republicans embarrassed into common-sense

20 May

Last week, after Bush’s controversial appeasement speech in the Israeli Knesset, rightwing talk-show host Kevin James, made a complete twat of himself on MSNBC’s Hardball, conveying an astonishing lack of historical knowledge: –

This humiliation of a GOP rent-a-hack has caused some introspection among the right, with Pat Buchanan slating Bush’s statement and outlining why diplomacy is crucial, not only to previous and future presidents, but to Bush’s own tenure also.

It’s nice to see that realpolitik is not totally dead within the GOP. The comments to the article are also reassuring (at least *some* of them). It would be nice to see pragmatic Goldwater-like libertarians take back some of the power in the GOP, and marginalise the crack-pot neo-con fundamentalist wing that so poisons American politics.

Buchanan parts with a worthy money-shot:

What has Bush’s refusal to talk to Hamas, Hezbollah, Damascus and Tehran done to make either Israel or America more secure?

Sweet Valley High.

I’d also like to point to Buchanan’s opening gambit, which refers to Bush’s undoubted idiocy. Really? So the conservatives are resigned to the fact that their man is a complete moron. And yet they demand Americans install John McCain – their latest champion. I have one question: if you were completely fucking wrong last time around, why should Americans believe you now? Answers on a postcard to the usual address.

credit: video via. Anthony Painter

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8 Responses to “republicans embarrassed into common-sense”

  1. redflag85@hotmail.com May 20, 2008 at 7:32 pm #

    That is truly horrific. I had to skip a big chunk of the video…

  2. redflag85@hotmail.com May 20, 2008 at 7:32 pm #

    That is truly horrific. I had to skip a big chunk of the video…

  3. aaronsheath@gmail.com May 20, 2008 at 7:34 pm #

    Oh, it’s worth watching. 5-mins to the end is priceless.

  4. aaronsheath@gmail.com May 20, 2008 at 7:34 pm #

    Oh, it’s worth watching. 5-mins to the end is priceless.

  5. spyder-360@hotmail.com May 22, 2008 at 11:37 am #

    one wonders whether or not talking to north korea was “appeasement”

  6. spyder-360@hotmail.com May 22, 2008 at 11:37 am #

    one wonders whether or not talking to north korea was “appeasement”

  7. aaronsheath@gmail.com May 22, 2008 at 11:47 am #

    Hi spyder – how’s Uni?Re. Korea.A CIA report suggested that war on the Korean Peninsular would be an absolute catastrophe. A bloodbath and un-winnable. Hence why Bush never pushed 4 war. But remember, you need a *winnable* war to sell arms, and Papa Bush needs contracts for his friends.

  8. aaronsheath@gmail.com May 22, 2008 at 11:47 am #

    Hi spyder – how’s Uni?Re. Korea.A CIA report suggested that war on the Korean Peninsular would be an absolute catastrophe. A bloodbath and un-winnable. Hence why Bush never pushed 4 war. But remember, you need a *winnable* war to sell arms, and Papa Bush needs contracts for his friends.

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