You might wonder how desperately low the psychopathic core of the Republican Party would go until you are reminded that it is flailing in a bottomless pit.
That became obvious once again following President Obama's nomination of Chuck Hagel to be our next secretary of defense. On cue, as if on orders from Gen. Custer, they angrily surged before the ever-present TV cameras to denounce the former Republican senator from Nebraska with a series of threats that may yet produce a new swiftboat assault on a decorated war hero.
House majority leader Eric Cantor said he was "profoundly" concerned about the president's choice, declaring Hagel to be an enemy of Israel. (When was the last time that Cantor was profound about anything?) Sen. Lindsay Graham agreed and called it an "in your face" action by Obama. Sens. John McCain and Jon Cornyn couldn't find enough words to slam their former colleague. The sky was falling.
Shame on them, even if they are psychopaths. All of this nastiness flared just as the final figures of the popular tally in November gave Obama a five-million vote margin. Oh, and the conservative Log Cabin Republicans came out swinging because Hagel was suspected of being against gays. You get another whiff of how quickly the "Just say NO"gang mobilizes.
The emptiness of these losers recalls the scene from Cinema Paradiso in which the old film projectionist tells a long rambling story to his young companion. "What does it all mean?" the puzzled boy asks.
"What does it all mean?" the old man gruffily replies. "It doesn't mean nothing."