OK, this is just getting too easy. Remember yesterday (we were so much younger then!) when I said that it was hilarious seeing Republican spokesmodels groping for ways to rebuild their party which didn't include offending the religious nutjobs and warmonger neocons? Well here comes Billy Kristol (who was SO much funnier when he was on Soap) with his latest op-ed in the New York Times, and he sums up this amusing trend in one single sentence:
A hawkish foreign policy, social conservatism and middle-American populism aren’t the problems.
LOL. Bill, those first two points are huge, enormous, gigantic problems! As for the third point, who ever said anything about middle-American populism being a problem? It's part of what got Obama elected, after all! Oh, wait... OK, maybe that is a problem for the GOP, just not the way Kristol meant. So that's his little white lie, his implication being that the Republican Party still embraces the mainstream American values so hated by elitist Democratic demons. But I think what he's really referring to is the sub-middle-American populism that we saw whipped up by Kristol's love child, Sarah Palin, at her scary rallies. Um, not a problem?
As for real middle-American populism, ha! We stole that from you, just like we stole fiscal responsibility. Suck on that, Bill!
Finally, the King of the Neocons offers his most laughable prevarication yet:
I don’t pretend to know just what has to be done.
Oh but you do, Bill, you do!
UPDATE: In other neocon schadenfreude news, David Frum has left the National Review (David Frum!!) due to his unwillingness to pander exclusively to the old and uneducated.