Monday 11 May 2009

More on your GOP "leaders"

The DNC is running a new ad ridiculing Newt, Cheney and McCain as the “new” face of the GOP. But are they being unfair to these guys?

Um, no. The last few days have been pretty ugly for the GOP “leaders”.

Cheney has decreed that Powell is no longer a real Republican and that he prefers the Republicanism of Limbaugh.

McCain, echoing Cheney, says he doesn’t want the party to be more moderate either. You know, there’s a fair chance these guys will never run for anything again (and if McCain runs again he’s still in a ruby-red state) – so why are these people still sticking to the same line of bullcrap that the American people have said, over and over, that they don’t buy anymore? Gutlessness? Denial? Outright delusion? And in any case, are they really accomplishing anything to persuade anybody that we were all wrong about their disastrous “leadership”?

Moving right along....This week on Fox, Gingrich was screeching that the Obama administration has a track record of coddling terrorists, and that the Democrats never tried to outlaw torture, and then -- having essentially used the entire McCarthy playbook in one interview -- accused Obama of McCarthyite tactics. The Obama White House is “weird”, “nuts”, “crazy”. And then...” Callista and I had a great dinner with Greta van Susteren and her husband John at one of my favorites l'Auberge Chez Francois in great falls” – I guess the GOP ayatollahs have retracted their fatwa on Dijon mustard and other fancy-dan froufrou food.

What has Dick Shelby been doing in the last month or so? Asserting that Obama isn’t a citizen, threatening Eric Holder that he will try to expand any torture probe to attack Democrats, and watering down a bill on oversight of the Federal Reserve so egregiously that even another Republican Senator complained about it.

Here’s Michael Steele, in another laughable attempt to boost his street cred with the bruthas, ridiculing Obama’s Supreme Court pick before there even is a pick: "Good morning y'all, we're back in the house. ...Crazy nonsense empathetic. I'll give you empathy. Empathize right on your behind. Craziness."

Speaking of craziness. Steele is also insisting that Coleman shouldn’t concede. “Hell, no!”

Pete Sessions, head of the Republican committee that works to elect GOP members to the House, is claiming that Obama is working secretly to drive down the Dow and drive up unemployment, in an effort to destroy capitalism.

Sarah Palin’s lawyers are crowing that two ethics charges against her were tossed out. They are kinda de-emphasizing the fact that there have been 14 in all and 5 are still hanging over her head. Also, she has bailed out on an NRA event – so she won’t be getting her engraved rifle from them. Swear to God.

NOTE -- As you can see, my posting schedule has been all over the place – five one day, none the next – and I haven’t been adding all the extras like pictures etc. Dolly and the Dolly clan are moving from Europe back to the States in a few weeks, and in the meantime we have no less than three broken computers, so access to the net and to the extra bells and whistles has been streaky.

On the positive side, we have a new feature on the right of your screen: I finally figured out how to group all the posts by topic, under “Labels”. So if you want to read all my insane rants about GOP lies, for example, you can do it all in one fell swoop (although I would instead recommend strong medication as an alternative, or Bourbon).

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