Saturday, March 30, 2013

Outrageously Stupid

I have been trying to decide whether what the Foolish Five (Senators Paul, Cruz, Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Marco Rubio, and James Inhofe) are threatening is outrageously stupid or stupidly outrageous. It is probably most precisely defined as stupidly outrageous but take your pick. One cannot help but wonder “what on earth are they thinking.” That is, they are threatening to block any legislation whatever that will allow Congress to control guns. They will not even allow anything along those lines to come up for a vote. As public sentiment is overwhelmingly in favor of more gun control, especially background checks, but other regulations as well, this would seem to be politically suicidal. I cannot see what it is they believe they can gain by this outrageously stupid act. I guess they are competing to prove who is the most conservative among them and thus hoping to get the Republican nomination to run for President in 2016. This, however, would almost certainly lead to their defeat in the general election as it is basically a slap in the face of the electorate. It would seem, in short, idiotic, but as that pretty much defines the current Republican Party I guess it shouldn’t be surprising. I am mildly surprised that the number one idiot in the Goofy Old Party, Louis Gohmert, is not on board this sinking ship. He’s probably too busy trying to impeach Bo.
We have yet to hear from the fishwife with the voice so shrill your hair stands on end, you shudder, and then realize it is only the quite Un-divine Sarah with the brain of a mackerel. This is another development in our current Keystone Kops political machinations I cannot fathom. What is she up to? Who is giving her all the money? For what purpose are they giving it? As it is highly doubtful she could be elected to any office in the land why is she still around? Not one to be highly conspiratorial, in this case I wouldn’t be entirely surprised to learn that her funding is coming primarily from Democrats who have an interest in keeping her mindless babble alive, along with the divisiveness she breeds.  I suspect every time she opens her mouth she spawns another Democratic vote. So, keep it up Sarah, as long as you keep on talking I rest assured the Republican ship will go down with all hands on board. She is an interesting case, not very bright or well-informed, but clever enough and a decent mouthpiece for whoever it is that bankrolls her, a talent she shares with the late President Bush who made a fairly decent pretense of being a President for eight long nightmarish years.
 Of course for sheer idiocy no one in the Republican Party, not even dear Louie, can outdo Michele Bachmann, who apparently has no understanding of the difference between fact and fiction. Her pronouncements are priceless: “It is going to cost taxpayers 200 million a day for President Obama’s trip to India,” “Sarah Palin and the Statue of Liberty are lit by the same torch,” “There are five chefs aboard Air Force One,” “I don’t know where they are going to get all this money because we are running out of rich people in this country,” and etc. Bachmann is priceless, I hope the good people of Minnesota will keep her forever in office. Just remember Michele, in the words of the immortal Joe Louis, “you can run but you can’t hide.”
I am greatly enjoying watch Republicans trying to rebuild their party by clinging to the basic beliefs that are destroying it while at the same time trying to repackage those beliefs and make them somehow more palatable to the public. While they are trying to rebrand the same old cattle, everyday one or another of them continues to step on the toes of the very people they are trying to convince otherwise. It is a marvel of insanity, like a modern day political Sisyphus trying to roll a deceitful boulder onto the shoulders of an electorate far wiser than himself.
 “Young man, quoth Abdul, has life grown so dull
That you wish to end your career?
Vile infidel, know, you have trod on the toe
Of Abdul Abulbul Amir.”

William Percy French

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