2008 Elections: Obamacans
Oh, my. Look what we found in The New Republic online:
[...] Larry Hunter, who helped put together the economics passages in the Contract with America and served as chief economist for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce [...] concedes that Obama is saying the wrong things on taxes but dismisses it as electioneering. Of far greater importance, in Hunter's view, is that Obama has the potential to "scramble the political deck, break up old alliances, and bring odd bedfellows together in a new coalition." And, what's more important, he views the Republican Party as a "dead, rotting carcass with a few decrepit old leaders stumbling around like zombies in a horror version of Weekend at Bernie's, handcuffed to a corpse." Unless the Republican Party is thoroughly purged of its current leadership, Hunter fears that it "will pollute the political environment to toxic levels and create an epidemic that could damage the country for generations to come."Gee. We couldn't have put it better ourselves. Dead, rotting carcass. Yup.
More delicious schadenfreudliness here.
We've been saying for years that Republicans are not conservatives but greedbags. Hypocritical greedbags who formed a putrid coalition of greedy, short-sighted corporatocrats and religious nutbags. In their feckless pursuit of power, they threw away conservative principles of small government, good governance, careful fiscal policy, and minding one's own goddamned business, instead of one's neighbour's.
We can only hope that that coalition, fueled by cruel self-interest above all, complete lack of concern for the common welfare or the welfare of others, and a selfish short-sighted inability to see anything but the current financial quarter's bottom-line is gone for good. Although we are not religious, we accept that most people derive their moral compass from religion. Because all religions teach humanity to place the good of others over one's own benefit. Love thy neighbour as thyself, they exhort. To see religious people recognize that the Republican party's appeal to the worst aspects of religion &mdash moralizing without morality &mdash is immoral and wrong, is a very balm unto our heart.
As much as we may be amused by the fate of these corrupt greedbags, we must never forget that the election is still not won. We cannot afford to be complacent. We must not stop working to ensure that we have a President Obama in the White House on January of 2009. Only then can we heave our long-awaited collective sigh of relief and PAR-TAY all night and day~~~!@! Stumble It!