Sunday, October 22, 2006

I love Republicans, and if they lose I'll be fine!

* Bruce Reed:
So, the president has a choice: He can eat crow now, or eat it later. While the crow might seem harder to choke down now, if Bush waits until after the election, there may be far more of it to swallow.

To be sure, the one thing harder than getting George Bush to apologize would be deciding where to start.
* via atrios:
Most worrisome for the president, should the Democrats retake one or both houses of Congress, the American public supports their proposed “First 100 Hours” agenda. An overwhelming majority says allowing the government to negotiate lower drug prices directly with pharmaceutical companies should be a top priority for a Democratic Congress (74 percent, including 70 percent of Republicans); 68 percent want increasing the minimum wage to be a top priority, including 53 percent of Republicans; 62 percent want investigating impropriety by members of Congress to be a top priority; and 58 percent want investigating government contracts in Iraq to be a top priority. Fifty-two percent say investigating why we went to war in Iraq should be a top priority (25 percent say it should a lower priority and 19 percent say it shouldn’t be done.)

* billmon:
"Maybe the tide will carry Sestak's ship into port nonetheless, but at this point I wouldn't write Weldon off -- politically I mean.

Legally, however, I don't think Weldon's got long to live, even if he does eke out a victory next month. Prosectors don't usually empanel grand juries, order up wiretaps and send the FBI to haul documents out of private homes and corporate offices unless they have fairly strong evidence to begin with. At this point, I'd personally put Curt's chances of avoiding indictment at only 1 in 4, and maybe much lower. And if he's indicted in Washington D.C., and not up here among his homies, the chances of Curt ultimately going to jail -- or at least copping a plea -- are probably fair to middling."

* David Gregory on Jay Leno. vid.
funny. if you like laughing at the idiot son.

* peggynoonan:
" John McCain can dance. In one week he wowed college kids on "Hardball," bopped Hillary Clinton, and announced that if Republicans lose Congress he'll "commit suicide." Translation: I love Republicans, and if they lose I'll be fine!"
(i'm not joking)

* barney frank on bill maher. yay. vid.

* frank rich via jen:
"Things have gotten so bad for the Republicans that were President Bush to unveil Osama bin Laden’s corpse in the Rose Garden, some reporter would instantly check to see if his last meal had been on Jack Abramoff’s tab."

9 comments:

rimone said...

if Bush waits until after the election, there may be far more of it to swallow.

i hope it chokes him, better than the fucking loser pretzel.

John McCain ... announced that if Republicans lose Congress he'll "commit suicide."

yeah, riiiiight. i'm so not holding my breath for this. remember, he's the one who advised people to write-in bush's fucking name on ballots (he did this sometime in the summer; can't be arsed to find the link)

oldschool said...

I watched Bill Maher's show on Firday. If anyone gets the chance to catch a replay this week on HBO - check it out. Jason Alexander barely got a chance to open his mouth - it was a running battle between Frank and the Club For Growth guy. No contest. By the end the inane tool looked like he wanted to cry, and had pretty much just shut up. Barney was on fire all night. I love Barney Frank.

There are so few Dem's who actually speak the truth, and do so without fear. It just occurred to me that another is Jack Murtha. How would that be as a presidential ticket? Murtha/Frank or Frank/Murtha. Mwaahaaaaahaaa.

Sometime I crack myself up.

oldschool said...

So the president has a choice: He can eat crow now, or eat it later. (A)fter the election, there may be far more of it to swallow.

Wrong on both counts. At this point, if GWB were to hijack a cable station and do nothing but apologize all day every day, it still wouldn't work. I don't believe a word that comes out of his mouth, and neither do most other people, I would think. And of course he is physically, emotionally and psychologically incapable of doing apologies. His head would explode (at which point, *I'd* buy a cable station, and do nothing but replay the explosion of his tiny head 24-7).

If he waits until after the election - what comes then doesn't fall under the category of eating crow. It would (will?) be more like spending his days running from a pack of very wild, very angry, very hungry dogs bent on the removal of his ass from the rest of his body. It will be a bit odd to find that these dogs are afilliated - [D-OH, R(eligious nut) - Ark, and hopefully, I - Hague]. I'm about to become a dog-lover.

If this coming election comes through with the results it seems to be promising, it will soon become a very good time to be a Republican criminal defense attorney. "Eating crow" becomes irrelevant until the moment just before sentence is pronounced.

lukery said...

frank on maher here http://www.blogactive.com/2006/10/video-bill-maher-and-barney-frank-on.html

brilliant.

(btw if frank was ever on stein's show, was it billed 'frank on stein'?)

rimone said...

i love barney frank (teh gay!) and john murtha as well (teh traitor!).

luke, i HATE puns, apart from when i do them myself; yes i'm a hypocrite. :-)

Kathleen said...

Eating crow??? Maybe we could get WakeUp to pour some vinegar all over it first?

rimone said...

oldschool: How would that be as a presidential ticket? Murtha/Frank or Frank/Murtha. Mwaahaaaaahaaa.

Sometime I crack myself up.


LMAO!

lukery said...

rimone - i think everyone likes to think that they are punny

rimone said...

i don't usually, apart from when i do, LIKE I SAID, lol. :-)