The Bush Doctrine is alive and well in the GOP.
You’re not familiar with the Bush Doctrine?
The Bush Doctrine in a nutshell: Find a bogyman. Fill yourself with hysteria. Shoot first and let God sort it out later.
Senate Republicans warn that they’ll filibuster any attempt by President Obama to appoint “anybody outside the mainstream” to the Supreme Court when Justice Stevens steps down this summer.
Boy, didn’t see that coming.
Can you just see the strategy session?
“Good God, man! Obama gets to appoint another Judge. What are we going to do?”
“Well, we could get involved, make some bi-partisan recommendations…”
“I recommend obstructionism!”
“Hey, that sounds good. That’s original. We’ll say no”
“That’s it then. We’ll go with a strongly worded no!”
Like Jihadists, they only seem to have one option:
“Praise Allah, man! What are we going to do?”
“Perhaps we should seek peace. Work together for the common good.”
“I recommend a suicide bombing!”
“Yes, yes, that sounds good. A suicide bombing!”
“That’s it then. We’ll blow ourselves up…”
Stick with what you know, I guess.
It’s not like you couldn’t smell the GOP panic when Stevens announced his retirement. Oh God! Oh God, why hast thou forsaken us! Good thing these guys warned the President. You know, just in case Obama was thinking about nominating a dope-smoking, flaming-gay, left-handed, long-haired, card-carrying-communist, goat-humping, draft-dodging, lactose-intolerant, illegal-alien, cat-petting, tree-hugging, decaf-drinking, reptile-in-a-rubber-human-suit, sissy-pacifist, America-hating, late term abortion doctor. Booga Booga!
Senate Republicans are demanding that Obama pick a moderate, middle of the road Judge who will place the law above ideology.
What a novel idea.
Oh, wait. Wait. I might be confused.
By “place the Constitution above ideology” does that mean pro-creationism, anti-science, doctor-shootin, gun-totin, immigrant-hatin, born-again, wire-tappin, water-boardin, tractor-pullin, drill-baby-drillin, war-mongerin, Jesus-lovin, Iran-nukin, corporate-lobbyist-panderin’, one-man-one-woman-lovin, Old White Guy(tm)?
Just say no, folks, just say no.