Tuesday, October 7, 2008

A Nation of Whiners


Being Offended As a Strategy?

A recent email circulated to the Notre Dame College Republicans ironically has become emblematic of the McCain campaign and the Republican party as a whole.
This will crack you up.

Here's the transcript:

Fellow Domers and Republicans,

Last Thursday, the College Democrats called upon their liberal friends on
campus to come out in massive numbers (150+) to the College Republicans debate
watch in the LaFortune TV Lounge to demonstrate that *Obamamania* has a
stranglehold over the University of Notre Dame.

Their behavior at the event was embarrassing on so many levels – as American
citizens, and, furthermore, as Notre Dame students. Prior to the debate, the
College Democrats co-president Spencer Howard asked all Democrats in the
room to raise their hands – they did – and they then all sneered at the
Republicans who were in the minority. This was *inexcusable*. During the
debate, the Democrats, some of whom were professors, disparaged, insulted,
verbally attacked and sought to humiliate :'-( every single Republican in the
room. This was also inexcusable. While their club members were busy
insulting and maligning, the officers of the College Democrats were silent
and did nothing. *We are all Irish. This is not how we act.*

We *cannot* let this stand. We *must* not let this stand. We must take back
the debate and demonstrate that liberals do not control our beloved
University. We must show the Democrats that we won't be cowed in our support
of a man who possesses great experience in the face of a man who has none.

Let us take back Notre Dame by taking back the next debate tomorrow *(Tuesday)
night at 8:30pm in the LaFortune TV Lounge* and by distributing the many
"Pro-Family, Pro-McCain Palin", "Irish for McCain Palin", and "Catholics for
McCain Palin" signs amongst your friends and in your dorms. We will also
have pre-ordering available for the "Irish for McCain Palin" shirts that
will be hitting campus on Thursday. Please bring your Republican friends
tomorrow night.

Thank you very much,

Officers of the College Republicans


What's really *shameful* is how a once proud party has become a bunch of wimps

It appears that John McCain's campaign strategy has winnowed down to acting offended and complaining that “life isn't fair”.

Whether it's attacking a moderator before a debate that the campaign itself had already stated would be “disastrous” or reverting to complaining about the press after low poll showings the Republicans have shown that after years of dominance that they have now become such a fractured, confused, and weak party that they are completely incapable of engaging the Democrats in any real discussion of policy.

John McCain, the man who, in 2005, referred to the press as “my base”, now regularly accuses the press of conspiring against him. This, despite the fact that the mainstream media covers negative Obama stories more than negative McCain stories. After the excessive backlash as a response to a this story about McCain's improper relationship with a lobbyist that appeared in the New York Times, the MSM has completely backed off from pursuing any story that negatively reflects McCain's character. McCain had the audacity to blast the New York Times for being biased against him a month after the paper endorsed his candidacy. In the meantime, legitimate stories about John McCain, such as the Keating Five scandal go uncovered in the MSM.

I should be offended at the low level of discourse that the Republicans have taken the campaign this season, but I have to laugh. At all levels, from college Republicans straight to the top of the campaign, the pathetic calls of “unfair” are a sign of desperation. They have no real attacks against the Obama campaign that resonate with voters so the only strategy they have left is “blame the refs”. McCain's economic advisor, Phil Gramm, was right. “We've become a nation of whiners”. Yes, Phil, you have.

1 comment:

Lorena said...

If I were a member of ND college Republicans, I would be embarrassed to receive that email. It's pathetic that the officers of college Republicans have to resort to petty competition to entice Republicans to watch the debate. Shouldn't they want to watch the debate because they are interested in the issues, not because they want to prove that democrats do not have control over "their beloved university"?