"America is like a healthy body and its resistance is threefold: its patriotism, its morality, and its spiritual life. If we can undermine these three areas, America will collapse from within."
--Joseph Stalin

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Republicans: Postpone NOW!

Will Malven

So alright, I know they don't read or listen to me, but really Republican leadership, stop dawdling and postpone the national convention TODAY!

Republican Convention Threatened by Storm


Tropical storm Isaac, which is gathering strength in the Caribbean, could strike Florida, hurricane forecasters say, triggering concern it might force a postponement or cancellation of the Republican National Convention in Tampa next week.

It is still too early to predict whether the storm could make a direct hit on the city. Forecast models show Isaac's center following a path that could take it as far west as the Gulf of Mexico and as far east as the Atlantic Ocean by next Monday.

Putting off the inevitable is foolish and only plays into the belief that many of us hold that our Republican Party leadership is a bunch of indecisive, wishy-washy incompetents.  They should have made this decision yesterday, but--NOPE-- they are still "considering their options."

The storm is coming and there is sufficient probability that the storm will strike Tampa during the convention that the time for consideration is past.  It's time to act.

MOVE, damnit!  Make a decision.  Postponement not only prevents a disastrous convention interrupted by a hurricane, but it removes all of the attacks Democrats plan to make playing off whatever is said there and it allows Republicans to avail themselves of the same opportunity. 

It is a win, win, win situation for Republicans and the sooner they make the call, the less disruptive it will be to attendees and to planned events.


Issue a statement carefully laying the safety and security concerns involved with holding the convention as the hurricane approaches, then announce that Republicans will hold their convention the week AFTER the Democrat Convention.

Alternatively, them might pull a Joe Biden, and refuse to obey the unwritten rules governing candidate behavior and . . . hold the Republican convention AT THE SAME TIME AS THE DEMOCRAT CONVENTION. 

Heh, heh, heh . . . that night be a suitable response (nah, I guess that would be seen by the public as too in your face and political).

At any rate, I sure wish Reince Priebus and the rest of the Republican leadership would get their acts together.

Hey guys, it might look silly if for some reason the storm chose a different track, but a lot less silly that being caught in Tampa in the middle of a hurricane, because your afraid of how it would be seen by the press.

Long Live Our American Republic!!!!

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