Saturday, October 16, 2004

Keep On Rockin' 'Rock the Vote'

There's nothing more nauseating than a whiny Republican pussy except maybe a FAT whiny Repbulican pussy and RNC Chair Ed Gillespie makes me puke. Having ignored libel and lies from Swift Boat Vets for "Truth" (and not even having the stones to condemn them after SBVT claims were proven false), Gillespie howls like my 2-year old after I've taken a permanent marker out his hands, whiny and pissy that Rock the Vote has DARED to bring up the issue of a military draft. Ed got all legal on them (despite the RNC's feigned aversion to Trial Lawyers) and insisted that Rock the Vote "cease and desist" suggestions of a draft. Boo Fucking Hoo.

For their part, Rock the Vote bitch-slapped Ed's fat ass out of his Plus-sized suit (Daily Kos has the slap) but that's hardly a story; Ed's a pussy and him getting an ass-kicking is pretty much how his pathetic life is lived. As Josh Marshall at TPM points out:
This move, if you think about it, is extraordinary. In a political campaign there are very few forms of political speech -- judged by content -- that should ever be subject to legal proceedings. But to threaten legal action to squelch discussion of a subject that is obviously a very newsworthy and relevant issue -- and one the country could face in the next four years -- is simply astonishing.

And yet, no editorial condemnations. Hardly a mention of it. These are now, apparently, the rules of the road -- expected and calling for no particular commenton.

That's even more astonishing.

Indeed. As I pointed out in my last post, the GOP is not interested in inconvenient details such as the right to vote because such details only lead them to lose. They don't want everyone to vote, just their people to vote. The GOP has become so insular and so out of touch, they've come to believe, to their core, that referendum only applies when decided by Republicans. Anything else, to them, is "fringe", "out of the mainstream" - liberal.

The same goes for free discourse; unless speech states their beliefs or supports their candidate, they're willing to go as far as bring the law to bear on dissenters (even if it violates consitutional rights). As far as Ed is concerned, because Bush said there would not be a draft (and he quotes Bush in the final debate), that's that, end of discussion.

But as I pointed out in my Boondoggle blog, Bush has lied to the country countless times and there's no reason to suddenly forgive his previous lies and satisfy ourselves that he's telling the truth on this one. I mean, this is a guy who couldn't get "Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me" right and I have to believe he couldn't get it right because he doesn't know what it means. Bush firmly believes that if it comes out of his mouth, that's the way it is, no matter how far removed from reality his statements might be. Anyone who questions him is suspect (or shitcanned) and not on board with his peculiar view of the world.

To quote Bunnypants, "Fool me once... shame on... shame on you... If fooled, you can't get fooled again." Take him at his word in the last debate if you want but I won't get fooled again. And apparently, neither will Rock the Vote.


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