Friday, January 30, 2009

Survival of the fittest

I find it hysterical that people who scream, "Creationism" at the top of their lungs are now the likely victims of Darwinism. Despite ONE news outlet's claims to the contrary, GOP Senate Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell paints a very grim picture of the state of the Republican Party in which he says that the rich, poor, smart and dumb have by and large "stopped paying attention" to them. He says the Republicans have to do everything they can to attract black and hispanic voters to their party (I wonder what the trouble has been?) He says that people are not putting their party in a very positive light and that they need to alter perceptions:

"Too often we’ve let others define us," McConnell said. "And the image they’ve painted isn’t very pretty. Ask most people what Republicans think about immigrants, and they’ll say we fear them. Ask most people what we think about the environment, and they’ll say we don’t care about it. Ask most people what we think about the family, and they’ll tell you we don’t — until about a month before Election Day."

In saying this, I have to wonder if he knows his party very well at all. You do fear immigrants and promote xenophobia. Didn't the Republicans try to build a 3000 mile wall along the Mexican border? Lord knows every right wing radio show host has said quite harsh things about immigrants, especially the illegal ones. The environment? Are you shitting me? The Republicans reversed a ton of conservation bills Clinton put into effect and eased up on environmental protection laws for manufacturers and energy companies that endorsed them financially. Family, you're fine on Mitch. Ann Coulter has made it very clear that single mothers are a blight on society.

The coffers are empty and the rats are leaving the ship. I'm not predicting the GOP will splinter into a thousand pieces just yet. But it is clear they got beat by a man who rose above the bullshit and played fair to get to the highest seat in our government and the Republicans are in a tailspin refusing to hit the EJECT button. By the time they right their ship, we will be in a much better place (which they will try to destroy).

2 comments:

Sal Kilmister said...

Kind of reminds me of something Bill Hicks once said: “You ever noticed how people who believe in Creationism look really unevolved? You ever noticed that? Eyes real close together, eyebrow ridges, big furry hands and feet. "I believe God created me in one day" Yeah, looks like He rushed it.”

Randal Graves said...

That's a lotta white.

Hicks was right. Who's the wacky creationist dude on TBN? Carl Embaugh or something like that? He's an unattractive chimpanzee.