Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Baloney, Anyone?

This post could be called "It's Okay If You're A Republican - Number 5,325."

Or - "Do They Even Hear What Comes Out of Their Mouths?"

You probably heard the news - Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Penn) is about to become a D-Penn Sen. (Depends wearing Senator? Maybe...) He'll be about as good at that as he was at being a Republican, which is so-so, but it's fascinating to watch the Republican/conservative response.

Rush says "Frack him and the calliope he rode in on," basically, while Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn seem to think they are actually Dems and the year is 2006. Check out their goofy, they-obviously-don't-hear-themselves-talking remarks.

McConnell: "I think the threat to the country presented by this defection really relates to the issue of whether or not in the United States of America our people want the majority to have whatever it wants without restraint, without a check or a balance...I think the danger of that for the country is that there won't automatically be an ability to restrain the excess that is typically associated with big majorities and single-party rule."

Dang, Mitch - wish you'd said that a few years ago, when Rove was touting his "Permanent Republican Reich" and wet-dreaming about single-party rule in Congress, the White House, the Supreme Court and all the federal courts. Not to mention dog-catcher and town drunk.

And here's Cornyn, dreaming up with twisted Texan reasoning a vision of the 2010 election and a"potentially unbridled Democrat super-majority versus the system of checks-and-balances that Americans deserve."

Now you know how the rest of us felt in '06, John. Take Arlen's example to heart and join the real Americans, boys, the ones fighting for the future, for change, for the betterment of the nation as a whole and for the many not just the few. It feels good.

UPDATE: Only took him a couple of days, but looks like Ol' Arlen has turned coat again. Today he voted with all of his Republican buddies to screw American homeowners who are facing bankruptcy. Nice job, Specter. You're a bastard. Rot in hell. (Oh, and take the Dems who caved to the banking interests with you. Frack you all.)


Nazz Nomad said...

Arlen Specter is a fucking scumbag. The only reason the old reptile is switching party's is to increase the chances of his old wrinkled ass getting re-elected in 2010. With any justice, he'll be dead by then.
This is not an idealogy switch, like Jeffries did, this is just cold calculated politics.

gomonkeygo said...

Yeah, you're right. I'm just amused and amazed at the total lack of historical irony on the part of the GOP. They can't see shades of gray, only black and white. More and more, they are becoming a small-minded, old, bitter party of the few. Always kinda were, but the process seems to have accelerated.

The one interesting thing is that Specter was amazingly blunt about why he switched. I expected much more hooey and phooey about principles. I expect the way he votes won't drastically change, unless there's a little under the table give and take going on.