The \’08 Republican Lemons –updated below–
cross-posted on Huffington Post
|Boo-hoo. Republicans are depressed|
It\’s tough being a Republican these days. Not only are they under siege, but
their 2008 hopefuls are all retreads, adulterers or the consummate flip floppers,
sometimes all three! Hey, but that\’s not just my judgment. Politico
has an interesting piece up today talking about the GOP Right Sees Lemons
in White House Race that\’s getting a lot of attention (including my radio
show). But one of the people quoted in it beat them to it. They quote
a Red State post that is just too deliciously negative not to pick up.
They all suck. Let\’s just admit it. Every one of the thus far announced Republican
candidates for President sucks. From the lecherous
adulterer to the egomaniacal
nut job to the flip-flopping opportunist
with the perfect hair to the guy
who hates brown people to the guy
we\’ve never heard of to the guy
who has a better chance of getting hit by a meteor while being consumed
by a blue whale being struck by lightening.
They all suck. (Well, okay, Brownback doesn\’t suck at all, but I perceive
no viability for his candidacy.) …
With the field this bad, can Newt be far from their minds? Evidently not, says
\”They All Suck.\” Oh, please. Oh, please. Oh, please. Bring back Newt,
by all means. His Fox \”News\” candidacy would be a hoot to watch unravel,
er, I mean unveil.
But let\’s run down the current crop in the GOP \’08 field:
\”Lecherous adulterer\” = Rudy Giuliani, now the leading Republican
in national polls.
\”Egomaniacal nut job\” = John McCain, whose candidacy is collapsing.
\”Flip-flopping opportunist with the perfect hair\” = Mitt
Romney, as slippery and slick as they come.
\”Guy who hates brown people\” = Tom Tancredo, who merits no comment.
\”Guy we\’ve never heard of\” = Duncan Hunter, the kick off
swiftboater of Jack Murtha.
\”Buy who has a better chance of getting hit by a meteor\”
= Sam Brownback, who makes you long for Bob Dole.
The one guy who could rev up moderate Republicans and independents will not
be considered. His name is Chuck Hagel. That\’s fine with me, but it\’s once again
proof that the ideological wingnut base is killing the Republican Party.
The \’08 lemons have even
Contemplating the current field of Republican presidential candidates, Rush
Limbaugh sounded like a man with malaise.
\”To be honest with you, there\’s nobody out there that revs me up,\”
he confessed to his audience of several million conservative sympathizers
on his radio show last week, \”so why should I pretend there is?\”
That likely explains Ken doll Hannity\’s new attack on all things Clinton. He\’s
even dusting off the edited clips of \”Path to 9/11,\” complete with
Dick Morris narrative (podcast here), to convince people that Hillary is bad, because she\’s
got Bill. Good luck with that one, because it will never fly. Clinton\’s husband
is a huge asset and anyone trying to conjure up negative feelings about the
\’90s after the depressing years of W. needs to up their meds.
The real clash among the GOP ideologues, which will likely be accompanied by an even greater depression, will come next week when the Sense of the
Senate resolutions are brought forth by Democrats, but also featuring several Republicans. But will
the Congress move on funds? Some believe Congress doesn\’t have the authority. They need to get acquainted with our Constitution.
Or watch Feingold.
He gets it.
So does Barack Obama, who has just offered a full redeployment plan for Iraq. That\’s right, all troops out, baby.
UPDATE (via email)… That is why today, I’m introducing the Iraq War De-escalation Act of 2007. This plan would not only place a cap on the number of troops in Iraq and stop the escalation, it would begin a phased redeployment of U.S. forces with the goal of removing of all U.S. combat forces from Iraq by March 31st, 2008 Ã¢â‚¬“ consistent with the recommendations of the bipartisan Iraq Study Group that the President ignored.