Thursday, January 24, 2008

Democratic Party No Longer Exists

Washington, D.C. - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, with the backing of Senator Jay Rockefeller and many other Democrats, today agreed with President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney that America is no longer a nation of laws and that those with money and access are free to commit any criminal activity as long as they have the prerequisite financial resources to buy amnesty from congress.

Said Reid, "Our complete obedience to President Bush and Vice President Cheney and our disregard for the rule of law, the system of checks and balances and the Constitution itself, makes the Democratic Party irrelevant. Therefore, I am today acknowledging what everyone already realizes. The Democratic Party is dead. However, we will stay here in congress so that we can continue to pick up our checks from transnational corporations and also get that great free healthcare we voted for ourselves. As for the American people, they can go fuck themselves for all I care."

3 Comments:

Anonymous pinko said...

I just have to share this; from Dan Froomkin's web column today:

Scott Horton blogs for Harpers: "George W. Bush is famous for his attachment to a painting which he acquired after becoming a 'born again Christian.' It's by W.H.D. Koerner and is entitled 'A Charge to Keep.' Bush was so taken by it, that he took the painting's name for his own official autobiography. And here's what he says about it: 'I thought I would share with you a recent bit of Texas history which epitomizes our mission. When you come into my office, please take a look at the beautiful painting of a horseman determinedly charging up what appears to be a steep and rough trail. This is us. What adds complete life to the painting for me is the message of Charles Wesley that we serve One greater than ourselves.' . . .

"Now, however, Jacob Weisberg [has tracked] down the commission behind the art work and he gives us the full story in his forthcoming book on Bush, 'The Bush Tragedy'."

Weisberg writes: "[Bush] came to believe that the picture depicted the circuit-riders who spread Methodism across the Alleghenies in the nineteenth century. In other words, the cowboy who looked like Bush was a missionary of his own denomination.

"Only that is not the title, message, or meaning of the painting. The artist, W.H.D. Koerner, executed it to illustrate a Western short story entitled 'The Slipper Tongue,' published in The Saturday Evening Post in 1916. The story is about a smooth-talking horse thief who is caught, and then escapes a lynch mob in the Sand Hills of Nebraska. The illustration depicts the thief fleeing his captors. In the magazine, the illustration bears the caption: 'Had His Start Been Fifteen Minutes Longer He Would Not Have Been Caught.'"

So, Horton writes: "Bush's inspiring, prosyletizing Methodist is in fact a silver-tongued horse thief fleeing from a lynch mob. It seems a fitting marker for the Bush presidency."

11:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Brilliant, pinko! It seems that our beloved Unitary Exec is again busted not only in the real world, but the world of fiction. (Not neo-con reality-changing fiction. Actual fiction.)

kb

2:59 PM  
Blogger Cat Chew said...

Reminds me:

"The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated."

Mark Twain

More death here.

10:29 AM  

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