The newest GOP explanation for their problem — Barack Obama created Donald Trump — is correct in a sense. In 2008, the right worked overtime to convince Americans that Obama was Public Enemy No. 1. The Palinites screamed for his head at rallies while carrying stuffed monkeys and signs confirming his birth in Kenya.
After a humiliating defeat, it was back to the drawing board. Our own senator-for-life took it as his No. 1 job to prevent Obama’s re-election. Next was “elect us and we will stop him from destroying America.” They were awarded the House by a landslide, but Obama kept rolling.
Give us the Senate, and we will finally stop the socialist, communist, pick your nonsensical “ist.” Again done, but Obama wasn’t impeached or stopped. Why have Republicans not kept their promise? Unless you have 60 seats in the Senate, the minority is in control.
In review, Republicans promised something they knew could not be delivered to get votes from a bunch of know-nothings. They embraced these people, gave them a voice, and now their nominee is likely a former WWE, reality-show birther.
Obama’s fault? Hilarious.