Republicans Eat Their Own!
Nothing is more satisfying than watching the happy turn of events on Capitol Hill, where a divided Republican Party has finally begun to eat it's own!
For the last four years, since the Invasion of Iraq, we, on the Left, who opposed the War, have suffered countless indignations from our fellow citizens on the Right. No one though, has been disparaged more than our American Veterans who opposed the War in Iraq, most of whom, (like most of the world), supported the War In Afghanistan. No insults have cut deeper than the barrage of lies and accusations, fired unrelentingly by the Right, questioning our Patriotism and Love of Country. From the swift-boating of John Kerry to a Jr. Republican Senator publicly questioning the Courage and Commitment of John Murtha, the Chickenhawks have outdone themselves in their foolish quest to make a hero out of George W. Bush.
And now that the Country has spoken, Democrat and Republican alike, denouncing the madness of the "Fool" On The Hill, that last vestige of Neo-Con power, the most virulent and hate-filled segment of our population, the remaining 27% of Americans who still drink George W. Bush's Kool-Aid, have finally turned on their brethren with a viciously scathing attack all too familiar to those of us who have suffered at their hands for the last four years. They have begun to eat their own.
They are attacking the Patriotism of every fellow Right Wanker who dares to question His Majesty, "The Prince of Fools", judgment. And, it is good to see.
At long last, they now know how we felt. They, who have never served and never will, yet who dared to question our sincerity and love of country.
I offer you this, then, this morning. So that you can share in my joy at their discomfort.
May it bring you internal peace and the courage to stay in the game. The Tide is Turning.
This video, from Scarborough Country is most revealing. It runs about 15 minutes. Watch Joe Scarbourough implode at the end as he rails against those who question his patriotism!
The meltdown occurs at about 11 minutes in. It's amazing to see the anger and betrayal these knuckleheads feel as they begin to openly verbalize what they had long ago realized - they were lied to over and over again, and made utter fools of themselves supporting the "Liar" and denigrating those of us who saw the "truth". Well, fellas, there's more than enough crow to go around! God! The strain on the power companies is going to be enormous as more and more lights go on in Republican minds!
I leave you with a column by Joe Scarborough. How does it feel, Joe? Tell us all about it.
Demise of GOP just took turn for the worse
Scarborough: Bush willing to take his party over a cliff to prove his point
The slow demise of the national Republican Party just took a turn for the worse. Hard to believe that the GOP’s prospects could actually become more bleak after two years of unrelenting bad news, but it has.
Republican senators are now turning their rhetorical guns away from Democrats and toward one another. A few conservative Republican senators, whose votes usually cheer me up during bleak political times, are actually accusing Virginia’s senior senator, John Warner, of providing comfort to terrorists.
The White House even got involved in the name calling when Tony Snow suggested Warner’s actions could embolden the likes of Osama Bin Laden.The message from the Bush administration seems to be this: “Thanks for carrying our water on this miserable war for four years. Now we’re going accuse you of helping terrorists.”
Didn’t Dick Cheney just cite Ronald Reagan’s 11th Commandment about Republicans not attacking one another?
My how things have changed in a few days.
It’s one more reason I have grown increasingly distraught over the GOP’s direction in recent months. The president is prepared to take his administration and his party over the cliff to prove that he right about Iraq—even if most of his generals and the majority of Americans disagree.
The question now is how long will Republicans stand by this war that has cost over 3,000 lives? Is it worth the $1 trillion dollars that will be added to our national debt? Is it worth undercutting our ability to strike at Iran and North Korea? I would say “yes” to all three questions if there were the slightest chance victory was around the corner. But it is not. If you don’t believe me, ask any general to tell you about the Bush surge. They will roll their eyes.
Even if you agree with me that this war was worth fighting as long as we believed Saddam Hussein had WMD’s aimed at America, at some point you have to face the facts: the Bush administration was wrong about those weapons, wrong about the nuclear program, wrong about their refusal to quell rioting early, wrong about Bremer’s gutting of the Iraqi army and police force, wrong about refusing to kill or capture al Sadr in 2003, wrong to tell the generals not speak of the coming insurgency, wrong to stubbornly refuse to give generals the troops they needed to win this war, wrong to make the “Mission Accomplished” declaration, wrong for the VP to claim that the insurgency was in its death throes and wrong to push a surge plan that the president’s top generals opposed.
The list could continue for pages but I will be generous to the White House and leave it at that.
At some point, GOP senators and congressmen need to understand that this war is no longer a battle between Republican war heroes and Democratic 60s hippie freaks. The lines have now been blurred by Bush’s bungling war strategy. Now we find ourselves in a fight between war heroes and war heroes. Former secretaries of Navy and former Vietnam POWs. Conservative Republicans and protectors of the president.
That may not be so bad for George W. Bush in the short run, but it is a disaster for Republicans in 2008 and beyond.
Conservatives had better wake up before all the gains made by Ronald Reagan and the 1994 Revolution are lost. The clock is ticking.