Technology has given us a new tool that promises to change the national political picture. The threat is to the two political parties, and the change may be the only constructive innovation made by Obama.
In the 2008 Presidential Election, Obama used the internet to his great advantage in political contributions. The internet bypassed the Democrat National Party and provided his supporters with direct access to him. The Republican National Committee (RNC) is observing with dismay, that same path being taken by donors to the campaigns of the T-Party candidates. In my opinion, it is a tonic for the RNC and is the price they must pay for giving us antiquated candidates who are sure losers, like Bob Dole and John McCain.
The Senatorial race in Delaware is a good example. Christine O’Donnell (T-Party) soundly beat Castle (R) in the Republican primary election. The “brains” in the RNC thought she was not electable and let her languish for money for political ads. Rush Limbaugh casually suggested that everyone listening to him put a dollar bill in an envelope and send it to her. The next day she had a million dollars in her war chest. Today, she looks like a winner, even to the RNC. The two pundits I respect joined the RNC in support of the RINO Mike Castle. They are now running with their tails between their legs while O’Donnell is sprinting to the finish like a champion.
This is a hard lesson, but it must be learned if the Republican Party is to be the leader of the Conservatives. I say this as a lifelong member and activist in the Republican Party.
The other development of the internet effect is the proliferation of individuals who have a plan taking action to save our country. It is another bitter pill with this message for the RNC... “Shape up or ship out” or, as Sarah says, “Buck up or stay in the truck.”
The Republican Party must clean out the deadwood and establish itself as the Conservative Party or it will be swept out in the coming tsunami with the Democrats.