Friday, October 23, 2009

Let the Bloodletting Begin

Things aren't looking so great over on the Rethug aisle these days. Sarah Palin (R-Moron) and Michelle Bachmann (R-Batshit Crazy) are both supporting a non-Republican candidate in New York's special election to fill the vacant 23rd Congressional District seat.

I don't know what their boy, Conservative Party candidate Doug Hoffman, has going for him, but both wackjob Rethugs are putting their considerable weight behind him and not his opponent, Real Republican Dede Scozzafava.

And not content just to campaign for the upstart Hoffman, our Sarah goes out of her way to rip her former Rethug cronies:

Political parties must stand for something. When Republicans were in the wilderness in the late 1970s, Ronald Reagan knew that the doctrine of ‘blurring the lines’ between parties was not an appropriate way to win elections," she added, launching into an attack of the Republican Party.
"Unfortunately, the Republican Party today has decided to choose a candidate that more than blurs the lines, and there is no real difference between the Democrat and the Republican in this race. This is why Doug Hoffman is running on the Conservative Party's ticket," she wrote. "Republicans and conservatives around the country are sending an important message to the Republican establishment in their outstanding grassroots support for Doug Hoffman: no more politics as usual."
When Palin was followed immediately by Michelle "Me Too" Bachmann, it proved to be too much for me to stand without outright laughing.

And so it begins. The self-immolation of the Republican Party. Let the bloodletting begin.


A World Quite Mad said...

The best thing that could possibly happen is if the GOP has a split. Let the bat-shit-crazy have their own party and the moderate Republicans have theirs, and I can see the Democrats in power for the duration LMAO

Not that the Democrats are much better, but at least most of them are against rape.

Farnsworth68 said...

Thanks for the comment, WQM.
That's my take on it as well. Even though the Democratic Party is too far to the right for me to feel totally comfortable with, it's the only game in town for progressives. My hope is that many progressives, such as myself, are infiltrating their local Democratic party infrastructure so we can eventually drag the party, kicking and screaming, into the 21st century along with the rest of us.
--The F Man

George said...

Half-way through your book Mr. F. How it jogs the memory, though I think USAF was a little more civilized. Thanks for the laughs.

Farnsworth68 said...

Thanks, George. More civilized? Probably, but I can say this about the USAF: They had great food and comfortable bunks. The real-world equivalent of Blomberg saw to it that those of us "in the loop" were well taken care of...
--The F Man