Post Author
David Gaul
Shelby County Democratic Party Co-Chair

Authors  Contributors

David Gaul
Donna Clothier
Kathleen Cue


I have long maintained in this blog that the Republican Party is the Party of the Stupid.   If one freely spouts things insipid, the Party of the Stupid will welcome that individual with open arms.  If one professes ignorance of science, the Party of the Stupid will unroll the red carpet for you.  If one demonstrates intolerance towards another for reasons of race, gender, orientation, religion--or the lack thereof--the Party of the Stupid will strike up the band for you.

But the notion that the Republican Party is adequately described as the Party of the Stupid needs to be revised. It's no longer an apt description.  No, the Party of the Stupid has taken on a more twisted nature.  It has morphed into the Party of the Bizarre.  There's no other way to describe what has happened.

The Bergdahl situation is simply the latest.  Here we are on the eve of commemorating the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion, a truly momentous event in history, and Republicans are acting like this Bergdahl matter is the greatest crisis in history.    Seventy years ago we were in a time of true peril and danger for millions of people.  Whole countries were being destroyed.   Families around the world were being torn apart.  An entire race faced extinction.  It was definitely a time when there were things to get truly worked up about.

Using that as a standard of comparison, Sergeant Bergdahl and five Taliban who have been rotting in a tropical prison on a Cuban island for twelve years barely rates a quiver on the seismology scale of human history.  Republicans need to grow up!  Children are fine and dandy on the playground, but the seats of power run better when adults deliberate matters of governance.

Their orgy of hatred and anger toward President Obama simply must end.  Somehow through some supreme force of will, they must bury their racism--putting it back into the box from which it has escaped--and rejoin the sane and reasonable people of this nation.  If not, their erratic passions will consume them.

They are now fomenting about impeachment over the Bergdahl transfer.  No one has died because of this transfer.  No money has changed hands.  The world still spins on its axis.  The sun still converts hydrogen to helium.  The stars still shine at night.   But even before there's been an investigation,  even before Bergdahl gets to have his say or trial, even before he can get back to American soil and again see his parents--who, too, have been savaged--he has been trashed and trodden upon by the same people who thought the racist cattle rancher, Cliven Bundy, was a great hero.  Do the twits of twitter have no restraint?  Do the pack of baying hounds at Fox News have no inhibitions?  Have they become so addicted to the opiate of hate that they can't dare risk going cold turkey for fear of becoming irrelevant?

Paranoia, often an element of addiction, has seized Republicans.  They fear everything.  They're convinced that behind every bush, someone stands ready to jump out and shout, "Boo!"  They openly carry guns into restaurants.  They foam at the mouth if the EPA threatens to restrict carbon emissions.  Their intestines contort if their school children are asked to eat more carrots. 

And now, they harp about the threat posed by five out-of-the-loop Taliban who have been released.  Like wet hens, they flap about, convinced the country is in serious danger with these five former prisoners on the loose. Someone needs to remind them that this country crushed the Nazi war machine, saw Mussolini hanging in the streets of Rome and drove the Japanese back to their island.  Do five Taliban who will be going back to a war-torn country where the main resources are sand and dust and damn little water really pose any kind of threat to a country that is now wise to them?

Republicans no longer have an ideology.  They have only a weird theology guiding them.  It's a theology where absolute purity is required.  Anyone not meeting exacting standards risks expulsion. 

Their directives are simple.  Check your IQ at the door.  It's no longer required.  Just act crazy.  Others will do your thinking for you.  Others will tell you what to say, what to believe and how to behave.  And if you're a Republican running for office, don't worry.  Just spew nonsense.  No one will question you.  No one will ask you to explain or elaborate.  No one will trouble you for details.  Just blather a bit about God, freedom and guns and you'll probably be all right... that is until enough people finally get wise to you.  That day can't come soon enough.

RSS Feed Link


Comments Policy Comment Policy
Comments Policy Close

Comments should be viewed as a conversation between two people. Please consider this an interactive discussion and act civilly.

All comments will be approved by a moderator. Although we would like to post every comment submitted immediately, site safety and our family friendly theme does not allow it.

Comments considered or deemed to be obscene, vulgar, cruel, pointless, embarrassing or harmful to this site, in poor taste, accusatory, flames, personal attacks, duplicates or spam will be edited or deleted.

This site is the final arbiter of whether or not a post falls in to one of the above categories. Whether or not a post or comment is displayed will be at our sole discretion and will not be limited by the previous description(s).

Please do not repeat posts, post comments under another persons name or post comments under multiple names. Any of these may cause you to be banned from future posts.

A valid email address is required to post comments, they will not be publicly displayed, published, shared or sold to a third party. Your email address may be used by the moderator to contact you privately.

Please avoid offensive, crude or innapropriate words, terms and descriptions in your comments, this blog intends to be family friendly.

Please do not post comments that detract from the general theme of the blog post and other comments, these can disrupt the "flow" of discussion and may not be approved.

The individual or organization authoring a given blog post may or may not be available to respond to your comments.
The moderator may or may not forward comments to the blog author.
The blog Author may add a response to the blog comments, reply to comments by email or may not be available to respond at all.
Please do not be offended if there is no response to a blog comment, all posted comments should add to the general discussion and not focus on personal questions. Personal questions should be directed to the blog author or you may use our contact form to contact the moderator directly.

Any and all comments posted to this blog are the sole responsibility of the person posting the comments. The blog owner, moderator, author or administrator are responsible for their own posts and comments and cannot be held liable for others comments.

When submitting a comment on this blog, you agree that any comments and content is your own, and to hold this site, and any representatives harmless from any and all repercussions, damages, or liability.

Please refrain from posting personal or private information such as your email, real address, phone number etc., this type of information may be removed from a comment or the comment may not be approved for display. For your protection, never share this type of information in  a comment.

If you feel copyrighted material has been used in a comment or blog post on this blog please use our contact form to notify us and we will  review the information then respond by removing the material in question, responding in a timely fashion or both. We respect the rights of others and will not knowingly display material copyrighted by others.

All blog posts are Copyright of this site or the respective Authors.
Copyright © 2012- 2019  Shelby County Democratic Party  All rights reserved.

Comments Unlocked Comments Email address will not be displayed

User Name: Jim Wolter   Date: 06/19/14

I've not ever read the Shelby County Democrat blog before tonight. I am proud to be with you in your efforts to bring back sensible political views. Keep up the great writing.

Comment:Email address will not be displayed
Website:  Format:http;//
*Enter Verification Code: 35760

* Required
All comments will be reviewed before being displayed. See the comment policy on the right side panel.