Thursday, February 05, 2009

New strategies for the Republican caucus

Today we have this gem courtesy of ThinkProgress:
In an interview with Hotline, Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) said the Republican party will have to be come an “insurgency” to counter Democratic majorities in the House and Senate, and added that the Taliban can serve as “a model”:
“Insurgency, we understand perhaps a little bit more because of the Taliban,” Sessions said during a meeting yesterday with Hotline editors. “And that is that they went about systematically understanding how to disrupt and change a person’s entire processes. And these Taliban — I’m not trying to say the Republican Party is the Taliban. No, that’s not what we’re saying. I’m saying an example of how you go about [sic] is to change a person from their messaging to their operations to their frontline message. And we need to understand that insurgency may be required when the other side, the House leadership, does not follow the same commands, which we entered the game with.” […]

When pressed to clarify, Sessions said he was not comparing the House Republican caucus to the Taliban, the Muslim fundamentalist group. “I simply said one can see that there’s a model out there for insurgency,” Sessions said before being interrupted by an aide.
[aide to Sesssions, sotto voce]: "<*psssst*> Pete! STFU! Now!!!"

"A stopped watch" and all that....

Joe the Plumber (a/k/a Joe the guy who can't get a plumber's license a/k/a/ Joe the guy who can't bother to pay taxes a/k/a Joe the moron who thinks that he's worth $250K when he doens't have two dimes to rub together) -- after his illustrious career in newscasting -- has decided to take on the even-more-intellectually-challenging job of Republican party poobah and media star.

But a stopped watch is right twice a day, and all that, so Joe the Plumber did manage to get out one piece of profound wisdom:
"I don't know if the American public deserve me,..."

He's right, you know. Betcha he won't know how to fix that problem, much less a stopped up toilet.