You have to wonder at the sheer breathtaking evil of this Republican party's agenda for the future. Not solving America's problems. Witness their destructive and, frankly, ignorant attacks on the stimulus bill as a "spending bill."
And then there's this, from a Republican Congressman from Texas, Pete Sessions. And maybe you should be kind and just consider the source. After all it is a white male Republican politician from Texas.
"Insurgency, we understand perhaps a little bit more because of the Taliban," Sessions said during a meeting yesterday with Hotline editors. "And that is that they went about systematically understanding how to disrupt and change a person's entire processes. And these Taliban -- I'm not trying to say the Republican Party is the Taliban. No, that's not what we're saying. I'm saying an example of how you go about [sic] is to change a person from their messaging to their operations to their frontline message. And we need to understand that insurgency may be required when the other side, the House leadership, does not follow the same commands, which we entered the game with."No, no, of course not, Mr. Congressman from Texas. There's nothing in your demographic group that would lead one to believe you're the Taliban. Or that you're urging that fellow Republicans should be Taliban. Not at all.
If the Democrats can't make at least as much hay from this as ol' Boner made from "condoms," then they might as well shutter their side of the aisle.
Bipartisanship was never an option for these Republicans. And any of those who profess to be moderate Republican, meet in the middle Republicans...you know who we're talking about...
It's time to ask them: are you with the American people? Or the Taliban?
Time for an up or down vote. Time to use the microphone and call these phonies what they are. Maybe Joan Walsh could give you a few tips.
crossposted at firedoglake's Oxdown Gazette