Posted by: Rick | Thursday, November 29, 2012

Party Of Jerks

From Politico:

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Monday called on Republicans to “stop being the stupid party” and make a concerted effort to reach a broader swath of voters with an inclusive economic message that pre-empts efforts to caricature the GOP as the party of the rich.

Being the Stupid Party is the least of the GOP’s problems. They seem determined to remain the Asshole Party.

Three weeks after Mitt Romney got his clock cleaned by Barack Obama, Rush Limbaugh and Bill O’Reilly are still out there calling 47% of Americans moochers, slackers and freeloaders. If anything, these two are acting like even bigger assholes than they did before the election.

Now, Rush and Bill aren’t dumb. O’Reilly knows that if he doesn’t give his audience of angry white guys a daily dose of vitriol to go with their Metamucil, they’ll find some other loudmouth jerk who does. Same for Fat Boy. So the ludicrous characterizations of Barack Obama as a Kenyan socialist will continue, as will the sucking up to the rich and the trashing of the middle class. The right-wing beast must be fed — which is great for Democrats.

Even in the area of foreign policy, the Republican base demands some asshole behavior. To capitalize on this, Obama needs to nominate Susan Rice to replace Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State and watch as the right-wing media engages in yet another round of misogyny and racism. Trust me, the assholes will oblige. They won’t be able to help themselves, and by 2014 the gender gap will be the size of the Grand Canyon.

It’s a good time to be one of the good guys.

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