Mario Piperni on the Noble Conservative

Conservative’s Three Part Tragedy

November 7, 2012 By

I don’t believe conservatives and Republicans quite understand what led to the trashing of Mitt Romney and the Republican agenda. Mary Matalin lays it out in a piece titled Mendacity and Malice Won.

Her villain…

What happened? A political narcissistic sociopath leveraged fear and ignorance with a campaign marked by mendacity and malice rather than a mandate for resurgence and reform. Instead of using his high office to articulate a vision for our future, Obama used it as a vehicle for character assassination, replete with unrelenting and destructive distortion, derision, and division.

and hero…

Mitt Romney distinguished himself and conservatism with a grounded, courageous, forward-thinking problem-solving reform agenda for a nation ready to renew and starved for leadership and maturity. He is a man of integrity and character, as is his whole family. And unlike in the 1996 and 2008 Republican campaigns, which — though led by men of great personal integrity — were marked by dead-end policy prescriptions, Romney/Ryan laid a durable philosophical and policy foundation for the next generation of conservative leadership.

…and tragic end.

Unfortunately and unfortuitously, forces of nature bookended the general election: Our convention was compromised by one weather disaster and our momentum stalled by another. Two human hurricanes also radically altered the political atmosphere: Bill Clinton’s unique windbaggery constituted a campaign updraft, while Chris Christie’s deplorable and gratuitous gas-baggery infused the campaign with a toxic political pollution.

They’re hopelessly delusional but let them keep on believing this crap as their party slowly drifts into irrelevance. Despite Matalin’s misguided rant (projection, anyone?), the political narcissistic sociopath she so despises is currently the president of the United States…and will be for the next four years. That makes me smile.

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4 responses to “Mario Piperni on the Noble Conservative

  1. Mary Matilin is as delusional as they come. How can James Carville live with this day in and out unless he is just as cynical as she is? The only fear, ignorance and unrelenting destructive distortion, derision, and division was the work of republicans before and after Obama was elected. There can be no other reason for the high percentage of republicans and their teaparty masters for promoting the belief that the president is Muslim, Socialist, was not born in the US, “doesn’t understand how America works” or any of the other lies that the right-wing promotes instead of real ideas to move the country forward.
    Romney was/is and empty suit who was totally out of touch with middle-class Americans. His was the only campaign out there that was driven by fear.
    Matilin displays the usual republican us/them toxic mentality that claims to abhore. I’m not a big Chris Christie fan and believe, that like former republican governor Charlie Crist, he is just another political opportunist who will self-promote at the drop of a campaign straw hat. But at least he showed some semblance of bi-partisan cooperation and concern for his constituents when he praised the president for swift action post-Hurricane Sandy.
    Ms. Matilin must give one hellavu good ride or Carville must be desperate for companionship. Or they are just 2 cynical gasbags hanging on the political fringe who cater to the lowest common denominator when it comes to political lrhetoric. It all sounds like sour grapes to me; good for bad vinegar and never will be mistaken for fine wine.

  2. Scary. The amazing thing to me is that there is absolutely no self reflection, no responsibility and no accountability. At least the following version attempts to explain how Republicans themselves may have acted in ways to lose the election: http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/decision2012/life-after-defeat-for-mitt-romney-public-praise-private-questions/2012/11/07/4db3bc38-2916-11e2-96b6-8e6a7524553f_story.html My theory is that the Republicans figured that with historically high unemployment, there was no way they could lose. And now, having lost, they are incapable of explaining the reasons yet compelled to caste blame.

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