GOPosaur. That’s what those clever devils over at the Daily Kos have taken to calling the GOP. They have a cute little dinosaur graphic all done up in red, white and blue stars and stripes like the GOP elephant. Because the Party is dying, don’t you know.
Well, somebody forgot to tell the Santa Fe County Republicans that the Party is supposed to be moribund, because more of them showed up for last night’s meeting than I’ve ever seen at a local GOP event. There were a lot of first timers there, people who have never been involved in Republican politics before, and others who haven’t been in involved for many years.
Some of them had attended the Tea Party, and were energized to see so many other like-minded, concerned citizens in a city where the Obama signs were ubiquitous during last fall’s campaign, a city where you often get the feeling that Republican is a very dirty word, and all the cool people will breathe a huge sigh of relief once the GOPosaur does finally give up the ghost, and lumber off into a tar pit somewhere to rot into petroleum that no drill will ever disturb.
Daily we are informed that the GOP is a damaged brand, that its leaders are throwing temper tantrums and not offering solutions. And yet here are all these new Republican activists, ready to begin the hard work of rebuilding the party from the grassroots.
And Santa Fe isn’t the only place where the Republican grass is starting to take root again. I’m not at all artistic, but maybe somebody who is should start working on a red, white and blue phoenix graphic.