11 May 2009

Rove - Cheney: Destroying the Republican Party

Would each of you please help me out a bit and take it upon yourself to sit down with any Republican acquaintances you might have and explain to them that “elections have consequences” and that they lost in 2008.

Lost really big at that!

Earlier this month we endured Karl Rove insisting that the right must oppose anyone Obama picks to fill the Supreme Court seat soon to be vacated by David Souter’s retirement. Indeed, this is the same (still not yet indicted) Karl Rove, who while Bush (the second) was president, told the Washington Post that “the President was owed deference to choose a qualified nominee and the opposition party had a “responsibility to back” that pick”

If you can, set aside the hypocrisy of these utterances and give thought to this simple summation. The Republican right wing, does not know whom Obama will choose, but whomever it is they are planning to throw sand in the gears. Loyal thoughtful Americans that bunch.

And yesterday we hear Dick “Darth Vader” Cheney on Face the Nation saying that he prefers Rush Limbaugh’s brand of Republicanism to that of Colin Powell. "If I had to choose in terms of being a Republican, I'd go with Rush Limbaugh. My take on it was Colin had already left the party. I didn't know he was still a Republican", Cheney said.

He also claims that we, you and I, and all of America are less safe because of Obama, “… getting rid of certain harsh interrogation techniques or a terrorist surveillance program reduces the flow of good intelligence.”

Got that? The Torturer in Chief wants a return to the Days of Darkness despite the facts that most credible experts say that information coming from torture is not reliable and can best be obtained in other ways. But, putting that aside, we had an election in which this issue was decided—Americans do not condone torture!

And he prefers the politics of a drug-addled blowhard to those of a man who distinguished himself in war and peace and who has served his country both as a warrior and high ranking cabinet member. It really is a matter of values.

So please do this thing for me. No, do it for yourself. For the good of all of us. Take a Republican to lunch and explain to them that elections have consequences and that they lost the last election because, among other reasons, men such as Rove and Cheney do not reflect that which is good and decent about America. They are the foul, rotting underside of the worst sort of politics and if Republicans do not cast them aside and move on, there will soon be no Republican party, as it is known today!

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