Behind the curtain of hypocrisy that they cover everything with, the Republicans know just as we do, but will never admit, that after almost eight years of Republican rule, for some reason they don’t understand, they have earned a bad reputation. People leaving the Republican party for the Democrats, declining Republican voter rolls and increasing Democratic voter rolls. The evidence is all there. But, as we have seen with Iraq, evidence or the lack of it is of no consequence to Republicans. They make up faked evidence as needed to fill in the gaps in their ideology where there isn’t any.
The coming election will be a win-win for the Republicans. On the one hand, a McCain win will be confirmation of the supremacy of Republican policies that will ensure the continued world leadership, admiration, growth and prosperity of the United States brought to us by George Bush.
On the other hand, an Obama win will give the Republicans someone to blame for the loss of world leadership, loss of admiration, lessened growth and prosperity that Obama has brought to the United States on January 20, 2009.
An Obama win can actually be what saves the Republican party. Just think of the press release the Republicans will send out on January 20, 2009. It’ll go pretty much like this:
“President Obama is presiding over two undeclared, illegal wars, the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, record budget deficits, record national debt, an administration riddled with people hired for their partisan politics, an increasing gap between the rich and the poor, a health care system that leaves millions without any healthcare, a military that can’t win a war in the country the size of California that doesn’t even have a military, an illegal prison at Guantanamo where he’s holding “enemy combatants” in violation of the Constitution and the Geneva Convention, and because of those undeclared, illegal wars, the highest oil prices in all of history.”
The Republicans will use the misdirection in the Limbaugh line: “See, I told you so.”
I know, it’s outrageous to think that the Republicans could get away with that, on Obama’s first day. But, just look at how they have gotten away with palming off McCain on the gullible people of the United States who will vote for McCain. Those people will shake their heads and say, “Well, that’s true, if McCain had been elected, none of that would be true.” According to the Republicans, McCain will inherit a full-blown, thriving success on his first day, and Obama will be responsible for a complete disaster on his first day.
At the end of the day on January 20, the Republicans will be livid with rage that President Obama hasn’t done a thing about correcting the disaster he’s presiding over, and will use that as a reason for his impeachment. They might just get it. The Democratic congress won’t impeach George Bush for impeachable crimes because the Republicans wanted impeachment off the table. They’ve gone along with everything the Republicans wanted, so why not impeach Obama, if that’s what they want? Pelosi will be glad to put impeachment back on the table, if ex-president Bush asks her nicely.
Which way it is depends on who’s telling the story. The Republicans can tell it either way, depending on who gets elected. The sad fact is that the people the Republicans have fooled will believe it, either way. After all, look at how the Republicans have gotten almost as many people supporting McCain as Obama, when there’s no rational reason that McCain should have anyone supporting him.
Look for a Republican press release like the one above, or one very much like it, on January 20, 2009. That’s about all the Republicans have left that they can do to save themselves. That’s Republicanism. Unfortunately, it does work. The fact that they had to dig down deep to come up with a John McCain, dust him off and prop him up and were still able to make him accepted by some as a candidate for president is proof that it works.