GOP, Mitt Romney — August 27, 2012 at 7:19 am

Welcome to the Republican National Metaphor


Which night does Mitt tell everyone they’re fired?

A storm descending, everything in disarray and a persistent effort to appear as if everything isn’t crumbling around them—welcome to the Republican National Metaphor.

It might be nice to imagine hurricane menacing this week’s Republican Convention as a sign from Mother Nature about the danger of denying science or a rebuke from God for those who use His name to moralize hypocritically. But the fact is planning a convention in late summer on the Gulf Coast is just an example of terrible planning.

But is it planning a convention on the Gulf Coast during hurricane season any worse planning than picking Mitt RomneyCare to run against ObamaCare?

Or is it any worse than picking this guy who turned down the VP slot because he’s sure Mitt is about to lose to be your keynote speaker?

Or any worse than picking this woman who an perfect example of how government helps Americans succeed to inveigh against a government that helps people succeed?

Or how about picking a state where the former Republican governor has just endorsed President Obama?

Or how about designing a $2.5 million stage that looks as if it’s perfect for some brutal futuristic reality show where workers flee from well armed representatives of the plutocracy? It’s the Running Man and we’re the contestants.

The Obama campaign is dubbing this week Mitt’s Convention Reinvention.

But the fact is this week is the perfect metaphor for a party that knows its message and its record can’t get it elected. So they’re resorting to foul attempts to subvert democracy and the will of the people.

But there’s a storm coming, and as usual, the GOP didn’t see it coming.

[CC Chris Christie image credit: DonkeyHotey | Flickr]