Friday, January 30, 2009

Republicans are all talk

[Image from courier-journal.com]

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell gave a speech to a bunch of Repugnicans gathered for the annual meeting of the Republican National Committee.

He bemoaned the fact that nobody likes Republicans anymore. He's worried that the Republican Party will become a "minority" party. He doesn't seem to get it, yet. The Republican Party IS a minority party - a minority party of the rich and the rednecks.

"We're all concerned about the fact that the very wealthy and the very poor, the most and least educated, and a majority of minority voters, seem to have more or less stopped paying attention to us."

Heh, heh.

Gee. I wonder why?

McConnell has a solution, though: "We need to communicate our ideas to everyone who ran away from the Republican Party in November - and to many others."

Oops. That's the problem, Mitch. You did communicate your ideas. The Repugnicans have been communicating their ideas for years, and under Bush Jr. you got a chance to put them in play and look where we are now!

The problem, Mitch, is not "communication," it's your ideas themselves.

And your Republican Party doesn't have a fricking clue, Mitch. What do you think people are saying about the fact that not one cotton-pickin' Republican in the House voted for the stimulus package? Your Republican legislators, in that one bold move, told the world you don't give a rat's ass about people and jobs and you don't care one whit about the United States of America. You told the world you're all about power -- getting it, holding on to it, and using it to enrich yourselves.

And in that vote, you told the world you care a lot about your Republican "ideology."

Hey, Mitch, we are way past ideology now. People are hurting, Mitch. It's bad, Mitch, and it's getting worse. Do you read the papers, Mitch?


So, I think it's a good idea that you communicate your ideas and your policies and your plans, Mitch. Communicate loudly and clearly.

That should take care of what's left of your party!

1 comment:

Bob Poris said...

The Republican Party bought Newt Gingrich’s idea that government was really a game with two sides, Democratic and Republican. The goal was to win and winner was to take all. The Republicans won in 1994 and governed as if they had a mandate to exclude the Democrats whenever they wanted to. When Bush was selected by the Supreme Court, he decided he had a mandate to also exclude the Democrats. They were in control of all branches of government and our bipartisan type of rule was gone! Eight years later, we are now in terrible shape. We still have two wars and a weakened military. Our economy is in very bad shape, with most people suffering. We do have a small percentage that made billions but most people are worse off than at any time in the last fourteen years of Republican rule. No wonder the party has some problems. It is true we did not have a repeat of 9-11 but we never had such a disaster before Bush took over and ignored the warnings of the Clinton people. Everyone keeps predicting that we will have another such disaster. We might but it will have little to do with who is in the White House. Terrorists are still around and still would like to harm us. They have grown stronger since we invaded Iraq and Osama is still active!

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