(Tim Pawlenty, May 26, 2008, AP)
There where a lot of Republicans wringing their hands on the Sunday shows today. They were all talking about, you know, rebuilding the GOP 'n' such. It was so beautiful, because all of them were avoiding the elephant in the room, that the Republicans are doomed unless they can ease up on all the Christian "values" issues that have lost them just about everybody who isn't an older, rural, uneducated white male. Everybody was acknowledging that they've lost the women, lost the Latinos, lost the kids, lost the blacks, but then when their hosts asked the simple question, WHY, they all fell back on talking points about the economy and taxes. So funny!
The best to read is the transcript of Michael Steele and Tim Pawlenty on Fox News Sunday, because you'll come away thinking that the Christians simply don't exist, and that the only thing anybody cares about is taxes. Never once is abortion mentioned, or the "h-word," (hairdressers), or stem cell research or environmentalism or anything like that. And this is so fun because they just seem all befuddled! And these two are supposed to be the ones to get it all back together! And they're totally, totally confused about what to do. Wheee!
And meanwhile, the rural Christian albatross slung around their necks just keeps getting bigger, crankier, more hateful, and –whoah– heavier and heavier and totally stuck in their hair like it was chewing gum or something.
Love it, love it, love it!