Saturday, October 29, 2005

Rehab for Republicans

As a Burned Out Paranoid Democrat in good standing, it’s easy for me to demonize Republicans, especially in light of all the indictments. (I mean, they make it so easy!) But obviously, they are not all chum-sucking idiots. Jim Ramstad is an example. He’s a Republican representative from Minnesota. He’s pro embryonic stem-cell research, increased health care for our soldiers and government sponsored alcohol and drug addition treatment programs.

He’s also against oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and voted against The DeLay bill that would have allowed creeps like Tom DeLay to keep their posts even after a felony indictment. But what I really love about this guy is what he said after Libby’s indictment was announced:

"It's time to stop the leaks and spin and turn Washington into one big recovery meeting where people say what they mean and mean what they say."


Now Ramstad is a former alcoholic so he knows a lot about recovery meetings. So I think he would agree with me that it’s time to do an intervention with all the Republicans who are getting ready to line-up behind Scooter and the Bush White House. It’s like any addiction. Republicans are addicted to power.
And the only way they are going to get better is to give it up – cold turkey.
Otherwise, how can Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice, DeLay, Frist - ad nauseum (and I do mean nauseum) ever hope to rejoin decent society?

They need to stop lying, spinning and pretending they’re good guys when they’re not. And the best way to help them, is to get them into Rehab and show them some tough love - vote them all out of office or send them up the river, whatever’s appropriate…

BTW: Ramstad was a big Reagan fan. Oh well, nobody’s perfect…

2 Comments:

Blogger Ernie Flapps said...

Nice post to remind me they are not monsters.

1:48 PM, October 30, 2005  
Blogger Cranky Yankee said...

Some of our Repuglicans in New England are OK. It's the morally bankrupt evangelical types I can't stand. Maybe it's just the southern ones, but then again aren't they the same ones?

1:33 PM, October 31, 2005  

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