As GOPs & former GOPs, from Susan Eisenhower to me and so many others, we’ve been warning to stop the (“creating Obama scandals, stop the sequester immediately…and get our GOP Congress to work on real job bills”).
The Tea Party claims they know best. Here’s their best. Obama’s approval rating up almost 10% since the “scandals” started, and Hilary’s has maintained an even keel, way above anyone who could possibly run against her (and expected to rise over the next year if this behavior continues). This is not from me, it is from the very conservative GALLUP POLL. We’re trying to help, but you won’t listen. So left to your own devices, you must know best.
Want to win in 2016? I can tell you how. Find a VERY brave GOP Senator or Congressperson. He/She’ll have a press conference. He/she will say something like, “Benghazi is over. We know what we need to know to prevent another like asking Daryl Issa to stop defunding security (to the tune of 400 million dollars before the attack). Besides it wouldn’t have mattered. We now know that Ambassador Stevens refused in writing any additional security.”
“The IRS is an independent agency. We know Obama had nothing to do with that; he can’t. AP got people killed. And more will be killed by exposing one of our spies in Al Queida. The Justice Dept begged them not to run the story for that reason. They were after “Pulitzers On Steroids”.
“Today we will stop the sequester. We will start jobs, and social politics is no longer a part of our agenda unless it is to make sure Obamacare is handled properly along with our Democrat and Independents across the aisle. The war on women, gays, etc etc is over. Anyone caught pulling that crap is out of our club.”
“In addition, we will be totally supportive and protect the 2ND Amendment. That means any monies from the NRA is going back to them and we are asking them for no more report cards or lobby money. Nobody has done more to erode the 2NDnd Amendment or the GOP and cause blood and carnage in the streets than the NRA. They are no friend of us, or the 2nd Amendment. They are the fringe. Not their members, their directors and employees. They began as a wonderful organization that taught gun safety to our youth, and ended up an incestuous Machiavellian lobbying firm for the gun makers and distributors. They work extremely hard to keep military weaponry on American streets until ours look like Syria (and the former Iraq and Libya). They will be long gone to a Polynesian Island counting their cash by the time America becomes that, but I assure you, it will be come that and probably worse, if they have their way. They do nothing for the law abiding gun owner but hurt his/her chances of keeping his/her guns with their political shenanigans.”
“When a party decides “Umbrellagate” is now the juiciest scandal within the Beltway, trust me there are HUGE problems within the party. But, deep down we know that Obama has nothing to do with those “Scandals”. We also know he is not an “out of control spender”. Americans know that too. That’s why we are losing. We are lying with straight faces, and even allowing Fox News to do it for us when we need a break. Meanwhile the deficit is shrinking much lower than we ever imagined (which is why we need to talk about that). Give credit where credit is due. What Obama did, worked. What we are doing, is killing us. What we are forgetting, America is watching. Furthermore, our party is shrinking yet again, and the Independent and Democratic party, like in 2011, are growing by leaps and bounds. We don’t stand even a chance (and will lose most seats in 2014) if we continue creating “gotcha scandals”. We need to get to work. And stay there. That’s what we were elected to do.”
“Please, wake up and get our once great party back, or continue this spiral until there is nothing left. Really. I’m not being condescending. Our country runs best on a strong two party system. Right now we have a super-virile Democratic party and a VW Bug full of clowns throwing stones at their intelligence and virility, frankly because it scares us. We know as a political party we used to ‘have that mojo’ but now its gone and there is no way to get it back. Or is there? Of course there is.”
“That’s Jr. High politics and why American GOPs keep jumping ship in huge numbers every single day.”
“I hope you know this press conference is not a slam. It is constructive criticism…actually of the most important kind. It is not only suggesting change, but change that will require so much flexibility, so much bravery, and often letting go of toxic elements within ones own party. Don’t think it can be done? The Democrats did it. Do you truly think they are that much better than you? If you don’t believe it, watch in 2014. Watch again in 2016. Please bookmark and save this blog so you can remember “who told you so” if you don’t make dramatic changes, big dramatic organized changes…like NOW. “
So what is written above, or something like it, is close to what a brilliant, brave, winning, GOP will not only say, but do with his/her actions by legislating and voting in the manner in which he/she speaks. Look for that. Look for what could be a reincarnation of Teddy Roosevelt or Abraham Lincoln. And you’ve got your party back; stronger than it was before it turned into the circus that it is today. And you know I’m not being unkind when I say that. It has become a circus at best due to horrendous leadership, and as they say, ‘leader sets the tone’. “
Here’s the Gallup Poll Graph (A very conservative polling system) that shows Obama’s popularity rating before we started creating scandals, and now, nearly 10% up and we’re at our all time low. They tend to agree with what I just wrote. Thank you in advance in 2016. May you surprise many, do the right thing, and win a lot of elections.
Rick London is a writer, designer, and cartoonist. He lives with his wife Lee Hiller-London who is the founder of nature photography blog HikeOurPlanet.com. Together they hike and commune with nature in the Ouachita Mountains which they call their home. London founded Google #1 ranked offbeat cartoons and funny gifts “Londons Times in 1997. Follow them on Twitter @RickLondon & @LeeHillerLondon.