The Rise Of The New Republican Age Of Self-Defecation.

On November 5th, the New Age of Democrats will have officially arrived – veni, vidi, vici; they came, the saw, they kicked ass.

 

Conversely, the Bush Republican Age – they came, and were subsequently arrested for doing so in a public restroom, will have ended, and a new—but not improved—Republican Age will have arrived. We already see it in the politics of Sarah Palin and it is set to divide the Republican Party.

 

Normally, I’d be jumping up and down for joy over this, but not this time. It’s not just a ‘the devil you know is better than the one you don’t’ type of regret—the type of schism

Palin’s politics represents threatens all of us; it lowers, further, the bar on what it means to be an American.

 

The first step in this Republican divide was the selection of Palin as McCain’s VP. McCain didn’t make this choice—the Republican leadership did, and for his gelding, McCain chose the popular anesthetic known as “the White House”. And now he’s stuck with an atavistic Republican running mate –a throwback to Joe-the-McCarthy.

 

Rational members of both parties cannot stand Palin, not because she’s a woman, or comes from a small town, or even her Wizard of Oz like pretension regarding her experience in running matters of state. It’s what she represents by her own words that’s objectionable, but a good number of Republicans evidently think with their spleen and love her nonetheless. And so they now have a champion for their toxic politics.

 

After her selection, Palin wasted no time rattling the door to a cage that smells of straw and sweat and feces where a frustrated beast I call “hatriotism” paces back and forth, snarling and waiting to be released on anyone that doesn’t carry it’s stink. With her “Palling around with terrorists” and “Pro-American” parts of the country statements, she’s now opened the door. And she did it with a wink from behind her designer eyewear.

 

Worse still, her ‘Willy Stark in Drag’ style of politics is proving to be a highly infectious contagion among Republican politicians. Just yesterday, Minnesota Rep. Michelle Bachmann called for the major newspapers of this nation to investigate other members of Congress to “find out if they are pro-America or anti-America.”

 

Huh?

 

As one of the ‘true partiots’ of the Homeland, perhaps she’ll next call for every American to take a loyality test, and if they aren’t a Republican, require them to wear a large yellow ‘D’ on their clothing.

 

Neither Bachmann nor Palin will win in November—but they won’t be defeated either. Like coackroaches, there’s always another ready to step up to the microphone and repeat the talking points of ignorance. This new Age of Republicans will be all they can be to de-legitimatize President Obama and the new course America needs to take, even if it means destroying themselves in the process; as Palin told Limbaugh in her interview, “I have nothing to lose.”

 

She’s right, she doesn’t, but we do.

 

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