21 October, 2008

Some More Occasional Nuts

The key to a successful "occasional nut" defense is to a) ensure that the nuts don't show up with alarming frequency and b) aren't Congressmen taking the podium at your rallies:

On Saturday, Republican North Carolina Reps. Patrick McHenry and Robin Hayes warmed up the crowd at a rally for Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) by throwing red meat to the right-wing audience. McHenry called the event the “biggest crowd John McCain has gotten in North Carolina” and said that voters had a critical choice between McCain and Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) this election. Someone in the audience yelled out, “It’s like black and white” to loud laughter. McHenry let the remark pass.

When it was his turn to speak, Hayes accused liberals of hating “real Americans”:

He [McHenry] yielded the microphone to Representative Robin Hayes, who prefaced his comments by saying it was important to “make sure we don’t say something stupid, make sure we don’t say something we don’t mean.” Republicans, he reminded the crowd, were kind people. Plus, he added, the liberal media had shown itself eager to distort such remarks. With the crowd duly chastened and put on best behavior, he accused Obama of “inciting class warfare” and said that “liberals hate real Americans that work and achieve and believe in God.”

The jury has returned a verdict, Your Honor. "Occasional Nut" defense: Epic Fucking Fail.

Hayes's attempt to "make sure we don't say something stupid:" We're going to need a phrase for "Epic Fucking Fail to the 10th power."

At what point to we say that the vast majority of the Republicon party has gone beyond screwing pooches and jumping sharks and disqualify them from holding public office ever again?

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