I keep reading headliness like "Cain Blows It", "Perry Makes Fatal Gaffe", "Michelle Bachman Runs Off Rails". The implication, in fact the whole point, of many of these diaries, seems to be that some GOP nutbag has just said something that is so clearly a deliberate lie, so clearly rascist, so clearly stupid, so clearly evil that they've just torpedoed their candidacy.
What we have to remember is that we live forever now in the shadow of Sarah Palin. She set the bar so low that no matter HOW far one of the current crop of GOP Presidential hopefuls, pundits and elected officials go -- the base just doesn't seem to desert them. If anything, it cheers them on. These guys seem so crazy and so clearly dangerous that we keep expecting the base to wake up and smell the coffee. But they're not going to.
I know it's hard to acknowledge that we live in a country where this is true but we better face up to it because it's not going away again any time soon and we have to strategize and act accordingly.
How many headlines have we seen saying that Cain, or Perry or one of the others has done something to blow all credibility and blow their candidacy out of the water? And yet, like evil energizer bunnies, they just keep going and going and going.
Look, we all know Michelle Bachmann will suffer no consequences from her latest low where she one-upped Marie Antoinette's "Let the Eat Cake" with (speaking of the unemployed) "Let them Starve". What more is there to say?
Alright there is one more thing ... forget these guys and follow the lead of the Occupiers. Speak truth to power clearly, repeatedly and with one voice, and just don't stop until we are heard.