is a natural evolving process that begins at the bottom (people) whereas astro-turf is a well-laid out sophisticated & complex planned event (power brokers) is a manufactured illusion. Crowds mired in ideological battles, too distracted to notice they are the pawns on the chess board unwittingly there to protect the status quo.

    At one time republicans embraced progressive, moderate and conservative ideas. The party represented small business interests and favoured liberty over equality. It was the party of unrestrained free enterprise, but, unlike today, sought regulations to limit big business and foster competition.

    Today is different. There is no room for modern ideas to grow nor an expanding role to play in a party stoic, stale, out-dated and out-of-touch, still clinging to politics of personal destruction, individualism (you are own your own — fend for your self) and corporate welfare at the expense of the many.

    The world is changing. Attitudes are changing. People are awakening to the fact we are more than just physical beings. And that government, people, business are not exclusive of one other. When they work in tandem innovative, new and diverse ideas manifest, life improves, business flourishes, the economy stabilizes and we are better people working for the greater good instead of working to make others bend to our will.

    We are neither democrats nor republicans we are human beings struggling to break free of the trivial, but potentially dangerous, political extremism. The fringe elements and extremists need to be marginalized so, with or without them, we can move on. .

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