Look What the Conservatives Dragged in?

In hahahas, politics, television, War on the rational/ logic on February 26, 2009 by Editor Z

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Saw former disgraced House Republican Majority leader Tom Delay (R-TX) slamming Obama’s speech and doing his best Limbaugh impression as he defended the pathetic response of Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA)(sighting amongst other things ethics reform, which coming from Delay is just really ironic).

Interestingly enough he seems to be the last fan of his former fellow Texan George W Bush saying he was “a great President” up until September. Nobody followed up by asking which accomplishment he thought was George W Bush’s best: the invasion and occupation of Iraq that is the most shameful and wasteful U.S Foreign policy venture since the Vietnam War, the economic collapse, turning a surplus into the largest deficit in history, rampant government corruption and cronyism, or Hurricane Katrina (which Conservatives seem to think was a clear example of why conservatism works).

Anyway this appearance caused me to look around and I stumbled upon Tom Delay’s blog, which probably has about as many readers as mine. Here is a post from Delay dated November 25 with his reaction to the election and his “plan” for a conservative revival or something.

Despite a decrepit economy, a global image in tatters, rampant government corruption inherited from eight years of secrecy and patronage, and a strong showing in the 2006 and 2008 election that left Republicans and conservatives completely out of power; Delay insists that America is still ” a center-right nation”.

The first is that of President-elect Barack Obama, the savior who has brought the Democrats out of the wilderness, the first presidential candidate from his party to win a popular majority in more than 30 years. His primary agenda is to be re-elected in 2012 by what is still a center-right nation.

And this in his reaction to Obama hiring Rahm Emmanuel as the White House Chief of Staff:

Put yourself in his shoes — trying to get re-elected by a still-conservative-leaning country while fighting off rabid activists, a history-chasing Kennedy, and a suddenly accountable Democrat Congress — and you can see why he would want a well-trained pit bull as his chief of staff.

Post-rational conservatism at work. If America is still a “center right country” explain the election results in 2008 in the U.S House, the U.S Senate, and the Presidency. Not to mention the current poll numbers for Republican conservatives.



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