Sunday, November 12, 2006

Better Dead Than Red....


So just how repellant has the Republican Party become to Americans?

Although it hasn't been getting much media play, the POP has become so despised that people would rather elect a dead candidate than leave even an incumbent neocon in office.

And it isn't the first time either. Former attorney general and madman-at-large John Ashcroft famously was humiliatingly defeated in his bid for a Senate seat by a corpse. Apparently people assumed a dead man would wreak less havok upon his constituency than a contemporary right-winger.

Oh, and as a footnote to all you "Centrist Democrats" citing Raygun as an example of the "golden age of conservatism": please just shut the Hell up. The man was an arrogant, opportunistic, smug, ammoral buffoon who betrayed the very fundamental principles of conservatism.

Quote of the Day:

"When the truth is found to be lies
And all the joy within you dies
Don't you want somebody to love?"


--Grace Slick, Paul Kantner, Jefferson Airplane, "Somebody to Love"

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

This "Centrist Democrat" has no love for rotten Ronnie.

jaycubed said...

Darby Slick, Grace's former brother in law, wrote "Somebody To Love" for "The Great Society", the band Grace, her husband Jerry & he belonged to before Grace left to join the Airplane.

And oh yes, Ronnie was an evil bastard.

Anonymous said...

To all the "Ray-gun" lovers:
Ronald Reagan would not make the top ten of "second rate" presidents!

Chuck U. Farley

Anonymous said...

Calling reagan an evil bastard gives him too much credit. reagan was the first of what I call the 'pretty-boy figurehead' presidents. When Kennedy defeated nixon, the geniuses of the neocon cabal decided that the short path to power was to appeal to all those suburban moms who vote primarily for the best looking candidate. reagan was the first republican to come along who had just the right combination of movie star looks and intelectual plasticity that suited their needs and the electorate kindly obliged. For the next 8 years, while ronnie snoozed through cabinet meetings, the shadow government of the bush family syndicate, (including cheney, rumsfeld, et. al.) wielded the real power. Meanwhile, they had ghw bush himself installed as the VP so if ronnie screwd up they could remove him by whatever means necessary and not miss a beat. After ronnie's time was up it was only natural that bush sr. take the reins for himself. dan quayle was chosen to be his VP figuring that an 8 year bush administration would give them enough time train him to follow their commands. Unfortunately, bush turned out to be almost as incompetent at foreign policy as his son would prove to be 10 years down the road leading to an early exit from the WH. Meanwhile, quayle had a nasty habit of uttering his own thoughts in public, thus exposing his doltishness - sometimes on a weekly basis so they had to dump him leaving them with having to abide 8 years of Clinton's presidency before they could install our current disaster.

Anonymous said...

I've got no love of Reagan given his "get tough" kick that set the current form of the drug war into motion among other faults he had, but after the last six years the last thing we need is another party telling people to shut up. There has to be a better way to deal with each other.

New American Patriot said...

If only we could afford the luxury of extending our hands across the Congressional aisle. In case you hadn't noticed, however, the Bush neocons would be happy to permanently seize control in any way they can.

Want to see a prime example of Republicans "extending the olive branch" when they're in power? Check out Sessenbrenner shutting down a Democratic Congressional inquiry into the minor little political trifle known as the Patriot Act:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/06/10/AR2005061002110.html

Oh and let's not forget his nasty work in impeaching Clinton.

The Bush team are like dangerous snakes: you need to always keep your eye on them, never turn your back on them and keep your distance.