Just when I thought it impossible for the Republican Party to shoot themselves in the foot worse than they already have, they proved me wrong this week.
During the Republican National Convention held this week, the Republican majority voted to ban CNN from coverage of their primary debates. The reason for their attempts to stop “freedom of Speech” that does not agree with their terminology of the same, is because CNN is doing a documentary on the life and years of Hillary Clinton and the Republicans think it an unfair stunt on the part of CNN to sway voters.
Isn’t that also the same behavior that we are seeing them do in Congress and the Senate when they cannot control the direction that Congress or the Senate takes? Don’t they just vote to shut out the opposition by filibusters or by refusing to act on anything that would improve the lives and jobs of the people?
Hillary hasn’t even said if she plans to run yet and already the Republicans have voted against CNN covering their debates claiming that CNN, who are planning on producing a documentary, are in fact planning to run an info-commercial.
Not even CNN has made the final plans for the documentary but already the Republicans are calling it an info-commercial. How paranoid is that? Shouldn’t we all take notice about this ridiculous behavior that led the Republicans to take a vote against CNN for daring to make its own decisions on what it has a right to air? Can we over look the fact that each of these Republicans who voted were elected to represent us? Clearly the Republicans are more concerned about their own speculations being accepted as fact, over the reality of what is yet to come.
According to the spokesperson for CNN, It is a documentary where no one has yet been interviewed and CNN does not yet have its own format completed nor anyone pacifically chosen, be they pro or con in favor or against Hillary. The plans for what is in truth a documentary on the level of free speech and under the terminology of all of the rest of us, is just at the infant stages and will take many more months before it becomes developed fully by CNN. CNN plans on presenting a historically correct documentary of the truth surrounding the life of Hillary.
The Republicans also are holding what they call “the lame stream media” responsible for the embarrassing lost they suffered as a result of having picked Mitt Romney as their candidate of choice. They refuse to accept that it was their pick, Mitt Romney, who hung himself with his own words and who lost as a result of it, but instead the media that cost Mitt to lose.
The Republicans believe it was an unfair question to ask of the candidates when they were asked about their views on immigration. When Mitt Romney said,” he believed in self-deportation,” it followed him through out his campaign and in their arrogance the Republican Party believes that it cost them the election.
The Republicans decided this week they do not want anyone asking what they term as, “an irrelevant question of their candidates for political debates in the United States.” They felt immigration was not of interest to the white voters. They apparently, disregard the fact that all office of political elections up to and including the President of the United States is to be elected to represent all Americans regardless of Creed, Class, Gender, or Race.
These Republicans who met this week to discuss their platform truly are arrogant or out-of-touch enough to believe if they surround themselves with only their hand picked Moderators, (expect heavy coverage by Fox News, of course) and they alone ask the candidates the questions they can eliminate questions that are irrelevant to the white population.
I never thought I would ever live long enough in America, that I would ever see any politician much less the majority Republican Party feel it would behoove them or they could show such gross ignorance as to deny News Agencies anywhere around the World, much less the United States, to coverage of the Congressional, State, or office of Presidential debates. When a Party starts picking and choosing according to their interests over that of the people, who elect them, as to what news can and cannot be reported we are viewing the destruction of a Nation who prides itself as the best Democracy in the World.
The Republicans however proudly announced this week, they are banning CNN from coverage of the Republican debates. It is the majority decision of these so-called-geniuses to further lame themselves in an attempt to prevent full disclosure of the views these candidates hold on the issues that Americans would be interested in, over what the Republicans are wanting to disclose. Apparently they are afraid their hand picked candidates can be tripped up and tell the truth and in doing so lose their elections.
When we consider all the needs of the people that are looming yet; from lost of income in the middle class, sky rocketing costs in education, and the further growth of jobs and the economy that they could have spent time with while at the RNC this week, they instead announced their vote to deny media representation of the candidates by CNN.
This same group of Republicans are announcing their tour through the South and South east to stop Obama care, while claiming that it is the number one concern of the people who attend their town meetings to stop it. I hardly think so unless, like always the Republicans are using scare tactics in their telling of their own brand of truth, that is based on speculation over fact. By doing this they can rally the troops to support their shutting down of government in an effort to stop forward movement of Obama care.
Instead of the Republicans accepting the truth which is they lost the elections because:
1. They refused to acknowledge or change their platform or to acknowledge their own efforts to eliminate the equality of women over their attempts to pass laws that would require mandatory vaginal probes along with maintaining in private their views of rape and pregnancy
2. They refused to acknowledge their attempts to deny voters the ability to vote in heavily populated minority districts and lost the votes of all the minorities because of their refusal to change their platform
3. They lost because of Mitt’s own words against the poor and the entitlements of 49% of the population that he viewed as free loaders
4. They lost because of their own bickering over giving the middle class tax breaks and their lack of response in Congress to do anything
5. They lost because they refused to pass either immigration or tax reform
They truly believe they can convince the white race to vote for them in unity, despite their doing nothing to help the middle class. They believe they only need the white race in order to win. Several elected Republicans have indicated to the press, “they believe they need do nothing as they can win on the white vote alone.”
I, already know they are fighting a losing battle in their efforts to win, if they do not think that the white race does not care about fairness and equality in the way Americans worship, work, and live. The issues these Republicans raise in their arrogance is simply doing nothing more than making their own Republican Party irrelevant if they think Americans do not care about the diversity that makes us great as a Democracy or the Freedom of the press.
When the Republican Party leadership led by both the Tea Party and Conservatives do drop their arrogance and remove their blinders long enough they will see and understand, themselves, that they can never win the votes of white women regardless of age and the young white vote, by pulling the stunts that they are doing through their own propaganda campaigns and fear tactics alone. The American public simply will not stand for such tactics.
Living in a Red State and hearing long time Republican voters saying, “They keep it up and they will make their own Party irrelevant” or “I think I am becoming a Democrat,” is becoming more of a true statement than a joke amongst old Republican Party liners, who have voted faithfully for the Republican Party.
The Nation stood firm for the acceptance of Civil Rights in America in the 1960′s. Even the State of Nebraska voted Democrat, for the one and only time in its history, when others fought against civil rights and equality and tried to disavow the same. What the Republican Party is doing today to divide the Nation, is just more salt on the wound of a battle that lasted way too long and led to the shame of our Nation before “We the People” did the right thing and granted equality long over-due to both women and minorities.
As White Americans we do recognize the destruction of Democracy once any Party stoops to such new lows. Instead of cleaning up their own Party, that cost them the election, they are now simply attempting to rob Americans of the Diversity that has made us the Democracy we are.
For the Republicans, to think for one moment they can continue as they have and be granted the white vote in its entirety is to be caught up in a fantasy. Any attempts to deny equality in the name of family values, is not going to work. These Republicans are so intent on eliminating and destroying government they have lost all touch with reality. If this is just a preview of what is to come in 2014 and 2016, need I say anything more?