Any one get creeped out by the expressions on the faces of the delegates and other attendees? The mixture of anger and glee on their faces at the same time was frightening, and just weird. The joyful way they dived into hating the on President Barack Obama, the government, and any others they see as “against real People, and freedom”.
The language used when talking to reporters, the uncanny way they are never swayed by fact, moved by compassion for others, or ever stray one iota from the party line was chilling. The very words bold, failure, and built have been kicked to death by misuse. And the complete ease of telling flat out lies without worry of any consequence was flabbergasting!!! Whenever they get started on Obama sometimes, I flash back to behaviors I witnessed in my school days, by bullies and mean girls, when threatened by someone different. Perhaps, that is why the constant attempts to prevent others like gays, newcomers, and Americans living in poverty from full rights of citizenship under the law is so prevalent in Republican policy goals, because as we are all aware, a bully always requires someone lower in status to feel superior to. The tormenting the bully does to that lucky someone however, is strictly for fun.
Even when questioned directly on the platform plank divergences by Romney/Ryan on abortion conveniently in time for the election was not enough to sow dissension. Rational discussion apparently is not an option. They must oust Obama at all costs, or all is lost. Logic and reason have no place in a debate with a true believer does it?
But, you have to admit, they get their agenda across. Look at the damage the Tea Party has done in a few short years, to our politics, credit rating, the respect we have lost in the eyes of people all over the world. They have stolen away the national political narrative with hot soccer moms, grouch old men and angry fat guys, whose messages don’t require any cerebral heavy lifting for their fans and supporters. The country appears divided in political polls, with Mitt Romney in a close second in popularity.
When the Democrats had the upper hand in numbers, they tried to play nice, accomplished too little, and were taught a painful lesson in 2010. You have to wonder, do the Democrats need to turn into mindless storm troopers to get the support of the majority, win elections, and FINALLY get some real things done to better our country’s situation in real concrete way?