Wednesday, April 29, 2009

QUOTE OF THE DAY

CNN's Rick Sanchez had an interview with Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., yesterday about Sen. Arlen Specter's "defection" to the correct side of the aisle. The following is from that interview.

From the War Room at Salon:

Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., is a dyed-in-the-wool conservative. As such, he's one of those people who's just fine with the shift to the right that his party has taken, even though it did mean the defection of Pennsylvania Sen. Arlen Specter. And in an interview with CNN's Rick Sanchez today, DeMint did his best to put a happy face on Specter's move, which led to this exchange:


SANCHEZ: You know, [Specter] seems to be saying that Republicans are making it very difficult for other Republicans to win because -- and he said this on several times. You tell me what you think of it. You're shrinking the electorate to an extreme to a point where a regular Republican can't win. What do you make of that argument?

DEMINT: Oh, that's quite the opposite. We're seeing across the country right now that the biggest tent of all is the tent of freedom. And what we need to do as Republicans is convince Americans that freedom can work in all areas of their life for every American, whether it's education or health care or creating jobs.

SANCHEZ: What the hell does that mean? I mean, the biggest tent is freedom? Freedom? I mean, you gotta do better than that.

14 comments:

A World Quite Mad said...

He means a big tent for hypocrites, homophobes and racists. But he can't say what he's thinking.

In fact, that's so stupid and fucked up, it's like saying that Nazism was compatible with Communism, if only those Communists had learned to get along. Idiot.

Gordon said...

Idiot is right. If ya ain't got nothin' to say, STFU.

Grandpa Eddie said...

AWQM - It's like he thinks that the Party of No owns the word "freedom."

I just don't see how anyone in their right mind could associate the Rethuglicans with freedom with all they have done the last eight years to take freedom and justice away from not only we Americans but also the rest of the world.

Grandpa Eddie said...

Gordon - Agreed! All the loudmouth Rethugs need to STFU.

skyewriter said...

It's a big white "freedom" tent they made when they sowed together their white hoods and robes...

Jacob said...

In the world of today's Republicans things are what you say they are; reality never enters the picture.

DeMint is probably one of the worst of the blind leading the blind. A true nogoodnik for Jebus.

Grandpa Eddie said...

skyewriter - Wouldn't surprise me one bit.

Grandpa Eddie said...

Jacob - If they say the same lie over and over long enough people (with few brains) will eventually believe it as the "gospel" truth.

Nancy said...

Bush said the word 'freedom' over and over and over, but never defined it. By the repub standard, the word 'freedom' always seemed to mean republican. Jacob is right. Reality never enters the picture with them...ever.

Grandpa Eddie said...

Nancy - Yes, Jacob is right, there is no reality with the Rethugs.

Jacob said...

All these comments got me to thinking - Bush, Cheney and gang lived in a world of their own - their own "reality." I think this is clear from Cheney's recent comments about torture and its effectiveness.

But it goes way back when he insisted there were WMD in Iraq; when he insisted an informant (who had even then been thoroughly debunked) was giving good information.

Or, and here's another option: Bush, Cheney and gang are sociopaths - unable to tell the difference between right and wrong. So, if they determine we must go into Irag to save the oil fields for their friends in the oil business, well, what the hell, do it. What difference does it make if we destroy a country, kill hundreds of thousands of innocents; drive hundreds of thousands from the country; lost over 4,000 of our own troops; and spent a trillion dollars?

If that isn't pathological, I don't know what is!

Grandpa Eddie said...

Jacob - They definitely had their own sense of reality....kinda like the Twilight Zone or Outer Limits.

ZIRGAR said...

Republicans: always pitching tents and getting caught with it later in the men's room by a cop.

Grandpa Eddie said...

ZIRGAR - Heh...there does seem to be more and more of them getting caught there. Maybe they think that's better than being caught with a hooker.