May 6, 2009

New Republicans Still Going to the Devil

‘New Ideas’ Mitt Romney distorts American history for fun and profit…


** Actual quote from Mitt Romney babbling BS in public at the GOP-Lite National Council for a New America ‘town hall listening tour’ at a pizza place in Northern Virginia, May 2, 2009, as quoted by CNN.

Brief history lesson: During the Revolutionary War the American Tories, the conservatives of their day, sided with the British; the rebels were the progressive liberals who wanted to break from King George III and bring an independent nation founded on the principles of freedom to the colonies, where no one was above the law. The Unitary Executive theory, which essentially makes the American president a monarch unaccountable to the laws of the land, is an invention of the Republican right-wing, not the Democrats.

“That new study indicating that conservatives might not quite understand that Stephen Colbert’s wingnut rants are devastating mockery rings true. Because not understanding isn’t just a failure to get the joke, it’s a defense mechanism: Without a certain level of cluelessness, the whole party would be knocking around in an unstatesmanlike manner, blurting, ‘My God, what have I done?’ Isn’t it simpler to insist, as Oklahoma Sen. Jim Inhofe does, that Arlen Specter’s flight from the GOP is exactly what the party needs to regain control of both the House and the Senate? ‘This is the first visible evidence that what happened in 1993 is happening again now,’ Inhofe told Fox News, sounding like Caligula claiming that treasure chests of seashells were his tribute from Neptune for defeating the sea.”
“The sad fact is, fidelity to a Lost Cause valorizes you, it imitates honor. So the Republican Party isn’t about greed or power or any base selfishness; rather, it’s about nobly committing to something larger than itself–ending abortion, spreading democracy by force, saving Terri Schiavo, or, as of late, saving the GOP itself from knowledge of itself. Never mind that none of those commitments is remotely achievable, even the last.

“For the kingdom of Lost Cause Republicans is not of this world. This world is corrupt and fallen. But there is another world where all of our desires, be they sleeping with 72 virgins or living tax-free, will be fulfilled, and heavenly justice will prevail.”
– Leslie Savan, “GOP Has Hit the Dead-End of Politics: Who’s Going to Buy Their Fear and Hysteria?”, May 5, 2009.

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