Now comes a fellow named George T. Bush, the son of Jeb Bush - get used to it, folks, there's no end to the Bush family's domestic livestock - who is threatening Florida's popular Republican Gov. Charlie Crist for supporting Obama's stimulus package. George T. hisses that Crist is D Light. Although it hints at the code name for some CIA operation, it means nothing more sinister than Democrat Light. Such playful trivia might be useful for a contestant on Jeopardy, but for a political faction still in the dark backwash of the November election it will have to be far more creative to salvage what little remains of their ideological boomerangs.
There are an increasing number of apologies shaking out of the GOP's dirges these days. Sen. Jim Bunning, of Kentucky, recanted his prediction that Justice Ruth Bader Ginzberg would be dead of pancreatic cancer in nine months. How gross! Earlier Sen. Richard Shelby of Alabama joined the small chorus of Obama detractors by saying that Obama was an alien and serving illegally. One of Shelby's aides later said, gosh, the senator was only jesting. Right.
Unfortunately, the loyal opposition, usually welcome in the two-party system, has troubled itself into a silly cadre of playground bullies with little to show for their huffs and puffs. They have become more tiresome than terrifying.