Proof is emerging that Republicans are employing a "narrative," the same old talking points to win the White House. But like a new romance that goes too far too fast, Republicans are proposing before their date is ready for marriage and seem to be buckling under charges of hypocrisy and Republican in-fighting.
A self-identified fan of radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh since 1988 said he was "irritated" yesterday that Limbaugh was promoting and supporting the pregnancy of an unmarried 17-year-old.
The call was devastating, prompting Limbaugh to hang up on the caller. His immediate response as he terminated the call was, "You are an ass."
The caller began by saying, "This is the first time I've reached you in 5 years, and I'm a fan, but I'm irritated here Rush. Since 1988 you've been preaching abstinence and abstinence only programs and all of a sudden you have a 17-year-old that's pregnant and un-married and you're talking out of both sides of your mouth."
Damn straight he is. The irony is that this caller is even surprised! He's a corporate spokes person! This caller is not alone out there. There are many Evangelicals out there learning that while God's kingdom has one set of standards, the Republican's kingdom has two, or three or fourteen.
Republicans have good reason to hang up: authentic Evangelicals contradict the stage-prop Evangelicals who work for the GOP rather than the GOD. It's like watching the Puritans break away from church and state England! Stage-prop Evangelicals can be proud of un-married pregnancies for Republicans and condemn them for liberals.
Here's an anti-abortion reader who responded to my article yesterday: "Though I do not personally believe in abortion except in life/death situations and for real rape," the man identified as Philip Dennany wrote, "it is rediculous [sic] for the Repubs to claim it is their concern for someone's new developing life. They had no problem invading two countries based on conspiracy and lies that resulted in the murder of many hundreds of innocent people, including uncounted pregnant women."
Republicans CHANGE their values every time a NATIONAL REPUBLICAN POLITICIAN squanders the inheritance of the kingdom of God, to use the phrase from 1 Corinthians. This reminds us that Governor Palin is no ordinary "just folks" woman. She is the number two most powerful leader of corporate political special interests on the national ticket and completely embedded with corporate/earthly political interests.
In other signs of GOP deterioration, conservative columnist Peggy Noonan endorsed Senator John McCain's running mate yesterday repeating the talking points ratified by the Right Wing corporate establishment.
"Because [Palin] jumbles up so many cultural categories," Noonan writes, "because she is a feminist not in the Yale Gender Studies sense but the How Do I Reload This Thang way..."
Noonan concluded her argument writing, "Because of all of this she is a real and present danger to the American left, and to the Obama candidacy."
In less than 24 hours Noonan proved that the Right Wing feigns to speak for America lacking not only evidence for, but also confidence in, their own assertions. Peggy Noonan was caught on a live mic bemoaning the Palin selection and lamenting, "it's over."
Noonan said of Palin, "The most qualified? No! I think they went for this -- excuse me-- political bullshit about narratives...Every time the Republicans do that, because that's not where they live and it's not what they're good at, they blow it."
There it is: an astonishing revelation that Republicans willingly and knowingly fake their populist claims. The "narrative" is contrived to dupe a national television audience into believing these multi-millionaires have everything in common with Joe Six-Pack. Every declaration they make means exactly the opposite of its stated intent.
The faces of the crowd at the Republican National Convention last night betrayed the acknowledgment of this truism. At one point Palin told her crowd, "Here's a little news flash for all those reporters and commentators: I'm not going to Washington to seek their good opinion - I'm going to Washington to serve the people of this country." Read this line. It's supposed to boil the blood. Ten years ago it would have worked, but the PBS cameras cut to the audience and they were smiling and laughing.
They were thinking, "Here comes the bash on the liberal media again. I always love it when they do that." These convention Republicans were not mad; it's a NARRATIVE to fool Americans who ARE mad. The people at the RNC represent the richest 1 percent of America. Life could not be better for them, but that won't stop them from trying to fool YOU.