If the Democrats went hunting with Dick Cheney, they wouldn’t have to worry about him shooting them in the face.
They’d be quicker on the draw by shooting themselves in the foot.
The latest Dumbocratic spaz move concerns the comments that Senate Majority Leader Harry “only 10 months left until I lose re-election” Reid made about then-candidate Barack Obama in 2008.
In the tell-all political pot-boiler book “Game Change,” Reid praises Obama’s oratorical skills and said he believed the country was ready to embrace a black presidential candidate, especially one like Obama, “a light-skinned African-American with no Negro dialect, unless he wanted to have one.”
Ya, Harry, and you forgot to mention Obama’s highly skilled at basketball and has great rhythm when he’s on the dance floor.
Reid apologized to Obama personally, and the president graciously accepted it.
Not good enough for Republicans, who are calling for Reid to resign over what they believe is racism.
Huh? The Republicants are sympathetic to the president? The Muslim, not-born-in-this-country, apologizer who pals around with terrorists and is not keeping the country safe.
They’re not sympathetic to Obama at all. They just want Reid outta there. He’s the guy who is going to supervise the “death panels” once health care passes.
Besides, the GOP says, it’s a double standard. Whenever they go against anything Obama wants to put into law, which is always, they are called racists by the left dingers.
Truth is, the Republicants are right. Well, most of them are on the right anyway, but this time they shoot and they score.
Comments like Reid made give the overly-sensitive sleepless nights.
As usual, though, the GOP is going about it the wrong way —- to keep with the sports metaphors, they’re ahead of the game but they’ll eventually blow it when the buzzer sounds.
They’ll get Jabba the Butt to belch out “double-standard” and the douchebags at Fox Noose will be all over this one like a cougar on a Jonas brother.
OK, so if they get their way and Reid resigns, there could be a chance that the Dumbocrats will find someone more effective, charismatic and popular than Dirty Harry (really, how difficult could that be?)
Then the Republicants end up losing the seat in Nevada anyway.
As of now, Reid has something like a 33 percent approval rating in his home state.
They’re not wild about Harry.
Let a man who wants to drown go down for the third time before you get in over your heads.
Of course, no book written about the behind-the-scenes political backroom backstabbings of the 2008 campaign would be complete without a passage dedicated to the Vogue Rogue, Sarah “Death Panels” Palin, the Alaskan Avalanche of Awesomeness.
In “Game Change,” Steve Schmidt, the top political strategist to Sen. John McCain, said the Baked Alaskan believed McCain choosing her to be his running mate was “God’s plan.”
Looks like The Big Guy in the sky had other plans for the outcome of the election, though.
But at least he found the time to make you part of his plan. Maybe he does tend to favor narcissists with messiah complexes after all.
And all the time we thought he was neutral — even though he has to take sides in sporting events so the winning players can praise him in post-game interviews. You know, we won because God wanted the other team to suck.
Schmidt said Palin had this look of serenity on her face when he said McCain’s decision would make her “one of the most famous people in the world.”
That wasn’t a look of serenity, Schmitty, that was gas. Wouldn’t expect you to know the difference, though, since you did “a heckuva job” running McThusila’s presidential campaign.
Schmidt may have been one of the insiders on the McCain campaign who considered calling a conference to discuss Palin’s mental health.
More proof that the best and brightest in politics is a contradiction in terms.