Yesterday the stumbling bumbling RNC Chairman Michael Steele sent out an email trying to raise money. The subject line did what it should do, it immediately drew my interest. What I don't think Steele meant to do was to cause the fit of side splitting laughter that ensued upon reading it. In it Michael Steele proclaims "A wave is building – let's be ready to ride it to victory!" Let's see… they've lost all over the place in the last few election cycles, the outgoing president from their party left with some of the worst approval ratings in history, they can't find a leader or a message, and yet this is what Michael Steele calls a building wave?
Just last week Gallup released an analysis showing that the Republicans were quickly losing people in almost every single demographic. If there is a wave it seems to be going in the opposite direction. Having been repeatedly chastised by the extremists of his party, Steele even took to the same sort of baseless name calling and fear mongering that popular folks like Dick Cheney have been using. Call me crazy but following the lead of one of the most unpopular people in recent political history may not be a recipe for success. If the GOP continues to move by default to the furthest extremes it won't end up riding any waves, it will only end up waving good-bye.
Update: If they don't change course, I have them "waving good-bye" but with regard to their unfounded attacks on Sonia Sotomayor Heartland Hollar has them falling off a cliff.