Monday, October 5, 2009

GOP exit strategy?

There is no longer any doubt – the Republicans are the curators of the right wing extremists.

Republicans just seem to have a knack for collecting nuts. The catalogue begins with Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh and Glen Beck. Next -- the birthers, the tea baggers, the town hall disruptions, the Hitler placards, the loaded guns at political rallies, the vile and vicious racist emails, the lies about death panels, the “you lie” outburst during a presidential address, the web poll (now removed) asking to vote whether the president should be assassinated,

This is serious. The Secret Service reports death threats aimed at our president are up 400 percent.

You noticed, didn’t you, the conservatives hate Obama so much they cheered when Chicago lost the bid for the Olympics. They actually cheered against America. Not nice, not smart.

How much longer can Nevada Sen. John Ensign hold on? He’s the scum who got jobs for his mistress’s husband – and her son – while continuing to satisfy his urges. Same question for South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford and his sex romp with the Argentine beauty. Both men are connected with the phony C Street Church in Washington, a bunch of elected GOP hypocrites also known as The Family. Think they got what they prayed for? Heaven on Earth?

But something’s happening.

In the past few days, a couple of conservative thinkers have spoken out against this equity position at the asylum. If you court the extremists now, you’ll own them later, too.

NY Times columnist David Brooks says the GOP must stop rolling over to the mindless rants from Hannity, Limbaugh and Beck because, in the real world, they do not move the dial past the base. They just make noise.

US Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-South.Carolina, has urged the nuts to “cut out this crap about birthers.” He realizes the 2010 mid-term election potential is pretty solid for the Republicans but 2012 is different race. The GOP will need the center and center-right voters, not just the whack jobs, in a presidential race.

Ask yourself -- was Moliere a Republican or Democrat?

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

David Brooks is right on!

Ken Martin said...

You're right on, too, George.
Surely, you're channeling Jimmy Breslin with this piece.
"Rage is the only quality which has kept me, or anybody I have ever studied, writing columns for newspapers." -- Jimmy Breslin (b. 1929), US journalist, author. Times(London, May 9, 1990).

Anonymous said...

Finally some intelligent people have spoken. Bill

Anonymous said...

Have you ever heard of:

Nancy Perlosi
John Conyer
Barbera Boxer
Michael Moore
Joe Biden
Barney Franks
Dianne Fienstein
Harry Reid
John Edwards

and the list goes on and on, Democrats all.

And how much of our money did Obama spend promoting his home town for the Olympics. And why did Michelle have to go in a separate plane? Was it to carry her 20 employees? Hillery only had 3. Both of the Bush's only 1.

How many of the Czars Obama appointed are perverts? Most it seems. Lee

Anonymous said...

Woah. Lee. Are you okay?

After doing a little research on your post it seems your issue regarding "perverts" relates to anyone who is willing to tolerate gay and lesbian relationships.

Intolerance seems to be the hallmark of the far right wing of the Republican party.

--Ira

JohnSBoles said...

As a child in Lynn County, Texas I saw two water fountains at the Court House. One for whites and one for coloreds.

My children expressed disbelief until they learned the history.

I take solace in the absolute future fact that the children of my grandchildren will display the same disbelief when they learn of the current treatment of the GLBT community.

Whithout progressives there is no progress. If the conservatives of their day had overcome the progressives we would be bowing to the Queen not in polite deference but as subjects.

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