Is the Republican Party Committing Political Suicide?

It took the North Korean government 50 hours after the death of Kim Jong-Il to decide what lie they will present to the public concerning the death of the Dear Leader.

It took the Republican leadership in Nevada almost as long to decide what lie they will present to the public concerning the caucus results in their state. What should have been announced Sunday early in the morning, took another day, plus actions that cast doubts over the honesty of the counting process. And the results just defy the obvious facts and common sense.

To start with, both CNN and FOX News declared Romney as the “winner” when only 4% of the results were in. That anyone would be so sure with only 4% of the results beats any logic. But the MSM continued declaring the victory for their darling without even explaining how they would know he was the winner.

May there wouldn’t be much of an outcry if the Adelson precinct in Clark County didn’t decide to broadcast the counting of the vote at the precinct. CNN and FOX News were there, and reported from the event. It was about 11pm on Saturday. Why so late? So that observant Jews – a great part of the population of the precinct, could vote after sunset. Observant Jews are also know to be the group least inclined to vote for Ron Paul – according to the neocon myths, Ron Paul is “against Israel.”

An hour after the vote started, the numbers were announced: Ron Paul – 183 votes, Mitt Romney – 45 votes, and the others had even less. Ron Paul captured 58 percent of the votes in that precinct. Suddenly, after the announcement was made, FOX News and CNN decided that there is nothing more to report from Nevada, and imposed a complete blackout on any news about the caucuses, until late in the next day.

Now, there is no reason to believe the Adelson precinct is very much different from the other precincts in Clark County. One would expect about the same results in the other precincts as well. May be, given the fact that Ron Paul’s popularity among observant Jews is so low, the other precincts would have had even greater percentage of voters for him.

But Clark County holds about 53 percent of the votes of the state of Nevada. Which means that if Ron Paul won Clark County, he won the state. Or at least, would be close to winning it. The alternative is to say that one precinct – Adelson – of which we know exactly what the voters’ preferences are, is sharply different than all the other precincts. But there is no reason to believe such a thing about one precinct only.

The end results, released as late as Monday morning: Romney 50%, Ron Paul 18%. The GOP leadership in Nevada declared that they are not going to release the complete final results. They will only have an internal recount.

This is called massive voter fraud. Fraud that we believed only Obama and the Democrats are able of. There is no other explanation for the sharp difference between what the facts showed and what the Republican leadership announced.

The Republican Party leadership sent out a message this weekend: “We don’t care who you vote for, as long as we count the votes. Your vote means nothing. Our agenda is what matters.”

Such message means one thing: The Republican leadership has taken a course to political suicide. It believes that the times haven’t changed; that it can continue its business as usual. That the voters will put up with fraud and manipulation as they have always done. And the Party will continue to ignore their own voters because it has them in its pocket.

This is a mistaken belief. The times have changed. And those who do not understand that the times have changed, disappear from the scene. They get supplanted by those who do understand the times.

The voter fraud committed by the party apparatchiks in Nevada was a waste of time and effort. Romney will never become a President: first, because he doesn’t have what it takes to win a general election; second, because by pushing him down the throats of the Republican voters with such obvious fraudulent practices, the GOP leadership will alienate even those who would have voted for him. But more than waste of time and effort, the GOP leadership is shooting itself in the foot, and may be even worse. Another McCain-type fiasco will demonstrate that the GOP has outlived its purpose, and is now just an accomplice of the Democrats. The rhetoric of “We have to beat Obama” is not going to work if it is used to push another version of Obama on the voters. Eventually, the votes grow tired, and will look for alternatives.

And if the GOP doesn’t reverse its course, an alternative will be found, eventually.