Daily Kos Week in Review: All You GOP Zombies

This past week, more than one Kossack presented righty Republicans as the walking dead, and Karl Rove, via his putatively pragmatic Conservative Victory Project, as a would-be vampire slayer. 
 
As usual, each headline is preceded by the blogger's name or pseudonym.

Beetwasher: The GOP, party of brain-eaters...

...[America has] a current group fantasy and fascination with zombies as its being depicted through successful pop mediums, movie, tv and videogames.

And we have the GOP, dying, or arguably symbollically dead, defeated in the resounding victory of Obama and the Dems.  And yet its rejected, dead ideas are constantly resurfacing.  The walking dead, facing complete electoral extinction as their base literally dies off, shuffling around endlessly, aimlessly opposed to anything logical and reasonable, just going through the motions, in effect looking to not just deny rational thought and empiricism, but to destroy it, and the world, all for their insatiable and apparrently uncontrollable, selfish, nihilistic appetite.....eat brains...

David Nir: ...that even Rove probably can't finish off
 
...[Steve] King is a beast of their own creation, which is why the likes of Karl Rove are trying to drive a stake in this monster's heart. I really don't know that they'll be successful: It might be better, in fact, to compare the movement King represents to a zombie rather than a vampire—try to kill it and it'll just rise from the dead once again...
 
David Nir: It's Turdblossom vs. the unelectable freaks...
 
...[I]t's not like Democrats don't experience chip-on-the-shoulder primaries either, when butthurt candidates moan about the "establishment" trying to pick a nominee...But "Unelectable Freak Wins Democratic Primary" is not a common headline, and the fact is that conservative voters like their politicians crazy. So will the likes of [Rove's] Conservative Victory Project be enough to nuke the nutters from orbit? Or will it just fuel teabagger ire even further?...
 
SemDem: ...and the freaks are fighting back

...The Tea Party allowed the GOP to pander to the lowest common denominators: racism, bigotry, paranoia and hate--but without sullying the Establishment GOP.  It was perfectly OK if Beck said Obama hates "white culture", but you didn't hear Boehner or Cantor saying that.. it was just implied.  The Tea Party outright called Obama a Kenyan , but asshats like Boehner and Cantor would just say they "take him at his word".  (wink, wink.)

The GOP establishment had their useful idiots, and the right wing media conmen who stoked their hate raked in millions.  It was win - win. 

Until it wasn't...

The Tea Party has taken on a life of its own.  They don't just hate Democrats anymore, they hate Establishment Republicans with just as much fervor...

Kos: What wouldn't Jesus do?
 
...Fact is, not even Jesus could save today's GOP. Or want to.

Tom Johnson
Tom Johnson
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