Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Republicans Officially Give Up On Using Their Inside Voice

The Tribe That Rubs Shit In Their Hair (tm) takes their show uptown.

For as long as I can remember, Republicans have expressed themselves politically as bitter, miserable, life-hating idiots who get more dangerous and deluded every year.  

Just one more fact of life in America.

But their leadership and the Mainstream Media have been able to keep most of the crazies out of public view most of the time in a mutually profitable arrangement which has allowed mediocrities and hacks like Mark Halperin and David Brooks to enjoy fabulously rewarding careers tuckpointing Both Siderist bullshit into the mainstream media shield wall: careers which they would have otherwise been denied had they been forced to stick to "reporting" on "facts" and such.

But right now, the most important component of the Pretty Hate Machine -- the denialism coolant system --
Because if the entire Right Wing understands anything it is this – as frustrating and degrading as it is to men like Trent Lott, Tom Tancredo, G. Felix Allen and Rick Santorum who really, really want to shout their love for all things Segregated and/or Despotic from the rooftops, it is still not socially acceptable to publicly embrace and celebrate your Inner Klansman.

Thus they must commune with their Swine Army in code.

They must use lightly encrypting hatespeech to manipulate the Rove Rods to get the Electoral Reactor Core seething hot enough to activate the base...but always keep the Bobo Koolant level of soothing denial, spin and outright lies juuust high enough to keep the Moderates from being directly exposed to and freaked out by the unshielded Core of the GOP.
-- is breaking down.

For decades the Conservative Brain Caste has been pounding two completely contradictory Prime Directives into the tiny, mushy skulls of the GOP base:  1)  Be proud of your misogyny, your homophobia and your racism!  Obama is a Muslim...and a Commie...and a terrorist sleeper cell!  And Vince Foster would have spilled it all if Hillary hadn't murdered him!  Your paranoia is patriotism, hero, and observable reality be damned!  And, 2)  For fuck's sake, don't talk about any of this shit out in public.

It was doomed to fail, because you cannot spend decades infecting an army of bigots and halfwits with the sanctimonious Dunning-Kruger certainty that they are smarter about everything than anyone...and not have them start to shout it from the rooftops.

And once they start shouting, you cannot expect them to refrain from demanding that their elected officials join their mad dog chorus.

And so we see the House Speaker Presumptive unapologetically blurt out the real objective of the Great Benghaaaazi Snipe Hunt: 
Kevin McCarthy credits Benghazi committee for Clinton damage

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton’s campaign is claiming vindication after Kevin McCarthy, a top Republican lawmaker on track to become the next speaker of the House, credited the Select Committee on Benghazi for damaging Clinton’s poll numbers — a surprising admission from a party that has sought to portray the investigation as even-handed and non-partisan.

“Let me give you one example,” McCarthy said, citing his conservative credentials during an appearance on Fox News with Sean Hannity Tuesday night. “Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right? But we put together a Benghazi special committee, a select committee. What are her numbers today? Her numbers are dropping. Why? Because she’s untrustable. But no one would’ve known any of that had happened had we not fought and made that happen.”
And we see a sitting United States Senator (and the guy David Brooks has repeatedly and fawningly hyped as the Great Right Hope of the Republican party) vomiting up a bucket of welfare queen/blood libel hybrid-slander that out-Fiorinas Fiorina.
Marco Rubio: Planned Parenthood has 'created an incentive' for women to be 'pushed into' abortions

"Now what you've done is created an industry, now what you've done is created an incentive for people to be pushed into abortions so that those tissues can be harvested and sold for a profit," Rubio said.

"Don't you think that's a stretch, pushing people into abortions?" the interviewer responded.

"No, absolutely. If you got to these centers, young women are provided very few options, in many places they're not told anything about, for example, adoption services that may be available to them. The idea that, in essence, you come in and it's already pre-determined, this is what place this place does. It provides abortions, and we are going to channel you in this direction," Rubio said.

"And I just think you’ve created an industry now, where you create the situation where very much you’ve created an incentive for people not just to look forward to having more abortions but being able to sell that fetal tissue for purposes — these centers — for purposes of making a profit off of it, as you’ve seen in some of these Planned Parenthood affiliates."
So on the one hand, the Republican Party is about two drinks away from openly proposing cattle cars and internment camps for the poor and public show trials for their political enemies.

On the other hand, Hillary Clinton used a private email server while she was serving as Secretary of State.

And sadly, the only thing I am wondering how exactly will Joe Scarborough and David Brooks try to hang all of it on Woodstock and Gloria Steinem this time around.  


trgahan said...

As you said yourself, why use your inside voice when there are no consequences?

McCarthy may have cost himself the Speakers chain, but what was he going to do other than use it to spew crazy as an open audition for FoxNews? Republicans are certainly not going to put someone interested in a functioning Congress in that chair.

Rubio’s Presidential candidacy, for all practical purposes, died years ago and only isolated, out of touch, beltway apologists like Brooks still think Rubio resonates with anyone outside of D.C. Rubio will always have a home since the media always has an open chair for conservative brown people willing to say mean, nasty things about brown people.

HeyZeus said...

It's pretty simple, they'll just lie. That's it. They have nothing else, but the lies work beautifully on a dumbed down, fearful populace that doesn't understand facts and science. This is how an empire erodes and finally collapses. Fun for all.

Robt said...

The GOP in power has always used that power to "hunt" their political enemies.
It is obvious to any trained eye that the Benghazi Special Committee was all about the next election.
Not able to run on accomplishments, the desperate need to manipulate the election and the press has become a cornerstone for the GOP.
Conspiracies galore.......

They have fanatically utilized this from the day when McConnell stated, "our job is to make Obama a one term president".
Not to make America great like Trump waves. Not to represent the people of his state that elected him. Well maybe the wealthy in his state. It is like my senators have no regard to represent everyone in the state. They will say representing Conservative values is representing the state while they do the bidding for the pay to play crowd.
What I haven't been able to grasp is how is it legal?
Legal to spend tax dollars on their personal campaign. They keep the committee to grab free media time that is knowingly eager to provide for the GOP.
I am aware that there are investigative watch dog groups. I would think that this is like a CEO (skimming) embezzling to fund his gambling addiction.

Where in the media is the questions like;
-How is this legal?
-Should the U.S. Atty General investigate?
-How does the the minority party without any powers keep the majority honest?
-Why are tax payers, including the Tea Party (Taxed enough already) not outraged?
-How about interviewing sitting Tea Party congress critters and broiling them for allowing this GOP splurge and campaign expenditure on the tax payers?

Dottie White said...

S i g h

I would say to them, Remember that even Rome fell....

But they'd have no idea what I was talking about. They'd run to FoxNews and drop a mention that "Today ROME fell, that's what Muslim Obama did because...Pope!"