Monster Raving Loony Party

Old Guard Republicans on how the current GOP has degenerated into an unrecognizable lunatic fringe.  Chris Currey raises several points that I have pondered as well.  It makes me wonder, is it possible to sustain a major political party for long solely on such virulent lunacy?  What happens to the GOP if they succumb to the madness and 2012 turns out to be a 1964-style blowout?

Published in: on April 6, 2010 at 10:26 am  Leave a Comment  
Tags: , , ,

Just In Case You Were Wondering…

…why negotiating with the Republicans isn’t working, here’s a clue:  they are nucking futs.

Published in: on February 8, 2010 at 10:12 pm  Leave a Comment  
Tags: ,

The Solid South

More data indicating the Republican Party has become a stunted, regional party.  Unfortunately, it happens to be in the region I live in…

Published in: on September 20, 2009 at 6:45 pm  Leave a Comment  
Tags: ,

Scaling Back?

A Washington Post article suggests Obama may be scaling down his healthcare reform proposal, with the idea that half a loaf is better than no loaf going into the 2010 mid-terms.  While this might make sense strategically, anything less than a whole loaf will be universally trumpeted in the MSM & Right Wing Howler Monkey Media Chorus as a total, crushing defeat.  If the article is accurate, it points up Obama’s major weakness: his touchingly naive belief in bipartisanship.  He seems to genuinely believe there are Republicans of good conscience who will put aside ideology and work with him for the good of the nation.  There aren’t.  Having been pounded in two straight elections, Republicans have no idea what they are FOR but they do know what they are AGAINST: anything associated with Obama.  The President could adopt Ronald Reagan’s platform tomorrow verbatim and Rush Limbaugh would denounce it as “socialism” and Glenn Beck who wail that it was “just like Nazi Germany.”  The smaller the GOP gets, the meaner and crazier it gets, to the extent that a majority refuse to believe that Obama was born in America!  Does this sound like the kind of people who are going to listen to reason?  Any Republican member of Congress that might even think of cooperating risks being challenged by the inmates who are running the asylum.  This also means that liberals who want comprehensive healthcare reform need to lay off the Blue Dogs; without any Republican support, Obama has to have them to get anything done.

Column for 7 June, 2009

The Life of the Party

“Then I said to them, ‘You see the trouble we are in:  Jerusalem lies in ruins, and its gates have been burned with fire.  Come, let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem, and we will no longer be in disgrace.’”

                                                                                                            –Nehemiah 12:17

In 1974, following a Democratic congressional landslide and Richard Nixon’s forced abdication, there was quite a bit of talk about the extinction of the Republican Party, some of it coming from Republicans themselves.  Just six years later, Ronald Reagan triumphed, becoming the first candidate to defeat an incumbent president since 1932 and ushering in a major realignment of American politics.  When Democrats were turned out of Congress in 1994, and especially after George W. Bush’s re-election in 2004, many pundits heralded the coming of a permanent Republican electoral majority.  Now, the GOP lies in tatters–hemorrhaging supporters, disorganized, demoralized and bankrupt fiscally, morally and politically.  (more…)

What is the Right Wing Up To These Days?

Shilling for a Marie Antoinette budget of stupifying insanity.  And bitchin’.  Lots and lots of bitchin’.  Sigh.  Gonna be a LONG four years.

Published in: on April 3, 2009 at 9:26 pm  Comments (1)  
Tags: ,

Who’s Your Daddy?

rush

Rush Limbaugh (not surprisingly ignorant of the Constitution) now clearly owns the GOP, able to humiliate Congressmen, Governors and even the putative chair of the party.  And for once, the Democrats are starting to take advantage of the fact.  Instaputz puts it best:  Steele is Ahmandinejad; Rush is Ali Khamenei.

Published in: on March 2, 2009 at 9:49 pm  Comments (2)  
Tags: , ,

Circling the Drain

The ongoing self-immolation of the Republican Party.  And what can you say about people who consider George W. Bush “basically a liberal”?

Today In History…

…Abraham Lincoln is born in Hardin County, Kentucky (1809).  And if he were alive today, he would never be allowed within a light-year of the modern Republic Party.

Published in: on February 12, 2009 at 5:17 pm  Leave a Comment  
Tags: ,

Michael Steele for RNC Chair

Forget the “Barack the Magic Negro” guy, Steele knows the GOP:

I’m trying to avoid the use of words that start with ‘re,’ words like renewal, rebuild, recharge, re-this and re-that. I’m convinced we should not re-anything.

Like respected?  Re-elected?

Published in: on January 4, 2009 at 10:58 am  Leave a Comment  
Tags: , , , ,