Sunday, November 16, 2008

Pawlenty and Steele Tiptoe Through the Wreckage

(Tim Pawlenty, May 26, 2008, AP)

There where a lot of Republicans wringing their hands on the Sunday shows today. They were all talking about, you know, rebuilding the GOP 'n' such. It was so beautiful, because all of them were avoiding the elephant in the room, that the Republicans are doomed unless they can ease up on all the Christian "values" issues that have lost them just about everybody who isn't an older, rural, uneducated white male. Everybody was acknowledging that they've lost the women, lost the Latinos, lost the kids, lost the blacks, but then when their hosts asked the simple question, WHY, they all fell back on talking points about the economy and taxes. So funny!

The best to read is the transcript of Michael Steele and Tim Pawlenty on Fox News Sunday, because you'll come away thinking that the Christians simply don't exist, and that the only thing anybody cares about is taxes. Never once is abortion mentioned, or the "h-word," (hairdressers), or stem cell research or environmentalism or anything like that. And this is so fun because they just seem all befuddled! And these two are supposed to be the ones to get it all back together! And they're totally, totally confused about what to do. Wheee!

And meanwhile, the rural Christian albatross slung around their necks just keeps getting bigger, crankier, more hateful, and –whoah– heavier and heavier and totally stuck in their hair like it was chewing gum or something.

Love it, love it, love it!


I am not Star Jones said...

I'm laughing too... and reveling that the Republican Party can't acknowledge that their core members believe it is still 1955 in Money, Mississippi.

Princess Sparkle Pony said...

Whew! I'm glad you're not Star Jones. That was a close call!

lebecka said...


FranIAm said...

I have to go back and read that deliciously good transcript in full when I have time.

I do know this- I love it when Tim Pawlenty says profligate. It has such a ring to it!

No one was calling it profligate back in the day, like two months ago, but what do I know?

And your albatross imagery... well it is nothing short of brilliant. A Christian albatross at that!

Karen Zipdrive said...

In the pic--is that McCain's Straight Talk Express?

Lulu Maude said...

Fox News.

We Distort.
You Decide.