Comment: The GOP doesn't get it

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The GOP doesn't get it

It's not just they burned Ron Paul and his supporters--which alone would have been enough for me to abandon them forever---, they committed political self-immolation of the delegate process that forever sealed shut GOP's access to fresh recruits more politically savvy their forebears. The GOP got away co-opting Ron Paul's original Tea party movement, and thought they had a lock-on, when all they did was kill the goose that laid the golden egg.

All along during Ron Paul's campaign the younger generation Paul inspired was ignored and derided by these old men of the GOP. Fools! What did they thing would happen to the Republicans demographics 4 years, 8 years and to infinity and beyond? That these RP supporters today would forgive and forget? Especially when many were politically apathetic in the first place, and it took someone like Ron Paul to get them to overcome their disillusionment with the political system?!?!

This is where "politics" fails time and again--It always employs a short-term, compromising expedient action that forever burns the future with unintended consequences. The GOP threw the last of any political capital they had into the bonfire of vanity, and now all they have left is ashes.

Conscience does not exist if not exercised

"No matter how cynical you get, it's impossible to keep up!
---Lily Tomlin