Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Drive them from the field and send them into the wilderness

One thing that is certain, this year is nothing like 1992. A nation mildly disinterested in a second term of George HW Bush said what the hell and handed things over to Bill Clinton. This year, a desperate nation, tired of war, poverty, torture, horrors, screaming and drowning is all but going to destroy the future of the Republican Party and deal them a defeat projected to be deafening and stunning.
Republican Senate leaders — terrified by the prospect of losing five or more seats in November — have freed their members to vote however they need to vote to get reelected, even if that means bucking the president or the party’s leadership...a GOP leadership aide says leaders have told vulnerable senators that it’s all right to “get well” with voters by siding with Democrats on anything but energy and national security.

And there it is, plain and simple. The Republicans are going to wrap themselves to the mast and blow holes in the bottom of the ship with cannon pointed at the deck and sink themselves on the twin issues of energy policy and how to get our troops out of Iraq. Sorry, but gas prices are the death of an incumbent party. And everyone now sees that Obama can walk the walk and have a policy on Iraq that isn't crazy. McCain who? John "a noun, a verb, and the Surge" McCain is irrelevant.

You know what else sucks? When you're young, pink, fat, useless, intellectually lazy, incompetent, and wedded to a discredited ideology. That's why I see stories like this and I can't help but wonder--what fucking idiot would self-identify as a Republican these days?
And John McCain? His campaign has never sent [Young Republican David] All a text message, he complains. It's the little things like that, along with poor communication on the big issues such as Iraq and the economy, that have caused the GOP brand to slip with younger Americans, even as they have grown more political.

Voters under 30 are more than twice as likely to identify themselves as Democrats, according to the most recent Washington Post-ABC News poll.

All and his friends bravely offer bromides to fight off despair:

"I think the Republican Party is staring down a very long, dark, quiet night," All says.

I think you can all eat shit and die, actually--there's a war on and not enough of you have joined up yet to support your President and your Candidate in their reckless endeavors. What kind of self-centered asshole complains about not getting a "text message" from a Presidential campaign? Does he sit around pining for SPAM from large organizations because he has no life? Who's that pathetic? Socialize with humans, much?


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