Tuesday, February 17, 2009

From Crack to Chasm

Well... now I've seen it all. Pat Robertson, King of the Crazies bad-mouthing the Voice of the Wingnut Right, Rush "Big Tush" Limbaugh:
"I hope he fails" about President Obama, televangelist Pat Roberston said, "That was a terrible thing to say. I mean, he's the president of all the country. If he succeeds, the country succeeds. And if he doesn't, it hurts us all. Anybody who would pull against our president is not exactly thinking rationally."
Holy shit... (meant in the most ironic way imaginable)... this is like the two sides of 'Bush's Brain' turning on each other! While it's hard to believe, it's flat-out funnier than fuck to see. Aside from the spectacle of Pat "Bats" Robertson questioning anyone's rationality, it's just screechingly hilarious to watch the GOP continue to melt down like the wicked witch in the last reel of Wizard of Oz.

One of the commenters on the Retort quipped:
This just proves that even a blind squirrel can find a nut now and then.
Blind squirrel" is an exquisitely-apropo description of Robertson who has more than once blamed hurricanes and 9-11 on gays.

The problem is, the 'social conservatives' (i.e. crypto-theocrats) have lost control of their badly-fractured party. The Colorado Index says it best:
They don't have a positive message, or if they do, they can't communicate it. They have become a bunch of scolds. They are at war with everyone, but mostly, they are at war with fellow Republicans.
and goes on to say later:
As a result, the Democrats are having a field day.
Why, that's a fatalistic way to put it... but when your plans for a neocon theocracy explode in your face like a cheap overinflated condom I guess it can feel kinda like the opposition is 'running all over you'... or at least into your socks. Being irrelevant hurts. So much so that it's making some on the Lunatic Fringe hallucinate.

But ya know what - if you're so opposed to the stimulus, take Paul Begala's advice and say no to the money. Maybe it would help your distant-flapping-fringe wingnuttians trust you again.

Or, you could be like Michelle Bachmann (the stupidest member of Congress) and simply go off into a mind-trip wherein the stimulus bill becomes all manner of horrible things. All false.

OR... you could be like Rep. Walter Jones (R) of N. Carolina and buy a vowel by signing on as co-sponsor of legislation to investigate the Bush administration. Yes, that's Walter Jones, self-described Conservative who brought "Freedom Fries" to Congress. Once a cheerleader, he's now one of the most vocal critics of Bush and Co., flying in the face of those who would sweep the last eight years of neocon lunacy under the rug.

I think what's happening is that the radioactive fallout from Bush's a-bomb-crater failure with the economy has caused the tumor that is neo-conservatism to shrink, allowing the decent part of the GOP's 'brain' to start functioning again, their party to suddenly wake up, shake itself and mutter 'I have had a dream...!' and realize that it's time to stop Pucking around.

Then again, I suspect we'll see more insane accusations like Mark Hotaling's before any semblance of true rationality appears.

Hat tip to Drudge Retort, ColoradoPols, the Rude Pundit and any others refenced.

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