Who Hijacked Our Country

Monday, May 11, 2009

Will the Republican Party Get a Divorce? (Say Yes!!!)

Colin Powell, Arlen Specter and other moderate Republicans — lose the Albatross! And get rid of your “I’m With Stupid” T-shirt while you’re at it. Stupid is holding you back, dragging you down.

Rush Limbaugh and Dick Cheney — get those limpwristed RINO pansies out of God’s Own Party! If you’re a Real Man who hates queers and furriners and wants Jesus to rule the world, you want NOTHING to do with those whiny moderates.

Yesterday Dickwad said: “If I had to choose in terms of being a Republican, I'd go with Rush Limbaugh. My take on it was Colin had already left the party. I didn't know he was still a Republican.”

Damn right! Come on, Colin, how many anti-abortion rallies have you been to in the past week? How many gay bashings? How many bookburnings? Didn’t think so! Pussy!

Shotgun Dick also dismissed the idea that the Republican Party has moved too far to the right. “Well, I don't buy that. We win elections when we have good solid conservative principles to run upon.” Right. How’d these last two elections work out for you?

And speaking of wacky news: the other day Mexico’s most vicious drug lord was complaining that there’s too much crime and violence.

No wait, that wasn’t it. Let’s see, it was…Oh, right. Here it is. Ready now? Pope Benedict warned that religion should not be misused for political manipulation.

[dropping jaw] [double take] [shocked silence] [speechlessness]

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Blogger Enemy of the Republic said...

Oh my God! I'm so inspired! Uh Rahh, Republican warriors--are you going to keep taking that crap from those whiny moderates who don't know the True God and haven't tasted the sweet nectar of Rush's sweat as he bombards the faithful with Republican gospel.

They can't divorce. It's against the Bible.


May 11, 2009 at 7:40 PM  
Blogger Carlos said...

If I was of sound mind tonight I'd post something meaningful - maybe even something a bit funny.

Yet...I have to take a Rush (and how!) Fret not- I'll be sure to wipe my Cheney.

May 11, 2009 at 8:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jeezus It's a broken record! GOP looses big for being clueless, hunker down and speak of change then the extreme right wing takes over they circle the wagons and stick to their flintlocks!

Every time they do it, they loose more of their moderate thinkers and people who actually are trying to do some good. I am saddened by the death of Jack Kemp who for years bucked the party writing numerous times that conservatism can mix with Civil Rights that the conservative philosophy can embrace diversity!

Last of that breed!

In their history, the Conservatives can only have one black at a time. Powell was replaced by Rice years ago, with Rice gone I see a battle between Steele (anybody wanna bet how much longer he will last?) and Jindal (you read right! He aint black but he'll be close enought)
Lynn Swann doesn't work hard enough,

Maybe they'll be wiped out before they get a clue.

Wouldn't bother me


May 11, 2009 at 11:45 PM  
Anonymous S.W. anderson said...

The hypocrisy just gets more outrageous. Dick Cheney, who when he was old enough to enter the military either by volunteering or answering the draft, flipped his country off saying he had other priorities. Now, he's Mr. Superpatriot Defender of Mom, apple pie and America the Beautiful. And if anyone's slow to catch on, Limbaugh will set them straight.

Where are my nausea pills?

Then his holiness states its wrong to use religion for political manipulation.

Wouldn't political manipulation include that Missouri bishop who said in 2004 he would refuse John Kerry communion if Kerry showed up for mass in his diocese? Seems Kerry wasn't politically correct on abortion rights. Another Bishop or cardinal warned those in his diocese against supporting those who . . ., followed by a description, obviously, of Kerry and Edwards. And the warning was on strictly religious grounds.

Looks as though the pope better spend some time counseling Catholic clergy in America. They don't seem to get it about politics and religion.

May 12, 2009 at 1:43 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

Tom, Unka Dick is knocking on your door. Duck.

May 12, 2009 at 7:20 AM  
Blogger Demeur said...

Geez I like that last part. Much like if the violence doesn't stop we'll start bombing. Or as in Dr Strangelove "There's no fighting in the War room!"

May 12, 2009 at 9:04 AM  
Blogger bob said...

I don't get the Republicans "plans" of late. Its pretty clear that sticking strictly with "conservative values" isn't working well for them.

Look at any picture taken at a Republican rally or conservative convention or whatever. ALL of them are white, middle-aged white people.

Look at it from a mathematical perspective. Its clear that ethnic mix in the country is becoming more diversified. Looking again at those pictures, its evident that the Republican party doesn't appeal to other elasticities. Thus the numbers are not in Republican's favor. Additionally, most younger Americans clearly favor the Democratic party.

Thus the Republican party has painted itself into a corner and the only way out is to admit that their current characterization is no longer fitting with current national interest.

So when I hear people in that party say: " Well, we've gotta' get back to our CORE VALUES.", I can't help but think : " Hey stupid- that doesn't work! Do something different!"

