Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Woe is GOP

Swing State Project has put together "The Modern Republican Party: A Compendium of Catastrophe" which goes through the "Republican hubris, fuckups and misfortunes" of the last 18 months.

Some of my faves include:

- Minnesota congresswoman Michele Bachmann is forced to recant her unsubstantiated, unsourced claim of a covert plan by Iran to set up "a terrorist safe haven zone" in Iraq, which would be known as the "Iraq State of Islam" and would be a base of operations from which to attack other countries in the Middle East and the US.

- Michigan congressman Tim Walberg’s assertion that Iraq was as safe as Detroit or Chicago.

- 60% of the local party in Lyndhurst, NJ—including the entire Republican governing party—switches from the GOP to the Democrats.

- Retiring Virginia congressman Tom Davis’ allegation that his party’s "brand is so bad right now that if it were a dog food, they'd take it off the shelf."

- Unable to agree on a suitable replacement for disgraced congressman Vito Fossella—after the two most promising potential candidates declined to run—Staten Island conservatives decide to endorse a Democrat.

Man, if the Democrats lose this election they need to close up shop, send eveybody home and board up the place. Seriously.


  1. There hasn't been much discussion yet, but signs are saying that it might be time for the GOP to fold up shop and rebrand itself. Personally, I hope they bring the Whigs back.

    Man Bush and Rove really F'ed their shit up.

  2. Seriously.

    Which is why they lucked out in getting McCain to run against a black dude (who's ahead in every poll, btw). This time, Kerry would win by a landslide.