Monday, December 03, 2012

Simonize 2016

Roger el-Simon y Simon will tell you how the Republican Party lost in 2012 -- It let the EMESSEM ask its candidates questions in their primary debates:
The Republicans certainly did their best to prove [they were fools] in election 2012.
And how were they fooled? The last election was arguably over and done before the real battle started when the mainstream media overtly and covertly made mincemeat of the Republican candidates during the primary debates, effectively neutering them [sic] for the main event.
Well, except for, momentarily, Newt Gingrich, who provided the one intellectually stimulating moment during that tedious and seemingly interminable series of events when he called the media out. That, unfortunately, could only be effective once.
You will be unsurprised to learn that el-Simon y Simon identifies exactly no questions or techniques the dastards posed to emasculate (Simonize?) the G.O.P. he-men and Michele. It is artilce of faith that Republican failures are the fault of someone else, who tricked the party establishment into not being wingnutshit-crazy enough. 

el-Simon also fails to explain how voters will view the debates without EMESSEM involvement -- perhaps a paid subscription to PJTV!

el-Simon ain't just whinin', however.  He proposes a solution:

One approach might be to start with a list of intelligent right-of-center people who will ask reasonable questions eliciting substantive responses. You can find them in abundance at such places as the National Review, the Weekly Standard,,,,, and, to be self-serving, There are plenty more, including, naturally, the Wall Street Journal opinion pages.
(Another approach might be to run candidates who advocated reasonable political agendas and could articulate those agendas in an intelligent and articulate manner.  But don't tell Rog.)

I like this idea, because it ensures that next Republican primary will include an extra layer of bitter allegations between the Allen West and Scott Walker factions, as each side accuses the third-rate bloggers of being RINO apologists for their opponent. And that those battles will be fought in utter obscurity.

The good news for el-Simon is that he won't be alive to see the 2016 elections.

1 comment:

Montag said...

Hmm. Ol' Rog gets a few things dead wrong right out of the starting gate. First, there are no "intelligent right-of-center people...." None. Zero. Zip. Nada. I mean, fuck me to tears, just look at his suggestions. One could not find a bigger collection of bullgoose loony fuckwits in the greater galaxy.

Second, it is impossible to elicit "substantive responses" from conservative, Republican candidates. It has never happened before, and it will not happen in the future. They are all afraid of telling the truth, because, if they did, most people would not vote for them even on threat of death.

Third, any argument which requires mention of Newticles has already pressed the self-destruct button a mere instant after launch.

But, do continue blathering on, Mr. Simon. It's so very entertaining.