Tuesday, August 20, 2013

GOP Says no Debates for NBC and CNN

The GOP is pissed off that NBC and CNN are planning programs about Hillary Clinton claiming it's an attempt to influence the 2016 election. Given the lunatics that will probably take part in the Republican primaries, this might just be an excuse to limit the audience.

The GOP is caught between a rock and a hard place. The conventional wisdom is that no one can win the GOP nomination without sounding like a bat-shit crazy lunatic. That almost guarantees the loss of the Northeast and the West.

The GOP would love it if no one but registered Republicans watch the primaries. Then they wouldn't have to air their dirty laundry before the rest of the country.

The reality of the situation has always been national elections are won by moderates and, despite all the whining about Obama, he's a slightly left of center moderate who beat two slightly right of center moderates that were forced to pretend to be more conservative than they actually were in order to keep the so-called Republican base happy..

That pretending might well have cost them the election because (1) it scared away a lot of Independents and (2) a lot of people can sense insincerity.

Here's hoping the Republicans manage to shoot themselves in the foot again.

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