Tuesday, March 08, 2016

Today In Republican Detachment Disorder News: Kathleen Parker




Since the Republican Detachment Disorder virus went pneumonic and swept through the ranks of Conservative pundits and their Both Siderist enablers, it's gotten so you can't swing a dead Jeb(!) 2016 campaign around here without hitting one of the afflicted.

Today's winner is Kathleen Parker.  From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (with emphasis added):
The Party's (Almost) Over

So it has come to this: A brokered convention or President Hillary Clinton.  These options seem to be what’s left to Republicans of conscience, who are, let’s face it, rather Romney-come-latelys to the pyre...

The most Republicans can hope for now is...

’Tis bitter fruit, indeed, for any Republican to consider voting for Clinton for reasons well-known to all sentient being...

It has finally dawned on Republicans that their die is cast...

Like a bunch of Ebenezer Scrooges, GOP leaders have begun emerging from their sleep, blinking at the horror of past misdeeds, trying to prevent a future that their actions foretold...

Republicans may be forgiven for thinking the Trump carnival would have ended by now, but they don’t deserve much slack for allowing their party...

Should Trump become the nominee, more reasoned minds in the GOP might do well to abandon it altogether...

Never "I".

Never  "mine".

Never "me".

Never "us" or "our".

And never "we".

It's always some other group of influential Conservatives over there who have fucked everything into a cocked hat, leaving us good ones over here to mourn their dereliction and stupidity.

9 comments:

Unknown said...

"Tis bitter fruit, indeed, for any Republican to consider voting for Clinton for reasons well-known to all sentient being..."

She just had to throw that in there. Just had to. "Everyone KNOWS that Hillary is a poopy faced jerk!....at least, everyone I talk to."

The "reasons" she refers to but, I'm assuming, doesn't specify, are no doubt her murder of Vince Foster, the Christmas Card list, Whitewater, BENGHAZIIIII, and all manner of other rightwing fever swamp bullshit that even the supposedly "reasonable" GOP mouthpieces have come to believe in to their bones because they're every bit as mindless in their loyalty to the party (as they conceive it, anyway) as the Trump voters are to him.

Ever since GWB sent everything off the rails, I've had periodic conversations with my handful of conservative-ish friends (I'm don't really have any teabagger or bible-thumper friends), and while they have all generally conceded that the GOP has lost its mind, most of them still cling to their blind belief that the Democrats are "even worse." They can't explain why, but they just KNOW it. To the extent they attempt to explain it, they rely on easily-debunked nonsense.

The GOP has very little to fear from a Hillary Clinton presidency other than the humiliation that comes with knowing that they spent 25 years smearing her and it wasn't enough to stop her from winning the presidency. She won't be a fire-breathing liberal, she'd be willing to cut deals with them, etc. etc. But just as their propaganda blitz created a demon spawn "President Obama" their voters believe in, which bears no resemblance to the man himself, so it has with Hillary Clinton. They built that!

John Hall said...

"Trying to prevent a future that their actions foretold."
And failing to do so after being told by LIBERALS time and time again that it would end in disaster.

dominictemple said...

It's funny but I met a psychologist called Carol Tavris a few years ago at The Amazing Meeting, a skeptics conference put on by James Randi where she was talking about the psychological science of cognitive dissonance theory. She was there to talk about her book, the title of which was Mistakes were made, but not by me.

SamB said...

I'm wondering: It's not just that the Republican base hates the Republican donor class. It's that the Republican donor class hates the Republican base! Why else would the mainstream media let Stephen Henderson and Van Jones say their pieces on TV?

http://crooksandliars.com/cltv/2016/03/mary-matalin-tells-reporter-shed
http://crooksandliars.com/cltv/2016/03/van-jones-and-jeffrey-lord-almost
http://crooksandliars.com/cltv/2016/03/van-jones-and-jeffrey-lord-pt2

DG, how would you analyze this in the context of your theory of liberal idea suppression in the media?

Neo Tuxedo said...

@Unknown, may I clean up your comment and send it, or even just the highlights, to the Public Opinion and Herald-Mail op-ed pages? Once again, I'm left with the choice between either quoting somebody else verbatim or saying less than my predecessors have said.

Michael Sweeney said...

"A brokered convention or President Hillary Clinton"? Why would she think that's an either/or bet? Since the Republicans don't have any candidates that they can throw the nomination to a contested convention that are any better than Trump, it's more like "A brokered convention or candidate Trump and President Hillary Clinton."

trgahan said...

Parker is of the same caste that used their superior intellect to examine the gaggles of mouth breathing, misspelled sign holding, tri-corner hat wearing, Tea Partiers and declare them all a-political, humble American citizens concerned about government spending. Anything less was liberal propaganda.

Should Trump win, I expect Driftglass will be posting the exact same people talking about how they never doubted Trump's collision building genius and here comes the new Republican 1000 year Reich...I mean Majority...and liberalism has been fully rejected by the American People, yada, yada, yada.

Unknown said...

Neo Tuxedo - be my guest! I'm happy to have my exasperated musings reach larger audiences even if I'm just a ghostwriter.

RUKidding said...

Kathleen Parker, imo, is a type of pundit who dances around blaming the GOP for some of their mendacity, sometimes even hitting the target. Once in a while she sounds somewhat akin to being reasonable.

But as indicated, certainly never ever ever takes any responsibility for any of it, herself. Yet another snout in the trough of the wingnut welfare gravy train. All that welfare is mighty darn gooood, isn't Kathleen? Too good for you to take your snout out of that trough, much less admit to your own mendacity.