Monday, March 2, 2009
GOP - oppositional failure
Whatever else one can say about the GOP these days, one can say it is the political party with failure on its mind. That's understandable, of course, in that the Republican Party has been the party of failure since Herbert Hoover. Then came Ronald Reagan, who started the process that has led us to our current sad state of affairs. Failure became the GOP's middle name, however, when Newt Gingrich slid off the rails in 1994 and then failure blossomed into catastrophe under George W. Bush.
Now, it appears that Rush Limbaugh has become the GOP spokesperson, and he makes a perfect symbol for a failed elephant. A drug addicted, unhappy flop as a human being, he leads the Repugs deeper into the netherland of failure.
Speaking to CPAC the other day, he stressed again, proudly, his desire that Obama and the Obama administration fail in their attempts to make our country whole again. "Failure," he cried, "that's what I want."
Limbaugh leads a choir of Repug wingnuts all of which are echoing his refrain:
Rick Santorum: "Absolutely, we hope his [Obama's] policies fail."
Tom DeLay: When asked if he wanted Obama to fail, DeLay said: "Well, exactly right. I don't want this for our nation."
Michelle Malkin: "Yes, I hope that fails."
Limbaugh laughing all the way to the bank, said "The dirty little secret...is that every Republican in this country wants Obama to fail, but none of them have the guts to say so: I am willing to say it."
Perhaps in a darker corner yet sits Glenn Beck, who along with others are actually hoping for a violent revolution!
Maybe that's what Joe the Plumber was referring to when he said some members of Congress should be slapped and shot.
These are the people who hold themselves up to be patriots. They are not. If anything, they are traitors. They are willing to see the country and their fellow Americans go belly-up in order to perpetrate their hatred and retain their power.
In fact, their words and actions come mighty close to inciting rebellion, if not treason!
This is the GOP today: an oppositional failure!
More here from The Huffington Post.
Much more here.