IT'S THE (stupid) BASE, STUPID!
Let me rephrase that....
Sarah Palin for candidate.
You don't think that they would be crazy enough to hand over the mantle of standard bearer to such an imbecilic person? You think that such a move would be politically suicidal? "NO WAY", you scream, in a voice loud enough to be heard in the next county, "THE WOMAN IS AN IDIOT! AN EXTREMIST! IT WILL NEVER HAPPEN! NEVER, I TELL YOU!"
Three words: George Walker Bush.
Let's be brutally frank here, shall we? The I.Q. of the so-called "base" of that party has deteriorated to such an alarming degree in the last thirty years, a Sarah Palin candidacy is not only a very real possibility in 2012, it's damned near inevitable! She is made-to-order for these fools, are you kidding me? There can no longer be any serious debate that the Republican party has cornered the market on Stupid. In fact, with very few exceptions, judging by the quality of the people they have been sending to Washington in recent years, it is quite apparent that Stupid sells.
Take Michael Steele, for instance. When the American people elected the first African American as President last November, the Republican National Committee decided that the GOP needed a face lift - actually a face dye. It was obvious that, given their history of policies that are utterly hostile to people of color, they couldn't have just another white guy as their spokesman of opposition to an Obama administration. There are a few (very few) black men who now earn their reputations on the talk show circuit spouting the talking points of the Republican party. A couple of them, I hate to admit, are fairly astute - like Ron Christie, for instance, who regularly appears on MSNBC - a very bright fellow any way you slice it or dice it. You would think that the geniuses who run the RNC would have signed up someone like him as chairman, wouldn't you? Yeah, me, too - but that would have been out of character for them. No. They just had to hire the dumbest black guy they could possibly find.
Yesterday in a speech before a gathering of party hacks in Maryland, Steele proclaimed that the gloves were about to come off and that the "honeymoon" between President Obama and the grand old party was over:
"We are going to take this president on with class. We are going to take this president on with dignity. This will be a marked contrast to the shabby and classless way that the Democrats and the far left spoke of President Bush."
Class and dignity, huh? QUESTION: Where the hell was this knucklehead when his party was trying to impeach Bill Clinton for lying about an affair with a half-witted intern - in solitary confinement? By the way, between you and me and the parking meter, Malcolm X had a term for people like Michael Steele: House Nigger. You want to talk about the worst kind of cow towing, Uncle Tom darkie? The guy is a walking, talking stereotype! Somewhere in that eternal void, you may be sure, Stepin Fetchit is laughing his ass off:
"Hee! Hee! Hee! Oh, Mistah White folks you sho' is sly!!"
Before he was even inaugurated, I predicted two terms for Barack Obama. Although at the time that was somewhat of a daring prophecy, it is no longer bold as it once was. As a matter of a fact, it is a near certainty. Which brings us back to the dilemma facing the "party of Lincoln" (Doesn't that phrase just make ya wanna giggle?) Three years from now they won't be able to nominate another bland and boring white guy, that's for damned sure! What to do? It's simple! Nominate a minority or a woman. I can just picture the bumper stickers: SARAH PLAIN/BOBBY JINDAL in '12". Count on it: Barring a miracle, scandal or tragedy, either one of them - or both of them - will be on the ticket in 2012. Remember, you read it right here on "The Rant", folks.
Getting back to the subject of Stupid....Are you ready for this? A vote will be held today in the RNC to rename the Democratic party - hold on to your sides, kiddies! - the "DEMOCRAT SOCIALIST PARTY". How's that for a knee slapper? Is it stupidity or simple arrogance that makes these assholes believe they can actually rename another political party? If this happens, the Dems should forever refer to them as the "Republican Fascist Party". Does that sound to you like a gross exaggeration? If it does, I would only remind you of how Benito Mussolini - the father of the fascist state - once defined fascism. In a 1927 interview he told a journalist (in English):
"Fascism should more properly be called 'Corporatism' because it is the total merging of corporate and state power."
'Nuff said? I thought as much.
The epidemic of right-wing bloviators overdosing on Stupid Pills is disturbing and far-reaching.The other night on FOX Noise, Glenn Beck actually compared the Obama administration's handling of corrupt corporate executives to the holocaust! (No, I'm not making this up. It's probably on You Tube - look it up) In a grotesque paraphrasing of Martin Niemoller's famous poem, he told his studio audience:
"First they came for the bankers, and I did not speak up because I was not a banker.
Then they came for the A.I.G. executives, and I did not speak up because I was not an A.I.G. executive."
He then looked his viewers dead-square in the eye and told them that "they" (he never really got around to clarifying exactly who "they" were) would eventually be coming for them. Now, intelligent people like you and I can look at something as absurd as that and appreciate it for its entertainment value. Let's face it: these jackasses are awfully fun to watch. The problem is that there are many people out there, a few of them mentally disturbed, many of them armed to the teeth - all of them dumber than dog shit - who take this utter nonsense seriously. God forbid, if there ever is another Tim McVeigh-style terrorist attack on our government, Beck - and many others, you may be sure - will have blood on their hands.
"The era of apologizing for Republican mistakes of the past is now officially over."
May 19, 2009
Over? Really?? Aw, hell. Mikey! It's barely begun!
Treason by Ann Coulter
(Again, for the pure entertainment value, of course)