Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Today In Republican Detachment Disorder: President Stupid

For the record, no one should be the least bit surprised that the leader of the Republican Party blames Republicans for his failure as if they were some other party in some other country on some other planet along some other timeline. Republican Detachment Disorder is an extremely common and contagious affliction which my copy of the Fake Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders defines succinctly as:
It's a huge shit sandwich and everybody but me is gonna have to take a bite.
Of course, Republican Detachment Disorder has been a persistent component of Beltway Both Siderism for years, but since the Rise of Trump the condition has gone airborne and is now fully pneumonic and spreading like wildfire among Conservatives who made an entire career out enthusiastically helping the GOP shit the bed over and over again, and then, as Reality closed in, suddenly started pretending that it was all the fault of some other Republican Party waaaaay over there.

This partial list of the afflicted reads like a cable news pundit on-call list.

Former Bush Administration speech writer and persistent Beltway stalactite, Michael Gerson

Former Bush Administration speech writer and persistent Beltway stalagmite, David Frum.

Kathleen Parker.

Joey Joe Joe Junior Scarborough

Bill Kristol and Joey Joe Joe Junior Scarborough

Ramesh Ponnuru

Tucker Carlson, Super Class Warrior Hero Guy

Rush Limbaugh

And of course, David Brooks,

who may well be the Patient Zero of this calamitous plague.

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bowtiejack said...

Today's random thought:
What is it about families of grifters, you know like The Palins and The Trumps, that the Republican base finds so attractive?
If they were caught in flagrante delicto bank robbing, shoplifting, or money laundering it would be denounced as liberal bias or fake news.iol890
+6 9
My theory is that it's a confirmation of the base's actual morality which is along the lines of "you have to cheat to win!".

Mark Dobrowolski said...

Remember the quote from the 80s, New Jack City, "you gotta cheat and steal to get rich in the Reagan era"