Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Even Tom Tancredo looks like a genius compared to Bush

Democrats need to remember that not all Republicans are as halfwitted and unlikeable as the deplorable fuckface shit-for-brains in the White House.

Between doing dishes (including a kettle that's been festering since the St. Patrick's Day party) and watching Lost DVDs (its genius clearer than ever) I caught the second half of the Republican debate.

It was startling to hear Republicans utter statements that, if not impressive, were at least lucid and comprehensible. Giuliani, McCain and Romney were all polished and likable. They refused to take cheap shots at immigrants. On terrorism, Iraq and national security, they presented their cases in ways vastly superior to the deplorable fuckface shit-for-brains in the White House. Then Giuliani spoke of the Know-Nothing Party and the nativism of the 1850s with a kind of knowledge and passion that made me think he hasn't completely sold out his New York constituency after all.

This is a problem. Perhaps naively, I've been expecting Democrats to have an easy waltz to the presidency. These Republicans are more persuasive than that. One by one, they denounced neoconservative doctrine and repudiated the President. I occasionally found myself in agreement.

The soft bigotry of low expectations cuts in their favor. Thank the deplorable fuckface shit-for-brains in the White House.

15 comments:

Crunk Raconteur said...

Dear lord...we're only a couple of months away from the first "it wouldn't be so bad, because at least the grown-ups will be in charge" post...

I'll admit that I didn't watch last night's debate, but if Mitt "Let's Double Guantanamo" Romney, noted outdoor market aficianado John McCain, and authoritarian dictator (sparingly!) Rudolph Giuliani really repudiated neoconservative doctrine and the aforementioned deplorable fuckface shit-for-brains, I'd be shocked.

CrimeNotes said...

It pains you whenever a post on this site is not strictly doctrinaire, I know.

Wait, do you even know what neo-conservatism is?

flop said...

Oh, boy. Now you've done it.

CrimeNotes is attaching the wagging extension to his right forefinger (last seen accompanying a lecture on Hubbert's Peak) and drawing breath for another round of dismissive exposition ...

CrimeNotes said...

Uh ... in what way? The only dismissive exposition came when a post about people not being outright retarded was treated as the seedling of an endorsement. Then a statement of fact was summarily rejected by someone who acknowledged not even having seen the debate.

If there's going to be a disagreement, it would be nice to have it involve things that were, you know, actually said, instead of relying on gross extrapolation and ad hominem quips.

flop said...

neoconservativism n. Doctrine which holds that warfare is just business carried out by other means.

Crunk Raconteur said...

I'm not ignoring this, I'm just doing my due diligence and going through the transcript. I gotta say, when Sparing Dictator Rudolph Giuliani said that, even knowing what we know now, invading Iraq was "absolutely the right thing to do," let's just say I'm not getting that repudiation-of-neoconservatism feeling...

(The Iraq war has something to with neoconservatism, doesn't it? Something about Rebuilding America's Defenses or some such?)

flop said...

Wait, Tom Tancredo is the one who has made a career out of taking cheap shoots at immigrants. Bush is losing support from his base precisely because he *won't* take cheap shots at immigrants.

Sure, Bush wants to indenture and commoditize them, but so do plenty of other idiots from both parties. I don't see how Tancredo's plan to build a mile-high fence to maintain his purity of essence comes off as comparative genius.

Or was that an elaborate joke, like Michael Powell's fawning Giuliani coverage? As in "'Ha ha' Bush is so bad, Tancredo looks good, now here's some stuff about why Giuliani is almost likeable."

Also, remind me never to have tea at your place. St. Patrick's Day was like 100 days ago, dude.

Crunk Raconteur said...

Mea culpa! I stand corrected. Here's a quote...

"I think it is the acceptance just recently that we now promote preemptive war. I do not believe that’s part of the American tradition. We in the past have always declared war in the defense of our liberties or go to aid somebody, but now we have accepted the principle of preemptive war. We have rejected the just- war theory of Christianity. And now, tonight, we hear that we’re not even willing to remove from the table a preemptive nuclear strike against a country that has done no harm to us directly and is no threat to our national security!

I mean, we have to come to our senses about this issue of war and preemption and go back to traditions and our Constitution and defend our liberties and defend our rights, but not to think that we can change the world by force of arms and to start wars."

Yes, that does indeed sound like quite a repudiation of neoconservative doctrine and President Bush...but, of course, it was Ron Paul who said that after Rudy finished talking about how we are going to win this war by making the Middle East democratic and free (again, not getting that neocon-repudiating feel...)!

CrimeNotes said...

Yeah, I'm done.

Check out my future posts at crimenotes.blogspot.com.

flop said...

Wow, weak sauce.

I guess this gets me off the hook for that euchre spaz out Saturday night.

CrimeNotes said...

I herein throw cards across the table and skulk off to get more beer.

Todd said...

I'm going to hibernate until the election. Shouldn't be too hard, I've already got the A/C on. Now I just have to pack on some pounds...

Mr. Met said...

Ha -- I forgot about the whole storming off during euchre thing.

I need to start drinking less.

Crunk Raconteur said...

I'd count yourself lucky if I were you that he only stormed off playing euchre. Until you've been on the receiving end of the patented Flop-frustrated-that-he's-losing-at-darts-and-throws-the-darts-on-the-floor-in-front-of-you-instead-of-handing-them-to-you specials that goes slightly awry and damn near lodges itself in your foot, you haven't lived...

CrimeNotes said...

Well, he did mutilate my hands with broken beer bottles, although that was more out of excited summer-party ebullience than frustration at losing.

Raise your hand if you feel like to be alive and/or have full use of your extremities.