Part One of Seven
Over the course of the week, the Czar is going to explain some things to the GOP. You know, Libertarians happily refer to the GOP as the Stupid Partybecause they never learn. And there is very little evidence before us that the Libertarians are wrong about that.
Indeed, it has started already: you know those circular firing squads you have been reading about all week, about the most easily defeated Democrat in fifty years just won re-election? And how this is Mitt Romneys fault? Or Chris Christies? Or Paul Ryans? Or Ron Pauls? Or Todd Akins?
Meanwhile, Democrat strategistswhich they have and Republicans do not, by the wayare gleefully rubbing their hands together and laughing at this because this is how Democrats plan to win the next election. You see, Democrat planners have figured out the psychology of Republicans because we keep doing the same stupid things over and over.
And number one on the list is to find someone to blame. Or everyone to blame. The point is someone has to be blamed, unlike Democrats who willingly sacrifice their failed general rather than promote him. Indeed, the Republican cycle and Democrat cycle look something like this:
Okay, get it? The Republican strategy is unwieldy and complex, predictable, and error-prone. The worst part is that the GOP honestly thinks there are good things in that process, such as media blessing, that are in fact toxic to success. The Democrats on the other hand treat everything as all-out war because, for them, it is.
The Republicans need to accept that not every election is November, 1980. In fact, that kind of victorywhere everything goes pretty much rightis never going to happen again. That is the aberration. And the GOP morons in change fail to realize that the Democrats understand how Reagan won, and will never let that happen again. They moved on; its the GOP, like Cubs fans, keep going on about that one World Series they played a century ago.
In fact, the GOP strategyif we can be charitable enough to call it thatis more akin to Bob Dole.
Over the next few days, the Czar will present six realities to the GOP. Almost none of these will be pleasant but all will be critical. No, they have nothing to do with the Tea Party, extremism, gay marriage, abortion, or dogs; in fact, they will most assuredly not. They will, however, challenge a lot of what pundits are currently saying, and will not revolve around fixing blame, or changing the rules of the game, or yielding on conservative values. In fact, they willif you read hard enoughactually be welcome things.