Pardon my kvetch but Jesus, the media’s hand-wringing over the demise of the Republican Party is starting to annoy the shit out of me. Yes, it was amusing the first four days, but enough already. I’m really tired of every single news channel and cable program trotting out this or that Republican to discuss what’s wrong with their party, why they lost, how they can make a comeback, what they need to do, etc.
You know what? I sure don’t remember Democrats dominating every news program when they lost the 2010 midterms, or when they lost in 2004. I really don’t. Do you? I think what we saw then was the same group of Republicans paraded out to discuss how wonderful they are and that’s why they won.
I mean, seriously, CBS This Morning? Now you’ve got Mike Huckabee on to talk about how the GOP needs to reach out to minorities? Like I give a shit at this point? This is news? How about we have a Democrat on there to talk about how wonderful they are. No? Why not? Oh, I forgot, it’s always good news for Republicans.
Look, we’ve been hearing about Republicans being the party of old white men since forever. This is not news. Seems like last time the GOP decided they needed to reach out to minorities what that really meant was tokenism — putting Michael Steele in charge of the RNC and combing the land for every conservative African American to appear on the TeeVee box spouting the glories of the free market and the dangers of the deficit.
This does not work. This is image over substance. Hearing that Voter ID is necessary to prevent imaginary voter fraud does not go down better when it comes from Ron Christie’s mouth. The Republicans don’t get it, the problem is their ideas, not the color of the skin of those spouting them. And the media doesn’t get it if they think we’re all so fascinated with the Republican Party that we want to hear about how it can be nursed back to health. There’s a reason these people lost the election. We are tired of them and they got shown the door. So, enough.
Forward, people. The election is over. Let’s get back to work fixing this country.