Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Viva la revolución, GOP!

The Republicans cannot seem to understand not only why they are in the minority... but increasingly so. Starting with their congressional losses in 2006, they decided it was because their party wasn't conservative or pure enough. This has resulted in them purging anyone to the left of Rush Limbaugh or Sarah Palin from the party (Arlen Specter, who has spent his first week as a Democrat opposing everything that Obama wants was a 'RINO' to them), which results in a party that is increasingly only inhabited by the lunatic fringe, which results in them losing more voters and elections, which results in them deciding the party needs to be more pure... and, well, you get the idea.

And, on the other hand, away from the teabaggin' purists, you have the party bigwigs who are busy having pizza parties to discuss how best to 'rebrand' the party... but not actually come with anything new of substance to win back disgruntled voters. According to Mitt Romney, these geniuses are revolutionaries.

As I said in my previous entry, my big political obsession right now-- since, despite my many disagreements with the current administration (the bailouts/bank policies, Afghanistan, etc), I do feel comfortable that actual grownups are in charge again-- is the slow mental unraveling of the conservative movement and the GOP in general. So I have decided to use this blog to keep track of (every so often) the crazy things that come from them on a daily basis.

Republicans, keep in mind: A big part of Democratic popularity is because this alternative-

ThinkProgress: EXCLUSIVE AUDIO: Limbaugh Mocks Recession During Speech To Wealthy Right-Wing Donors

HuffPost: Republicans Defend Tax Havens Against Obama Crackdown

ThinkProgress: At meeting with Obama, GOP leaders were ‘unprepared’ to make any ‘concessions’ on health care.

YouTube: Rep. Pence denies global warming and evolution

HuffPost: Joe The Plumber Slurs Gay People: I Would Never Let "Queers" Near My Children

Salon: The Republicans are against it! Whatever it is: Led by Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, the GOP is already preparing to oppose President Obama's pick for the Supreme Court as a radical leftist -- whoever he or she is.

TPM: Historian Michele Bachmann Blames FDR's "Hoot-Smalley" Tariffs For Great Depression

ThinkProgress: Bush officials lobbying Obama Justice Department to ‘water down’ torture report.

I found all these within 10 minutes of blog searching. One week. But hey, Joe Biden has gaffes and stuff, so it's all equal.

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