You remember the shtick. You’re in a saloon in a wild west town. Some sadistic bad guy in a black hat is torturing the town moron. “Dance you little freak, dance, and sing too!” he screams, firing his shootin’ iron at the feet of the hapless pathetic citizen, as the town clown does his best to comply.
As the poor soul tires out, another shot echos, “I said dance!”
Such is the state of the Republican party these days. The dancing just can’t stop it seems, although most of the dancers are wore out to the bone.
Oh please, can’t we have just a week of anonymity? Just a week with no blowhard from the right making a fool of us? But alas, the fun goes on. It’s getting so no self respecting Republican will admit to the label and parents routinely shield their children’s eyes from even looking at one.
Cheney, as in dick, as in would be emperor of the world in his tiny brain, just couldn’t resist self-flagellating the party again this week end. Appearing on “Face the Nation” he took sport against Colin Powell, asking “Is he still a Republican?” and saying point blank that he thought Rush Limbaugh spoke more appropriately for the party than Powell.
So, the last rational voice perhaps remaining in the head up it’s ass party is, we can be sure, not scheduling a hunting trip with Cheney any time soon.
One commenter to the piece, suggested that the two, Limbaugh and Cheney may be one in the same, since suspiciously, one is never seen in the same locale as the other. That may be more about security than anything else of course. In their own minds, the planet might implode should they both be taken out at the same time. Ask ’em if you get the chance.
If that fun isn’t enough, then you don’t have to hold breath for long. Michael Steele wakes up each morning it seems with a full panoply of new jack ass remarks. He writes them on pieces of paper and shoves them in his pocket, ready at a moment’s notice to pull out any one and drop it on the unsuspecting. I got that direct from a pick pocket who snatched one unawares while looking for a wallet. It said,
“I’s da man, superfly’s the name, and spreadin’ the politico incorrect is ma game.” (Ever realize that Steele is a black man, impersonating a white man, impersonating a black man?)
Anyway, Bill Bennett, who passes as a “republican intellectual” if you can even imagine that, has a talk show, which in a moment of sheer “lost my head” turned it over to Steele. This is what the Michael said:
STEELE: Good morning y’’all, we’’re back in the house. We’’re talking a little bit of Constitution and a little bit Supreme Court. And a whole lot of saving America’’s judicial system and saving our rights as citizens and not having empathetic judges decide cases, but rather judges who are actually understanding the rule of law and what the Constitution and those laws are all about. And how to apply the facts to the law and the law to the facts. And adjudicate my case. I don’’t need some judge sitting up there feeling bad for my opponent because of their life circumstances or their condition. And short changing me and my opportunity to get fair treatment under the law.
This from Crooks and Liars. One doesn’t have to say a lot more does one? I can believe that the real neo-cons like Cheney and Hannity and so on, just cringe and wish that they could call for a public execution of Michael. I mean, he no more represents their white upper class sensibilities than does say Rev. Wright.
You can’t help but laugh. They are so tired of being made sport of, but there is so precious few sane heads around that apparently they can’t stop it. I can’t even begin to blame George W. for this. I mean he was in some sense as much victim as perpetrator. I think that is just starting to dawn on our boy how he was sucked into the black hole prepared for him by Cheney, Wolfowitz, George Mitchell, Rumsfeld and a few others.
I suspect most Republicans today just spend a lot of time sitting at their desks in the dark, wondering, how and why this happened. They were, just such a few short years ago, young and impetuous, full of vinegar, pointing their fingers at Democrats giggling their fool heads off, and planning the 2nd American Reich. Now all is in shambles. This sit nursing a scotch, unshaven, staring into the shadows and just ask themselves–What the hell???