Friday, October 23, 2009

Poison, suicide, quackery and servility

RECENT DECREES by the two reigning high priests of what was once the Republican Party:

GLENN BECK: Nancy Pelosi should be poisoned.

RUSH LIMBAUGH: (In a rant against New York Times environmental reporter Andrew Revkin): "Mr. Revkin, why don't you just go kill yourself and help the planet by dying?"

And they continue to be defended by the servile pols in the GOP. As Columnist Elizabeth Drew observed in the latest New York Review of Books:
"Lacking any real leaders now, the Republicans' vacuum has been filled by the likes of talk-show hosts Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck, whose job it is to be outrageous, and before whom Republican politicians quaver. "
Curiously, the party of superhawks that led us into Iraq's quicksand is a different breed at home, cowering before a couple of out-of-control media quacks who have taken over the substance and tone of the GOP.


PJJinOregon said...

When I worked as an engineering manager in the business world, my number one strategy was: " wait for the other guy to fail." They always do. I'd feel better if Obama et al would adopt this course. The right wing lug nuts will self destruct eventually. Don't try to help them along. Govern wisely instead.

Grumpy Abe said...

I agree. Someday we will hear that Limbaugh worked himself up to such apoplexy that he simply exploded. Who remembers the wingnuts from the past? Anyone?
Still, the GOP chants him on and on.