The demands of the GOP primary and the extremist base insure that the GOP candidate cannot win the general election.<quoted text>
It's true. The tea baggers are a good thing in the long run. They're the perfect storm - totally anti-American but think they're like the founding fathers. Shhh! Don't tell them the founding fathers studied science and physics, hung out in Paris, spoke multiple languages and hated religion. But what makes them so damaging to the party is their total obliviousness to it - they think they're doing something productive for America. In a way, they are. Their refusal to acknowledge the changing demographics and progressive social atmosphere is their death.
Even funnier is how they HATE - and I mean HATE - 65 percent of the US electorate and still expect to garner 51 percent of the vote. That's just basic math. If you're despised by women, blacks and minorities, you can't win.
I can't wait for the campaign. They'll have to have a crazy tea bagger to be able to win the primary. Moderates like Christies or Jindal have no chance - they were photographed with a black man sans hood. But no crazy tea bagger can win the general election. It's hilarious. Like I said - the perfect storm.
And they know it...
The chairman of the Republican National Committee threatened on Monday to refuse to partner with CNN or NBC on any presidential primary debates if the two networks move ahead with plans for television projects on Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Reince Priebus, the chairman, said in letters to the two networks that he considered the projects to be a "thinly-veiled attempt at putting a thumb on the scales of the 2016 presidential election."
Any excuse to avoid having the GOP freakshow aired to all of America.
As David Plouffe says, "Better RNC debate plan. Held in hermetically sealed Fox studio. Avoid exposing swing voters to Crazy S*#t My Nominee Says."