Daily Kos Week in Review: Hurricane Irene Is Like Early Christmas for GOP?

For most East Coast residents, Hurricane Irene has been cause for concern, but for Republicans it's been cause for celebration. At least that's the word from one Kossack, who alleges that GOPers are gleeful because both they and the storm have had the same effect: wrecking the country and damaging Obama's chances for re-election.
 
As usual, each headline is preceded by the blogger's name or pseudonym.

MinistryOfTruth: Irene comes bearing gifts for the GOP
 
...To Republicans who are hell bent on fucking up America as much as possible so they can blame Obama, Hurricane Irene is like having Christmas early. The Hurricane will fuck things up, Republicans will make sure the Government is a useless as possible, and then they will blame Obama, and you can guarantee that the talking point for next week will be "Is this Obama's Katrina?"

The GOP vision of America is a fucked up 3rd world shithole with tax shelters for the rich. The rich can afford nice mansions away from Hurricanes. To quote President Dick Cheney, the rest of you peasants can, "Go fuck yourself"...

Hunter: The Republican base craves its red meat
 
...If conservative "elites" are unhappy with their presidential options, they have only themselves to blame. For years, anyone insufficiently orthodox has been hounded out of office. The number of litmus tests each candidate must pass, many of them contradictory...all but assures that only the worst panderers, liars or crazy people will be able to survive...
 
So who could the conservative establishment put up that wouldn't be perceived as either a crackpot or a joke, and who could make it through their own primaries? Nobody they might want is dumb enough to enter the race, because they know they would be bludgeoned for any past position they have ever had that showed even a bit of nuance...[T]he base, having been fed exclusively red meat from their "conservative elites" for years now...want their meat red and their politicians frothing...

 
Delawareliberal: Democrats are too smart for their own good
 
...People don't give a flying f*ck about policies. The utter wrongheadedness and chronic failure of Republican policies proves that. People care about emotions. Republicans connect with voters on an emotional level...
 
Democrats are a little too good to try and connect with voters on an emotional level. We sneer at the Republican Party's practice of appealing to the emotions of voters. We are so smart and rational to keep talking about "results" and data and crap that voters find absolutely pointless and boring...

 

glendenb: The religious right are whiners who don't understand sex

...The right declared a culture war and they're realizing the once unthinkable - they're losing; claims that they are discriminated against and oppressed, that our culture has an anti-religious bent should be understood in that context...

...The conservative story of sexuality is strikingly pre-modern, with contraception, sexual minorities, pre and post marital sexuality exiled from discussion and the cherished belief that people sex inside of marriage is the best and only worthy sex.  But social and legal norms no longer support that view. Religious authority is the last line of defense in the ongoing struggle against modern sexuality..

 

Hunter: Eric Cantor loves that dirty water

...As for corporatists like Cantor, I expect he would be the sort to form a limited liability partnership just so that he could crap in other people's drinking water without personal repercussions. That is essentially what he is arguing for, after all: he just insists on a grander scale...

 

Hunter: All hail Jon Stewart, beacon of truth

...We are forced to debate even the most stupid premises or ideas as "reasonable" because that's just the way the media works: everyone is "reasonable", even the complete idiots and unapologetic crooks. Using actual math, science, or even logic in an argument might be considered gotcha journalism, after all.

If you want to know what both sides are saying, turn to a "news" show. If you want to know which side makes more sense, ask the court jesters...

Tom Johnson
Tom Johnson
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