Who Hijacked Our Country

Monday, December 01, 2008

How Can We Miss the 2008 Mudslinging Campaign if it Won’t Go Away?

George W. Bush’s excremental presidency has already contaminated and stained our government beyond all recognition. It’ll take at least four years (maybe decades) to clean up Boozo’s mess. And still he isn’t satisfied. So many more shitstains and pukestains to make; so little time.

Bush has already deleted enough environmental and worker safety regulations to bring us back to the early 1900s. But that’s not enough. Hey, Charles Dickens’ England wasn’t so bad now, was it? Those pitiful blokes didn’t go on about their pisspoor working conditions; they knew they were bloody lucky to have a job.

Corporate lobbyists (and their prostitutes in the government) who keep trying to get rid of workers’ safety laws — they’re sort of like chickenhawks in their own pathetic way. Chickenhawks sit in their armchairs, or at their computers, and go on and on about how “we” need to invade this country; “we” should send more armies into that country. “We” of course means somebody else.

Same thing with these sheltered lobbyists and government officials who think workers are too coddled and pampered with excessive safety regulations. “These regulations are too cumbersome. We don’t need this big meddling nanny state.” And the people who complain about these cumbersome safety laws have probably never gotten their hands dirty; never broken out in a sweat; never lifted anything heavier than a briefcase.

And speaking of chickenhawks — one of those obnoxious smelly critters is desperately clinging to his senate seat in Georgia. Saxby Chambliss is such a slippery lowlife, even the other chickenhawks are embarrassed by him. He greased his way into the Senate six years ago by assassinating the character of the incumbent, Max Cleland. Max Cleland is a triple amputee from his injuries during the Vietnam war.

Saxby “I’ve Got a Keyboard and I’m Not Afraid to Use It!” Chambliss ran a series of TV ads equating Max Cleland with Osama bin Laden. And Georgia’s voters fell for it hook line and sinker.

In his first re-election campaign this past November, Chambliss got less than 50% of the vote; so he’s being forced into a runoff election tomorrow. All the shining stars of the Republican Party are traveling to Georgia to campaign for him. McCain has already been there, and Sarah Palin is taking time out from her orgy of moose hunting and turkey-grinding to make a few appearances for him.

Chambliss is favored to win tomorrow’s runoff, but talk about a hollow victory. No matter how dense he might be, on some level he has to know what he really is. He got himself elected six years ago by kicking his opponent in the balls. And even if he wins tomorrow’s runoff, it’ll be with the help of all the rightwing VIPs barnstorming through Georgia, slamming his opponent and stirring up fears of a Democratic supermajority in the Senate if the chickenhawk loses.

Not that this has any bearing on anything, but Saxby Chambliss is one odd-looking creature. He looks sort of like a police artist sketch that hasn’t been completely filled in yet. No lips, no eyebrows, and no clear line where the hairline ends and the forehead begins. He looks kind of like those bad science-fiction/occult movies where a person starts fading away.

Maybe that’ll be an omen for his political career.

cross-posted at Bring It On!

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Blogger Lew Scannon said...

How would you like to have to live in Georgia, where character assassination, mudslinging and GOP VIP's are a substitute for real policies to your thick headed neighbors?

December 1, 2008 at 3:02 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Lew: Actually, I think your description applies to most of the country. I'm relieved that Obama won the election, but if it weren't for the economy going into freefall, the rightwing attacks on Obama might have worked and we'd be getting ready for a McSame presidency.

December 1, 2008 at 6:52 PM  
Anonymous Carlos said...

Chambliss is a Grade "A" piece of shit. This is the same type of low-life, Republican fuck who would chastize me for opposing the war in Iraq, and call me un-American. I'd like to kick him right in the fuckin' teeth. Jesus...Now I think I'm gonna have to assail his character on my blog ;-)

December 2, 2008 at 2:50 AM  
Blogger MRMacrum said...

Maybe the weariness I have after the same fearmongering message from the Right for the last 28 years is catching on in more of America now. Damn I hope so. We need a swing to the Left. And you have no idea how hard it is for me to say that. I know ancestors of mine ar enow twisting hard in their graves. My mother will most likely visit me tonight in my dreams and heap the kind fo guilt on me only a hard nosed Republican Mother can.

December 2, 2008 at 4:59 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

Boozo. Heh heh.

Tom, I couldn't agree more with your comment to Lew, and that's what frightens me. It took a shithole of an economy to boost Obama's chances.

Trust the Murkan people to carefully weigh the issues at hand? Not in my lifetime.

December 2, 2008 at 9:24 AM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

You're so right about all those namby-pamby workplace safety rules — the mining industry. being a prime example. Sheesh, every time there's a little cave in you've got high-pay workers sitting around for hours or days doing nothing.

As for Chambliss, I put him and his supporters in the same category as Bush and his base. They take special delight in the fact he's a lowlife the rest of us find especially disgusting. The more he generates outrage in us, the bigger hero he is to his loyal base.

