Will the Radical Right Self-Destruct?
The Radical Right wingnuts have Jumped The Shark. Their 15 minutes are almost up. The Terri Schiavo Show was the biggest flop since Gigli. And they’re still spinning and re-spinning the Weapons of Mass Destruction, I mean, uh, Iraq’s connection with 9/11, oops, er, you know, the Saddam Hussein/bin Laden connection, oh, I mean, uhh, hey look, the Iraqis are voting. See, it was worth 2,000 American lives, tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians and hundreds of billions of dollars. Right?
Most Americans believe that the Iraqi invasion was wrong, Bush handled everything poorly once the war started, and the number of American casualties is unacceptable. The governments of England and Australia — possibly the last two countries the U.S. hasn’t alienated — are sinking in the polls, mostly because of their support for the war in Iraq.
These political disasters (plus the Social Security fiasco) should have the Radical Right cowering in the corner right now. If the Democrats (or even moderate Republicans) can find a spin doctor with one tenth the shrewdness of Karl Rove, now is the time.
The hypocrisy and twofaced-ness of Bush and his puppetmasters has never been so clear, so blatant. A “Culture of Life”?!?!? Sure, if you’re a fetus or a vegetable. Everyone else, F$#&!*# Off. Support Our Troops!! (Pssst -- then we’ll cut their benefits when they come home.) And on and on. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.
The Schiavo Republicans (I got that term from the Rude Pundit’s post of 3/28) need to be painted into a corner and forced to fight for their political lives. Make them squirm.