Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I'll Have the Arrogant Twit Face Omlette with a Side of Hypocrisy, Please

I was reading today about the Purity Resolutions" the Republicans are considering. Channeling the still-dead Ronald Reagan, they've decided that if you're with 'em on 8 of 10 major principles, then you can get money and support when running a campaign. If, on the other hand, you support 7 or less of the 10 points deemed GOP worthy, then you can suck it.

Now, first of all, I would just like to say that I was relieved to understand the actual nature of these "Purity Resolutions" because at first I thought they were going to go for, you know, "purity" and I thought, "Well, THAT would be very interesting, wouldn't it?" (Mark Sanford, Sarah Palin's unwed mother daughter, like that). And then I thought, "And who are the folks who will comprise this 'Purity Panel'"? You know, the folks who are so without sin that they get to cast the first stone.

But turns out this isn't about breaking any commandments.

The "Purity Resolutions" are about adhering strictly to a "conservative" ideology...an ideology, btw, which is more and more wing-nutty all the time. (Go ahead, read the article. How much of that sounds like Dwight D. Eisenhower?) And all I can say to that is:

If they go through with that, the GOP will only demonstrate once and for all what most of us have been suspecting for some time: that they are revisionist, narrow, afraid of both dissent and debate and completely out of touch with mainstream America.

Also, if they keep this up, they are gonna be way surprised at how few elections they win.




Blogger Sling opined...

These resolutions are like a child born of the incestuous coupling of Barbara Bachmann,and Cotton Mather!
Ill conceived,and slow to comprehend.

November 24, 2009 9:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous opined...

Ba Ha Ha Ha

Hhhhmmm. It does seem that somehow there is a tendency for that insanity to actually pull the dems to the right as well. So we get the choice of going further right slowly or quickly. Witness our current presidents laughter at the thought of legalizing pot.

Good luck kids.

Peace :+}

November 24, 2009 11:34 PM  
Anonymous Syd opined...

You know, I like to think of myself as a pretty live-and-let-live sort. But for pete's sake, who does the Republican Party think it's representing? They should just give it up now and call themselves what they really are...

The 1950s Ultra-Conservative Fear-Mongering Zombie Party.

Unfortunately, all those brains they're (theoretically) eating aren't having any visible effect on the overall intelligence level of the party leadership. ***sigh***

November 25, 2009 11:02 AM  

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