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Leadership, Republican Style

Rush Limbaugh explains what leadership is:

“I’m weary of the same people who drove us to this point telling us what we have to do now. I’m not including Jeb in that. Jeb was not part of the campaign last year,” said Limbaugh. “But everybody else on this bus tour — for the most part — is responsible for where we are. We did it their way in 2008. We did it with the candidate and approach that they thought would work. Pandering. ‘We got to listen to the American people.’ I maintain that when a politician says we have to listen to the American people and learn, we are pandering. We’re not leading.

Leadership: Telling the American people to go fuck themselves.

Republicans have it in abundance, much like friendships.

1 comment May 4th, 2009 at 09:55pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Media,Republicans,Wankers

Friendship, Republican Style

Not-Joe The Not-Plumber offers a novel new definition of friendship at the end of his homophobic anti-gay-marriage screed in Christianity Today:

I personally still think it’s wrong. People don’t understand the dictionary—it’s called queer. Queer means strange and unusual. It’s not like a slur, like you would call a white person a honky or something like that. You know, God is pretty explicit in what we’re supposed to do—what man and woman are for. Now, at the same time, we’re supposed to love everybody and accept people, and preach against the sins. I’ve had some friends that are actually homosexual. And, I mean, they know where I stand, and they know that I wouldn’t have them anywhere near my children. But at the same time, they’re people, and they’re going to do their thing.

Friends: People you would never allow anywhere near your children.

Republicans must have a lot of them, then.

May 4th, 2009 at 08:20pm Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Politics,Republicans,Teh Gay,Wankers

Monday Media Blogging – Disturbing Sitcom Edition

The Diff’rent Strokes opening credits are really incredibly creepy if you take away the happy theme song…

What were they thinking???

May 4th, 2009 at 11:10am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Monday Media Blogging

Run, Joe, Run!

I really liked Sestak’s answers in yesterday’s FDL Blue America session.  Not only was he more progressive than I thought, but he also refused to be intimidated by either Democrats or Republicans.  Here’s his response when I asked him what he’d say to Reid or Rendell if they asked him to drop out:

I will probably say the same thing I said to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee when I informed them that I was getting into the 7th District Race 3 years ago, and they told me “they don’t want me”…and called back the next day to say that again, saying they already had someone else in the race. I said I had called to inform them, not to ask permission, although I respected their opinion. I do respect the Democratic leadership but this is really about us in PA and how it affects the nation. While we may disagree, I think we can still do it respecting one another.

And here’s what he said when asked whether the possibility of a less insane Republican candidate like Tom Ridge would affect his decision to run:

I honestly believe that you run for something, not against someone. Therefore, any decision I make will be predicated on running for the right things, not because of who else is in the race.

I also liked his response when asked what would dissuade him from running:

If Arlen Specter truly embraces the principles and policies necessary for good governance and the economic, health, energy/environment, education, and defense securities needed by Pennsylvanians and by our nation…and we believe he will stick to them for the full 6 years.

So unless he’s completely gullible and clueless, he’s running.

May 4th, 2009 at 07:09am Posted by Eli

Entry Filed under: Democrats,Elections,Pittsburgh/PA,Politics,Specter

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