Doing her best to split the Republican Party, everybody’s favorite crazy Republican Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) emerged from her loony bat-cave again yesterday to endorse a Conservative Party candidate in an upcoming special election in New York. She endorsed Doug Hoffman over the GOP candidate, Dede Scozzafava. Bachmann stated that the race is a mess, and that she “read that Hoffman is number two in the race” leading number three: Scozzafava, and “we need to win this seat.”
Her reasoning for backing a candidate over her own party might come as a surprise to some. I know it surprised me – she reads?
What isn’t surprising is that, fast on her heels came another endorsement for Hoffman from a competitor and fellow resident of crazy-town, Sarah Palin. And not one to disappoint, as per usual, Sarah’s “reasoning” was a bit askew. Of course, we all can guess why that is.
First of all, she’s busy trying to claw her way out of the bottomless irrelevancy pit she finds herself in these days, and she’ll say just about anything to stay in the spotlight. Don’t just take my word for it. Sarah her own self recently threw her resume into the ring on a new LinkedIn page where she listed “getting back in touch” as one of her interests. Of course, just what she’s interested in “getting back in touch with” is anybody’s guess. It certainly isn’t reality, but I suppose that is a subject best left up to the professionals.
Some of her “reasoning” is stated as follows:
“Political parties must stand for something. When Republicans were in the wilderness in the late 1970s, Ronald Reagan knew that the doctrine of “blurring the lines” between parties was not an appropriate way to win elections. Unfortunately, the Republican Party today has decided to choose a candidate that more than blurs the lines, and there is no real difference between the Democrat and the Republican in this race. This is why Doug Hoffman is running on the Conservative Party’s ticket.
Republicans and conservatives around the country are sending an important message to the Republican establishment in their outstanding grassroots support for Doug Hoffman: no more politics as usual.”
Ok, so the GOP gospel according to Sarah is: when Republicans are in the wilderness, like they are now, blurring the lines is not the way to win an election.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t Sarah blurring those very lines by splitting the GOP and making it potentially harder to win said election? Isn’t this kind of like handing the election over to the Democrat in the race? I’m just sayin.’ (And I’m most certainly not complaining!)
Leave it to Sarah Palin.
When you see “those lines a blurin’ just put on your rose-colored glasses and proceed into a more colorful wilderness.”