May 12, 2009 at 11:46 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Enemy: If they want a divorce, they'll find a way around the Bible. Remember, the Bible only applies to "other" people.

Carlos: LOL. Eww, I think I stepped in some Limbaugh.

Erik: I always liked Jack Kemp too. I didn't usually agree with him, but he didn't have any of that hatred and self-righteousness that seems to be a prerequisite for rightwingers. And no doubt Jindal would qualify as "black." Steele might last awhile longer, as long as he keeps bending over for Rush whenever they tell him to.

SW: Yup, that's pretty lame, Deferment Dick acting all righteous and superior toward Powell. And for the Pope to talk about "misusing religion for political purposes" -- that sounds like something out of the Daily Show or SNL. That would be like Pol Pot saying "torture is wrong!"

Randal: He's already been here. I'm writing this from a secret location in Uzbekistan.

Demeur: "There's no fighting in the War room!" LOL. I never did see that movie; I remember when it was out.

Bob: The Far Right Republican demographic is shrinking. Middle-aged (and older) white men -- who else listens to Rush O'Hannity? -- are a smaller and smaller percentage of the population.

And whenever the GOP tries to suck up to other races, it's such a transparent gimmick that nobody gets fooled.

I think the party's only chance for survival is to get back to the "limited government" they used to talk about, and dump the rightwing screamers.

May 12, 2009 at 12:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


They know about growing diversity and their tactic is to get a few tokens to speak for them, while using their old tried and true tactics of invoking fear ("Obama is a Socialist", "He will take away your guns") Enough to get a solid block of their core base to overcome what may be a voter apathy (as young people are fickle). If they get enough swing voters, they win.

As for the growing diversity, just look at all their efforts to disenfranchise voters of color by asking Mexicans for their ID's, purging blacks without notification on false information they are felons. Secret deals with Diebold on their electronic ballots. Ill supplying the polling places in those communities so that they run out of ballots early or that only one polling place is open instead of 6 etc.,

THAT is how they win and apparently THOSE are the tactics they will keep sticking to, instead of change!


May 12, 2009 at 12:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have to ask a question of the Catholics out there:

SW Anderson said: "Wouldn't political manipulation include that Missouri bishop who said in 2004 he would refuse John Kerry communion if Kerry showed up for mass in his diocese? Seems Kerry wasn't politically correct on abortion rights. Another Bishop or cardinal warned those in his diocese against supporting those who ..."

I've been asking this of my catholic friends for a while and can't get a answer.

As the Catholic Church opposes Abortion because it want's to preserve life.

The Catholic Church ALSO opposes the Death Penalty for the same reason.

So why does the Church refuse communion for Liberal Politicians who support abortion, but not for Conservative Politicians who support the Death Penalty?


May 12, 2009 at 2:16 PM  
Anonymous Bee said...

Are you serious? You've never seen Dr. Strangelove? Get thee to the Netflix site and put it in the queue. It's just as relevant today as when it was made.

May 12, 2009 at 4:12 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Erik: Or for that matter, why doesn't the Church refuse Communion for conservative politicians who start wars? That doesn't sound very "pro life" to me.

Bee: I'll have to check it out. I always used to get Dr. No and Dr. Strangelove mixed up; they were out at roughly the same time.

May 12, 2009 at 7:52 PM  
Blogger bob said...

Here's the irony about " Obama is Socialist and will take away your guns!" See, I have a responsible housemate who shoots at a target range. He's not what you would call a gun nut. But he told me the other day that the cost of ammunition has gone through the roof. The reason? Well, its not because Obama is taking away their guns, but rather that all those who believe that are so scared that they are actually cleaning the shelves, thus the price has skyrocketed due to the demand. How totally ridiculous is that?

May 13, 2009 at 7:50 AM  
Blogger Demeur said...

Actually that's a good idea Bob. Think about it for a minute. If bullets cost several hundred dollars each then only people who really deserved it would be shot.

May 13, 2009 at 1:23 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Bob: Those gun manufacturers are pretty shrewd, no? They've made a fortune pushing all the FEAR buttons. Fear of criminals, fear of terrorists, fear of your own shadow -- it was just a tiny adjustment to add "Fear of a commie president who's gonna take away your GUNS!"

Demeur: Or "When bullets are too expensive, only rich outlaws will have bullets." Or something...

May 13, 2009 at 2:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You Vegan, PETA liberals don't want me to eat a pork sandwich or wear leather. You want me to treat Pigs like my brothers and you got the AMA to tell me Meat is bad for my health.

But you don't care if I fire up a joint (unless I start a forest fire)

ease up will ya?


May 15, 2009 at 11:48 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Erik: Good one. I almost thought you were a real rightwing troll until I glanced further down and saw your name. LOL. You're getting a little too good at these rightwing imitations. This couldn't mean...

May 15, 2009 at 11:53 PM  

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