If this is all the repugs have left, then they should be ashamed. Seriously, this has gotten so far out of hand that it is beyond disgusting. This last week has seen some seriously ugly and shameful ads, as well as actions that clearly show that the republicans are not fit to continue holding office.
However they put it, the Democrat approach in Iraq comes down to this: The terrorists win and America loses.
Excuse me, asshole, but what kind of crap is that?
What about the well over 60% of people - US citizens - who want "major changes" in Iraq? Do they want "America to lose"? And what exactly is this "plan to win" that the republicans have, other than "to not lose"?
Give me a goddamn break. I know that things look bleak as of now, but this just makes me want to smack the taste out of their nasty, vindictive, petty, shortsighted mouths (not to NSA - I don't really want to smack anyone...) And then we have to be subjected to this stupidity straight from the horse's ass, I mean mouth:
Today on Fox News' Your World With Neil Cavuto, Vice President Dick Cheney said it was his belief that insurgents were increasing their violence to try to influence the midterm elections.Not only is that completely false (shocker there), but lest we forget how the Bin Laden videotape was designed to influence the election IN BUSH's FAVOR?
Then there is the litany of ads and excuses that certainly show that there is no level low enough for these repugnant racist, fearmongering jackasses won't stoop. In New Jersey, there is Tom Kean's race baiting ad comparing Menendez to "those scary immigrants". We have Rep Roy Blunt blaming (get this), the MEDIA for the crappy economy. And we can't forget the racist ads in Tennessee as well as the soon to be former Speaker of the House flat out lying about soon to be Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi regarding immigration.
But why stop there? The biggest assclown in the stable, Rumsfeld not only tells the press to "Back off" regarding Iraq, but then goes on to say the following regarding the "terrorists":
Here they are, getting up every day saying, "We've got an election in two weeks in America, gang, and we want to change horses over there because we don't like the folks we're having to deal with now; they're a little tough on us. So let's get out there and let's make some noise."
As for having our elected officials do what, you know, we elected them to do, well Cat Killer, MD has the following to say about Iraq (you know, the overwhelmingly number one issue to voters:
"The challenge is to get Americans to focus on pocketbook issues, and not on the Iraq and terror issue," Frist said in an interview with the Concord Monitor on Tuesday.
Gee, thanks, fuckwad. Nothing like ignoring We the People.
The tactics used are even worse than in prior years as the desperation sinks in. Hell, in talking to my parents the other day, they were so afraid of, get this, Nancy Pelosi and the democrats taking over. Because, you know, the army would be decimated, the terrorists would win and we would just want to appease them.
And then there is the whole "wuss factor" garbage that is gleefully being pushed by CNN. Well, call me crazy, but a party that talks tough but runs screaming from any service themselves, a party that refuses to face reality in Iraq or here in the US - who refuses scientific evidence regarding the environment, regarding stem cell research, or just about anything else, a party that is so willing to chest thump but has no designs on making the real decisions (unlike what to call French fries), sounds pretty "wussy" to me. And lest we forget how many of the republican incumbents refuse to debate (yeah, I'm talking to you Scott Garrett, among many others) or even appear in public with their Democratic challengers.
When all that is left is empty threats, flat out lies, racist smears, thinly veiled attempts to create more fear, and a complete disintegration of any level of true discourse, you have to look in the mirror and realize that there truly is no "there" there.
And all that is left is the attempt to steal another election on Tuesday. But we are watching. But this time, the rest of the country is watching as well. And come next week, "fear" will be a pre-November 7 mindset.
Until then, we can only expect more of what the republicans do best - desperate, disgusting and shameful tactics.