"Day after day, alone on a hill
"The man with the foolish grin is keeping perfectly still
"But nobody wants to know him, they can see that he's just a fool
"And he never gives an answer...."
You know, had Obama lost the election, we wouldn't have this entertaining a train wreck.
The Republicans are scrambling, sounding like Derpy in My Little Pony -- "I just don't know what went wrong." Newt Gingrich is completely flummoxed, having no idea where to search for answers. Mitt Romney is blaming Obama's "gifts," saying the giveaways he engineered bought the election. Oh, and I suppose the R's don't give away anything to their corporate benefactors. Or did he forget about the bailouts and keeping military bases open?
Mittens is proving, once and for all, that he Just Doesn't Get It. As Molly Ivins would say, he is achieving George Bushian levels of Not Getting It-ness. None of the party faithful gets it.
But their foot soldiers do.
"But the fool on the hill sees the sun going down
"And the eyes in his head see the world spinning round."
The R's have admitted they were blindsided by the voter turnout for Obama. They thought disillusionment would make them not vote out of protest. They have learned nothing from the activist 60's, they thought those days had passed. The foot soldiers trying to drum up support, the ones who don't live on Capitol Hill but in the Real World, have said that they had Obama beat on the economy, but when the R's started incorporating their hardline stances against abortion, women, gays, and so on, that was what hurt them.
WHICH IS WHAT I WAS POINTING OUT ON MY BLOG THROUGH THE PRIMARY SEASON.
"Well on the way, head in a cloud
"The man of a thousand voices talking perfectly loud.
"But nobody ever hears him or the sound he appears to make
"And he never seems to notice."
Wrong. I did notice.
I noticed that a college dropout writing about politics just for the hell of it has a better understanding of the world than the pollsters, spin doctors, and political scientists you spent millions on.
I would have been more accurate, and I wouldn't have cost you as much to hire.
I was right. They were wrong.
I rule. You suck.
You didn't build a research team. You built an echo chamber.
And now, you are wondering what went wrong.
Listen to those who worked for you. They are trying to tell you that your identity politics don't work anymore. You clinging to them will further marginalize you and destroy you.
You must adapt to the world. People no longer hate those that are different from them. You can't use that wedge anymore.
I know you don't know who I am. And I know I'm dismissed as some crackpot Internet guy who doesn't know anything. Otherwise, I'd be with the wonks instead of living in Illinois.
But know that, if you did know me, you'd be thinking the same thing I am.
I was right all along.
This is what happens when you don't listen to the common man you are to serve.
Okay. I'm done with my rare moment of gloating for now.