It might work. What the hell do I know?

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 @ 12:47 am | Clueless Conservatives

If this crap is how one can “take back America” (hint: notice how it’s ultimately about power? Do you see any real policy expectations from Republicans? If so, how come they didn’t happen when they were very recently entirely in power?), then I say Democrats just go one step crazier and snatch it right back.

Ah, dammit…I just realized you can’t get any nuttier than the GOP has gotten in the past year. And if you recall, they were pretty much off the hinges during the Bush years (hell, the Clinton years too). It was only being in control that soothed them. Then in 2008 they got completely bitch slapped by the voters and they went into denial. They’ve soared so far out into the wilderness, can one really be surprised that they’re convincing themselves they have a chance in 2010?

Some of the most prominent attendees told TWI that they had doubts about the president’s birth records. Rep. Cynthia Davis, a Republican state legislator in Missouri who has worked with “birther” lawyer Orly Taitz for most of this year, said that lawsuits demanding proof of the president’s citizenship were chiefly about the integrity of the Constitution, and that because Obama’s father was Kenyan, Obama’s eligibility problems extended beyond his birth records.

“Her credibility is questioned because she has an accent,” said Davis, defending Taitz, “and yet the reason she has an accent is because she came from a Communist country, and she knows how awful that is, to have a government usurped.”

Her credibility is questioned because she has an accent?

And people just think I’m balding because my glasses distract them from my hair. The lady was carting around an obvious fake Kenyan birth certificate.

I mean, how do we top this flat-out delusion? Start declaring we have proof Republicans are infected with brain parasites? That they reproduce asexually? That whatever candidate in 2012 is the grandchild of Hitler’s love child? I HAVE NO IDEA. The GOP has mastered the arts.

All I got left is faith in the American people to discern that none of this, not a scrap of it, is about policy. Are we to believe that all that spending under Bush was okay, including the TARP funds, but a stimulus package and a health care mandate given to Democrats in the election represent fascism/socialism/blahwhatever? (They can’t even keep their terminology straight, all that matters is saying bad things about Obama.)

The Republicans pretty much have one real opening in the next year, and that’s trying to sink health care. Except it’s already been long-held consensus that something will get passed, so the point is whether what gets passed is sufficient to please those who are actually interested in health care reform (not the GOP, obviously).

That leaves us with the public option, which is having a bit of a hard time since five of the worst Democrats happen to be on the Finance Committee, but should be able to survive the Senate’s procedural hurdles. If it doesn’t, then Democrats will be pretty devastated, and won’t view whatever “reform” emerges as being worth much more than the paper its written on (see: Baucus’ bill, an outstanding example of the worst of Washington and Democrats who get bought and paid for by the insurance companies). Then again, any Democrat who did vote yes has a solid campaign to run, and knocking out a few shmucks in the primaries could re-energize Dem voters.

Oh, yeah, and the prospect of a bunch of yahoos who belong in strait-jackets taking over the country. If the thought of Glenn Beck, Sarah Palin, and Rush Limbaugh being the most powerful people in America doesn’t get your ass running to the voting booth in terror, then what the hell excuse will you have? If we escape Republican rule, only to have a Republican minority throw a wrench into efforts to carry out the public’s will, can we really decide that the answer is more Republicans?

Can we really reward this Republican fugue in which they all became fiscal conservatives January 20th (while protesting cuts in Medicare, really)? Can we really reward unbridled rage, race-baiting, and an unrepentant retreat from reality?* Can we honestly afford the consequences of granting the people who have been screwing everything up for the past ten years more power? Or do we need to rebuke them once again, and get them firmly away from the steering wheel until they pass the sane-alyzer test?

I don’t think so. I think whatever objections people have on how to handle certain issues, they want to return the political dialogue in America towards sensible, practical conventions of discourse. We have real problems to deal with in our future, and electing clowns like this is like drinking to avoid dealing with the bills. Liberal or conservative, you know you get your shit together when the repo man is knocking.

-jb

*Check the alliteration, bitches!

3 Responses to “It might work. What the hell do I know?”

  1. Jldmeyer Says:

    9/11 Truthers- gullible morons
    Roswell Truthers- virgin space nerds
    Alien Abducted Truthers- wacked out virgin space nerds
    Faked Moon Landing Truthers- more gullible morons
    Birthers- credible????

    Who the hell is giving these people credibility? No matter how many times they are beaten down with the real truth they just get back up and get back on another Fox News show shouting Obama was born in Kenya with more fake truth. It is the ol’ GOP “a lie ain’t a lie until you can prove it ain’t a lie” tactic. You just keep repeating that lie until someone shoves the truth in your face that you are a liar. Unfortunately by that time 50% of dipshit Americans now believe the lie and don’t believe the media when they confirm it actually is a lie. Americanz is so stoopid. Consider the first colonists in the new world. The great people of Jamestown almost starved to death choosing digging for fool’s gold rather than planting a crop for food. Someone had to have told them it was gold and they believed it. I guess those were our first true Americans. And here we are almost 400 years later chasing fool’s gold again.

  2. Paul Says:

    The birthers, the tea baggers, the screamers, and the deathers continued extreme minority presence will become tiresome to mainstream America, if it has not already done so. To all the birthers in La, La Land, it is on you to prove to all of us that your assertion is true, if there are people who were there and support your position then show us the video (everyone has a price), either put up or frankly shut-up. I heard Orly Taitz, is selling a tape (I think it’s called “Money, Lies and Video tape”). She is from Orange County, CA, now I know what the mean when they say “behind the Orange Curtain”, when they talk about Orange County, the captial of Conspiracy Theories. You know Obama has a passport, he travel abroad before he was a Senator, but I guess they were in on it. In my opinion the Republican Party has been taken over the most extreme religious right (people who love to push their beliefs on others while trying to take away the rights of those they just hate) and that’s who they need to extract from their party if they real want to win. Good Luck, because as they said in WACO, “We Ain’t Coming Out”. I heard that she now wants to investigate the “Republican 2009 Summer of Love” list: Assemblyman, Michael D. Duvall (CA), Senator John Ensign (NV), Senator Paul Stanley (TN), Governor Mark Stanford (SC), Board of Ed Chair, and Kristin Maguire AKA Bridget Keeney (SC).

  3. Jldmeyer Says:

    Author Ben Bova describes a “New Morality” in his Grand Tour series. The New Morality is a fundamental christian group who basically buys its way into America’s televisions, government, and the control of our country. Bova himself has said, “I consider religious fundamentalism to be the most serious threat to democracy and individual liberty that this nation has ever faced. Religious intolerance has destroyed great empires in the past. It could destroy the United States of America in the foreseeable future.” It happens in his book and the scary part is watching it happen in real life. These people hold financial power over these Republican senators and even as a “fed” is strung up and asphyxiated there is no outrage, just quiet concern. That is a whole lot scarier than a health care bill.