Who Hijacked Our Country

Monday, February 14, 2011

Republicans: “Backward, March!”

I stole that line from a column by Paul Krugman. His column ends with:

“We’ve always known that the modern G.O.P. wants to take America back to the way it was before the New Deal; but now it’s clear that the party wants to build a bridge to the 19th century, and maybe even to the antebellum era. Backward, march!”

He points out that Republicans no longer refer to themselves as “the party of Lincoln.” Nope, that ship sailed a long time ago. The party whose governors keep threatening to secede, naming itself after the president who PREVENTED the southern states from seceding — LOL. That one flunked the smell test a long time ago.

The GOP’s “Backward, March!” order was loud and clear at last week’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) gathering. If nothing else, they set a new Guinness World Record for “number of inbreds per square inch.”

There’s nothing more pathetic — it’s also sort of funny in that sick sort of way — than a bunch of Far Right extremists all trying to out-wingtard each other. “I want to bring America back to the 1800s and ban ALL abortion.” “I want to take us back to the 1700s and put all rape victims in jail. They were asking for it!”

Ann Coulter, Andrew Breitbart, Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum, all at the same gathering — no wonder there was an emergency pollution alert. Somebody should have called in a waste removal truck.

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Blogger MRMacrum said...

they set a new Guinness World Record for “number of inbreds per square inch.

And here I thought they had done it through the fine art of cloning.

They used to be funny. Then they were pathetic. Now they are dangerous.

The Democrats could use a man like Howard Dean right about now.

February 14, 2011 at 2:41 PM  
Blogger jadedj said...

It's not only scary, it's damned infuriating.

February 14, 2011 at 2:56 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Democrats could have used Howard Dean two years ago.

Sadly Dean has been co-opted too now.

February 14, 2011 at 7:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ann Coulter Hissed

"In honor of the new spirit of civility, I thought I would point out that under mean, divisive George Bush a nuclear sub was named after Jimmy Carter,"

Given Carters extensive Naval Service, why not?


February 14, 2011 at 9:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Only time the Republicans refer to Lincoln is when they try to recruit Blacks. No Lie, even Steele did it!


February 14, 2011 at 9:42 PM  
Blogger The Ex-Wiz said...

Soon, for the country?

Nice thoughts!


Somebody should have called in a waste removal truck.

February 15, 2011 at 5:04 AM  
Blogger TomCat said...

There is one good thing about the way Republicans have become. Voters are getting a good look at why the party needs to follow the Whigs into oblivion.

February 15, 2011 at 11:06 AM  
Anonymous Thomas said...

And the thing they never realize is that, for as much as they like to rail about socialism and communism, the only reason this country didn't collapse under the weight of the corporate malfeasance at the top of the last century is because we adopted progressive economic policies that prevented violent upheaval.

All the union-busting and all the corporate welfare is going to come back to haunt them eventually.

February 15, 2011 at 11:47 AM  
Blogger Dave Dubya said...

The 17th century Age of Enlightenment is far too modern for these nuts. They want to restore a feudalism of serfs and lords. Not to mention plenty of witch (liberal) burnings.

February 16, 2011 at 8:52 AM  
Blogger Mauigirl said...

So true, so true. The GOP of today is a sad reflection of what they once were. Even in the 50s and early 60s there were plenty of Republican moderates - who would probably be Democrats today. The CPAC convention always fills me with horror when I see what these people are really like.

February 16, 2011 at 3:02 PM  

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