RNC vs. Tea Party: Too Much Hot Water?
Earlier this month, an RNC marketing document was discovered. In this appalling Power Point presentation, voters were divided into categories depending on the amount of money The Party expected to be able to suck out of them.
Perhaps in an attempt to recreate the flood of cash Obama received from small donors, the marketing presentation out lined the motivations of these “visceral” donors as “fear”, “reactionary”, and “extreme negative feelings towards existing Administration.”. In what I believe to be a classic case of not being able to see the forest ‘spite the trees, it just may be that the RNC bit off a bit more than they could chew.
Now here they stand. On one side of the party we see progressive Republicans attempting to move the party forward, attract younger voters, and calm the craziness these fear tactics have managed to incite. On the other we have the Tea Party. The anti-government, anti-Obama, anti-anything-they-don’t-understand Tea Party. Could it be that all that fear and hate speech pumped out by Faux News is finally starting to turn on the Republican Party itself?
How does the party think it can mend this fence when even Fox must admit that none of the 3 leading Republican candidates for Nevada’s upcoming Senate race have won the “Tea Party Seal of Approval”? And will Mitt Romney continue to be a 2012 Presidential hopeful after being recorded making statements like “I like mandates”?
Did Fox not realize that by demonizing government, Socialism, and government spending that it wouldn’t just be the democrats caught in the “cross hairs”?
It appears some in the party are slowly waking up to this realization. Even Meghan McCain, while on The View, stated that the Tea Party’s rhetoric will “continue to turn off young voters.”
Now, I’m just guessin’ here, but perhaps it may be the underlying hatred and racism of some Tea Partiers that find it appropriate to attend rallies with signs like “Send Obama back to Kenya”. Or maybe only the ones who openly admitted to attending said rallies for John McCain only to see Sarah Palin. Yeah. Perhaps that’s what really pissed Meghan off.
So, forgive my redneck nature if I fail to feel sympathy for this fractioning party. I can’t help but be hopeful that this could be beneficial to the Dems in 2012. Even in ancient times, Sun Tzu said it best: “The control of a large force is the same principle as the control of a few men: it is merely a question of dividing up their numbers.” Well, cheers to the Tea Party!