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Sunday Morning Book Thread 12-19-2021 | Main | First-World Problems...
December 19, 2021

The GOP: It Is A Tale Told By An Idiot, Full Of Sound And Fury, Signifying Nothing.

The GOP (Grand? What a joke...) reminds me of the story about an elephant lounging around the savanna one day and all of a sudden he looks down and to his surprise and amusement, a mouse is busily humping his leg.

The mouse looks up and breathlessly says to the Elephant,
"Don't worry, I'll be gentle!"

GOP maps Biden probes, prelude to 2024 culture war

Does anyone remember a substantive hearing about political malfeasance on the part of the Democrats that actually led to something? I sure don't. I do however remember endless hearings with carefully orchestrated talking points and sound bites and 10 seconds of screen time for the Republican politicians who needed a bump in the polls for their election campaigns.

This may be the most significant difference between the Republican party and the Democrat junta...The Democrats do not care about the collegiality of the Senate or the House. They are perfectly content to cast aspersions and charges on their opponents across the aisle, and the veracity of the charges is of no particular importance.

And it is smart politics. The Democrats keep the Republican party back on its heels, unable to do much other than respond to often spurious and ridiculous charges.

"I Did Not Have Sex With A Goat!"

Gee Senator, thanks for that!

Lyndon Johnson famously ordered one his aides to start a rumor that one of his opponents f%*&ed pigs. The aide responded "Christ, Lyndon, we can't call the guy a pigf@#&er. It isn't true." To which LBJ replied "Of course it ain't true, but I want to make the son-of-a-bitch deny it."

Until the Republican party as a whole takes the gloves off and admits to itself that it and the country are in an existential war, we will continue to lose most battles, have a few draws, and every once in a while win one...usually on a Friday evening before a holiday.

Yes, there are refreshing outliers who relish the battle and are willing to fight hard. Marjorie Taylor Greene comes to mind, and there are a few others. Until the entire party embraces the fight, Greene will be alone in the wilderness, and so will we!


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