For political groupies, these days a big story involves looking to the 2010 midterm elections. Already, many have predicted that Republicans will gain seats in the U.S. Senate. While this may or may not end up happening, the storyline has led to what many could have expected - Republicans are pretending they had anything to do with it.
You see, my friends, we are living in an age when the U.S. has two major political parties, and one of them has gone completely adrift of reality. Whether this is a bad thing or not remains to be seen, but it does open up one fantastic possibility for the GOP come 2012. Because in the real world, uninspiring names like Huckabee and Romney are being tossed about as possibilities to lead the party against Barack Obama in ‘12. But with the majority of conservatives having gotten unstuck in time and being unable to sense real from pretend, there is one tandem that could give the Republicans the power they so desire. So let’s say it together …
… Palin/Donaghy in 2012.
Yes, it’s time for the Republicans to get their two best pretend candidates together to form a super ticket in 2012. First off, you have Palin, who came to prominence at the 2008 RNC Convention by delivering a speech that was truly pretend. Currently, Palin is pretending she’s an important part of the American political process after stone-cold quitting on the Alaskan people.
Then there’s Jack Donaghy. Donaghy, a vital member of the “30 Rock” team is - to be 100% honest - the most impressive conservative out there, real or pretend. Concerned solely with business, Donaghy is bright, methodical and competent. Like many Republicans, he has a prodigious pretend sex life. And that Donaghy’s portrayed by uber-liberal Alec Baldwin makes the whole thing that much more pretend delicious.
Now some may say that having two pretend politicians to create a pretend Super Ticket is madness. But it is the perfect move for the GOP, which has become the party pretend built. Some of what conservatives have been pretending the past few months:
That they oppose health care reform due to financial responsibility rather than as quid pro quo for their health insurance benefactors; That they didn’t spend 200-2006 blindly rubber stampíng everything George W. Bush proposed; That George W. Bush doesn’t even exist. That Health Care Reform will include “death panels”; That the U.S. is a center-right nation. That using Reconciliation to pass a bill in the Senate is traitorous; That Obama and Democrats caused the economic collapse; That Liz Cheney matters; That Barack Obama was born in Kenya; That Barack Obama is a racist; That ACORN matters; That Halliburton, KBR & Blackwater don’t matter; That Americans are happy the U.S. tortures; That Americans don’t want health care reform, and; That Ronald Reagan was the greatest President ever.
This is an extremely condensed list, but as you can see, the Republican Party now officially lives in some type of alternate reality where we’re forced to look at facts and pretend they mean the complete opposite. This is why, in 2012, the GOP needs to stay with its main strength - pretending.
Palin-Donaghy 2012: The perfect ticket for a party ensconced in pretend.