Saturday, March 14, 2009

Michael Steele: That Wild And Crazy Guy!

The Republicans: They Sure Can Pick 'Em!

Michael Steele, the not-so-de facto head of the Republican Party is determined to keep up the hilarity after Sarah Palin.

Since then, Steele has compared Republicans to alcoholics on a 12-step program and called Rush Limbaugh “incendiary and ugly,” though he has apologized to the conservative radio host. Steele has also promised to give the party a “hip-hop makeover” that would be “off the hook” and would attract even “one-armed midgets.”

“And I’m not gonna jump up and down and beat people upside the head about it, and tell gays that they’re wrong for wanting to aspire to that, and all of that craziness,” he continued.

Think Progess' Faiz Shakir on MSNBC:

When asked how long he thought Steele would last as chairman, Faiz said, “I hope he stays around forever. … He’s great for comic relief.”
Of course, since he's already been parodied on SNL (see below), he will absolutely win over the Republican Party - just think of Sarah Palin!And just think how much he'll be adored by David Letterman and Conan O'Brien! He'll be able to fill the big CV (Comedy Vacuum) left by Dubya!

America Must Be Getting Smarter: Coulter(geist)'s Book Sales Are Down!

Maybe Conservatives Can't Afford To Buy Her Books!

She's always thought of herself as the arbiter of Conservative Issues, so I guess it was inevitable that with the new direction Congress is headed in, Ann Coulter's book sales would be down. Or as far down as the I.Q. of the Republican Party. But I can't see why they weren't down long before now; Bush dragged the Republican mindset down for eight years! But, I guess, better late than never.

And just in time: between Rush Limbaugh becoming the "de facto" head of the Republican Party, the hip-hop, flip-flop reasoning of RNC Chairman Michael Steele, people shooting themselves (or others) in churches, and Republican governors refusing money to help their constituents, "conservative" may become as dirty a word as "liberal" was made out to be by Coulter.

The country was warned by many people that conservatives weren't always that smart, but now people are starting to wake up: maybe "compassionate conservatism" really IS an oxymoron.

Here's the low-down on Coultergeist's latest screed:


But with it moving steadily down the best-seller list, it looks certain that Guilty will fall far short of matching her earlier results. Her 2006 polemic, Godless: The Church of Liberalism, sold 279,100 copies in hardcover...Treason: Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terror sold 396,600 hardcover copies, and 2002’s Slander: Liberal Lies About the American Right sold 333,100 copies.

Poor Ann! We do hope she's got a nestegg to fall back on (it's too much to wish for a pile of manure!) Why am I being (almost) as nasty as Coulter? Maybe because books like hers (and people like her) cause a lot of pain to a lot of people: she engenders hatred and she's proud of it. She's made "liberal" a pejorative term. Bear with me - the following is an example:

Tenn. gay-friendly church shooter hoped attack would spur more

(Knoxville, Tennessee) An unemployed truck driver seething over liberalism told police he opened fire in a church last year because it harbored gays and multiracial families and he hoped others would follow his example.

He railed against extending constitutional rights to terrorists at Guantanamo Bay, about the news media being “the propaganda wing of the Democrat Party,” and how he would like to kill every major Democrat in Congress. But he said they were inaccessible and decided to go after “the foot soldiers, the (expletive) liberals that vote in these traitorous people.”

[Adkisson] concluded, “I’d like to encourage other like-minded people to do what I’ve done. If life ain’t worth living anymore don’t just kill yourself. Do something for your country before you go. Go kill liberals.

Yes, I know that she just wouldn't wish anyone like that would do something so despicable because of her books. Then again, if he did it while clutching a copy of her book or had it in his truck ... Publicity by any other name would be ... Ann Coulter.