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GOP: Gone Fishing

The speed at which the Republican party has pivoted off  an embarrassing thrashing and on to not one but two non-scandals is astounding. And shows that the GOP spin doctors are still operating at an incredibly high level of efficiency.

This grasping of straws is a sorry and thinly veiled attempt to tie the President to a wrong doing. With the end goal of impeachment, A result that would be devastating to the conservative cause in Washington and throughout the country, but more on that later.

Let’s take a look at these wannabe scandals  and why they have no legs. First up the Benghazi embassy attack. The claim is that the White House denied help to the embassy when it was under attack. Well besides just being a a flat out lie

“Neither the president nor anyone in the White House denied any requests for assistance in Benghazi,” National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor told Yahoo News by email.

is also illogical. According to the White House the only thing in the area was an unarmed drone. Fighters and AC130 gunships were purposed but seen as impractical.

The “basic principle is that you don’t deploy forces into harm’s way without knowing what’s going on; without having some real-time information about what’s taking place,” he said during a joint question-and-answer session with Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff General Martin Dempsey.

To quote the movie The Siege.  ”The Army is a broad sword, not a scalpel.” You can see videos of the kinds of damage either fighter jets or AC130 Gunships can do all over youtube. It’s not exact and it’s not pretty. The collateral damage would have been tremendous.  That’s what being the President is about. Making hard calls when both choices are absolutely fucking terrible.

The second would be the resignation of General Petraeus. The reason he had to go as head of the CIA is because  you can’t be in a position to become a victim of  blackmail. So because of our social norms in the United States adultery is frowned on and could be used against you. Anyone that has done any security work for the government can tell you that they want to know everything about you. Up to and including you credit score. So when you work for the CIA  and you get caught cheating on your wife you’ve gotta go plain and simple.

So with these two non-issues the Right is looking to discredit and ultimately impeach the president for some yet to be discovered wrong doing. But the question you have to ask is. Is that what you really want? Do you want a disgraced Obama that hands the keys over to a President Biden with nothing to lose? If you don’t like the President then you are gonna hate Biden. Say goodbye to the “grand bargain”, and  bullying of the President that Obama allows (Which I can’t stand by the way) to keep the peace. And say hello to an unleashed pit bull that finally gets the keys to the car. Let it go neocon’s, let it go.


Alan West, the king of useful idiots in the newly hobbled and crippled Republican party was offered support and safe haven by Sue Everhart, chairwoman of the Georgia GOP, (Huffington Post 11/14/12) “I would be glad to have him come back to Georgia and at some point run here,” Everhart told the Journal-Constitution. “I would certainly try to help him because he has done his job. The way he ran his race didn’t in any way interfere with the job he did. He ran as a Republican, a conservative Republican.”
Well If she really wants to help Mr.West (no longer Representative West) she could convince him to concede his campaign for Congress and join the rest us that live on this planet, in this America and not a conservative fantasy world.

But when I really start to think of it. Who better to carry the standard of the GOP then a man who not only creates but lives in his own reality. Like a punch drunk fighter that has hung on too long. Mr West refuses not only to accept a re-count of votes but also the will of the people of Florida. This is not only comical and outrageous but completely Un-American and a violation of his Congressional oath.

I do understand the Right’s love affair with West. An African American, Tea Party loving, race baiting Republican is hard to come by. It’s hard to find someone that will sell out their own citizens and do it with a stylish stupidity that would make Sarah Palin blush. Every racist needs a Black friend. Without someone like West racist GOP members couldn’t utter the age old gem of “I’m not racist but…” In the unblinking, unapologetic manner that you can find any hour of the day on Fox News.

So Alan West serves a really useful purpose. I hope he doesn’t win any more elections anywhere in America but I really wish him well. And I’m hopeful he will take up Sue Everhart’s offer and take his show to Georgia to provide me with more comedy. But this time he will be the butt of the joke and not our democracy.  Any port in a storm I guess.


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So if you are reading this after the November 6, 2012 election the you probably are like me and have a warm feeling in the cockles of your heart or even in the sub-cockle area. Or maybe you’re a conservative masochist and if so. Welcome! But it might come as a surprise but I’m really not here to flay you. (Well maybe a tiny bit, but if you’re here then you are obviously into to that kind of kink.)

After Tuesday’s election results the Republican bubble was penetrated by a truth that us liberals have known for quite sometime now. The Republican party has lost touch with, African-Americans, Latinos, women, young Americans, and a good contingent of blue-collar White workers in the Midwest. Pretty much everyone that is not old, White, male and super-rich. The myth of trickle down economics have been put down by a majority of Americans and the GOP doesn’t really have a back up plan beyond the tired carrot and stick of “vote against your own interests and you too can one day be rich like me.”

In my fantasy America this would mean that Democrats would now have the freedom to press their advantage and become more progressive and the Republican party now shell-shocked by election math would now have to appeal to the demographics of the current and future United States. Because I don’t want the GOP do die. I want it to meet Americans needs in exchange for votes. In a perfect union that’s how it would work. But alas, as I listen to and watch the Republican party tear it self apart, I don’t hear anyone calling for a fundamental change in policy or ideas in line with how the majority of Americans think or more importantly vote. I hear things like. “We need to find away to convey our message better to minorities” In English that means. “We need to find a more effective way to lie to people” Have they learned nothing? And this really saddens me. I believe in an America where the more voices in the conversation the better for the American people. The two major political parties should be falling over themselves to better serve the American people in exchange for votes. But as of this post that does not look like the direction of political discourse in the United States.

You know your party is in trouble when Rush Limbaugh is making the most sense of all your spin doctors.

But like clockwork he is back to his old self.

Because Rush, Black and Brown people are not stupid. They can smell a useful idiot a mile away and they stink to high heaven.

So either move to the center or step aside and never win another major election again. I’m pulling for you GOP but I’m sure you’ll disappoint. You have never failed in failing America.



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