Sunday, August 04, 2013

McConnell and Graham face Tea Party flack

Don't want to get my hopes up too high but it's not impossible that we could get rid of both Mitch McConnell and Lindsey Graham in 2014. To begin with, McConnell's Dem opponent Alison Grimes delivered a sharp blow to McConnell at the annual Fancy Farm hoedown in Kentucky. She's polling ahead of him already. Here's hoping that will hold.

More importantly, McConnell is facing a Republican primary challenger who speaks Teabonics and is likely to win over the hard core angry cons who demand purity. Could split enough of the GOP vote to give Grimes the win. One can dream anyway.

Meanwhile, Lindsey Graham now has a Tea Party challenger and she's a hot ticket. Nancy Mace, "a small business owner and the first female graduate of The Citadel," opened her candidacy with a fiery little speech:
"Washington thinks it knows better than the people," she said. "The federal government has worked its way into nearly every corner of our lives, trying to solve every problem for us. And yet, we are still not better off for it.”

She joins businessman Richard Cash in challenging the two-term senator for the GOP nomination. Republican State Sen. Lee Bright has also said he will run.
Not sure who to root for here. We can be sure a Republican is going to win the seat. Any one of these folks is likely to be even worse than Lindsey. Still, it might be worth it just so we don't ever have to listen to his pathetic pandering to the crackpot cons anymore.

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Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

"Washington thinks it knows better than the people,"

It? Isn't that the first step in a bullshit argument -- lumping together disparate opinions into "it" as though Congress wasn't a cross between a cockfight and a thieves market? Of course "the people" means her and you can bet that when she becomes the Gummint, she'll be a suffering servant of all the people: Halliburton, the Koch Brothers, the NRA -- all those people.

No, sure we'd be better off without a government at all, just like the birds and the bacteria even though they're so much smarter than her constituents. Absolutely. It's amazing how many advanced and prosperous civilizations have done so well without governments. And of course weak government countries like India are a paradise because the government doesn't even try to solve problems for the people unless they're rich people and can pay for it with suitable bribes. The untouchables are just happy, happy happy all the time as are the millions and millions living in sewer pipes and garbage dumps. Happy because they don't have to pay taxes and happy in the knowledge that they'll soon die and decrease the surplus population.

If I had half the intelligence of a drunken blue-assed baboon with Alzheimer's, it would be enough to be insulted by this idiocy.

But "Teabonics!" I wish I had thought of that one. Sounds so much better than "lies"

5:35:00 PM  
Blogger Steve M. said...

Not sure who to root for here.

I'm rooting for secession.

9:10:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

LOL you guys. Fogg I don't think I coined Teabonics. Pretty sure I stole it on the internets. Clearly it should be put to wider use though.

And Steve, that's perfect. Think I'll root for that too.

10:15:00 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

Hell, I vote for an Apocalypse -- lakes of fire and brimstone deep enough to dunk every one of those bastards in.

10:28:00 AM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Or that...

1:48:00 PM  

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