Sam Brownback – Man Or Afro-Man? August 17, 2007Posted by fitsnews in 2008 Presidential Primaries.
CANDIDATE SHOULD PROBABLY CONSIDER PUTTING SOME ‘PRODUCT’ IN HIS HAIR
FITSNews – August 17, 2007 – We’ve made fun of GOP presidential hopeful Sam Brownback on several occasions here at FITSNews, but until today we hadn’t noticed that the rightest of right wing Republican candidates pretty much has a pube forest happening on top of his head. Time for a Brazilian, baby! Or as Treach from Naughty by Nature once said, “Smoothe it out now.”
Aside from his ‘kinky do,’ however, Brownback is quite useful in illustrating the increasing prominence of fellow Republican Mitt Romney‘s so-called “conversion” strategy with GOP voters. Brownback, who has been giving Romney holy hell for the former Massachusetts’ governor’s flip-flops on practically every issue under the sun, is now being blasted by Romney’s S.C. mouthpiece as nothing less than an intolerant church lady who refuses to accept new believers to the fold:
Sam Brownback’s holier-than-thou attitude is the embodiment of everything that drives people away from values positions. Instead of welcoming converts and folks who are more with you than not, Brownback’s team chastises every candidate who isn’t 100% with him. Guess what Team Brownback…that means you chastise most Americans too telling them “you aren’t good enough to be a Republican.” And even worse, Brownback’s team makes people feel like “you aren’t good enough to be a Christian.”
Not surprisingly, this echoes Romney’s whole South Carolina strategy – specifically that the state’s GOP electorate (a significant chunk of which is slightly to the right of Attila the Hun) should embrace him as “social conservative convert” similar to Ronald Reagan. Of course, the only problem with Romney’s “convert” plan is that people simply aren’t buying it.
Like a guy who shows up at church just to make time with the preacher’s daughter (ahem, Sic Willie), Romney’s claim to have “seen the light” has nothing to do with a change of heart and everything to do with what he erroneously believes is in his best political interests.
Which is sad, because Romney actually has a decent fiscal conservative record, and South Carolina is a state with a growing fiscal conservative focus. Translation? He’s preaching to the wrong choir and doing a piss poor job of it because it just isn’t authentic.
Just as there’s nothing the GOP faithful love more than a real convert (like Reagan), there’s nothing they hate more than a fake one.