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Saturday, May 20, 2006

Fun with Larry Bud Mehlman

(Keywords: , , , running in the wrong direction)

The Capital Times reports that the Chairman of the Republican National Committee, Ken Mehlman, spoke to wisconsinites in Appleton friday night.

APPLETON - The November election will be a crucial turning point for Wisconsin and the nation, the chairman of the Republican National Committee told more than 600 Wisconsin Republicans at their state convention here Friday night.

Chairman Ken Mehlman, campaign manager for Bush/Cheney in 2004, told the GOP faithful at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel that this election will rank with turning points in history such as the civil rights movement and the defeat of communism.

The vital issues this time are the war on terrorism, the global economy and the prospect of activist judges deciding people's lives, he said, adding that it will be "our values versus liberal interests."

"Our nation is at war, and we need leaders who understand war," Mehlman said. "Our nation faces competition, and we need leaders who understand that the way to win that competition is to keep our nation and state competitive. We need to make sure we elect leaders who understand the job of legislators and the job of judges and know the difference."

I know, I'm asking the same questions. There are 600 republicans left? Does he really think the average american is all het up over 'activist judges'? That's what the GOP is going to run on? I may be an atheist, but thank Jesus.

He praised President Bush for taking the war on terror to the enemy and criticized former presidents for taking little action against terrorist attacks before 9/11, such as the taking of hostages in Iran in 1979 and the first attack on the World Trade Center in 1993.

That's right, the 9/11 invocation isn't working anymore, so Ken's going all the way back to the iranian revolution. What a putz.

If, as Ken says, this is his 'values versus liberal interests,' let's tick off what his party's values are. Bigotry, hatred, war, death, poverty, a total lack of any diplomacy, an energy policy that's driven gas prices through the roof, pollution, a complete disinterest in scientific fact (which, in turn, is a complete disinterest in reality), an indifference to womens' rights, an indifference to the civil rights of anyone other than christian fundamentalists, and lies.

Did I forget anything? Oh, yeah. Being the most corrupt gang of criminals since Teapot Dome. The GOP likes to call itself 'the party of ideas'. The problem is, they're the party of bad ideas.

And if they want to run on ideas and fears most americans have rejected, I welcome their campaign. Bet on that swayback horse right up to november, Ken.

It's the best thing you could do for the nation.