HOW TO TALK TO A REPUBLICAN (BECAUSE YOU REALLY MUST)
Republican talking-point machines are everywhere these days.
It's quite simple really. If you're even going to try and go on television, radio, the Internet or telegraph and defend the moral and intellecutal outhouse that is today's GOP, frankly, all you'll have at your side are a list of dishonest and ignominious talking points drawn up by Karl Rove--when he's not busy undermining our nation's security by outing undercover operatives of course.
Because when you are the party of the dumbest Secretary of State to ever hold that office, who got promoted after deciding missile defense was important but Al Qaida was something to ignore, then you'll have nothing but talking points.
Because if you're the party that has to tell everyone you know more about terrorism than 16 intelligence agencies who say going into Iraq has undermined our security and created more terrorists, then you'll having nothing but talking points.
Because if you thought it was just cool to go to sleep while the third-strongest hurricane to hit land EVER in this country was devastating an American city, you'll have nothing but talking points.
Because if your party looks like a police blotter, from Jack Abramoff to Bob Ney, Randall "Duke" Cunningham to Governors Bob Taft of Ohio and Ernie Fletcher of Kentucky, you'll have nothing but talking points.
And finally if you're the party that puts your own power ahead of protecting children from an Internet prowler in your own ranks, you'll have nothing but talking points.
So it is no surprise that's all Republicans have. Their leader in the White House issues lies that have reached the pathological, their leader in the Senate thinks sweat and tears leads to AIDS and their leader in the House likes to protect pedophiles.
So Democrats, Independents and Republicans of character, who have rightly abandoned this party of circus freaks, don't be afraid to tell them exactly what they are.
I have been thanked by countless people over the last week because I went on MSNBC a few times and stood up to these lying charlatans and simply told it like it is. And I am thankful to every one of you who has been kind enough to post comments or contact me. But I promise you I'm not extraordinary. I just won't back down from these pathetic little Sean Hannity imposters.
I invite you to watch for yourself what I had to say to them here and here.
Bill Clinton, Keith Olbermann and Jon Stewart, among others, may be doing a superb job of putting these sad shills in their place as of late. But you and I can do our part too. Whether it is a PTA debate or one on national television. It is too important for us all to just "get along" right now. It's not what the Republicans ever wanted anyhow.
Just tell them what they are what their party has stood for. Everyone has the power to bring about the change of which we are in dire need.