By John W. Lillpop
Last week, the greatest freak show ever staged in the history of US politics took place at the DNC in Charlotte.
In the space of just four days, Democrats demonstrated incompetence and stupidity on a scale that sort of explains why the nation is $16 T in debt, and counting.
The dreadful circus from Charlotte highlighted moral, economic, and educational decline which suggests that America has surrendered, or is on a path to surrender, its Exceptionalism to a crowd of scam artists, immoral dim-wits, illegal aliens, and child-hating fanatics, all with their hands out in search of taxpayer money with which to feed their ravenous entitlement addictions.
With all of that going on, one would expect a surge—for Romney-Ryan.
Incredibly, the DNC was followed up by a jobs report which is truly frightening, or should be, to any American who genuinely loves this nation.
So, WTF, why do the latest polls show Obama gaining ground on Romney? How can that possibly be?
Many conservatives, including this one, are in disbelief. Has the world stopped functioning properly? Is everyone lying to Gallup and the others?
Typical of the conservative outrage was that of Laura Ingraham, who “went off” on Mitt Romney and the GOP as described in Reference 1:
Well said, Laura! Someone needs to light a fire under the GOP campaign.
On her Monday radio program, conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham ripped into Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s campaign for its lackluster performance based on unfavorable polling data showing Romney trailing President Barack Obama, despite the bad economy and high unemployment numbers.
Given that the economy is bad, Ingraham argued Romney should be shoo-in and blamed the Republican Party’s leadership for that not being the case.
“If you can’t beat Barack Obama with this record, then shut down the party,” Ingraham said. “Shut it down, start new, with new people because this is a give-me election, or at least it should be. And the millions of dollars that are paid to these political consultants election after election. We hire people who have lost previous campaigns, that run campaigns that have failed, who have message campaigns where the message fell flat — and they keep getting rehired. I don’t understand that. I don’t know why those are the people you hire.”
Ingraham singled out branding as one of the Romney campaign’s primary flaws.
“If I’m hiring messaging people — I’m finding out for instance who did the original GEICO gecko commercial?” she said. “Because that guy or gal who did actually knows how to brand something. So I’m going for the best branders and the people who have been successful against the Alinsky crowd in the past. That’s it. And if you’re Mitt Romney with all of your expertise and all of your knowledge about how the economy works and you’re in this — you have one shot. This is going to be the first line of your obituary. You won, or you lost. It’s all on the line for the country and it’s all on the line for you. You know saying that, ‘Well the numbers are disappointing’ — yeah the numbers are disappointing.”
And with last week’s job numbers, finding something that resonates to counter Obama’s “hope” theme shouldn’t be difficult, Ingraham said.
“The numbers that came out on Friday show not only is there no recovery, but the real unemployment rate is around 12 percent,” she said. “People have abandoned all hope of getting a job. We have 400,000 people almost who quit looking for work. That’s hope?”
This should be shoo-in.
If not, WTF?
Reference 1: http://dailycaller.com/2012/09/10/laura-ingraham-to-gop-if-you-cant-beat-barack-obama-shut-down-the-party/#ixzz266eqNFp0