Sunday, June 5, 2011

Are Republicans more comfortable with cute and schmaltzy than competence?

H/T to Tim

As a conservative, I never thought I'd find myself agreeing with a lot of what the likes of Peter Gelzinis pointed out in his snarky assessment of the Republican party. Maybe it's the snarky that that got the inner me to respond in my head, "Right On", "So True". But at least 75% of what Gelzinis points out in his column today in the Boston Herald, was SPOT ON!

Of course he is backhandedly complementing Romney in this piece. But in doing so, I think it backfires because what he points out about the current situation in the Republican Party and in the media coverage of the potential 2012 candidates, is pretty close to an unfortunate reality.
Early next year, as I understand it, after Republicans come off their Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann benders, their dalliance with Newt and patronizing of Pawlenty, they are supposed to sober up and come back to Mitt Romney . . . Don Draper, minus the booze and smokes.
Reminds me of the old Groucho Marx line: “I don’t want to belong to any club that would accept me as a member.” They are a strange bunch, indeed.
When it comes to that overrated virtue called loyalty, the GOP runs a close second only to cats.
He goes on to point out the infatuation that everyone had with Donald Trump.
Where else could a carnival barker with processed hair like Donald Trump spend a month at the top of the polls, hawking the “birther” razzmatazz?
And then there is the media attention that Sarah Palin is currently receiving.
Sarah is so much more entertaining than Mitt. She rolls into town last week to mangle the Paul Revere story, but step on the Mittster’s second White House rollout. And the so-called pundits, who certainly know better, lapped it up.
After all, who wants to hear Mitt drone on about stagnant job growth when we can have Sarah winking at us outside the Old North Church in a T-shirt and black jeans. It’s no contest.
He ends his piece with, this moment in time, the GOP seems far more comfortable with the cute, schmaltzy...It just goes to prove for Republicans, all politics is not local. It’s a fairy tale.

Read the full piece HERE.


Anonymous said...

"a media hound with a nuclear ego, such as Sarah, is simply impervious to shame."

Bosman, I find that the MSM is often accurate their assessment of Sarah Palin, as in the above quote.

She's been savaged this week, for everything from pizza with Trump, to stepping on Romney's toes, to the Paul Revere debacle, to saying it was a family vacation, and that she loves the smell of emissions, to name only a few.

It's hard not to agree with them when they are so dead on right about her. They are not the problem, she is. She's all too willing to walk into situations she is unprepared to handle. Being authentic and flying by the seat of your pants only works if your don't have so darn many glaring deficiencies.


Anonymous said...

And Palin threatening to go third party, or to support someone who might try it, seems like a delicious way for Palin to get even with party people who have been critical of her. People like Rove, Christie, Scarborough, Krauthammer, Noonan, Will, and those dastardly anon Romney staffers.

I can totally see Palin doing something like this just to get even. She is known for this back in Alaska, and I think she is far more upset with Republicans who speak out against her, than she is with the 'lamestream medida'.

Hence, she went after Romney full bore this week, and is threatening a third party.

She's on a real power trip, but in the end I don't think people are really going to be very swayed by her antics.


Cindy said...

This was a great article. It's to bad that it is so true.

I wish you had posted more of Gilzinis's Palin assessment but I suppose you didn't want an uprising on your hands.

Everyone should read the entire article. Gilzinis knows Palin better than she knows herself.

larry said...

Boy, This Herald columnist sure got the infatuation with Palin right.

Ohio JOE said...

"to stepping on Romney's toes," Martha, I guess the fact that Fox news proved that memo false does not matter to you.

Anonymous said...

of course they would try to prove it false, she works for them. duh!

Revolution 2012 said...

I thought the piece was pretty funny and agree it was about 75% correct and the rest, BS.