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Republicans Pick the Wrong Week to Stop Sniffing Glue

July 4th, 2009 by Myrhaf · 5 Comments · Politics

The week began with Mark Sanford ruining his political career by taking a secret trip to Argentina to see his soulmate. Then he kept talking about it as if the media were his therapist. Such is our egalitarian New Leftist culture: dignity is fast becoming a lost virtue as people psychologize themselves in public. Dignity is acceptable only when connected with the multiculturalist tribe one is born into or needing a handout; otherwise it’s stuffiness.

The week ended with Sarah Palin announcing that she’s quitting as Governor of Alaska. She won’t even finish one term. This has prompted much discussion about whether or not her political career is over. I have my reservations about someone who believes Alaska will be a safe place for Christians come the Rapture. But then, she brings out the absolute worst in liberals, so she must be doing something right.

All this drama among Republicans has the Kossacks hyperventilating. They live to mock Republicans as much as Rush Limbaugh lives to mock Democrats. It keeps them from having to address how Obama is destroying the economy at home and standing with totalitarian brutes against freedom abroad.

Al Franken joined the rest of the clowns in the circus of the Senate. His only other political accomplishment so far in life has been to show a snarling hatred of anyone to the right of Che Guevara. Which pretty much puts him in the Democrat mainstream.

Michael Jackson died. A friend of mine speculated that maybe his brothers killed him because MJ didn’t give them any money and one them works at a supermarket. I argued with him that he shouldn’t speculate without some shred of evidence, or he is being arbitrary. He replied that he said “maybe.” He should have been on the OJ jury.

Farrah Fawcett died.

Karl Malden died. I suspect foul play on this one. He was only 97. Maybe Jermaine and Tito killed him.

Rush Limbaugh speculated that maybe the Democrats will repeal the 22nd amendment so that Obama can become dictator for life. Hey, he said maybe.

Pretty good week for July, when people are supposed to be on vacation. Maybe next week Obama will give Alaska back to the Russians on his visit to Moscow.


5 Comments so far ↓

  • Doug

    First, that is the title of the month by far. Laughed out loud when I read it.

    Second, you are depressing me!

    Third, I was just at a tea party protest and there are a lot of angry freedom lovers out there. That’s the only thing that makes me optimistic. We need to harnass that energy.

    great post.

  • C.T.

    I too enjoyed that entry title. Very funny.

    I was also at a local Tea Party, but it was an ugly one, billed as a “judeo-Christian” Tea Party, and they did not lie.

    It’s sad that they doom themselves to irrelevance by being overtly religious in their motivations. Religion has nothing to offer toward solving our political problems.

    If I could have spoken to them, I would have said, “One need not be religious in order to know he does not wish be enslaved by another. Religion is irrelevant to our crisis. We are not where we are because ‘not enough people are Christians.’ Plenty of Statist Liberals would claim to be as Christian as you.” Etc.

  • Myrhaf

    C.T., your report of that “Judeo-Christian Tea Party” is the worst news I have heard in some time. If that is the future of the Tea Party movement, then it is hopeless.

  • Andrew Dalton

    I remember reading an Objectivist’s opinion that the Tea Party events would be worthy of Objectivist participation only so long as they were philosophically inchoate; that is, possibly open to rational principles. I agree.

    If this movement gets taken over by religion or other bad ideas, or if it becomes committed to eclecticism on principle (that is, like the Libertarian Party), then it will be worthless.

  • C.T.

    I’m hoping that the Tea Party I attended is not indicative of the majority of them. It had only about 300 to 400 attendees, at least while I was there. I take the small number as a good sign, in this case, given the explicitly religious inspiration for this gathering. I get the impression that the larger Parties held in larger cities are secular for the most part, e.g., the one in Boston where several O’ists were scheduled to speak.