Republicans Snowed Out…

29 Feb

This Party is Crazy--I Have to Get Out!

Not that I have ever been a particular fan of Olympia Snowe  (of course she looks reasonable compared to the rest of her party), but I do admire her honesty and integrity for naming the problem within her party that is causing her not to seek re-election.  Senator Snowe cited “excessive partisanship in the Senate” as the primary driver of her decision.  I guess she has not been paying attention to the misogynistic foolishness in the House of Reps.  It is no small secret that the latest attacks on women’s health by Republicans  has incurred the wrath of both Snowe and Collins (both female Republicans from Maine).

How sad that the lunacy of the right wing Republicans can chase out moderate voices of reason like Snowe–what kind of Carnival has the GOP turned into?  This does not bode well for history.  At present, 21st century Republicans wear the banner of: “We Hate Women; We Hate Gays; We Hate People of Color; We Hate the Poor; We Love Being the 1%.”  One need go no further than to listen to Multi-Millionaire Mitt Romney and the homophobic, woman-hating clown Rick (the P is silent) Santorum to see just how out of touch these people are with Americans.

Snowe dropping out is a much bigger deal than people realize–this may very well be the harbinger of good fortune reasonable Republicans and Democrats have been waiting for.  While Maine did elect the Mad Hatter LePage as their governor, it is doubtful they will elect another toxic Tea Bag, which may create a far more attractive Senate with a new Maine Democrat and a new Massachusetts Democrat.  Perhaps there is some hope for the 99%.

4 Responses to “Republicans Snowed Out…”

  1. Jay February 29, 2012 at 5:15 pm #

    This is further evidence that descriptions of the Republican Party as “center-right” are becoming just as anachronistic as “liberal Republicans.” The purging of the Republican moderates is now nearly as complete as their earlier purge of their liberals.

    For now, everybody who isn’t a right-wing nut has little choice but to vote Democratic or stay home on election day. I like the notion of a big-tent Democratic Party–I think there’s a sensible 65% that would reject the Norquist-straitjacket-wearers that the Republicans have become–but I’m dubious about such a large coalition being able to hang together for very long.

    In the relatively near term, the time seems ripe for a new party to arise, but that’s been said before and hasn’t come to fruition. Perhaps the Republican moderates will rise from the dead (I’m thinking post-2016, assuming a “true conservative” candidate gets trounced in that election), but in the meantime it seems there’s a good opportunity for the Democrats to do really well–and/or for a centrist third party to get off the ground.

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt March 1, 2012 at 6:37 am #

      “I think there’s a sensible 65% that would reject the Norquist-straitjacket-wearers that the Republicans have become.” I love that–I may have to steal that! Yes, I fear it will be post 2016, if then, that we see a “moderate” Republican allowed to use their voice.

  2. nevercontrary February 29, 2012 at 5:30 pm #

    My friend works in congress in DC and she is so concerned about what she is hearing in congress about the election she may quit her job and join the re-election campaign. Worries me. A lot.

    • Michael Hulshof-Schmidt March 1, 2012 at 6:38 am #

      I, too, would be tempted to throw my hands up in despair. Let us hope all of this craziness just ensures 4 more years of Obama.

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