I can save the Republicans Party.
No, really, I can. My plan is super easy, and it’s a win/win/win situation.
Here’s the deal. I don’t know if you’ve been following it, but the New York 23rd District special election has gotten pretty strange. The official Republicans Party candidate is one DeDe Scozzafava. She has been endorsed by such luminaries as Newt Gingrich; Michael Steele says, “I support the Republican nominee, as a Republican Party chairman,” Steele said. “And that’s the way to go, right?”
However: Palin, Pawlenty, DeMint, Rohrabacher, Tiahrt and other heavy-hitters have endorsed Doug Hoffman, who does not list any party affiliation on his site, nor does Scozzafava, if it comes to that, but is in fact the candidate of the Conservative Party.
It seems to me that this is a perfect opportunity for the old-guard Republicans to seize the control of their party back from the conservative whackjobs who currently hold it hostage. They have money, right? Aren’t they the rich people? Pay people to switch to the Conservative/Teabagger/Nutjob Party.
You can’t tell me that those rich white a-h’s don’t know how to do this surreptitiously. They’ve been funding “think tanks” and “fair and balanced” networks and “grassroots movements” for decades now. This ought to be a piece of cake. Just pay Glenn Beck enough money, and he can trigger a mass exodus of the 28%ers from the Republicans Party over to the newly powerful Conservative Party.
And there’s the win/win/win: the nutjobs have their own party that can cater to their anger and prejudice; the Republicans have their party back; and the Democratic Party might have some sane opposition.
Because, and here’s the entire point, the Nutjob Party is made up of barely 28% of the voters. They will never again influence an election. And that, my friends, is change we can believe in.