Friday, August 31, 2012

This Was Perfect

After days of posing and belittling and repeated memes, the RNC pulled out its big finale last night: Clint Eastwood having an imaginary conversation with an empty chair.

It was perfect.

This is the perfect symbol of the Republican Party today. They should retire the elephant (too noble and strong for a party of weaselly, bigoted bullies) and just make Clint Eastwood the new GOP symbol. He's absolutely perfect for it: a rich, cranky, senile old man, on a second wife young enough to be his daughter, with delusions of being a cowboy just because he played them in movies, shilling hypocrisy from an assumed position of moral superiority, accusing others of partisanship by engaging in it, talking around issues and having a one-sided argument with an imaginary straw man.

Old white guy yells at chair. That's the GOP in a nutshell.

Clint Eastwood didn't embarrass the GOP last night: he exemplified it.


Kal said...

The Universe just gives and gives today.

csmith2884 said...

Stole the idea for my facebook. Thanks for the help pissing people off. I am amazed the some people think he did great. What did they watch that I missed? I saw the homeless guy yelling at a park bench from here in town.

Carl said...

THIS is why I love your political commentary: insightful, we'll-thought out, and just mean, angry, and bitter enough without being too vitriolic. Thank you.