Republican madness became more severe last week when it came up with its ridculous and desperate narrative to paint Senator Barack Obama as an arrogant clone of George W. Bush. According to Maureen Dowd in her editorial in The New York Times More Phony Myths last week, Karl Rove said:
“Even if you never met him, you know this guy. He’s the guy at the country club with the beautiful date, holding a martini and a cigarette that stands against the wall and makes snide comments about everyone who passes by.”
Dowd saw right through Rove:
Actually, that sounds more like W.
Sigmund Freud must be rolling in his grave. The party is outing itself. Freud would call such a wacko statement “projection.” Anyone who studied Psych 101 will remember what projection means. If it has been as long for you as it has been for me since you took the course, below is a quick refresher from Wikipedia.
In psychology, psychological projection (or projection bias) is a defense mechanism in which one attributes one’s own unacceptable or unwanted thoughts or/and emotions to others. Projection reduces anxiety by allowing the expression of the unwanted subconscious impulses/desires without letting the conscious mind recognize them. The theory was developed by Sigmund Freud and further refined by his daughter Anna Freud, and for this reason, it is sometimes referred to as "Freudian Projection"
Republicans must be suffering from acute, severe and desperate projection b/c they have actually expressed and have done some pretty unacceptable things. And their conscious minds have given free expression to more than a little pathology that may have lurked in their subconscious.
It must really, really tough to be a Republican these days. It is an election year and the party, after 8 years of the worst U.S. Presidential Administration in recent history, is obviously in dire straits. Now that little over 20% of Americans approve of George W. Bush and his Administration, it is no wonder the party has become so desperate and is therefore trying to pin its sins, crimes, corruption and incompetence on Democratic candidates.
The Texas Republican Party is obviously taking its orders from Rove because the state’s party chair recently sent a rather deranged letter to party members. Indeed, the Texas GOP is attempting to protect the W. rubber-stamping, boot licking, do-nothing for Texans Senator John Cornyn by scaring the living daylights out of its membership. The loony letter depicted Rick Noriega as a liberal evil doer who will do everything that is just horrible if he is elected.
Noriega is a liberal’s liberal who believes the federal government knows best, that all decisions should be made from command central in Washington, D.C.
Translation: John Cornyn has been a rubber stamp for George W. Bush for over 7 years and his lack of integrity and courage is one of the reason’s things have gone so horribly wrong for the U.S. and Texas. John Cornyn has supported W. at least 97% of the time. Cornyn, a Vietnam War draft evader, does not have what it takes to stand up to a bullying President who prefers a dictatorship to democracy.
Drunk with power and as arrogant as it can be, the Democrats are convinced that the federal government knows how to spend your money better than you do.
Translation: Senator Cornyn has stood by W. while he has all but bankrupted the U.S. with his and his Party’s horrendous and catastrophic debacle called Iraq. The economy is in sewer and there are 47 uninsured Americans in this country because, thanks to job outsourcing, lost homes and a bad economy, they cannot afford to pay for health care insurance. Senator Cornyn did not lift a finger to ease the burden of his constituents.
It is going to take a rapid response truth team and roving massive Truth Squad to counteract Liberal Democratic Lies with our Conservative Republican Truth.
This is projection gone mad.
It will take a massive media blitz on our part to contradict the ugly lies perpetuated by the shameless, hypocritical and power-crazed Democrats.
Translation: The Conservative Republican Truth Squad is the Lying Squad. Conservative Truth has been Conservative Mendacity. Liberal Democratic lies are Republican lies. The media blitz under way is a Republican one whose sole objective is to scare the living daylights out of the American people. When not fear mongering, the GOP will trot out its character smearing hit men to demonize Democratic candidates.
John Cornyn is a pathetic hypocrite when he says he supports our troops, our children, that he has compassion for elderly and less fortunate residents because he voted against the GI Bill, SCHIP and most recently against Medicare. The Texas Medical Association did not withdraw its endorsement of John Cornyn without good reason.
According to an article in the Houston Chronicle on Saturday:
The Texas Medical Association political committee on Friday withdrew its support for the re-election of Republican U.S. Sen. John Cornyn because he voted against a bill to stop a planned 10.6 percent cut in doctors' Medicare payments.
Medical association officials said the cut, which is set to take effect July 1, will force them to choose between their finances and their elderly patients.
Cornyn said he voted against the measure because it was a partisan ploy and "election-year grandstanding" by Democrats rather than a real effort to solve the problem.
The physicians group began the day criticizing both Cornyn and senior U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison for their votes against the bill on Thursday.
Association President Dr. Josie R. Williams of Paris said they "chose to protect insurance companies profits instead of protecting our patients' health."
By the end of the day, the association's political committee, TEXPAC, had withdrawn its backing of Cornyn, saying its board was "outraged."
I am glad Texas physicians have learned something about John Cornyn that his constituents have known for some time.
A complete break with rationality occurred when the Chair insisted the Democratic candidates will play according to Karl Rove's personal political political play book. This is where the Chair truly outed her own party.
Shadowy 527 groups, sinister PACs and sleazy committees are beginning to hatch dastardly plans. They don’t care what they say, who they ruin or how they win in their quest unchallenged power. Their hateful ads will be so bitter, cynical, desperate and hysterical, they make your skin crawl.
The Texas Republican Party’s Chair letter reminds me of Shakespeare’s Lady MacBeth who could not wash the blood from her hands no matter how hard she tried.
The GOP is terrified of its overall record, Cornyn's abysmal voting history and his cozy relationships with corporate interests. It fears Rick Noriega because he is a man of integrity, honesty and substance. Rick Noriega has walked the walk and this scares the Cornyn groupies the most.
As far as creepiness is concerned nothing could make anyone’s skin crawl more than the crimes of George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Karl Rove. Nothing could be more dastardly and hateful than lying to the American people about Iraq. The lie is responsible for the deaths of over 4,000 soldiers, tens of thousands of innocent Iraqis, including children and thousands of maimed soldiers.
Nothing could be more dastardly and hateful than letting hundreds of Hurricane Katrina victims drown.
Nothing could be more hateful and dastardly than attempts to slash or deny benefits of those who are fighting Bush’s wars.
Nothing could be more hysterical than the GOP’s former and ridiculous color coded fear alerts. As far as ruining people, the GOP did just that to an undercover CIA Agent, Valerie Plame because her husband knew Bush was lying about Iraq. In fact nothing could be more hysterical and desperate than the Republicans themselves.
Chris Bowers of Open Left pretty much nailed what the Party has become.
It must be really scary to be a conservative. To be one, you must live in constant fear of terrorists nuking the United States, of gay people on the verge of convincing you that you really enjoy sodomy, of Spanish becoming the official language of the United States next week, of every African-American voting seven or eight times in the next election, of radical Islam suddenly becoming the latest hip thing among kids across the country, of perpetual lesbian orgies in girls bathrooms in high schools across America, of liberals forcing everyone to become a vegan, of Christians being rounded up into concentration camps, and of Democrats outlawing private property if they were to ever take power again.
The Republican Party has gone over the cliff.
The long and painful tragedy is ending. The curtains are closing. The lights are getting brighter.
You can wake up now if you have been dosing.
We can go home soon and back to the America we once knew.
Hope is in sight but the fight is far from over yet.