Friday, February 06, 2009

Taliban Republicans

By Michael J.W. Stickings

You gotta love it, so rare is it, when Republicans are being truly and genuinely honest, when they openly admit who they really are, what they're really like, and what they really stand for. Specifically, you gotta love it when they compare themselves to the Taliban, as Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas, chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, did on Wednesday:

Insurgency, we understand perhaps a little bit more because of the Taliban. 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, of course we're not saying that. We're insurgents, and the Taliban are insurgents, and we've learned how to be insurgents from the Taliban -- but, no, we're not the Taliban. Of course not.

Uh-huh. Sure.

At this challenging time, with the economy struggling and without an end in sight, with people losing their jobs and their homes and their health care, the Republican Party intends not to work with Obama and the Democrats on a comprehensive plan to get the country moving again, or at least not constructively, but to launch an insurgency, an aggressive effort to attack and undermine the economic stimulus plan.

In other words, Republicans are Washington's terrorists.

"I simply said one can see that there's a model out there for insurgency," clarified Sessions. Fine, but what is clear is that that model is the Taliban.

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  • They have lost their minds.
    Poor little republicans.
    I can't see this party lasting unless they change.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:22 AM  

  • This is the new civil war. I'm ready to fight these fuckers to the death.

    By Blogger I am not Star Jones, at 1:26 PM  

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