Thursday, December 4, 2008

We Owe Him, Bigtime

Requiem for a Maverick

John McCain ran one of the most incompetent, schizo campaigns in history — and for that we owe him big-time

MATT TAIBBI
Posted Nov 27, 2008 10:42 AM

Election night at the Biltmore in Arizona is a hilariously dismal scene, like a funeral for a family member nobody liked, who died owing everyone money.
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It sounds strange to say, but this election season may have done to the word "Republican" what 1972 did for the word "liberal": turned it into a poisonous sobriquet that no politician with bipartisan aspirations will ever again welcome. The Republicans didn't just break the party — they left it smashed into space dust. They weren't just beaten; the very idea of Republican conservatism was massively rejected in virtually every state where large chunks of the population do not believe in the literal existence of a horned devil, and even in some that do.

They lost in every way imaginable, on every political front. The symbol of their anti-gay crusade, Colorado congresswoman Marilyn Musgrave, was beheaded. The party that had made so much hay running against Mexicans saw noted anti-immigration crusader Bill Sali of Idaho ousted along with several other members of the Immigration Reform Caucus. The GOP's grasp on the so-called "moral values" issue likewise went up in roaring flames, with Rep. Vito Fossella of Staten Island the poster child — his morals were once so perfect that he refused to be seen with his gay sister, and now he's a national joke, bounced after being caught drunk driving and having unprotected, babymaking sex with a married Air Force officer.

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6 comments:

Brian Summers said...

Yeah, great article. I especially like the line (among many) "Republican souvenir prices haven't been this low since Watergate." The ending was, however, a bit misleading. Yeah, thank the incompetence of the reigning Repugs for the outcome, but had Bush not been the worse president EVER, the most dangerous world leader to come along in several generations, and put the entire planet in so much peril, the outcome of the election would not have been so critical, and of course we all wouldn't be in such dire circumstances. It's like thanking Satan for making good seem so good.

Doogman said...

True. True.

Kaye Fissinger said...

The east and west coasts finally got to experience the hogwash that the rest of us get daily. The country owes McCain/Palin a debt of gratitude for running a campaign that revealed the truly bizarre thinking that comes from the rightwing fanatics.

Doogman said...

Well, we'll always have Longmont. :-D

Brian Summers said...

Well, Doog, don't forget Broomfield. Although this dyed-in-the-wool red city went 55% for Obama. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Oh, sorry, just can't help gloating sometimes. So, given that, you never know about Longmont (on myriad levels). Although let's all fervently pray that we never see the need for such a critical election ever again. Can I get an "Amen!"?

Doogman said...

AMEN BROTHER SUMMERS! AAAA-MEN! LOL! Ahhh good ole Broomfield. Where the wingers still howl at the moon.