As you wake up this morning, the tea party has failed because it has surrendered itself into the hands of Romney, Santorum, or Gingrich — all of whom would use government to suit allegedly conservative ends, which is not conservative in and of itself. But by God Mitt Romney may now get the political beating everyone has been expecting him to get. Newt Gingrich has nothing left to lose. He can go Newtlear against the guy he sees as having destroyed him. Newt Gingrich can unleash unmitigated hell against MItt Romney and just like the attacks on Newt were true, they’ll all be true about MItt Romney too.
Which will leave you with WHAT, pal? I don’t know who else you think is out there waiting to save the party. You have a guy who’s not crazy, Huntsman, who has no money and cannot muster a single ounce of give-a-shit from your backwards-ass redneck voters, and all your governors who can find a sentence with both hands and a flashlight are looking at their chances this year even WITH this economy and saying OH HAYELL NAW.
Save us, Rick Perry! It’s not that people looked at you and and went GOD NOT THIS SHIT AGAIN, it’s that your deputy communications intern sucked!
If I were Perry, I’d wake up tomorrow, say I refuse to surrender the Republican Party into the hands of big government conservatives after all the gains the tea party has made, and then announce I’m firing all my political staffers and communications staffers and ask South Carolina to help me reboot to victory. Make it an Alamo stand and, if like at the Alamo Perry goes down, perhaps there’ll at least be a rallying cry for small government conservatism left over.
That’s just me. Perry’s policy people have been phenomenal. The comms staff and political staff so badly bungled this that Rick Perry just suffered the first political loss of his career.
FWIW, I actually am irritated at the weakness of this GOP field, and not just because putting Obama in a fight might actually rouse him a little bit. I think it might be nice to have a serious debate that once and for all puts a stake in the heart of the idea that we can cut our way to OMGPROFIT, but with this bunch of assclowns anything people actually are saying by theturnout and the lack of cohesion and the endless whining among Republicans about their own field is drowned out by the carousel music and the dancing animals.