At GOP “En Flagrantepalooza”
Cheney to Headline DeLay Fundraiser
By Associated Press
Published November 22, 2005, 10:20 PM CST
HOUSTON -- A campaign fundraiser for embattled Rep. Tom DeLay postponed by Hurricane Rita in September is being rescheduled for Dec. 5 with Vice President Dick Cheney as the headliner.
"It points out that the party is behind (DeLay) and the (Bush) administration is supportive and wants to keep Congressman DeLay in office," Eric Thode, Republican chairman in DeLay's home county of Fort Bend, told the Houston Chronicle in a story published Tuesday.
The most expensive tickets for the event -- $4,200 -- includes a spot at a VIP reception and a photograph with the vice president.
"Congressman Tom DeLay has been an exceptional leader on Capitol Hill and Vice President Cheney looks forward to helping his re-election effort," said Lee Anne McBride, a Cheney spokeswoman in Washington.
DeLay was indicted earlier this year on campaign finance-related charges in Travis County, an action that forced him to step down at least temporarily as House majority leader.
If it were me, and I were arranging a Republican fundraiser, maybe I wouldn’t put the two most gamma-radioactively loathsome examples of the depths to which the GOP has sunk on the same stage together. Maybe I’d at least think twice about pairing up the Martin and Lewis of treason and moral depravity and having them tread the boards arm-in-arm.
Because who knows but what it might actually remind people that the Party of Lincoln has nothing whatsoever to do with Lincoln…or Teddy Roosevelt…or Eisenhower anymore. That the current landlords defile the legacy of those men by calling themselves Republicans. That they are grave robbers who have disinterred their Founders and now reel drunk and stupid around the pyre built to incinerate the last of their remains, while playing dress-up in the winding cloths they pilfered from those sacred tombs, mocking the dead with mooched phrases and counterfeit honor.
But then I think…remind who?
Seriously, if person has even a shred of conscience left, and more that two synapses to rub against each other, how can they remain in the Republican Party? The moral centrifuge of the last five years certainly has purged out any but the most wretched, retarded, hateful and nuts, so who is left?
The Christopaths. The Neocons. The Segregationsists. And propping the whole whorehouse up, the deadloss “Moderates” who have watched the leaders of their Party betray them at every turn and hand the keys to the Lincoln Town Car over to the likes of James Dobson and Jerry Falwell with a smirk.
Because the Moderates know this simple truth: Without the millions and millions and millions of votes these scum represent...
They. Would. Never. Win. Anything.
So in the end, these “Look with alarm” Moderates are actually the worst of the bunch because they allegedly know better. The are the Good Germans who put up with, elected and supported the Nazi Party because they wanted the trains to run on time, and then copped a plea of ignorance, of “we never knew they were serious”, but conveniently found their collective conscience only after other people had cleaned up the disaster they themselves had created.
But here and now, if you are still a Republican, it isn’t for lack of evidence of the dreadful force for chaos and disaster your Party has become, so if you are still a Republicans you are either too gutless to act on your own principles, or you actually like it this way. The facts admit no third alternative, and you will have a lot to explain and apologize for when the tables turn.
So I take it back: Those left in the GOP clearly like their perverts and traitors shameless, brazen and wrapped head-to-toe in Bible Verses. Or are so Vaseline-spined that their strategy for GOP reform seem to be to keep supporting the Party of Cheney while impotently bitching about it around the margins, then hiding under a pile of coats in the bedroom and hoping is all magically goes away.
So given the ugly reality that this is the current GOP demographic, maybe headlining Cheney/DeLay is a stroke of evil genius.
Which is probably at least one of the reasons why they don’t let me organize Republican fundraisers.