• The Republican Party's New Use as Self-Propagating Humor Joke

    Matt Taibbi on the GOP's new role as "the unofficial rodeo clowns of the Financial Crisis Era"…

    If there were any doubts about the once-mighty party's hilarious new role in American society, they vanished in recent weeks, as the Republican leadership's attempt to stop the passage of Barack Obama's budget turned into one of the most half-assed public-relations campaigns in congressional history.

    Watching this amazingly amateurish performance by a party that not long ago was led by highly skilled and ruthless political assassins like Tom DeLay and Karl Rove was just the latest bummer in the spiraling American-decline story. Not only don't we make good cars or airplanes anymore — now our Republicans have apparently lost their touch for evil politics.

    Watching the GOP in decline is, for me, kinda like watching one of those monster movies — like King Kong or Frankenstein – in which you actually start feeling sad for the thing that you're supposed to be afraid of.

    Except, without the "feeling sad" part.

    Tags: Karl Rove, Matt Taibbi, Tom DeLay


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