Monday, August 09, 2010

Diminutive Jocksniffer Suddenly Concerned With Fortunes of GOP

I guess everything is so peachy keen in Democratic circles that a miniature sportswriter needs to concern himself with GOP politics in South Carolina. Seriously, Mikey, if your advice was needed I'm sure the powers that be in the Republican Party would be banging on your door looking for help.
There are landmarks all over our city named after LaGuardia and Javits and Rockefeller, names out of the city's great Republican past, when the party was one of intelligence, not fear-mongering and hate. When its membership included even the great name put to the Jackie Robinson Parkway.

The current Republican Party, one hijacked by hustlers and extremists, not only looks to destroy President Obama. It even starts to kill its own.

Rep. Bob Inglis, a voice of reason at a dumb, unreasonable time in American politics, is one of them. Inglis (R-S.C.) will be out of a job soon for not hating Barack Obama nearly enough. The irony, he says, is that he disagrees with Obama on almost everything.

Inglis, a conservative Republican from a state so red you worry it might set itself on fire, used to go after Bill Clinton with everything he had. But these days he comes up an even better American than a Republican, speaking his own mind, refusing to join a chorus of idiots and call Obama his enemy, or an enemy of the state. Inglis' state or anybody else's.

"I figured out early in the race I was taking a risk by being unwilling to call the President a socialist," Inglis says. "I'd get asked a question and they'd all wait to see if I'd use the word - socialist - they were throwing around. I wouldn't. Because I don't think that's what he is.

"To call him a socialist is to demean the office and stir up a passion that we need to be calming, rather than constantly stirring up."

Listen to the guy. He doesn't sound like some sore loser. Instead, Bob Inglis sounds like the ignored conscience of an increasingly crackpot party.
So if the GOP is "increasingly crackpot" and "hijacked by hustlers and extremists," would it not make sense as an arch-liberal to just step back and let them implode?

Funny when you have the senior Democrat member of Congress in Lupica's own hometown plagued by an ethics scandal that threatens to drag down his own party that this joker decides some hand-wringing over GOP primaries in South Carolina is in order.

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