Monday, February 29, 2016

A Drudge Too Far

Who knew that MSNBC's Most Famous Wingnut Fluffer had a gag reflex?

Well it finally kicked in.

40 years too late.

From Squint Scarborough in the Washington Post:
Trump’s feigned ignorance about the KKK raises disturbing questions

By Joe Scarborough
But what Mika and I found offensive ended up attracting even more Republican primary voters to Donald Trump’s campaign. His approval ratings kept rising over the next two months, and in last week’s South Carolina primary, 75% of South Carolina’s GOP voters supported that same Muslim ban.

The day I hung up on Donald Trump, I asked on air, “Is this what Germany looked like in 1933?” Later, I warned Republicans that Trump’s rhetoric could lead to a brokered convention where “the party will kill itself.” But it looks like I overestimated primary voters in the early GOP contests. A brokered convention is now just the fantasy of Republican elites and Marco Rubio fans. The harsher reality is that the next GOP nominee will be a man who refused to condemn the Ku Klux Klan and one of its most infamous Grand Wizards when telling the ugly truth wouldn’t have cost him a single vote.

So is this how the party of Abraham Lincoln dies?
No, Joe, the Party of Lincoln died long, long ago.  Nixon strapped it to the gurney, Reagan administered the lethal injection and you and every other Conservative parasite here in the Home of the Free have been picnicking on its corpse for decades.

And now here you are, in brand-new digs at Fred Hiatt's House of Failed Conquistadors, blustering through one more hilariously awkward piece of Outraged Wingnut Performance Art for the benefit of rubes who still watch your shitty show and skeevy grifters who fill out the ranks of your background singers, braying your shock!shock! that somehow a buncha racists managed to sneak undetected into the House that Limbaugh built!

Sorry, Joe, but you Conservatives have played this ridiculous faux indignation game for far too long for anyone but your own Beltway circle jerk collaborators to even pretend to be taken in by it any more.  From David Brooks back in January of 2006:
For God's sake, Republicans, show a little moral revulsion.

Back in the dim recesses of my mind, I remember a party that thought of itself as a reform, or even a revolutionary movement. That party used to be known as the Republican Party.

I wonder if it still exists.
Or, to quote Beetlejuice,
I've seen The Exorcist about a hundred and sixty-seven times and it keeps getting funnier EVERY SINGLE TIME I SEE IT!!
So speaking as a representative of those despised, America-hating Liberals who you have mocked and ignored for the last 25 years as we warned you over and over that this day of reckoning was coming, I plan to cozy up with a bowl of popcorn and watch your party of bigots and imbeciles eat itself alive with grim delight.

Fuck you and everybody that looks like you.

Yours in Christ



Martin Pollard said...

Yes, the Party of Lincoln died a long time ago.

The GOP is now the Party of Trump (formerly the Party of Jefferson Davis).

Suck on it, wingnuts. You Built That(tm).

Paul Wartenberg said...

what worries me is the collateral damage the racist wing of the GOP is going to leave in its wake. they are still in positions of power that can cause a lot of damage - either intentionally or wild blind desperation - when they finally fall.

And the fall isn't going to be sudden and swift and tidy. It is going to be years and messy in its completion.

Jimbo said...

This is kind of amazing coming only a few days after Squint and the Meat Puppet's fawning and abject abasement before this same Donald Trump. Wow, I guess he thinks WaPo readers don't own TV sets.

Kevin Holsinger said...

1. Jimbo, part of me wants to think that Mr. Scarborough's trying to cover for getting caught at what you just mentioned. But that's mind-reading, and I try to avoid that sort of thing.

2. To no one in particular...looks like that (David) Duke's a hazard (to Trump's presidential aspirations). See what I did there? I'm awesome.

3. "So is this how the party of Abraham Lincoln dies?" Cue Natalie Portman in Revenge of the Sith.

4. "Trump’s feigned ignorance about the KKK raises disturbing questions" As for Mr. Scarborough, I don't know what's worse...the thought that he feigned ignorance about Mr. Trump's supporters...or that he genuinely WAS ignorant until now. Bet Melissa Harris-Perry figured this out a long time ago.

5. "Is he really so ignorant of Southern voters that he thinks this is the way to their heart — to go neutral, to play Switzerland when you’re talking about the Klan?" Uh, Mr. Scarborough, you realize Mr. Trump's supporters are kinda iffy on whether ending slavery was a good thing, right? From Salon (the site where everybody talks like Driftglass, but noboody IS Driftglass)...

All right. I'm done masturbating to my own reflection (metaphorically speaking).

And good afternoon, Mr. Glass. Be seeing you.

steeve said...

Anyone who says "party of Lincoln" after watching republicans dominate the confederacy for decades is disqualified from speaking in public.

ChicagoPat said...

The GOP will die as it lived: screaming incoherently, flinging shit in all directions and destroying as much of the country and world as they can.

trgahan said...

Very late to this, but the "party of Lincoln" died before Lincoln did on this very issue of race.

The "party of Lincoln" would never have won an election if Lincoln had campaigned on the level of abolition he envisioned instituting. Once done, the party quickly split over the issue of just how free African Americans should be allowed to be compared to their ex-Confederate whites. Needless to say, the faction fighting for total freedom and equality didn't electorally last very long and the issue was the primary reason Reconstruction fell apart.

I know, stupid liberal citing history and all...