Yes, we're a day, or two late with it ...
Partly due to the need to be lazy yesterday, and, as usual, there were a few choice candidates in the running of our weekly IDOTW.
Like, how can you ignore the still-on-going saga of the Illinois governor?
This is absolutely hysterical, unless you happen to live in Illinois, in which case, I suspect, doctors, and chiropractors, are doing a booming business, treating the citizens in the Land of Lincoln for severe cringing.
The Senate Republicans certainly showed IDOTW mettle, carrying the GOP flag for busting unions, submarining the bailout of The Big Two.
Even The Commander Guy made a late run at it, sneaking off for his Mission Accomplished Victory Tour in Baghdad, only to be shown his sub-20's ratings aren't limited to this country.
That message delivered to him in the form of two thrown shoes.
But in the end, it was hard to ignore the Turd Blossom.
Now, you can make an argument, that Bush's Brain (yeah, I know, an oxymoron), should be grandfathered to the status of Grand Ayatollah of Ignorant Dolts, much as we have done with the Ultimate Pinhead, Bill O'Reilly (Happy Holiday, there, Bill'o!).
But since he's sticking his grubby nose in a lot of places, we'll keep him in the field-of-play, for now.
Let's see, what heights did the Son-of-the-Golden-Cock-Ring reach to, to snatch that IDOTW title ...
Well, for one, he is threatening to muck up the waters, looking to continue to pull strings, and go to battle against the incoming President Obama, on his choice of Attorney General.
Looking back at what he has left in his wake, I find it abstruse that the Congressional Republicans would want him to take the helm of anything, to have him give them anything, even the time-of-day, which, you would have to double-check, to see if it was legit, or if it was smear.
I mean, Jesus, Cheney, of all people, warned the Congressional Republicans to get off their asses, get a glove, get in the game, otherwise they will cement the GOP as "the party of Herbert Hoover".
Oh yeah, related to that, he also got together with the other idiot, O'Reilly, to blow kisses, back-and-forth, how the media is in the tank for Obama, that all the troubles we have now - the devastated economy, global warming, escalating unemployment, a melted-down Wall Street, are all being overplayed by the media, to make Obama look good.
There's also the above-mentioned Commander Guy, and how Rove is spearheading reviving/rebuilding/creating/purchasing/pulling-out-of-thin-air, The Bush Grindhouse legacy.
Extremely arduous task, no doubt, but you just gotta roll up your sleeves, and get to it, one thrown shoe at a time.
All good IDOTW things, but where we dump the bucket of Gatorade over him, is his call for a new Republican day.
In the Murdoch rag last week, Rove penned 'How the GOP Should Prepare for a Comeback', and, if it is an actual report, or certified policy paper, I suspect the subtitle to it would be "The Wide, White World of Karl Rove".
He, essentially, repackages the last eight-years, looks to steal a few things from the Democrats, calls on Newt Gingrich to open up some new Republican Brownshirt Camps, capture the youth vote, and this gem;
Finally, ideas are always the most important currency of politics and never more so than after a party loses. The relationship between GOP policymakers and conservative policy thinkers should be strengthened.Déjà vu, anyone?
Like the the PNAC, and AEI, didn't have enough of a say, helping the Bush Grindhouse lie us into a war.
No where, in his grand plans, does the Rove call for the Republicans to become diverse.
Pitch a big tent, for sure, but make sure we have the same gatekeepers, and lets keep the party for us, not for "them".
No Karl Rove.
The only thing you need to prepare for, is to walk up to the podium, and collect The Garlic's "Ignorant Dolt of the Week" award.
Something tells me, this will be the first, of many to come.
Bonus Rove IDOTW Riffs
Digby: New Strategery Same As The Old Strategery
Wonkette: Karl Rove: Everything Is Awesome For Republicans!
Amanda Terkel and Matt Corley: Karl Rove's sly deal with Fox ...The GOP mastermind is billed as a top campaign analyst for the cable news network. But he has his fingerprints all over John McCain's White House bid
Ed Secretary Spellings On Turning Down Date With Rove: "He Was So Inept And Inartful"
"Can we have our $40,000 back?"
Karl Rove, Living In An Etch-A-Sketch Kind of World
Monday, December 15, 2008
Yes, we're a day, or two late with it ...