Belaboring the Obvious

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

In the immortal words of Loudon Wainwright III...

"ha, ha, ha, ha
ho ho ho ho.
Chuckle chuckle chuckle chuckle.
Snigger snigger snigger snigger...."

The right honorable Senator from Oklahoma, James Inhofe, believes that the defection of "moderates" such as Arlen Specter from the GOP is a sure sign of an impending Repug landslide in 2010....

If one parses the logic, it's a sort of purification of the party that will clarify the issues for the 19% of the voting public that still self-identifies as Repug. So, it will be all that much easier for the splintered remainder to proudly proclaim that they are the party of ignorance, anti-intellectualism, Biblical inerrancy, illegal foreign wars, denial of scientific thought, and will seek a platform on which the remaining 19% can agree without reservation: theocracy, crony capitalism, abandonment of civil rights (but, only for the godless libruls), unending war, beatification of oil company CEOs and a lot more guns, guns, guns and a lot fewer gays, Jews, Muslims, blacks and poor non-white people in general. And, of course, when the innate batshit insane extremism in the current GOP is revealed to the general public in all its dystopian glory, we'll all have no choice but to embrace their platform as the only sensible response to the times.

Either that, or Inhofe is just one more of that specie of confused rats that tend to swim toward sinking ships....

(On edit, Michael Reagan, wingnut extraordinaire, says that the right wing has been "
closeted for the last eight years; it's time for the right to come out of the closet.")

In the closet? Eight goddamned years of Rush Limbaugh, Michael Savage, Michele Bachman, George W. Bush, Dick Fucking Cheney? Blackwater, Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo. Michelle Malkin, Glenn Beck, Bill Frist, Marilyn Musgrave, Mean Jean Schmidt, the Terri Schiavo fiasco? Eight years of protofascists screaming for the heads of every "pinko" who just happened to be right about Bush's lies and Cheney's ham-headed rush to war and torture, shouting down every meek suggestion that, maybe, just maybe, illegal warrantless wiretapping was no less than a wholesale abrogation of civil rights?

It's time for the right to come out of the closet? Jaysus, what a scary thought... what the hell do they have hiding in that closet that's worse than what we've seen in the last thirty years? The mind reels....


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