By Dan Perin
If it weren’t so darn serious, I would have a break down laughing at the Republican crazies out there. To name just a couple of highlights:
Andrew Brietbart thinks Sarah Palin is “too big” to be President. Quoted from an associate editor at The Atlantic.
"I think the presidency is beneath her. There's more power in being Oprah Winfrey than in being Barack Obama. It would be my goal for Palin to become Oprah and be the ultimate kingmaker for twenty-odd years. Oprah anointed Barack Obama."
Michele Bachmann (Or here: http://www.thedailybeast.com/blogs-and-stories/2009-05-04/rep-michele-bachmannrsquos-wackiest-moments/) has formed an exploratory committee suggesting a run for the presidency in 2012. (From the Daily Kos.) This is the woman who didn’t know that the “shot heard round the world,” referring to the start of the American Revolution, was not fired in New Hampshire, but in Massachusetts. This is but one of her many gaffs when attempting to talk about the history or Constitution of the United States.
The Daily Show offered its best gotcha-media perspective on Republicans' criticism of Obama's actions in Libya. Just a few weeks ago, prominent GOPers like John McCain and John Bolton insisted that a no-fly zone would be the best action the United States could take in the warring North African nation. When Obama committed to the no-fly zone with U.N. support, the same camp was quick to scold the President for his lack of leadership in gathering support for a no-fly zone.
Like I said, if it wasn’t so serious I’d be laughing. But I am NOT laughing. I think it is just about time to send the Republican Party to Exile Island where they fight the Dodo Bird to see who gets to be restored to the world. I’m betting on the Dodo Bird!
Just saying . . .