Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Cat Fight! Sarah Palin vs. Michele Bachmann
Well! The two darlings of the extreme far-right wing of the extreme, far-right organization that is today's Republican Party are sniping at each other through their spokespeople. We cats can only imagine that the infamous quitter from Alaska and her Doppelganger, Michele Bachmann, have never heard of Ronald Reagan's 11th commandment.
Aside for the fact that we're enjoying this very much, it's apparent that the GOP's politics of destruction has begun to consume their own. The clown college that forms the putative 2012 Republican field is so incredibly off the wall that it probably was only a matter of time before they started turning on one another. They've been slow to start, but now they seem to be in full swing.
This (and any other) nasty spats create two openings: First, a Republican "grownup" — if there are any left — could step in and try to separate the children fighting in the day-care sandbox. We don't know who that person could be, but it's probably an establishment figure who has secret Presidential aspirations of his own and is just waiting for the right moment. Second, the media should ask every leading Republican how he or she feels about this lemmings-to-the-sea intraparty squabbling and the candidates who engage in it.
Meanwhile, we cats will sit back and enjoy the show. After all, it's a logical extension of the politics of victimhood, self-pity and paranoia — which were fashionable in far-right circles long before Sarah Palin ever came along.