Friday 15 May 2009

The Ghost of Fala

The folks at Kos are reporting on the GOP's effort to attack Obama's dog.

Let's look at what happened the last time the GOP tried this -- on FDR:

These Republican leaders have not been content with attacks on me, or my wife, or on my sons. No, not content with that, they now include my little dog, Fala. [laughter] Well, of course, I don't resent attacks, and my family doesn't resent attacks — but Fala does resent them. [laughter] You know, Fala is Scotch, and being a Scottie, as soon as he learned that the Republican fiction writers in Congress and out had concocted a story that I'd left him behind on an Aleutian island and had sent a destroyer back to find him — at a cost to the taxpayers of two or three, or eight or 20 million dollars — his Scotch soul was furious. [laughter] He has not been the same dog since. [laughter] I am accustomed to hearing malicious falsehoods about myself — such as that old, worm-eaten chestnut that I have represented myself as indispensable. But I think I have a right to resent, to object, to libelous statements about my dog [laughter].

Watch for yourself:

Roosevelt went on to crush Tom Dewey in the 1944 election, with 432 electoral votes.

Just reinforcing the fact that the Republicans are so stupid that they Never. Fucking. Learn.


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