Thursday, February 21, 2013

Brief Note on the GOP's Orgy of Public Self-Mutilation


Oh no, Br'er Cornyn and Br'er Graham! Please don't throw Br'er Obama into the briar patch!

For some reason, Republicans think that calling US Secretary of Defense nominee Chuck Hagel  out as insufficiently loyal -- not to the United States, but to a foreign power which attacks US vessels, conducts aggressive espionage operations against America's military, intelligence and industrial communities, sells sensitive US military technology to the Chinese, and cashes a bigger US government check every year than any other foreign welfare queen -- is a winning political hand.

I think Republicans are saying exactly what US President Barack Obama wants Americans to hear Republicans say.

He contrived to stampede them into not just admitting, but openly bragging, as loudly as humanly possible, that they put the interests of a foreign power (and one not nearly as friendly toward America as its PR flacks would have us believe) before the interests of the United States. And it worked.

Perhaps Obama is just a tad more clever than his opponents give him credit for.

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