Thursday, August 11, 2016

Jennifer Rubin: Frisson Accomplished

Ms. Jennifer Rubin (one of the many neocon throw-pillows with which Fred Hiatt decorates the op-ed page of the Washington Post) decided to tarry along the way to her upteenth "OMFG! The Republican Party is full of Republicans!" column --
As for the right-wing groups, publications and other enablers who went the extra mile (and around the bend) for Trump, there is no reason Republicans hereafter should listen to them, send them money or include them in discussions about the future of the party. Really, does any Republican think Newt Gingrich or Rudy Giuliani will have any credibility after November?
-- just long enough to re-litigate the Iraq War:
Not just Clinton, but scores of Senate and House Democrats in contested primaries had to rebut attacks from the left that they were snookered by the Bush administration or war mongers. Given the conclusion of every Western intelligence agency that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, the attacks were unfair and over the top.
Oh honey, it is just adorable how you still parade around in public in your rotting "Mission Accomplished!" prom dress, but honestly, outside of the Fox News spider-hole and Fred Hiatt's neocon tree-fort there is virtually nobody left in the GOP who wants to wear that fucking albatross around their necks. 

Or maybe you didn't notice that one of the siege weapons Donald J. Trump used to destroy Mister Low Energy Man's future in the Republican Party was a very large "The Iraq War Was A Giant Fuck-Up" freeze ray with which he shot into Mister Low Energy Man;s face over and over again:

Of course Trump is lying about his support of the Iraq War just as he lies about everything else, but he knows what his wingnut legions want to hear: that the Bush's Operation Endless Clusterfuck was debacle based on lies for which, somehow, despite cheering for it, voting for it and calling its opponents "traitors" for year, they are in no way responsible.

Which is what makes Ms. Rubin's headline such a tiny gem of clueless Beltway inbreeding:
Will Trump be Republicans’ Iraq War vote?
No, J-Rub, the Republican's Iraq War vote has become the "Republican's Iraq War"

Because as I explained back in 2009, since the collapse of the Bush Administration, the base of the Republican party -- like German soldiers after the fall of Berlin -- have stopped running away from the catastrophe they created only long enough to burn their uniforms, re-brand themselves as Tea Partiers, and fall into the arms of the Burnt Orange Fascist of their dreams.  


Bob Muir said...

That Photo shop while brilliant is just so wrong.

bowtiejack said...

You know, we hung a bunch of people at Nuremberg for what Bush and Cheney and Rumsfeld did in Iraq. Jes' saying.
Don't know if they hung any Nazi cheerleaders Jenny, I'll get back to you on that.

And drifty, please make sure that ". . . rotting "Mission Accomplished!" prom dress. . . " is saved in the national archives for future generations to appreciate. Good stuff.

trgahan said...

Poor Neocons.

Still butt hurt from their mighty fall from Olympus after their Empiric War went tits up because Iraqis didn't greet us as liberators and American's wouldn't keep sacrificing themselves as "the army you have, not the army you want."

At least it didn't result in the creation of another multinational terrorist organization operating in the power void created as part of the wars fall out, right?

RUKidding said...

Really, does any Republican think Newt Gingrich or Rudy Giuliani will have any credibility after November?

Really, why did any Republican think Newt Gingrich or Rudy Giuliani had any credibility ever? That's the more salient question. Duly noted that J-Rub neatly skates by that one.