Sunday, August 31, 2008

Storm surge of snark

The Republicans from Duhbya and Darth to McCain aren't so much afraid of the real hurricanes, Gustav and Hanna. What they really fear is the eye wall and storm surge of snark.

This is really too easy:

  • Suppose they gave an RNC and nobody came.
  • Photo-ops for a failed comb-over.
  • Balloon drop into 150 mph winds!
  • Obama had Invesco, but we'll always have the Superdome.
  • Republicans in disarray - you hadn't noticed already?
  • The RNC Welcoming Committee is all that's left. (And boy are they left!)
  • McCain, why did you vote against hurricane relief?
These hurricanes are a complete PR disaster for the Republicans. If they weren't such venal, unsympathetic, and incompetent bastards, I'd almost feel sorry for them. But no, they deeply deserve to have what goes around come back around to land on them.

I'll save my concern for the innocents who'll lose their lives, their property, and their livelihoods in what comes. The victims may, like Katrina's, have their lives disrupted for years. They are the ones who don't deserve four more years of Bushist Republican misrule. Among others.

Image in the public domain. You and I already paid for it.

Update: See also "How many refugees". The snark continues.


Dan said...

Why doesn't Mccain just skip the RNC too? I think they all caught wind (no pun intended) of Rage Against the Machine playing across the river from them on Wednesday evening. They will be competing against the raucus noise and truth instilling revolution inspiring militantism being spat out on the microphone in a blaze of hatred and anti-government protest style lyricism around prime time. Not to mention the level or protesting going on, which will far overshadow the number of people who showed up to the DNC. You want a dichotomous numbers war, well we are in for a real doozy come this November.

Anonymous said...

From McCains mouth...

I pledge that tomorrow night, and if necessary, throughout our convention ... to act as Americans, not Republicans, because America needs us now no matter whether we are Republican or Democrat,'' he said.

Oh my goodness, he said, "don't act like Republicans" He did, and he is now admitting for all of America to stop acting like Republicans.
This statement is priceless!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I find it insulting that McCain and Bush are trying to appear so compassionate and concerned NOW about how this hurricane is going to affect the people of the Gulf Coast. They sure could have cared less three years ago. But oh, I forgot. It wasn't an election year. Too little too late, in my opinion.

lovable liberal said...

Well said, anonymous 3:55!

Anonymous said...

The RNC will become a telethon with McCain and Palin asking for prayers and donations. Obama and Biden are expected to appear in a joint-relief effort, helping to move NOLA residential marijuana plants to the DNC headquarters.

lovable liberal said...

Those prayers haven't worked so far. I guess god has it in for both New Orleans and the Republicans. Go figure.

The problem during Katrina wasn't lack of money. It was laziness, lack of competence, and galloping cronyism, plus an ideological resistance to preparing government agencies to help people.

Your pot joke was dopey. Ha. Like mine just now. Whatever it is you're smoking, I'll pass.

Anonymous said...

interesting, considering that the Democratic party were and are cheering for a massive hurricane to hit the Gulf Coast I would think all the basement Obama dwellers would be hiding out. Guess not. Some have lit up the old pc in mom and dad's basement to join their former party chairman wishing for devastation on the Gulf Coast. Now we know why no Dem in years has gotten 50% of the voters to consider them credible.

lovable liberal said...

Anonymous liar: Show me a Democrat cheering for a massive hurricane. We know it's coming and we see that it's going to hurt the Republicans, but it's only going to hurt them by hurting real people, and that's not good. Still, the Bushist Republicans deserve the reminder of their incompetence and cronyism, and that couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of guys.

Anonymous said...

If you think the RNC/Gustav situation is just a coincidence than you are not a card carrying Republican evangelical. I am a card carrying Democratic evangelical. This is a well thought out supernatural plan. He (God) is saying you don't deserve a convention. Three years ago your president allowed many to die. Where do you get off thinking you rate a convention after that? Let's see what he (Bush) does this time around! Many may say that Cuba got hit bad, too. Nuff said!

lovable liberal said...

I don't accept that either. A merciful God wouldn't kill people just to stick his thumb in the Republicans' eye even if the Republicans deserve it.

The Daily McCain said...

John McCain has just announced an evacuation plan for Gulf residents for future hurricanes. Hilarious. Check it out on


Anonymous said...

The Falacy of the "COUNTRY FIRST" campaign


8/28/05 McCain Appeared On Face The Nation To Promote Progress In The War In Iraq,never mentions Katrina.

8/29/05 Hurricane Katrina touched down.

8/29/05 McCain is celebrating his birthday with President Bush in Arizona

9/16/05 McCain Warned Of Excessive Government Spending In Response To Hurricane Katrina

39 Senators Visited Post-Katrina New Orleans Before McCain

3/06 McCain's first post-hurricane visit to the region.

7/07 McCain back in New Orleans, held an open news conference, the purpose of the trip was officially a private fundraiser.

Contrast this schedule to Obama's. By February 2008, the Illinois Democrat, according to his website, had visited New Orleans five since Katrina struck. Those trips included public announcements about Gulf Coast recovery plans, tours of devastated areas, public speeches, and campaign events.


McCain Voted Against Emergency Funding Bill, Including $28 Billion for
Hurricane Relief. McCain voted against passage of the Emergency
Supplemental Appropriations of 2006. It would provide more than $28 billion
for hurricane relief, approximately $2.3 billion for pandemic flu
preparations and $1.9 billion for border security efforts. [2006 Senate
Vote #112, 5/4/2006]

McCain Voted Against Five Months of Medicaid For Hurricane Katrina
Victims. McCain voted against an amendment to provide emergency health care
and other relief for survivors of Hurricane Katrina. The amendment would
grant access to Medicaid to Hurricane Katrina victims for up to five
months; it also provided full federal funding for Medicaid in Louisiana,
Mississippi and Alabama for up to one year; provided $800 million to
compensate providers caring for Katrina evacuees; it temporarily suspended
the Medicare Part B late enrollment penalty; and permitted states hit by
Katrina or serving evacuees to access the TANF (Temporary Aid to Needy
Families) Contingency Fund. It would be offset with funds unspent by FEMA.
[2005 Senate Vote #285, 11/3/2005]

McCain Voted Twice Against Establishing A Commission To Study The
Response To Hurricane Katrina. McCain voted twice against establishing a
Congressional commission to examine Federal, State, and local response to
devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina in the U.S. Gulf Region; and
making immediate corrective measures to improve future responses. [2006
Senate Vote #6, 2/2/2006; 2005 Senate Vote #229, 9/14/2005]

McCain Opposed Granting Financial Relief To Those Affected By Hurricane
Katrina. In 2005, McCain voted against allowing up to 52 weeks of
unemployment benefits to individuals affected by Hurricane Katrina. [2005
Senate Vote #234, 9/15/2005]

MCCAIN/GUSTAV: Now timing is everything, here is a hurricane McCain can capitalize on politically.