Cutting Through The Crap

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Unmitigated A$$holery


Behold. These are the guys who want you to return control of our government to them.

Mitch McConnell, who's never believed a thing he's ever said, is single-handedly preventing final votes on eighty important government appointees. Why? Because he's pissed off over one particular recess appointment. Willing to slow down our government in areas where it's most needed, ignoring the fact that George W. Bush did the same, dozens of times, he stamps his fat little feet and has a hissy fit. Over eighty people already approved by committee. Can there be any doubt about his lack of seriousness toward governance? About his commitment to effective leadership for the common good? Really? And let's not even talk about the fact that there are Senate rules allowing such power to a single senator, and that there are sinister senatorial slimeballs such as McConnell, Coburn, and so many others, perfectly willing to abuse it.

And in case the obviousness has escaped you, here's yet another example of Republican power-brokers delighted to see America struggle. The oil disaster is just peachy to them:

Republican communication strategists in Washington and Louisiana are thrilled at the press coverage of the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, according to e-mails from GOP officials accidentally sent to the Huffington Post.

The specific news report that had party operatives celebrating was a local Fox Channel 8 report on an event held by Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal calling on President Obama to lift the moratorium on offshore drilling.

"Watch the video -- you can't beg for a better package than that," writes a top Louisiana GOP spokesman to a communications staffer at the Republican National Committee.



Then, for just plain idiocy, there's this.

Oklahoma State Senator Rex Duncan (R) is pushing for a ballot measure that would prohibit courts from considering international or sharia law when deciding cases. He says the measure is a "preemptive strike" against "liberal judges" who want to "undermine those founding principles" of America.

What is there to say about people who think like this? And about those that vote for them? How many of them can a democracy tolerate before it collapses under its own weight?

It's one thing to have the occasional citizen passing out drool-stained and misspelled literature on a street corner somewhere. It's quite another when a major party keeps electing them and calling them heroes.


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Speaking of A$$holery:

"New Mexico GOP congressional candidate suggests US could mine Mexican border!"

Shouldn't he be forced to resign, like Helen?

DrekMan...Family Man,Physician,Aviator,Racist,SexistTeaBagger,Plagiarist...(ScornBeUponHim)...

recently asked about a statute of limitations on Bush/Cheney criminality.

The things they did will plague us for generations, for example, "This is a generational War".

They intended to screw things up so badly that the nation would be committed to living with what they had done forever.

And, so far, they have succeeded in dragging any constructive actions, by the present administration, to a crawl.

Such is their will to power, that they would prefer to see the country collapse into anarchy if they cannot rule it.

No, it is not time to stop talking about Bush/Cheney; it is time to start yelling about it!

EugeneInSanDiego

P.S. About the tag "Republican Idiocy"

It's redundant.

Frank Drackman said...

Ewwww-Gene..

You left out "Homofobe"

You Homo,

Frank

Anonymous said...

DrekMan...Family Man, Physician, Aviator ,Racist, Sexist, TeaBagging Homophobe and Plagiarist... (TruthBeUponHim)...

Greetings to the denizens of the Lost City of Atlanta...

I must admit that I am impressed by your courageous outing (of yourself) as a Homophobe. Could this be a harbinger of future mental stability?

For the edification of those who lack your new insight:

"Research by US psychologist Prof. Adams of the University of Georgia suggests that 80 percent of men who are homophobic have secret homosexual feelings.

In Prof. Adams's test, homophobic men who said they were exclusively heterosexual were shown gay sex videos.

Four out of five became sexually aroused by the homoerotic imagery, as recorded by a penile circumference measuring device (a plethysmograph).

Prof. Adams's research was published in the prestigious US Journal of Abnormal Psychology in
1996, with the backing of the American Psychological Association.

Prof. Adams says his research shows that most homophobes "demonstrate significant sexual arousal to homosexual erotic stimuli", suggesting that homophobia is a form of "latent homosexuality where persons are either unaware of or deny their homosexual urges".

These findings support the theories that homophobia (fear and hatred of gayness and support for antigay discrimination) is often indicative of repressed, self-loathing homosexual feelings; and that many homophobes subconsciously use anti-gay attitudes as a smokescreen to disguise their own homosexuality."

See it @:
http://www.ipce.info/library_3/files/homophobes.htm

As witness about half of all Republican politicians, particularly their congressional leadership.

Tell ya whut Bro: When we hear some dude all hot & foamin' - at the mouth? 'Bout queers? How 'bout we arrange a hook up with thet plethysmograph thingy?

Ready dude? I hear they got little teeny ones too.

EugeneInSanDiego

Frank Drackman said...

Ewww-Gene...
so many logical fallacies, such little time...
if a heterosexual man agrees to watch Gay Sex Videos he's probably not that Hetero.
Don't need no Penile Circumference Measuring Doo-Hicky to figure that one out.
Unless you LIKE measuring Penile Circumference, not that there's anything wrong with that(but there is)
American Psychological Association?? OH the same group that clasified Homosexuality as a disease until it suddenly wasn't??
Even if that 80% number was true, I'm one of the 20%.
And save your breath, you'll need it to blow up your inflatable Barney Frank Doll...
HA!! What a Burn!!!!

Frank "Measure your own damn penile Circumference" Drackman

Anonymous said...

DrekMan...(SalveBeUponYou)...

Do they have a good burn unit in the Lost City of Atlantis?

Sounds like 80% of you needs one!

EugeneInSanDiego