Another Episode of “Those Darn Republicans!”

And the world turns for the ongoing soap opera that is the Republican Party these days.

What have they been up to?

Well, Newt Gingrich (good old Newt!) is all ZOMG!!  ZOMG!!  Obama shook Hugo Chavez’ HAND!  Quoth the Newt:

“Frankly, this does look a lot like Jimmy Carter. Carter tried weakness, and the world got tougher and tougher, because the predators, the aggressors, the anti-Americans, the dictators – when they sense weakness, they all start pushing ahead,”

Not wanting to be left out, Senators, Judd Gregg of New Hampshire and John Ensign of Nevada,put their 2 nanocents worth in saying that for Obama to greet Chavez was “irresponsible.”

By now being accustomed to the teapot tempests that follow his every move, Obama addressed the issue at a press conference:

“It’s unlikely that as a consequence of me shaking hands or having a polite conversation with Mr. Chavez that we are endangering the strategic interests of the United States,” Obama told reporters at a news conference. “I don’t think anybody can find any evidence that that would do so. Even within this imaginative crowd, I think you would be hard-pressed to paint a scenario in which U.S. interests would be damaged as a consequence of us having a more constructive relationship with Venezuela.”

Wacky enough for you?  There’s more.

A couple of knee slappers by way of Steve Benen.

Has anyone noticed  that “socialist” isn’t evil enough to describe Obama and the Democrats these days?  No, it is now necessary to raise the bar all the way to fascist! 

“Rhetorically, Republicans are having a very hard time finding something that raises the consciousness of the average voter,” said Saul Anuzis, a former chairman of the Michigan Republican Party who recently lost a bid to became national party chairman.


“We’ve so overused the word ‘socialism’ that it no longer has the negative connotation it had 20 years ago, or even 10 years ago,” Mr. Anuzis said. “Fascism—everybody still thinks that’s a bad thing.”

Sooo, (scratches head) they don’t necessarily think he’s REALLY a fascist (well, thank goodness for that.  I guess.) they just want to call him something really, really bad so everyone will pay attention to how bad he is.  Mmkay.

And they make even less sense when they talk about the tea bag parties.  Speaking with House Minority Leader John Boehner this weekend, George Stephanopoulos made the reasonable point that most Americans pay relatively low taxes or, in the case of many Americans, none at all.  Boehner’s response:

Well, you want to go out and explain that to the hundreds of thousands of people around America that showed up for these rallies.

Of course the sad part here is that he really believes hundreds of thousands of people attended the tea parties.  (Good old John!)  But beyond that, what’s his point?  Don’t confuse them with the facts?  Knee slappin stuff, that is.

Finally, looking more and more like he’s planning a run at the NY Governor’s seat, Rudy Giulliani (whose stunningly successful try for the Republican Presidential Nomination is still a thing of mockery discussion) has decided to come out on a platform opposing gay marriage!  Specifically he intends to oppose the gay marriage legislation that Governor Paterson introduced last week.  Something’s tugging at my memory here.  Didn’t he actually stay with  two friends who are a gay couple for six months after he dumped his wife?  And aren’t these friends actually planning to get married?  But you know what they say (or what I do anyway):  “With friends like Republicans you don’t need enemies.”  Good old Rudy!

And this concludes another episode of “Those Darn Republicans!”  Stay tooned.

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“We’ve so overused the word ‘socialism’ that it no longer has the negative connotation it had 20 years ago, or even 10 years ago,” Mr. Anuzis said. “Fascism—everybody still thinks that’s a bad thing.”

Anuzis sounds a lot like A Nazi. GET HIM!

Wow, I can’t wait to see what they come up with once they’ve made fascism meaningless.

has decided to come out on a platform opposing gay marriage!

I see what you did there.

We’ve so overused the word ‘socialism’ that it no longer has the negative connotation it had 20 years ago, or even 10 years ago,” Mr. Anuzis said. “Fascism—everybody still thinks that’s a bad thing.

Proving yet again that the GOP still believes it lost because they weren’t crazy enough.

When your stars are Boehner, Cantor, Limbaugh, Palin and Gingrich, it’s time to throw in the towel.

Standing back and looking back at all these little tantrums holistically I think we are just seeing a recurrence of their new theme:

“We got NUTHIN!!!”

Wow, I can’t wait to see what they come up with once they’ve made fascism meaningless.

I believe Glenn Beck is focus grouping “traitor.”  Or maybe the Sirota Left and the Beck Right can agree on “Nazi” and form a new party, the Ludicrous Party.

Maybe it shouldn’t, but it surprises me that the Republicans still haven’t figured out that the nutter vote isn’t big enough, and tried to broaden their appeal among the sane.

You know, somebody really ought to tell them that George W. Bush didn’t “win” because he was willing to be insane—he “won” because he got a sufficient number of moderates to buy that “compassionate conservative” line of bull hockey. So yeah, the GOP may have to sell crazy elsewhere.

Sean is right, republicans have to broaden their horizons and try to attract 18,19,and 20 year old voters who have never paid a tax in their life. Then they must appeal to the uneducated low wage earner who has never paid a tax in their life. Wait, I see a pattern here. Appeal to none tax payers and your home free.

tatertodder—Um, what?  First, where did I mention taxes?  Second, since when did 20-year-old wage earners not have to pay them?  Since when did you have to be able to buy beer to fill out a 1040?  *sigh*

Ummmm yeah, Chavez….

Somebody needs to tell these ‘fiscal conservatives’ that it’s cheaper to buy petroleum products than it is to invade and steal them.


I’ve read several articles and blogs on the GASP - “Handshake and Smile”

Evidently the GOP has forgotten the phrase “Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.” or they are conveniently forgetting it.

At least Obama is trying to open the door for diplomacy, instead of acting all paranoid and accusing everyone of being against me, like a certain person who can’t find a coherent sentence with navigational beacons and approach radar.

Heck - at least our current President at least sounds intelligent.

What I find incredulous is that there are still people who think that dub-ya walked on water.  Oh wait maybe they heard that he did and actually believed it.

Boehner=dick. He’s from my state of Ohio, much to my eternal shame.

In an article in our paper today he picked up the Republican football talking point about “the Chavez handshake” and ran full tilt into the crazy end zone with it.

They are embarrassing themselves. It’s sick how Limbaugh concocts a talking point for them and they all run with it. Is it obvious only to the rest of us that they are full of shit?

Shaking hands with despots always damages U.S. interests, unless you are also willing to sell them US military technology as a hedge against Iran.  Just ask Donald Rumsfeld… Shit turned out Golden!*


*Where “Golden”=neverending clusterfuck.

“Anuzis” = “US Nazi”

Just sayin’...

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