Our word for today is “OFFENDED” as in the Republicans appearing to be in some kind of race to see who can be the most “offended” by the fact that a black guy lives in the White House.
I know, I know. Big surprise, huh? The very notion that the various junkies and pimps and whores that make up our entire body politic would say whatever it takes no matter how outlandish, to accomplish their agenda, even resorting to distortions, half truths and outright lies as the situation appeared to require is big news to most of us. NOT!!! but when they start being offended, it’s time to simply sit back and watch them make fools of themselves again and again.
Jim Hightower had a bit today on Karl Rove being “offended” by the Chrysler/Clint Eastwood Superbowl half time ad in which long time Republican Eastwood appeared to be defending the president’s decision to bail out the American automobile industry and save thousands of jobs at the same time it was bailing out the too flipping big to fail banks that were deliberately eliminating even more thousands of jobs in the name of increased profits and dividends for a bunch of sick %$##s who don’t do a goddamned thing but push piles of other people’s money around all day.
Karl Rove, the supreme sleaze-meister of negative political advertising, complained about a recent television ad: “I was frankly offended by it.”
Wow – that’s like a skunk saying some other critter stinks! What could possibly make an ad so offensive that Karl would gag? Hope, that’s what. The sweet flower of optimism nauseates Karl.
The ad was Chrysler’s Super Bowl spot. Aired during halftime of the game, it featured Clint Eastwood in a darkened factory, saying, “It’s halftime in America, too. People are out of work and they’re hurting,” he said, but revival is coming from the the American people’s can-do spirit: “Detroit’s showing us it can be done.” Our country can’t be knocked out with one punch, Eastwood declared. “We get right back up again. Yeah. It’s halftime, America. And our second half is about to begin.
What we have here is a case of old Turdblossom being pissed off because the bailouts of Chrysler and General Motors were successful. In other words, they did what they were supposed to do, Keep those companies and those factories alive until they could get back on their feet and start turning a profit again and in the process, keeping thousands of Americans gainfully employed and off the welfare and unemployment roles. In Rove’s twisted little cesspool of a mind, this somehow makes President Obama look good at the expense of elitist pricks like Mitt Romney who would have enjoyed firing entire factories full of American workers. This aspect hasn’t been helped by those on the “other side” who are quick to give the president 100% of the credit for the success of the automotive bailouts and who enjoy rubbing the Republicans’ faces in it every chance they get.
Truth of the matter is, as Jim explains:
I hate to interrupt Rove’s nasty tantrum with a dose of reality, but the auto bailout was initiated not by Obama, but by George W. Bush – for whom Rove worked! And, in an embarrassing happenstance, on the very day that Karl was fulminating on Fox, Bush himself was expressing pride in helping save the industry, pointedly saying: “I’d do it again.”
Now nobody hates giving George Bush credit for anything good that came out of the bailout debacle more than I do. I am firmly in the camp of those that believe that GW Bush was the wors flipping president in the history of the republic. I know that Mr. Obama deserves credit for standing against those that would have denied bailout funds to the auto companies during his term but the simple truth is that the bailouts for the auto companies were engineered on W’s watch.
I suspect that the decision to save the American auto industry by the Bush administration was not a unanimous one and that Turdblossom found himself on the losing side of the argument and was possibly even overruled by his boss and that his negligee has been in a tight little wad ever since. I also suspect that Mr. Rove is fully aware that it was his own former boss who bailed out the auto companies in one of the few actual success stories to come out of the current depression recession so far.
I also suspect that Rove wouldn’t get much mileage from bashing the bailouts if he didn’t wrap it in a coating of “hate the black dude” before presenting it to the FOX Tea Party Channel for general dissemination and that criticizing anything a Republican has ever done is still strictly off limits, especially as far as Fox News is concerned. Therefore, Turdblossom finds himself with a choice between keeping his damned mouth shut for a change and bashing a highly popular commercial featuring a long time fellow Republican touting what is technically a Republican accomplishment and we all know old Karl ain’t capable of keeping his mouth shut, right?
Rove is the one with a crass partisan agenda. He’s now amassing a $100 million war chest to carpetbomb Obama with negative TV ads, so he’s “offended” by any positive message about America’s future. Karl Rove is the sickness in today’s politics.
To which I can only add, “Frankly Mr. Rove, I find YOU offensive.”.