Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Republican Christofascists: Like Sarah Palin, Just as Venal

"The verdict shines a light though on the corrupting influence of the big oil service company”
Sarah was, of course talking about VECO, the oil services company she herself took campaign donations from.

(From Think Progress)

Last month, Palin donated to charity “more than $1,000 in campaign contributions from two Alaska politicians implicated” in the federal corruption probe surrounding Veco.

Palin had accepted the donations from the state legislators, John Cowdery and Bruce Weyhrauch, after their offices were searched by the FBI in 2006. Palin made the charitable donations only after the AP had reported that she accepted the money in 2006.

From Wonkette:
So in four years, John McCain will be way too old to run for President again, Palin will be the obvious front-runner, and she will be free to run the campaign she wants to run: a campaign about black preachers and socialism. ... The 2012 election cycle will make this one look serious and thoughtful.
So, on the local and national scene, Republican Christofascists have:
  • Tried to blackmail supporters of No on Prop 8 (
  • "Crazy-pastored" their way into the hearts of millions of American voters. (John Hagee, Rod Parsley, Thomas Muthee)
  • Predicted that Israel will do a pre-emptive strike against Iran, thus ushering in Armeggedon. (Pat Robertson)
  • Been investigated for money-laundering (Frank Vennes, campaign contributer to Michele Bachmann)
  • Called for a McCarthy-like investigation into the "un-Americanness" of members of Congress (Bachmann)
  • Back-stabbed each other (Sarah "Rogue" Palin - whose blind ambition will always be a quality praised by her Christofascist base of "Values Voters").
  • Endorsed corrupt politicians (FRC hanging on to Ted Stevens until the last sentence/minute)
  • Covered up campaign contributions from a convicted felon by laundering it to the felon's charity (Bachmann)
The list goes on and on. From televangelists to the highest positions in government, people labeling themselves as "concerned" Americans have shown themselves to be vicious, destructive, and corrupt.

We should all beware of them, but, like wolves in sheep's clothing, the masses will never suspect them. They keep on telling the same lies until people think the lies are the truth and even the wolves themselves will begin to believe their own lies. They are like "Bad Seeds" who seem to be born without consciences.

It all sounds so very melodramatic, doesn't it?

It is. Just wait.

Mark Twain vs Ann Coulter? No Contest!

Against The Assault of Laughter, Nothing Can Stand!


McCain getting hammered on late-night TV
Tuesday October 28, 9:22 am ET

By David Bauder, AP Television Writer

McCain, Palin overwhelmingly the butt of late-night jokes

NEW YORK (AP) -- As if sinking poll numbers and political attacks weren't enough, the McCain-Palin ticket has been taking it on the chin from late-night comics.

They've provided a rich vein of material -- lipstick on pigs, bridges to nowhere, expensive wardrobes, seeing Russia over the horizon and simply McCain's white hair. Yet the degree to which the Republicans have been the butt of jokes this fall, compared to Barack Obama, is astonishing.

We need Mark Twain now more than ever. Think of what a great political pundit he would be! He would probably tell us that amidst all of the jokes at the expense of McCain, Palin, Bachmann and all Republicans, there simply must be a grain of truth. Comedians are not taking aim just to shoot. They are taking aim to assault incompetence and ignorance. Biden may be gaff-prone, but people still respect him too much to really dig. Obama laughs at himself first and people respect him for that as well.

Here's Mark Twain on Republicans:
No one has ever seen a Republican mass meeting that was devoid of the perception of the ludicrous.
On religion (for today):
What a man wants with religion in these breadless times, surpasses my comprehension.
On God (of the Southern Baptist Convention):
Men are more compassionate/(nobler)/magnanimous/generous than God; for men forgive the dead, but God does not.

On (same-sex or traditional)Marriage:
If it were to do over again I would marry in infancy instead of wasting time cutting teeth and breaking crockery.
On Senators (Stevens)
People who make laws in Washington when not doing time.
On Popularity (Sarah Palin)
The best of us would rather be popular than right.
And, finally, Mark Twain on Ann Coulter:
That cat will write her autograph all over your leg, if you let her.