During a speech to the Ripon Society, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) blamed the media for the GOP’s “messaging woes,” according to The Hill.
In a nutshell, Cantor thinks it’s the media’s fault for the American public’s criticism of that dirty-faced kindergarten classroom that is the GOP. He believes “the party’s economic message is drowned out by coverage of debt and deficits.” Maybe, perhaps, the GOP’s “message” was the cause of all the “debt and deficits” that the country accrued during the ill-fated Bush Administration that some seem to forget about. But who would really want to remember such a catastrophe?
Cantor went on to further say that “the party must do a better job of speaking to the concerns of people at the lower rungs of the economic ladder.” Welcome to the conversation and the world of Republican politics, Mr. Cantor. This is something that many American’s have been crying out for at least since Obama won the White House in 2008. Almost six years since Obama was first elected and Cantor is just now realizing this? That’s the reason why the Democrats have won the White House the last two elections.
While the GOP was giving handouts and corporate welfare to Wall Street, the Democratic party actually spoke “to the concerns of people at the lower rungs of the economic ladder.” And with the recent conspiracy theories the GOP has cooked up concerning the Americans killed in Benghazi, it’s still not looking so good for the right-wingers.
Some in the GOP have now made a vain attempt at crumbling the Obama Administration and potentially ruining Hillary Clinton’s still undecided run at the presidency in 2016. Some Republicans and GOP talking heads, like the everso ineloquent Glenn Beck, are taking a stab at trying to blame the tragedy that killed four Americans last year in Benghazi on Democratic mishandling.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) held a hearing concerning what some insisted was an Obama Administration cover-up. Issa, among many, was certain that the hearing would bring about some damning evidence against the administration, enlisting the help of government “whistleblowers.” However, the committee’s investigation fell flat on its face when the GOP “whistleblowers’” testimony actually debunked the conspiracy claims rather than substantiated them. Issa then said that the hearing, which was meant to topple Obama and bring dirty political deeds to light, surfaced nothing.
When it comes to the GOP looking like a disorganized gaggle of know-nothings and tinfoil-hat-wearing conspiracy theorists, they certainly don’t need the media’s help.
Joshua de Leon is a writer and researcher with Ring of Fire.