Dark Bilious Vapors

But how could I deny that I possess these hands and this body, and withal escape being classed with persons in a state of insanity, whose brains are so disordered and clouded by dark bilious vapors....
--Rene Descartes, Meditations on First Philosophy: Meditation I

Home » Archives » April 2005 » Jest a Bit More Rope Ought To Do It...

[« Royal Odes] [Thought for the Day: »]

04/07/2005: Jest a Bit More Rope Ought To Do It...

All I hear on the TeeVee is a lot of jabberwocky about "Where are the Democrats..." and "Why aren't the Democrats front and center speaking out about_?"

But given this propensity for the Foaming-at-the-mouth-Republican-Leadership to hoist itself upon it's own petard...why bother throwing fuel on that fire? What's to say? As the "normal rank and file Republicans" get a good, long, hard look and listen to the "Extremist Values and Goals" of those supposed "Values Folks" and what their real agenda is for our country -- as expressed in what they find the time and inclination to rocket to the top of the pile of "National Emergencies" to draft, craft and pull new legislation out of "thin air" for the Courts to ponder over.

Maureen Dowd's had this latest entry in the NY Times:

"Before, Republicans just scared other people. Now, they're starting to scare themselves.

When Dick Cheney tells you you've gone too far, you know you're way over the edge.

Last week, the vice president told The New York Post's editorial board that Tom DeLay should not have jumped ugly on the judges who refused to order that Terri Schiavo's feeding tube be reinserted. He said he would "have problems" with the DeLay plan to get revenge on the judges: "I don't think that's appropriate."

Usually, the White House loves bullies....

....When the Rev. Danforth, an Episcopal minister who prayed with Clarence Thomas when he was under attack by Anita Hill, says the party has gone too far, it's way over the edge."

So, why shouldn't Democrats just sit back, feed out a bit more rope and see WHO ends up hanging themselves with it from the GOP party. This hasn't been so much fun since the pre-election implosion of Illinois' favorite politico, Jack Ryan. I wrote this back then:
What I hear sounds suspiciously like the sucking noise of sour grapes over the inability of the Republican party to replace their favorite loser - Jack Ryan. Particularly funny is how Ryan went down, hoist upon the Republican Party's own "moralistic values" petard. What a guy! (Notice I don't use the words "moral values" as these seem to be only window dressing and propaganda ad slogans for the Republicans and G.W. - who wouldn't know a True, Moral, American value if he tripped over one.)

The Republican's sure don't like when the shoe is on the other foot - despite the fact that it's shoe of their own creation and fits like a glove."

And it's as TRUE as ever it was back then about the GOP's massive over-reaching on today's "flavor of the week" issue to whip up more support from the Christian-Right.

But the back-pedaling has already begun...and for anyone who missed it - Bill O'Reilly's appearance on Real Time with Bill Maher last Friday confirmed it. Bill's already tapped danced ALL OVER this "Schiavo Legislation" and the "Rule of Law" issue for his party. What a good dance it was too. LOL

Karen on 04.07.05 @ 05:11 AM CST

[ | ]

April 2005

Archives of Blogger site
Archives: May '04-Feb '05
Archives: Feb-March '05

Powered by gm-rss

Len's sidebar:
About Len (The uncondensed version)
Memorial to a dear friend
Frederick W. Benteen
The Web of Leonards
The St. Louis Cardinals
The Memphis Redbirds
The St. Louis Browns
The Birdwatch
Hey! Spring of Trivia Blog
BlogMemphis (The Commercial Appeal's listing of Memphis blogs)
The Guide to Life, the Universe, and Everything
George Dubya Bush Blows
Kraftwerk: Chicago, 6/4/2005
My Chicago: Part One
My Chicago, Part Two
Millennium Park
Miscellaneous Chicago
Busch Stadium Tour and BoSox/Cards Game: 6/6/2005
St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame Museum

Len's extended blogroll:

Brock's Sidebar:
About Brock
The Agitator
Boing Boing
Brad DeLong
Crooked Timber
The Decembrist
Dispatches from the Culture Wars
Flypaper Theory
Heretical Ideas
John and Belle Have a Blog
Jon Rowe
Julie Saltman
The Language Guy
Literal Minded
Marginal Revolution
Matthew Yglesias
Oliver Willis
Orin Kerr
Political Animal
Positive Liberty
Signifying Nothing
Unqualified Offerings

Karen's Sidebar
About Karen
The Ig-Nobel Prizes
The Annals of Improbable Research
The Darwin Awards
EBaums World
Real Clear Politics
U.S. News Wire
Foreign Affairs
The Capitol Steps
Legal Affairs
Nobel Laureates for Change
Program On International Policy
Law of War
Sunday Times
Media Matters
Is That Legal?
Andrew Sullivan
Literal Minded
Jon Rowe
Freespace Blog
Thought Not
Publius Pundit
Blog Maverick
Rosenberg Blog
Crooked Timber

The Rocky Top Brigade:

Rocky Top Brigade Sampler

A New Memphis Mafia

The liberal alternative to Drudge.

Get Firefox!

The Rebel Alliance of Yankee Haters
Blue Squadron (NL)
Babalu (Marlins)
Leaning Toward the Dark Side (Mets)
Ramblings' Journal (Cubs)
Mediocre Fred (Brewers)
Len Cleavelin (Cardinals)
Red Squadron (AL)
Obscurorama (Red Sox)
Frinklin Speaks (Mariners)
Steve Silver (Twins)
Steve the Llama Butcher (Red Sox)
Rob the Llama Butcher (Rangers)
MoatesArt (Red Sox)
Rammer (Tigers)
JawsBlog (Indians)
Ubi Libertas (Blue Jays)
Oldsmoblogger (Indians)
Mass Backwards (Red Sox)
Industrial Blog
Cry Freedom

How many visitors are here:

Blogrings/Blog indexes/Blog search:
« ? Verbosity # »

Listed on Blogwise
Blogarama - The Blog Directory
Popdex Citations
Blog Search Engine

Greymatter Forums Weblog Commenting and Trackback by HaloScan.com
template by linear