Friday, January 30, 2009

You Copy Cat, You Dirty Rat

You stole my mother’s baseball bat.

It makes no sense today, just as it made no sense when I uttered that little ditty when I was a kid.

But it seems completely appropriate to pick up the rock that the RNC hides under and yell it at the top of my lungs.

Not wanting to be outdone, today the RNC elected their own black man to lead them. Maryland Lieutenant Governor Michael Steele, an African-American, was one of a 4-man ensemble who sought to oust Chairman Mike Duncan, George Bush’s hand picked political hack, who has presided over the most spectacular drubbing at the polls in decades. As balloting progressed today, it became clear that Duncan was losing support and Steele was gaining it.

So he dropped out.

And ironically, it wasn’t until one of the other four dropped out, Ken Blackwell of “Barack the Magic Negro” compilation CD fame, that Steele became the successful winner on the sixth ballot.

Blackwell, arguably the most conservative of the five, pulled out and endorsed Steele, arguably the least conservative.

But Republicans weren’t done for the day in their panoply of mimicry.

Not enough to go and get their own black man, Mike Duncan argued that he was withdrawing because “…obviously the winds of change are blowing.”

Gee, do you think?

And better yet, in Blackwell’s comments he just had to use the “H” word:
“I believe that the next chairman must inspire hope.”
But seriously, this choice signals a rebellion that has been fermenting in the latest batch of Kool-Aid that the party of the Dark Side has been brewing lately. A rebellion that, for all intents and purposes, today threw the right wing evangelicals under the bus.

Steele, in apparent anticipation of the dismay that is sure to spread from one cracker barrel to another, decided to put on the swagger that W left behind when he got on Air Force None for his last flight home, when he included this in his brief remarks after winning the chairmanship:
“We're going to say to friend and foe alike: We want you to be a part of us, we want you to with be with us, and for those who wish to obstruct, get ready to get knocked over.”
In other words, you’re either with us, or you’re with the terrorists.

This is going to be fun.

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