gop has no leaders narrative getting old

‘GOP Has No Leaders’-Narrative Getting Old

Donny Deutsch is host of The Entrepreneurs, a primetime special profiling the success stories of America’s entrepreneurs on CNBC. I thought I would introduce him to you because I didn’t know who he was until he appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” today, and I assume you haven’t heard of him before either.

As said, despite him being an absolute nobody, hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough invited Deutsch to appear on their show nonetheless. ‘Why?’ I wondered, ‘why would they invite somebody no one has ever heard of?’ The answer to my question came after only a few minutes: that’s when Deutsch joined the two hosts in badmouthing the Republican Party.

The GOP lacks leaders, or so they said. It’s a party without a face. There isn’t anyone standing up, the party is like a ship without a rudder. Polls show that even a significant part of Republican voters believe the party is moving in the wrong direction. Etc. yada yada, you know the drill.

Now, I obviously don’t disagree with the notion that the Republican lacks one, real leader. But unlike what Brzezinski, Deutsch and Scarborough would have you believe, there’s nothing strange about that. The GOP is the minority party in both houses of Congress and there’s a Democrat living in the White House. Like any party in this position in history – yes, Democrats included – there isn’t one specific Republican who takes charge of his (or her) party. If there was, there would be no need for primaries for the election for president in 2012. They could just appoint the party’s presidential nominee and get it over with.

Read my whole post at NewsRealblog.

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