Thursday, December 22, 2011

Republicans: Very Naughty

By Baxter

Hoo, boy. If we cats had an "R" after our names — which is of course impossible — we wouldn't expect to see any presents under the tree this Christmas. Here are a few reasons why.

First, it looks like the teabaggers in the House, and their hapless alleged Speaker, have cried "uncle" and decided not to tax 160 million Americans come January 1. Ah, we love headlines like this: "GOP caves to Obama." We cats PURR. But we feel sorry for your Hill staffers who now have to scramble to get plane reservations home for Christmas.

Ron Paul has been revealed as the racist he's always been. Gosh. Are we so surprised that his son basically said he wouldn't enforce the 1964 Civil Rights Act?

On the "Lest We Furr-get" front, let us not let Willard Mitt Romney get away with rewriting history on the invasion of Iraq and Saddam Hussein's nonexistent weapons of mass destruction. "Had [the Worst Person Who's Ever Lived] known that [there were no WMD], the U.N. would not have put forth resolutions authorizing this type of action,," Romney said, "[and] the President would not have been pursuing that course." Liar, liar, magic Mormon underwear on fire. The U.N. never authorized the United States' invasion of a country that did not attack us.

So the GOP apparently is agog with the idea of New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez as a possible 2012 running mate. Aside from the fact that this gossip is an obvious attempt to paper over the Republican Party's hostility to Hispanics, it's deja vu all over again. Where have we seen this movie before? Popular, female, first-term Governor of a small state? The GOP's lack of originality is breathtaking.

Finally, we cats are fascinated with the fact that President Obama's approval ratings are trending up. Is this because people finally are realizing that he's the only grownup in the room? Seems pretty significant, since the 2012 Republican clown college spends 80 percent of their time — when not attacking each other — attacking him. Oops. Is it not working?

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