Narcissus Falls Into Pool, Drowns

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009 @ 8:48 am | Culture

If Republicans were serious about either their message or about getting into position to implement it, this information would be of interest to them. Fortunately for those of us who don’t want to see them returned to power any time soon (the deficit being already quite big enough as it is, thanks) they will not be able to hear what the numbers are telling them. It wouldn’t matter who said it, or how; they’re so accustomed to & in love with the sound of their own hollering that they can’t see, and won’t believe, that they’re turning everybody off. Perhaps some of them will see this and plead righteousness – “I’d rather be right than popular,” goes the sour-grapes retort from people who’re losing the support of the public. But that’s exactly the point: if these people actually cared about whether they were right or wrong, they’d try to sell their message. When you believe in a product, you package it for the market. What Republicans in 2009 are most interested in is their own reflection and whether it pleases them. They can’t even hear the clenched-teeth groans of the people who, seeing the same image, are leaving the party in droves.

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