Personally, I think McCain's selection of Palin and her rhetoric doomed the GOP for years to come.
Palin is not remotely the problem.
Hell, ideas she forwards in her scripted speeches are the solution in many cases.
Clearly, the national political landscape is a disaster of shared ownership -- Dems & Repubs. Negativity is equally wrought. Meanwhile, neither party is forwarding ideas.
So if both parties are guilty, why is the GOP suffering disproportionately?
Absent GOP ideas, solutions, etc., MSM socialists have opportunity to fill the void with BS. Leftist press members take advantage of the opportunity. Simple as that. If the GOP does not forward ideas, if it does not propose solutions, it will lose every single national election. There is no concomitant onus on Dems.
Is that fair? Nope. But it's fact.
Here's another fact. Obama absolutely sucks. He is one of the most negative, divisive Presidents in US history. Perhaps the
most divisive. Calling him out on that is completely appropriate. Totally appropriate! Calling out Obama has nothing whatsoever to do with Republican woes. He should be called out. He's pathetic.
The problem is, the GOP is not effectively offering counters to his feckless leftist policy. Until the GOP steps up with comprehensive policy, it will lose representation.