Keith R.A. DeCandido (kradical) wrote,
Keith R.A. DeCandido

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the new Republican Party, or, self-awareness--you're doing it wrong

On Saturday, members of the Republican Party gathered in a northern Virginia restaurant for the first of a series of Town Hall meetings in an endeavor to get their groove back. It's an admirable goal, given how far from the top the party has fallen thanks to the disaster that was the Bush Administration. The American people have certainly made their voices heard, particularly in the 2006 and 2008 elections, and now even Arlen Specter's jumping ship.

However, as bill_leisner pointed out in this post, Mitt Romney at one point made this hilarious statement:
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney compared the GOP to Americans fighting the British during the Revolutionary War. "We are the party of the revolutionaries, they [Democrats] are the party of the monarchists," he told the overwhelmingly Republican crowd, saying the Republicans needed to "once again lead the American Revolution."

Let's examine this, shall we? The current head of the Democratic Party is a mixed-race man raised by his grandmother on food stamps. He won the presidency by beating a born-wealthy Republican who was legacied into Annapolis thanks to his admiral father and admiral grandfather. Romney uttered this howler during his speech, which was right after the speech given by former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, brother of former President George W. Bush, son of former President George H.W. Bush, grandson of Senator Prescott Bush, and distant cousin of former President Franklin Pierce (thanks to Bill for that extra bit of genealogy).

But Democrats are the monarchists. Right.
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