Monday, July 09, 2018

Shut Up and Govern

Kellyanne "The Scriptkeeper" Conway

Once, in an age now long forgotten by every living Republican and the entire mainstream media, a deeply corrupt, criminally incompetent Republican party run by extreme right-wing ideologues, imbeciles, looters and cowards used their control of all three branches of government to drive the country off a cliff and into a completely avoidable disaster from which we have never fully recovered.

And as the minions of George W. Bush (all of whom now appear to have jobs-for-life as Respected Conservative Beltway Pundits) spread out across the Land of the Free on a mission to lie us into the wrong war and curb-stomp the Libtard opposition --

The Collapse of the Dream Palaces

David Brooks, April 28, 2003

...
My third guess is that the Bush haters will grow more vociferous as their numbers shrink. Even progress in Iraq will not dampen their anger, because as many people have noted, hatred of Bush and his corporate cronies is all that is left of their leftism. And this hatred is tribal, not ideological. And so they will still have their rallies, their alternative weeklies, and their Gore Vidal polemics. They will still have a huge influence over the Democratic party, perhaps even determining its next presidential nominee. But they will seem increasingly unattractive to most moderate and even many normally Democratic voters who never really adopted outrage as their dominant public emotion.

In other words, there will be no magic "Aha!" moment that brings the dream palaces down. Even if Saddam's remains are found, even if weapons of mass destruction are displayed, even if Iraq starts to move along a winding, muddled path toward normalcy, no day will come when the enemies of this endeavor turn around and say, "We were wrong. Bush was right." They will just extend their forebodings into a more distant future. Nevertheless, the frame of the debate will shift. The war's opponents will lose self-confidence and vitality. And they will backtrack. They will claim that they always accepted certain realities, which, in fact, they rejected only months ago...


Democrats Go Off the Cliff

David Brooks, June 30, 2003

ACROSS THE COUNTRY Republicans and conservatives are asking each other the same basic question: Has the other side gone crazy? Have the Democrats totally flipped their lids? Because every day some Democrat seems to make a manic or totally over-the-top statement about George Bush, the Republican party, and the state of the nation today...

When conservatives look at the newspapers, they see liberal columnists who pick out every tiny piece of evidence or pseudo-evidence of Republican vileness...

-- three politically powerless young women said 12 mean words about George W. Bush.

And the Right lost its collective shit:


Now, a decade later, another deeply corrupt, criminally incompetent Republican party run by extreme right-wing ideologues, imbeciles, looters and cowards are using their control of all three branches of government to drive the country off an even bigger cliff and into an even more completely avoidable disaster from which we may never recover.

They lyrics are different -- the party that lied us into the Iraq War, that let New Orleans drown, that crashed the global economy, that countenanced torture, that turn Democratic budget surpluses into the largest deficits in history is now the party of baby snatchers, out-and-proud racism, looters, thugs, lunatics and Russian stooges -- but the music remains the same.

And now Il Douche's phalanx of ghouls and hobgoblins who voluntarily go to work every day for a monster, who gleefully enact one sadistic policy after another and then gleefully lie about it -- henchmen who have actual political power that ruin the lives of actual people -- are being made to feel uncomfortable about the lies and sadism they inflict on the rest of us every day when they venture into the shops and restaurants of a world which they are working very hard to destroy.

Sad!

From the Washington Post:
From Kellyanne Conway to Stephen Miller, Trump’s advisers face taunts from hecklers around D.C.
So what should happen to the politically powerless victims of Republican fascism when they confront the politically powerful authors of their terror and misery using the only means they have left to them?

Let's ask America's very own Advocate of civilization, Definer of civilization, Teacher of the rules of civilization, Arouser of those who form civilization Organizer of the pro-civilization activists and Leader (possibly) of the civilizing forces!

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Newt Gingrich, the former Republican House speaker and Trump ally, said the way to end the public confrontations is “to call the police.”

“You file charges and you press them,” Gingrich said. “We have no reason to tolerate barbarians trying to impose totalitarian behavior by sheer force, and we have every right to defend ourselves.”

He described the president’s opponents as those who “went through a psychotic episode and are having the political equivalent of PTSD. And when they wake up in the morning to the genius that Trump is, he tweets and they say, ‘Oh my God! He’s still president!’ And they get sicker.”

Referring to Trump’s advisers, Gingrich said, “They should take solace in the fact that we must be winning, since these people are so crazy. They used to be passive because they thought they were the future. Now they know we’re the future, and it’s driving them nuts.”
Spoken with the confidence a man who has kissed so much racist ass that he can no longer detect the taste of urine in his Dover Sole Meuni√®re.



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5 comments:

trgahan said...

So...just so I understand...until further notice the media has decided to meet all news of the horrors of Republican governance with "Dems of in Disarray and They are So Uncivil!"

dinthebeast said...

"...because as many people have noted..."

So that's where Fergus gets it.

-Doug in Oakland

Green Eagle said...

"they know we’re the future"

- J. Goebbels, 1933

cvmbner said...

Right, Newty-boy. A bunch of diabetic, couch-bound old farts who buy dick pills and orthopedic shoes As Seen On TV are... “the future.”

Lulz

jim said...

Or is telling himself it's actually pink Himalayan rock salt.