Thursday, February 26, 2009

Irrelevant Elephants

There was talk last fall as the Republican party fractured and fumbled their political ideas, heading straight into election defeat, that they needed to re-discover themselves, to meditate and ponder in the wilderness in hopes of emerging new and fresh.

Not happening:

it's obvious that faced with the new Obama presidency, the Republican Noise Machine has already lost all perspective -- has gone totally loco -- and it's only February, a mere month into Obama's first four years in office. Who dares to even imagine where the right-wing "conversation" goes from here?"

Entertainer Rush Limbaugh, the King-in-Exile of their party, wants America to be a failed nation. He also hauls up Louisiana Governor Jindal as the 'new Reagan'. Both men continue to emphasize how irrelevant the Elephant has become, continuing to rely on sloganeering based on half and non truths.

And leaving aside the chutzpah of casting the failure of his own party’s governance as proof that government can’t work, does he really think that the response to natural disasters like Katrina is best undertaken by uncoordinated private action? Hey, why bother having an army? Let’s just rely on self-defense by armed citizens.

The intellectual incoherence is stunning. Basically, the political philosophy of the GOP right now seems to consist of snickering at stuff that they think sounds funny. The party of ideas has become the party of Beavis and Butthead.
" (Via Krugman)

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