Exclusive Interview with @RBPundit, a Recent Democrat Convert
Q: Much has been said over your recent switch to the Democratic Party. Can you tell us what led you to make the switch?
A: After the election, I had to do a little soul-searching… then I realized I don’t have a soul, so I’m a natural Democrat. That was quite liberating. No more icky morals or principles. Personal responsibility? NOPE. Everything was everyone else’s fault. And by “everyone else” I mean rich people and Republicans. Because, really, they’re the same thing.
Since I’m not rich, I shouldn’t be a Republican. Don’t bother trying to think that one through. You’re a Republican so you couldn’t possibly understand.
What differences have you noticed in being a Democrat versus the time you spent with the GOP?
The biggest difference, aside from the total freedom from logic and reason, is that I can say anything and no one will hold me accountable. I can even blurt out the Democrat lies and hypocrisy, and how the media covers for them… um, us – still getting used to that, and no one tells me to be quiet. The (D) causes blindness for the media.
One of the first things I said (on Twitter) with my new (D) powers was that Michelle Obama has a rather large can. In the past, pre-(D), if you will, that would have caused some outrage somewhere. But nothing. Not a peep. It’s really wonderful.
As a new Democrat, what can you tell us about your party’s strategy in not only the fiscal cliff negotiations, but on getting your message and ideas out to the American people?
Haha. Strategy. There is no strategy.
We spent most of the 20th century creating a media and academic environment where we could propose the craziest stuff, ignore that Constitution thing, and people will think we’re geniuses. You don’t need a strategy in this setting. Look at the election. How the heck does Obama get re-elected with his record on the economy?
We’ve created a stupid electorate (I can say this and not be racist now) and we’re seeing the results. It’s glorious. Greece here we come!
But seriously, it’s all about feelings. There’s no strategy. Hiking taxes on the rich feels good. Nevermind that it doesn’t make economic sense. Screw math. It feels good to force someone else to pay for stuff. Try it sometime. You’ll like it. And the media feels the same way. That’s why there’s no need for a “media strategy.” They’ll just do what feels good despite the logic being all screwy, and the message gets out to the stupid electorate.
Do you think your side is currently winning the debate on the fiscal cliff? If so, how are you accomplishing this?
Of course we are. As I explained above, we are exploiting the dumb electorate we created. And it feels awesome.
Do have any suggestions or advice for your former party?
Dear GOP, whatever you do, do NOT wise up. Keep playing defense and don’t, under any circumstances, stop playing the game we Democrats have rigged.
The last thing you need to do is focus on educating the stupid electorate. Instead, play along with the media narrative when it is conveniently aligned against GOP politicians you don’t like. That way the stupid voters out there who might be dissatisfied with what’s going on in the country and might be looking for a good alternative will see nothing but bickering and infighting and decide that the alternative is worse, so they’ll continue to vote Dem.
Nothing scares us Democrats more than Republicans who can passionately explain the virtues of conservatism in ways that common people can understand. (That’s why we really hate Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, by the way.) So, yeah, don’t do that, GOP. Focus on fighting for power within the movement more than trying to recruit more to the movement. Keep thinking that conservatism is a foregone conclusion and that everyone will figure it out on their own without being informed of what it means and what it can do. It’s not “self-evident” but please continue to think it is.