This is interesting nuts and bolts stuff. It has people of various stripes in Iowa - who had supported various candidates in the last two elections or occupy various positions within the state - attacking one another over the straw poll’s future.
The larger picture is more important, though. The fact is that across the board there is simmering-to-boiling dissatisfaction with the process, which is to say, roiling from having lost to Obama and having lost several senate races that should have been won.
As flawed as the process is, IF the GOP had WON the White House and done even fairly well in senate races, you wouldn’t be seeing this roiling.
This is what election losers do.
But when you actually read the whole article you see where issues are behind some of the sour grapes and struggles. Sure Bachmann won the straw poll only to crash and burn and Paul won second though never having a chance to be nominated. But look at what a Romney operative said about Romney and the Iowa caucuses - forget the straw poll which Romney passed on. That Romney had to be tough as nails against illegal immigration to be competitive in early Iowa because of that state’s GOP politics, only to have it hurt him in the general election.
Like the straw poll controversy, the caucus sour grapes and this time on an actual issue, are all because the GOP lost. Winners don’t do this, even when they have valid complaints.
The Democrats have become a monolithic machine. They really don’t care that they are a party of Leftist extremists who manage to be that while cloaking that just enough to fool enough people into hating/fearing Republicans. That’s just fine with them. They have no qualms, no concience, no serious public disagreements. The LSM is fully on board to help them fool the public.
Meanwhile you have conservatives saying they will never vote Republican again because of their dissatisfaction with everything, especially Boehner and his House Machine, not just the candidacy of Mitt Romney.
Just as the steamroller Democrats gear up for four more years of destroying America, their opposition is fracturing and scattering.
Somebody, please find me a silver lining in this dark cloud...
In the last couple of days I've been listening to the LSM resigned to the FACT that Obama will raise taxes on the people he said he wouldn't during the campaign (no surprise really to ANYONE) -- MSM reporting that since Obama WON he is free to do whatever he wants.
JUAN WILLIAMS looked into the camera (without flinching) and admitted that Obama's policies will hurt a lot of people. Thanks Juan, that isn't the tune you were singing leading up to the election. You -- as a long time liberal -- knew (and parroted) the economic lies coming from the Democratic party to fool the voters and smear the GOP candidates.
The GOP cannibalism must stop. Tea Party conservatives must unite -- keep building strength in local and state elections. Keep showing up at town hall meetings!
Support the growing number of state legislatures fighting Obama Care!
“...Romney had to be tough as nails against illegal immigration to be competitive in early Iowa because of that states GOP politics, only to have it hurt him in the general election.”
The vast majority of Republicans will not support a candidate who rewards illegal activity.
If rewarding scofflaws is the future of the Republican Party, screw ‘em.