Thursday, September 28, 2017
What to Call Them? How About the GOP-Cong?
The Republican Party has an insurgency on its hands. The election of rightwing nutjob/Christofascist Roy Moore to fill the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions was the shot across the bow of the establishment (i.e. moderate, sort of) GOP by a radical right intent on seizing control of the Republican Party.
Sorry, you stupid bastards, but you invited them into your tent and now they'll repay the favour by pushing you out. It's yin and yang. They're the nemesis following your hubris. You played on their bottomless pit of base instincts - racism, xenophobia, the crassest forms of extreme nationalism even outright fascism. You fanned the flames of their racism, paranoia, anger and fear and then you promised them you would fix all the imaginary perils you yourself created. Now they see right through you and they want you to go.
Somehow you imagined you were always going to be the dealer. The house never loses. True enough that is until you lose control of the house and someone else gets to deal and that's where you're at right now.
There's a bit of gallows humour in all of this. Go on, say it again. Just once. Say it. Tell us that you're "the party of Lincoln." Jeebus that's rich.