Friday, March 2, 2012
Weekus Horribilis, Exitus
We cats knew we'd have to do one more post on the Republicans' disastrous week, but until a few hours ago we weren't sure what it would be.
For example, we weren't going to pay that much attention to the insane rantings of Rush Limbaugh. But Mr. Chubs has managed to close out the GOP's nightmare with a torrent of personal invective against a private citizen, Sandra Fluke — whom President Obama telephoned this afternoon. Our work here is done.
You know, we don't want to over-dramatize this. But for women, Mr. Obama's outreach today to a female student at Georgetown could rank with John F. Kennedy's 1960 phone call to Coretta Scott King, and how much that meant to African Americans.
History does repeat itself. As with the King case more than 50 years ago, it's the bigots, the bomb-throwers and the haters who laid the opportunity at the President's feet.
TGIF, GOP. Your entire party should win Chris Cillizza's "Worst Week in Washington" award. You've earned it.
We cats PURR.