Hey Republicans …YOU Did This….Remember?

Alternate title: Republicans Throwing Tantrums: Parenting 101

There are different theories on parenting. Especially when it comes to little children throwing tantrums. Especially when it comes to little children throwing tantrums….in the middle of a burning house.

That they lit on fire.

And then threw gasoline on.

And now are standing over the blaze with more buckets of (drill baby drill) gasoline.

A quiet little reminder for our esteemed Republican colleagues in the House and Senate….


And here is a hint, REAL PEOPLE are suffering….because of you.


Throwing more tax cut fuel on it wont put it out. Cutting funds for contraception won’t put it out. And stamping your widdle feets and obstructing every move that the people who DIDN’T light the fire are making to put YOUR fire out…won’t put it out.

There are two cliches at war here, guess which one will win out in the end:

Give a mouse a cookie, and he will just want a glass of milk.


Give them enough rope and they will hang themselves.

NO ONE, but you, has forgotten how we got to this point…in two wars, our standing in the world damaged nearly beyond repair and standing in the flaming soon to be ruins of what used to be our economy. No one has forgotten that it was you who brought us to this point. Or that you have gotten us to this point while laughing at, mocking, denigrating and calling people traitors….the same people who now have to clean up the steaming pile of elephant poop that YOU deposited in the middle of the living room…of our burning house.

The time when you could blame all of your mistakes on the Dems and have the public and the pundits but is over. No one is buying it. Ok, I’m wrong, the stupidest factions of the Village and the punditocracy is buying it….because they helped you light the fire.

But know this….Obama IS just giving you enough rope to hang yourself. And, thank you, you are gleefully jumping up on the horse and fitting the noose over your own head. You make demand after demand, and each demand is grudgingly granted, as a nice, kind liberal guiltified parent gives into a child’s tantrum, over and over again…..until that parent finally realizes that that just doesn’t work. And is FORCED to try something else, something less…..nice.

Soon it will be apparent to all sane people that being nice to you just doesn’t work, that every time we give in to you, your unquenchable three year old egos just take that as a signal of weakness and demand more. With every petulant demand, with every hold you put on a nominee, with every little nit you pick, with every foot stomp, with every BLATANT obstructionist tactic you use to keep us from cleaning up YOUR mess and putting out YOUR fire…you reveal yourself as the petulant, vengeful, idiotic spoiled little children you are. Obama is giving you everything you want….and yet all you want is…more. Do you really think that the misplaced kindness and tolerance that is being extended to you will last, even as you continue to roll around on the floor of our burning house and try to scream at the top of your tiny lungs and hold your breath til you turn blue….as is typical of your hypocrisy and failed drama-queenish stupidity?

You failed. Your ideology failed. Your economic theories failed, your foreign policy failed, your theocratic social policies failed and your theories of governing failed. Everyone knows this…..except…apparently….you.

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again…as you have with your trickle down bullshit…and expecting different results. Everything you are screaming for is EXACTLY what got us in to this mess. The fact that you think that doing MORE of the same will fix the mess YOU made just proves your true character and intelligence. You are exposing yourself, again, as insane ideologues living in a delusional land where things that have never, ever worked….suddenly start to work, because you held your breath long enough. You are proving to the entire nation and the world that you are insane. Insane little children, throwing a tantrum in the middle of a house on fire….a fire that, I remind you once again…YOU started.

And so in conclusion I wish to say….thank you. Thank you from liberals everywhere. We have been fighting your class warrior, hate based, petulant, childish, ineffective and incompetent policies and memes for decades now, trying to destroy your policies and assorted bullshit so that our country and world can move into the 21st century as a prosperous people who value equality freedom and justice. Now, finally, you are succeeding in destroying yourself in a such thoroughly transparent and complete way that there is only one thing that we can do to help you…

Expose the crimes and corruption that you inevitably commit every time you gain power. There is only one even vaguely smart thing you are doing right now, on your road to self-immolation, and that is blocking the appointment of Eric Holder as AG so that he cannot get to work to expose you as not just the petulant idiot children you are exposing yourself as, but also as the corrupt, torturing war criminals and profiteers that you are.

Too bad it won’t work!

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    • Edger on January 27, 2009 at 20:23

    …and then there are republicans.

  2. Hey Neoliberals and Neocons…YOU Did This…Remember?

    There were complicit Dems.

  3. You failed. Your ideology failed. Your economic theories failed, your foreign policy failed, your theocratic social policies failed and your theories of governing failed. Everyone knows this…..except…apparently….you.

    What do I mean?  Everything they did failed for US, but it didn’t fail for them — they all got very rich, so they would never consider their ways as failures.  

    But they certainly continue to spiel the type of rhetoric.  The minute Obama announced that Guantanamo would be closed, they started screaming that we would be letting terrorists lose to commit more acts of terrorism.  And the truth is that most of those people were not guilty of anything more than being in the wrong place at the wrong time and we have held them for going on eight years and tortured them.  So, if they weren’t terrorists before their capture, many of them might have terrorist ideas now as a result of what we’ve done.

  4. Specter’s tantrum about Holder may be over. He says he’ll vote for him tomorrow.  

    • dkmich on January 27, 2009 at 23:57

    I can’t believe he is putting bi-partisanship over jobs and health care at a time like this.  

    Imagine buying jets and paying lobbyists with bailout money, while Obama caves in to every freaking Republican/corporate lobbyist around.  Business as usual.  

    • Temmoku on January 28, 2009 at 01:35

    and as a result they are not the top dogs…..They want theirs and they want it ALL!

    It is going to be good to see them lose again in 2 years. Let them keep up their tantrums….it will just solidify the opposition!

    We didn’t light the fire—-the Republicans did!!!!!

    Love your essay…I’ve read it twice and it is better the second time!

  5. from a live blog from the meeting with Repugs today.

    First q from dave camp.

    First meeting with house dems was the markup.

    Can we find some more common ground on tax relief.

    (responding to Camp) Obama says tax relief for some working families must come from payroll so even families who don’t pay income taxes get relief and they will spend it.

    He said “feel free to whack me over the head because I probably will not compromise on that part.”

    Obama said that there will be time to beat him up and a time for politics. He said I understand that and I will watch you on fox news and feel bad about myself.

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