I had blogger Dan Riehl on the program today after he blasted me and others for blasting the RNC. (Here’s Dan’s post.) One typical response to Riehl’s argument:
Hugh, I listened in amazement to the Republican blogger that feels that Strippergate is no big deal as I drove home this evening. I met my second wife in a strip club so I am not exactly talking from a perspective of “holier than thou. [# More #] What I know is that I have spent the last 6 months trying to talk my conservative 86 year old WWII veteran Father into once again contributing to the Republican party as I feel it is the only hope we have of repealing Obamacare and saving our country. Dad stopped contributing after the Bush administration and the Republican Congress passed their own huge health care entitlement. I am having lunch with Dad on Thursday and and I guarantee you that he will tell me he is through.
The result of the shennanigans at the strip club will be to fracture the conservative vote. There are so many of us out here that are so angry and revolted by the “politics as usual” attitude that is coming out of Washington that many of us will vote Libertarian even though we know it will be a wasted vote. The view of people like my Father is that he would rather give his money to a losing cause than to vote for more of the same. The idiocy of the RNC is that they don’t get it, they don’t get how serious the American people are and how angry we have become. If we don’t cleanup our own party how can we possibly hope to defeat the Democrats, let alone repeal Obamacare? It is sad to realize that there are such incompetents leading the fight when the very fabric of our nation is at risk. Michael Steele needs to make a very stong statement denouncing this affair if he has any hopes of maintaining any kind of credibility. Leadership starts at the top.