Collapse for the GOP
(Idaho Senator Larry Craig)
Whenever I go through the grocery checkout line, I find great pleasure in learning how various female celebrities have "collapsed". Chief among them: Oprah, Elizabeth Taylor, and now Nicole Richie and Angelina Jolie.
I think the term now may be applied to the Republican Party:
"Republican Party Collapses!"
With the departures of Karl Rove and Alberto Gonzalez, it's undeniable that the low approval ratings for Bush are taking their toll. Bush's remaining political card, his "war president" status", is being held on by a string. The Petraeus Report, which will be written by the White House political operatives, will bring "mixed" reviews of the New Strategies in Iraq.
It's actually more violent in Iraq now than last year, and last year was more violent than the previous year, and so on. There's less power, water, and municipal utilities than ever, and more civil war fighters/militiamen. It doesn't matter if "Al-Qaida in Iraq", which is actually 7.3% of the insurgency (as reported by Lt. Col. John Nagl, author of the Counterinsurgency Field Manual, on the Daily Show) is being suppressed.
It's a civil war. Did you know that the Middle Eastern derogatory term for pro-American Middle Easterners is "intellectual marine"? The word "marine" is a pejorative. Our presence is hated, and I would hate to have my life on the line for the political survival of DC politicians.
Add to this the controversy surrounding Idaho Senator Larry Craig, who we now know has been a prolific seeker of homosexual sex.
It just goes to show how hypocritical and out of touch the GOP remains. Few in their party can understand the wide range of human sexuality, or even that their own would stray from "normal" sexuality.
The current GOP cannot answer for human sexuality, the Iraq fiasco, and cannot address the health care crisis. Nor can it address the immigration issue, the rising cost of energy, or the skyrocketing federal budget deficit.
The GOP's famed "personal morality" is a joke after Sen Craig, Sen. Vitter (procurer of prostitutes), after US Rep. Mark Foley (lusting after male congressional pages), after Ted Haggard (fundamentalist Christian and gay sex lover), after Jeff Gannon (movement conservative/gay escort), and who comes next?
Larry Craig deserves some sympathy; he's merely a man who has sex with men, not necessarily a gay man. He's probably bisexual.
But it's true. The GOP has collapsed. I hope the Left can capitalize on this.