Barack Obama, Charlie Frist, GOP, Harry Reid, Neo-cons, Politics, racism, right wing wingnuts, Sarah Palin, Strom Thurmond, teabaggers, Trent Lott
Bear with me here. I’m thinking. You remember that concept right? You do it, I know you do. Well, most of you do, at least I think all of you who read this blog do. The other side? Well, this might be a new idea to them.
Remember when you were a kid? At least a kid of the mid-20th century? Teacher would tap her ruler on the desk, “Children, Children! It’s time to put on our thinking caps!” (Sometimes she even pretended to tie it on under the chin.) Yippie, I thought, back to my threesies…three times one is three, three times two is six. I was a thinker!
So I been a ponderin’ these crazy Repooblicans and I find that I keep tightening my cap more and more, afraid my poor brains might explode from their confines. A thinking cap is good to keep things locked up tight.
We’ve discussed, that starting essentially with the Bushie campaigns and then administrations, truth went out the window as something to be adhered to at one’s peril. The Rethugs learned that their base was so dense in the noggin’ that any lie, told often enough would be believed. Further, correction by mainline media or otherwise meant nothing since these microbial brain midgets dint watch nuthin’ but their comrades in lie, the Neo-conic troupe located in Congress, K Street, and the musty environs of Foxy Noise.
So it comes as no surprise that the Repugnants are all just in a racial flutter about Harry Reid’s indelicate explanation of why Barack Obama stood a good chance of being elected. No matter that Reid’s history on civil rights is nearly spotless. And no matter than he was one of the first to encourage Obama to run. He is a damnable racist traveler, and should be stripped of his position in the Senate, and well, prolly tarred and feathered for good measure.
Yeah, sure that’s the ticket. After all, they argue, Trent Lott was treated far worse when he applauded the life and times of one Strom Thurmond.
I mean, Strom just ran for president as a segregationist, and Trent just said, it would have been better for the country if he had won. Better for some no doubt, but I doubt that those of darker complexion would agree.
So, you can see, they are bout the same; one man promotes a black man to run for the presidency, and another promotes that a white man should have won and thus protected segregation as an honorable and proper institution.
No matter that a dozen or so black intellectuals, while agreeing that Reid used a poor choice of words, actually spoke pretty much the truth. I guess it’s only us liberals who can see that sumpin’ ain’t quite kosher here in the analogy. But this is GOPspeak, and we all have come to know what that means.
Meanwhile out in the trenches, the little GOPer’s are running snot scared. Honorable, or nearly so, Repugs are fighting for their lives as crazed right wingers sipping the Sarah kool aid are trying to unseat people like Charlie Crist in Florida because he ain’t crazy enough like them. And so, the sorta honorable types are trying hard to be crazy too, all the while no doubt, whispering to the Republican intellectual elite (should there be such a gaggle of them, and that is no longer certain with the demise of William F. Buckley), that they are only pretending to be crazier than loons.
So what does all this mean? Will the teabagger brigade of misfits actually capture the Retooligans? Will the Repuppies manage to hold onto what’s left of their tattered pre-Bush integrity? Will the new QEII sail off the edge of the world and fall into chaos? These and other pressing questions await the mid-term elections. Well except for that last one. . . . that could happen any day. (If it does, then look for Armageddon to come rapidly on its heels.)
For me, I’m caught in the middle. I’m half thinking that the nutbaggers will BE the new GOP, and half thinking they will form a third party. In either case, business will not be as usual. The world will collectively settle in with popcorn and watch the debacle with tons of speculation as to what will follow. (Hint: China is polishing up the #1 power statue, even as we speak.)
If you were a conspiracy theorist, which I am not inclined to be, well, there is plenty of fodder and food for thought. A good old wacko could easily make a lot of all this–al Qaeda perhaps behind a grand scenario of destruction of the fabric of American politics? Or the Israelis? Or heck, Iran for all I know.
Nah, actually, I think Sarah was on the right track when she talked about seeing Russia from her window. It’s Putin, I’m sure of it now. Yeah, check those Tetley Tea Bags for a hammer and sickle hidden logo would ya, next time you sip a little Earl Grey?