Tuesday, November 01, 2011

They’re just going through a stage


Mark Krikorian at NRO succinctly gives voice to a plaint consuming terabytes throughout the right blogosphere:

No Target Is Too Small
November 1, 2011 8:31 A.M.
By Mark Krikorian    

First, the media attacks Marco Rubio because of his parents’ immigration application, filed before he was born. Herman Cain was the next target, for putting his “flattened palm near his chin,” a universally recognized sexual gesture. Now, Slate informs us that Jon Huntsman doesn’t speak Chinese all that well, though the writer acknowledges that he nonetheless “sounds fluid and comfortable.” Next up: Gary Johnson rolled through a stop sign in 1995, and Rick Santorum has a habit of taking a penny, but not leaving a penny, at the 7-Eleven.

Rev. Jeremiah Wright was unavailable for comment.

Never mind that the media attention is on Rubio’s lies about his parents’ immigration status, the fact that at least two women allege that Cain was a lecherous boss or that it doesn’t matter that Huntsman “sounds fluid and comfortable” when speaking Chinese to people who don’t speak that language but rather how it sounds to the, you know, the Chinese when a claim of fluency is asserted.

What is striking about Krikorian’s post is how obnoxiously whiny the Republicans have become. A commenter there points this out and implies that they’re following Palin’s blame-the-media-for-everything strategy to the point where they’re damaging their tough-guy brand. Could be.

I think it’s deeper than that, though. The Republicans are slowly coming to accept that they’re going to have to nominate smarmy weathercock Mitt Romney. With Perry’s bizarre performance this weekend and the Cain candidacy flaming out, they’re moving from denial to anger. Expect bargaining next (redoubled pleading for Chris Christie or Paul Ryan to run), followed by depression (third-party or write-in threats, etc.) and finally acceptance. They’ll get there eventually. They’re just going through a stage.

Posted by Betty Cracker on 11/01/11 at 10:22 AM

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