Bill Maher took Republicans to the woodshed for finally admitting that Sarah Palin is a crazy person and proposed three other issues that Republicans ought to rethink and admit that they are wrong on.
Now that many Republicans have finally come forward to admit that ok, you were right Sarah Palin is a crazy person, they have to ask themselves what else might I have been completely wrong about all of these years.
To be fair, Democrats make huge mistakes too. Taking pictures of your d**k comes to mind, but let’s face it, this isn’t a fifty-fifty thing. Democrats can be fuzzy thinkers, but Republicans will look you right in the eye and tell you two plus two equals Jesus. But not anymore with Sarah Palin, the pundits who always defended her have officially had enough. It is as if the scales finally fell from their eyes and they were able to admit that the emperor has no clues. They called her speech incoherent, a farce, unseemly. Words that might have truly stung Sarah if she knew what they meant.
I only have one question for Republicans. What took you so long? The rest of us have been watching this dog eat grass for seven years. But now that you know you can do this, what about writing a column called you betcha I was wrong about climate change? Might feel good? Germany gets seventy-four percent of its electricity from renewables. They don’t live in the future. Turn left at Austria, they’re right there. Look ’em up in a history book, they’re always up to something.
Or what about giving up on the idea of sending twelve million Mexicans back to Mexico? There aren’t enough trains. Ask Germany. And as long as long as we’re in a rethinking mood, you might, you know what might be a good one? Middle East invasions, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria now, Iran all of these places that you want to send heroic snipers. Turns out they don’t like it. They’re not that into being sniped, and what about that great granddaddy of zombie lies. Trickle down economics. Can’t we throw that one under the bus too. It’s never worked, and it never will.
Republicans finally threw Sarah Palin under the bus because she humiliated them at one of their own gatherings. She went from being the annoying guest who threw up on herself to being the person who set the drapes on fire and caused everyone to flee the building.
The other positions that Maher wanted Republicans to rethink are parts of their ideology. Republicans aren’t embarrassed by failed economic policies, and crackpot ideas to deport all undocumented immigrants. Republicans win elections back home based on climate change denial.
The modern Republican Party isn’t guided by facts and intellect. Republicans are driven by beliefs and feelings. Republicans felt humiliated by Palin, so they disowned her. A party that is governed by beliefs and feelings isn’t going to be swayed by logic, facts, and science.
Republicans may be distancing themselves from Sarah Palin, but they still behave just like her.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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