December 2, 2008 at 11:17 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Carlos: Oh yes, the more sheltered and pampered they are, the more contempt they have for anybody who disagrees with them or anyone who opposes something the government is doing.

MRMacrum: That's my hope too, that the public has finally had enough smear attacks and fearmongering. My own family is also Republican, mostly. They aren't far right or anything; they'd probably be called RINOs by the Limbaughs and Hannitys. But it still makes family gatherings a tad awkward.

Randal: I hope that day will be coming, when elections are decided on the issues instead of who's more charming or who has a better attack machine. But I'm not holding my breath.

SW: Yeah, the mining industry is notorious. About 12 years ago there was a story from Kentucky: several miners were killed, and it turned out that the owner of that mine was responsible for a lot of previous deaths in mines that he owned. He was tried and convicted of something; probably negligence. He got no fine or jail time. His penalty: He wasn't allowed to purchase any more coal mines for six months. Boy, did he learn a lesson.

December 2, 2008 at 2:29 PM  
Anonymous JollyRoger said...

The moronic monkey and his ilk won't be satisfied until they can get rid of the 14th Amendment. Slavery is good for profits, you know.

December 2, 2008 at 10:44 PM  
Anonymous S.W. Anderson said...

"He got no fine or jail time. His penalty: He wasn't allowed to purchase any more coal mines for six months."

Yeah, had to be one of them bleeding-heart-liberal judges.

December 2, 2008 at 11:19 PM  
Anonymous kate said...

so WHY do the assholes keep getting elected? Americans have got to wake up. Otherwise, we get what we ask for. And it ain't pretty.

December 3, 2008 at 8:11 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

JR: Yup, slavery and profits -- a perfect neocon combination. The neocon vision is to take all the worst of privatization and an all-seeing big government, and turn it into a whole new nightmare.

SW: It's funny how conservatives just love bleeding-heart liberal activist judges when it suits their own purposes.

Kate: Like they say, we get the government we deserve. And you're right, it ain't pretty.

December 3, 2008 at 11:49 AM  
Anonymous Bee said...

I just hope Obama is adding this junk to his list of "rollbacks" to sign on January 21. Otherwise, get set to hear about more mine cave-ins, more workers falling off of bridges/high buildings for lack of safety lines, more workers burned by machinery, more workers cut by machinery, etc. etc. etc. Next on the repube list: the 8 hour workday will be on the chopping block next, if they had their druthers. Then who needs child labor restrictions? Ugh, those people make me ill. Pardon me, I have to go hurl now.

December 3, 2008 at 5:51 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

We will be digging out from under the bad reign of Chimpenstein's Monster for years and years. His legacy is like the Snaves' living room carpet, which has so many vomit stains from sick cats that the only way we will ever get our floors looking nice again is to completely replace them.

Speaking of icky stains, we truly CAN'T get away from all the crap, as evidenced by Sarah Palin's resurfacing in Georgia. Why won't she just go home and be Alaska's governor? I think most of the rest of us would like to not have to see or hear her for a while.

"We" DOES mean somebody else to the Chickenhawks. It's nice that they like to try and engender a national sense of community through the use of the collective term "we", but no thanks, I don't want to be one of them. Although we are now supposed to all get together, smile on our brother, try to love one another right now, etc., I wish the chickenhawks would all simply enlist in the military and go overseas so they can experience what our troops have to experience firsthand every day.

"Big, meddling nanny state" is what many of the business types want to call it, but many of those same scheisers are now the ones begging for a chance to suckle at government's teat. Go figure. At least they realize this is a great country...

Suxby Shameless is one of the worst of the worst. I don't know that he is so odd-looking, but to me he does look like some excessively wealthy, powerful guy who is absolutely full of shit. I think S.W. nails it re. this guy and others similar to him. The conservatives love people who piss off the left, and it doesn't matter how asinine the person is... Suxby Shameless... Ann Coulter... Michelle Malkin... Sean Hannity... Sarah Palin... Joe the Plumber... Bill Kristol... Even if Republicans know these people are morons, they love them just the same.

December 3, 2008 at 7:48 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Bee: It's gonna be a huge task, digging out from under 8 years of shit that Bush has dumped on us. (Or 28 years if you include Reagan.)

Yeah, who needs an 8-hour workday or those commie child labor laws :)

Snave: Good analogy -- a rug soaked with years worth of pet shit and vomit stains. But at least those stains came from beloved family members (aka "pets"). With Dumbya's droppings, it's a different story.

Looks like Suxby Shameless (good name) got re-elected. I guess the wingtards need a few heroes they can keep clinging to. Like you and SW said, the Right probably gets a charge out of seeing the Left get pissed off at the Limbaughs and Coulters. Whatever turns them on.

December 3, 2008 at 8:39 PM  

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