Thursday, November 06, 2008

Bi-partisan Cabinet

Ok, I know I am not the only dem-backer thinking the following when I hear all this talk about "centrism" and Obama going for a "bi-partisan cabinet": ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND?!
Rachel Maddow last night was spot on with her doubts of this (the cabinet bit at least) even being possible. O-man, it's great you want to set aside differences, but let's look at facts, here.
The GOP is a dishonorable, extremist party that is full of wingnuts.
They are still guided by the policies of Rove.
They are crediting their defeat to McCain not bringing up Ayers, Wright and other meaningless shit up early or frequently enough. In other words: they didn't smear you hard enough.
They refuse to take responsibility for any of their actions.
The GOP is the party that crowed about "having a mandate" and "political capital" with barely 51% of the vote in 2004. Now that we beat their asses into a pulp this election - 6% margin, popular vote, DOUBLE EV votes, gains in BOTH houses - they scream and flail that we DON'T have a "mandate". What the fuck ever.
Some GOP dude already said NO to a rumor that he would be pegged for your cabinet.
Does this sound like a group that wants to "work with you"?
Uh, no.
And this all goes double for the Secretary of Defense position. If that person is not a Democrat, I'm going to be furious.

Granted, there may be one or two of them who can be worked with, but this is going to the exception and not the norm. The wingnut faction long ago ran out of most of the reasonable members of that party. Look at Chafee, for chrissake. He now runs Independent and thinks the GOP is fucking crazy.
The Republican Party of old - the one Abe Lincoln hailed from - is long dead.
P.S. OH MY GOD! I can actually watch television news again without wanting to kill people. This is great!