Hear that sound? That's the current Republican Party's death wheeze.
The party of Rove, Limbaugh, Cheney and the rest of their ilk is dying and will, hopefully, be reinvented as a more user-friendly, inclusive political party. I hope some moderate Republican is looking over the stern and into the jaws of obsolescence , saying, "We need a bigger boat." You need a bigger tent to win elections, boys; not bigger dirty tricks, threats and bullying.
Or innuendo. Like this masterpiece from Rep. Michele Bachmann from Minnesota, who slyly observed: "I find it interesting that it was back in the 1970s that the swine flu broke out, then under Democrat President Jimmy Carter. And I’m not blaming this on President Obama, I just think it is an interesting coincidence."
Well, I for one am glad that she's magnanimous enough to not actually blame it on the Democrats, esp. since the outbreak began in February, 1976, when Republican Gerald Ford was president.
Pres. Gerald Ford being vaccinated against swine flu by Dr. William Lukash in 1976.
Arlen Specter saw the writing on the wall and bailed. Republicans are rapidly becoming unelectable.
Local sultan of smug and right-wing Republican extraordinaire, Rich Swier, somehow became the voice of the pro-drilling faction on a news piece on WWSB-TV Channel 7 this past week. When he was done sticking his foot in his big mouth, he personified everything that is wrong with the current Republican party.
In regards to the proposal to build oil rigs 3-10 miles off the coast instead of the previously-discussed 125-150 miles offshore, Swier, oozing empathy, said, "It will be a spot on the horizon, you won't even notice it. Give me a break, it's bunk. You being able to look out there and see an oil rig. You know what, if you don't like that, then move. Look in another direction. How about that?"
"I'm more interested in my son and my grandchildren having a prosperous state of Florida with tremendous business opportunities."
"Yes, Junior, some day this will all be yours....."