I have noticed a few very confused ideas floating around blogtopia (anybody have any fucking clue who coined that word?) concerning the intrinsic nature of the depraved sick-fuck right-wing faction that has controlled the Republican Party for the last 40 years. So I figured, what the fuck, let’s write a motherfucking blog post!
These ideas relate to the notion that the right-wing is not only sick and morally depraved, but that it operates impulsively and without self-control. This is a very, very wrong, and very, very dangerous conclusion; it is one that will come back to bite the left right on the fucking ass if we don’t wake the fuck up.
Perhaps the collective visceral shock our nation experienced after September 11, 2001 has finally cleared and we are now recognizing the consequences of the Bush administration’s knee-jerk reaction.
While I agree with the “visceral shock” the nation as a whole experienced as a result of the attacks, the Bush regime’s reaction was far from “knee-jerk”, and to characterize it as such is a serious misunderestimation of what occurred.
9/11 simply provided them an excellent political window of opportunity–”cover”, if you will–to move rapidly and decisively in a direction that sick fucks exemplified by wackaloon assholes like Rumsfeld, Cheney, Rove, and others had been planning for decades, since at least the Nixon administration. The idea that their reaction was knee-jerk papers over their conscious detailed morally depraved plan to completely abrogate the intrinsic constitutional republic nature of the United States.
Failing to recognize and accept this at a deep level means that the political left will not be attentive to the same sort of fervid rot at the heart of our political power structure as it marshalls itself for a future treasonous attack on our Republic, will be taken once again by surprise, and be rolled over like a fucking speed-bump on the road to neo-feudal authoritarian dictatorship.
[H]opefully Obama will win the presidency and we’ll get to watch FOX News and all the Bush apologists suffer some sort of mass nervous breakdown in November.
Again, this is a severe misunderestimation of the right wing. They will not have a nervous breakdown. They will simply get right to work doing everything they can to undermine and, hopefully, utterly destroy an Obama presidency, just as they did with Clinton.
Yes, there are “court jesters” in the penumbra surrounding right-wing power, exemplified by those wackaloon pasty-flabby hysterical douchemonkeys so ably mocked by Sadly,No! and others. But this is just a side show, and we cannot allow ourselves to be seduced into thinking that the real right-wing powermongers are absurd ridiculous goofaloons like Hinderaker, Goldberg, Malkin, etc.
The extreme far-right wing that has taken over the Republican Party may be totally batshit insane–desiring a rolling back of the entire motherfucking Rational Enlightenment and a return to feudalism–but they are far from ineffectual at promoting their sick depraved agenda. They are also very patient and persistent.
This is something the left could learn from them: how to take a long view towards amassing and consolidating political power, especially when not currently in power. For the last 40 years, the left has been childishly ineffectual at this kind of thing compared to the right.
It is high time that we stop pretending that the right-wing is controlled by a bunch of hapless goofaloons and start learning from their proven ability to amass and wield political power. Keeping side-shows like yesterday’s DNC Rules Committee foofaraw from dominating left-wing politics would be a good fucking start.