Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Well, I'm certainly proud of you... you blockheads!

Sigh. Back to the real world. It's a wacky place.

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Sarah Palin proves to be that rash that no cream can cure as she campaigned for Saxby Chambliss in the Senate runoff in Georgia.

"We are rebuilding our party. . . . And it's starting right here in Georgia by sending Saxby back to work in the United States Senate," she said.

Put aside for a moment the fact that Palin is more interested in rebuilding her own image by jumping on the Chambliss sure thing, which she will no doubt claim credit for despite all evidence to the contrary.

To the extent Chambliss' re-election will say anything about the mood of the country towards the Republican brand it would simply be Americans sending the message that when the bus carrying the Republican party runs through the guardrail on the bridge and plunges hundreds of feet to a fiery explosion that voters hope the passengers have mercifully passed out before the bus smashes into the ground, rather than screaming in terror as doom rushes towards them.

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It's nice that the media is focusing on pardons. Unfortunately, it's a pardon from 8 years ago.

WASHINGTON — In the much praised career of Eric H. Holder Jr., President-elect Barack Obama’s choice to be attorney general, there is one notable blemish: Mr. Holder’s complicated role in the 2001 pardon of Marc Rich, a billionaire financier who had fled the country rather than face federal tax evasion charges.

Rich's pardon was political cronyism at it's worse, but it paled by comparison to the pardons issued by the first President Bush of "true patriot" Casper Weinberger, Elliot Abrams and the rest of the Iran-Contra traitors. There are pardon's looming over war crimes from the current President Bush that will make tax evasion look like penny ante stuff. No doubt the media will cover those just as intensely.

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Jeb Bush's idea that the GOP form a is obviously self-serving. I'm certain Bush would want to be the shadow president of this shadow government.

"In Washington we need to show humility and be the loyal opposition. I actually think we need to organize ourselves in the form of a shadow government and make it based on policy and not on partisanship," he said. "People are sick and tired of the partisanship, just for partisan sake, but they aren't sick and tired of a loftier debate about policy."

Policy instead of partisanship? That doesn't describe the Republican party we've grown to love. They have no policy and they represent no ideas. The only reason they exist is partisanship.

Besides that point we've seen how the GOP governs. Their method of governance has left the economy in shambles and millions of people dead. The adults are about to take over again to try and fix the giant hash they've made of things. A Republican shadow government would have the same feeling as when they're actually in charge; the Lost Boys playing at being grown-ups.

Actually, as long as they don't have any actual power this might be a good idea. They can do less damage that way.

10 comments:

FranIAm said...

Sarah's bringing Saxby back. Those other Repubs don't know how to act...

Oh that is a terrible thing of me to do and ruining a perfectly crappy song over it as well.

Shadow government. Shadow fucking puppets! I loathe all Bushes.

ladybug said...

Sarah is an attention whore, she should have been an actress...well she is really, just a very bad, disingenous one.

Don Snabulus said...

Shadiw government? Like the Confederates? No thanks.

Randal Graves said...

Isn't it funny that policy instead of partisanship always seems to come up AFTER they lose? What an amazing coincidence!

Just once, I'd like a western war criminal who committed a crime after May 8, 1945 to be charged with something. Just once.

Übermilf said...

Shadow government?? Jeb Bush??

Are you trying to scare me or something?

Lockwood said...

I gather that in Britain, the "shadow goernment" actually has sort of semi-official cache, and it seems that is what Jeb is talking about emulating. However, this idea seems, at best, frightening in the US. Shadow Government? Run by the rethugs? Haven't things been shady enough lately? Didn't the last eight years seem pretty dark? Seriously, choose a name that won't send shivers down everybody's spine. I suggest KAOS.

pissed off patricia said...

Now that Martinez has decided not to run for another term as a Fla senator, there is talk that Jeb might make a run for his seat.

Jesus between Palin and Jeb, it feels like there is a parallel universe from hell.

Arkonbey said...

What I still find amazing is how Chambliss was able to get into office by maligning a decorated war veteran with only one working appendage. How'd he get away with that?

Dean Wormer said...

Fran-

Shadow government. Shadow fucking puppets! I loathe all Bushes.

Jessie Jackson had it right when he warned us to stay out of the Bushes.

ladybug-

Attention whore is a pretty appropriate description. She's running a perpetual campaign. We're never going to be free of presidential politics.

Don-

Nailed it. Perhaps they could name Jefferson Davis as the president.

randal-

Just once, I'd like a western war criminal who committed a crime after May 8, 1945 to be charged with something. Just once.

That would be something.

ubermilf-

sorry.

"Kaos" is a perfect name. Missed it by that much...

Pop-

That is scary. I really don't see any reason why a "Bush" should hold any form of national office. Failures. The lot of 'em.

Arkonbey-

9/11 changed everything. Chambliss really is a disgusting human being. I could care less about the actual seat because I don't think anything would be veto-proof anyway.

But Chambliss can rot in hell.

Dr. Zaius said...

The best firing squads have always been circular, in my opinion. They are so efficient!