Sarah Palin has said she wants to take the Republican Party further right. What does she mean? She hasn’t said. Of course, the former Governor Palin is only eloquent and articulate when someone else writes a speech for her. As President she’d be like Obama with the permanent teleprompter always in reach.
So what does ‘further right’ mean? Mao says ‘practice is primary,’ so let’s look at Republican practice.
We know they like cheap labor but don’t like Mexicans. WTF? Arizona’s GOP Governor, feeling heat from the right, signed a bill having the State take oversight of immigration, a Federal responsibility. So they’ll roust day laborers off the street corners of Phoenix. This is amusing because some Republicans will have to start mowing their own lawns again.
This is all strictly symbolic. But it’s got a lot of voters all a ga-ga, which is its purpose. With a low turnout election coming up, the GOP wants to pretend to be the white party once again. Even WNs who should know better are cheering on the Arizona law.
There’s an old country saying: When you find yourself in the hole, quit digging. But the Obama Regime keeps digging. The only Cabinet posts that amount to anything are State, Defense and Treasury. Proto-NeoCons Clinton and Gates hold down the first two, a creature of Goldman Sachs holds down the fort at Treasury. So you have in place a continuation of the basic policies of the Bush-Cheney Junta. This does nothing for the Democratic base. So it follows that their turnout will down, while Zombie Republicans have their marching orders.
Now Obama, the ‘Green President,’ has an uncapped, rudderless gusher in the Gulf of Mexico. The GOP, which has no program except anti-Obama, has gone from cheering “Drill baby, drill!” to now “Spill baby, spill!” Palin has temporarily eased her call for oil drilling everywhere. But the GOP’s energy policy remains that of Cheney: Rape & pillage of the environment.
In the meantime, the Republican Party pushes for more war, this time Iran. This also makes it impossible to cut Federal spending. We could go on, but what for?
Republicans have taken a leaf from the Obama Play Book: Go strictly for symbolism. Beginning with Arizona, the GOP is serving up it’s own Kool-Aid.