What’s left of the Republican Party is tearing itself to pieces. And it is not pretty to watch. We are witnessing the end of an era. What will replace it has yet to be seen. Folks like Hannity and Limbaugh will fight tooth & nail as they battle to the bottom of the trough. Who can go lower into the depths to hold market share as, gasp, a black man ascends to the Presidency? Oh my god, he knows terrorists! Which brash young hopeful looking to make a name for himself will drop the “N” word during live broadcast on Fox News? And will he be fired or promoted for doing so?
Subject: I know satire when I see it
this doesn’t sound like satire to me: www.cnn.com/…rnc.obama.satire
here’s the song: www.youtube.com
yep, not really satirical in my opinion. offensive, sure. not really funny either. in any case, it should be old enough news for it to be ripe for posting on DC. wordup.
I must agree. That is some pretty ugly stuff. And entirely beyond the pale.
As one youtube commenter named bajalocom wrote, “[it] is going to take decades to repair the damage you have done to the latino and the black communities…”
Not to mention the vote union-heavy swing states like Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania. The GOP can kiss them goodbye for the next decade at least.
Couple that with an endless war in the Middle East and an economy circling the drain. Yeah. It’s going to be ugly out there for a while.
Back on November 13th, the Economist ran a piece titled Ship of fools.
The Republicans lost the battle of ideas even more comprehensively than they lost the battle for educated votes, marching into the election armed with nothing more than slogans. Energy? Just drill, baby, drill. Global warming? Crack a joke about Ozone Al. Immigration? Send the bums home. Torture and Guantánamo? Wear a T-shirt saying you would rather be water-boarding. Ha ha. During the primary debates, three out of ten Republican candidates admitted that they did not believe in evolution.
The Republican Party’s divorce from the intelligentsia has been a while in the making. The born-again Mr Bush preferred listening to his “heart” rather than his “head”. He also filled the government with incompetent toadies like Michael “heck-of-a-job” Brown, who bungled the response to Hurricane Katrina. Mr McCain, once the chattering classes’ favourite Republican, refused to grapple with the intricacies of the financial meltdown, preferring instead to look for cartoonish villains. And in a desperate attempt to serve boob bait to Bubba, he appointed Sarah Palin to his ticket, a woman who took five years to get a degree in journalism, and who was apparently unaware of some of the most rudimentary facts about international politics.
If you haven’t read it yet, I suggest you read it now.by