In this edition of UnSnarkable, your voting rights and the people who want to take them away [via J.M.G]:
“The Founding Fathers originally said, they put certain restrictions on who gets the right to vote. It wasn’t you were just a citizen and you got to vote. Some of the restrictions, you know, you obviously would not think about today. But one of those was you had to be a property owner. And that makes a lot of sense, because if you’re a property owner you actually have a vested stake in the community. If you’re not a property owner, you know, I’m sorry but property owners have a little bit more of a vested interest in the community than non-property owners.”
Tea Party Nation founder Judson Phillips is sorry, but he communed with the Founding Fathers and they told him people who rent just don’t matter enough to deserve the right to vote.
Sen. War Hero McCain on the DADT survey, Sept. 28, 2010 [via JMG]:
“I urge you and Admiral Mullen to modify the review and the survey instrument, or to conduct supplemental surveys, aimed at ensuring that the question of whether the DADT policy should be changed is answered.”
To which SoD Robert Gates replied:
Dear Sen. Crash & Burn,
I am not surprised you aren’t aware of how the military works. The only reason you got to ditch jets into the Gulf of Tonkin was because you rode through Annapolis on your daddy and granddaddy’s coat-tails. But since you missed the memo, allow me to remind you: The U.S. military is not a democracy. We do not vote on shit. Now get the hell out of my face, I’ve got a job to do.
Just kidding! Sec. Gates responded:
“I do not believe that military policy decisions — on this or any other subject — should be made through a referendum of Servicemembers.”
I’m sure it is just a coincidence, but a couple of weeks ago Tony Perkins complained that the survey was flawed because it didn’t ask whether DADT should be lifted. Gotta be a coincidence.
Barbara Bush on the possibility Sarah Palin might run for president*:
“I sat next to her once. Thought she was beautiful. And she’s very happy in Alaska, and I hope she’ll stay there.”
Dan Reheil on Barbara Bush on the possibility Sarah Palin might run for president†:
Barbara Bush Should Shut-Up [sic]
This annoys the hell out of me, because I’m not some rabid Palinista. Crap like this from Barbara Bush leaves one no alternative but to respond to it. What, does she have another son, or a grand kid lined up for the job of President? Reagan handed your husband his, despite some misgivings, and he blew it, Barbara.
Apparently I’m the only person who doesn’t see this as a stinging refutiation of Palin. However, I am a mere DFHH. Carnivorous Conservative Dan is quite irate. And based on his post and the comments that follow, this is further proof GOP hasn’t placed a realRepublican in the White House since 1984. Who am I to argue?
*Dear media types: Asking people about Palin running for president is like asking people what they would do in the event of a manticore invasion. Knock it off.
†Yes, it links to his blog.
This vegetable special from an Ethiopian restaurant is 100% meat free. The furry bastard you see there is going to town on … cabbage.
Sorry the photo is so blurry. His teeth aren’t made for vegetables.
Because he’s a FRICKIN’ CARNIVORE.
So eating my damned dinner involved a lot of head shaking.
‘Cos there’s nothing a cat likes more than putting a hairless monkey in his place.
I really do not and will not give a flaming flailing flying fuck about the marriage of Prince Whoever to Ms. What’shername.
Surely an 89-year old widow is safe from the giant foam finger of right wing opprobrium. At least if she is a Republican. A fRiechtard, no matter how dimwitted and churlish, would never screech “NOT ONE OF US!” at the wife of Ronald Reagan. Right Mr. Hewitt?
With all due respect to Nancy Reagan,
Uh, Mr. Hewitt, are you sure you want to start with that phrase? Based on past experience “With all due respect,” is short hand for “I’m going to make you want to hunt me down and force me to eat a bag of strychnine powdered dicks but it’s your fault if you get upset because I said the magic words that make it okay for me to be a giant festering asshole.” (See also: “I’m not a bigot,” and “Some of my best friends are [members of minority group]” and “Speaking only for myself.”)
her proposal that the first Republican debate of the 2012 season be held at the Reagan Library in the spring of 2011 is worse than a nonstarter. The country needs to focus on the hugely important congressional debates this spring, not on made-for-MSM, liberal-dominated GOP wrestling matches.
OK. So Mrs. Reagan noticed that you all won’t stop humping the headstone of her husband’s grave even after the grounds keepers wrapped it in barbed wire and placed claymores around the perimeter. She assumed you all would go through two boxes of Kleenex at the idea of an event that strengthens the ties between your party and the only president you’ll acknowledge. You happen to disagree. But you’re not going to go on about it.
(Liberal-dominated GOP wrestling matches?)
What am I saying? You’re just getting started.
The idea is itself an insult to conservative activists and new media.
Jesus Christ, the woman weighs 25 pounds fully clothed and soaking wet. I never liked her as FL, but this Soros-Supported Communard suggests that you to ease off the Waah-Waah pedal, exercise a soupçon of restraint and Back. The. Fuck. Off.
Oh, yes. Yes! YES! [via Poolitico]
“There isn’t a single candidate running for president who can claim to be a tea party candidate,” [Former Senator Rick Santorum] told POLITICO Wednesday. “That’s by definition. The people involved in the movement weren’t involved in politics, and were only activated by what they saw in Washington.”
Dear me. I wonder if anyone out there does qualify?
But Santorum said [sic] can lay some claim to the tea party mantle as someone who left politics [That shellacking at Casey’s hands had nothing to do with it. Honest. -ed.] and is only eyeing a comeback because of the same concerns that dominate the movement [Yes it’s true. Politicoers will shrivel up and die if they stop sucking neo-con sack for more than 30 seconds. -ed].
“I qualify,” said Santorum, [Wow. Didn’t see that coming. -ed.] after hosting an afternoon talk with former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf near the Capitol. “I was out, content to be out, but now I feel compelled to come back.” [Translation: The Moose Killa from Wasilla is sucking up all the Wingnut Welfare and baby needs a new pair of shoes. -ed.]
To be realistic for a moment, I know the GOP isn’t going nominate this particular dimwitted gibbering homophobic fucknugget. (But it can’t hurt to pray or light a candle or sacrifice a chicken or something.) However, I have high hopes that Sen. Frothy Fecal Matter has fired the first shot in a long bloody battle over which GOPer is the TeaPartiest of them all.