Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Republicans: They Still Know How to Hate

I guess with the purging of moderates, the Republicans can be more open with their hate.

South Dakota senator John Thune opposes Obama naming a gay person as a Supreme Court judge.

But conservative leaders have warned the nomination of a gay or lesbian justice could complicate Obama’s effort to confirm a replacement for Souter, and another Republican senator on Wednesday warned a gay nominee would be too polarizing.

“I know the administration is being pushed, but I think it would be a bridge too far right now,” said GOP Chief Deputy Whip John Thune. “It seems to me this first pick is going to be a kind of important one, and my hope is that he'll play it a little more down the middle. A lot of people would react very negatively.”

I don't think this would be particularly polarizing. In fact, I don't think anything resembling a majority would care at all. With Maine today, 5 states have now have legalized gay marriage and we're probably looking at least 2 more (NH and NY), as well as Washington DC, by the end of the year. It would anger conservatives, but they are angry anyway. So who cares.

Meanwhile, Kos points us to this lovely ice cream flavor created by the Republican Women of Clifton (VA):

In Honor of the 44th President of the United States, Baskin-Robbins Ice Cream has issued a new flavor, ” Barocky Road.” Barocky Road is a blend of half Vanilla, half Chocolate, and surrounded by Nuts and Flakes. The Vanilla portion of the mix is not openly advertised and usually denied as an ingredient. The Nuts and Flakes are all very bitter and hard to swallow. The Cost is $100.00 per scoop.

When purchased, it will be presented to you in a large beautiful cone, but then the Ice Cream is taken away and given to the person in line behind you. Thus you are left with an empty Wallet, no change, holding an empty cone, with no hope of getting any Ice Cream.

Oh, that's just freaking hilarious...

And finally, it looks like Jeff Sessions (Segregationist-AL) will be the #2 ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, replacing Arlen Specter. What are Sessions' qualifications? Well, he once claimed the NAACP was a communist-inspired organization and a former subordinate said that Sessions liked the Ku Klux Klan, at least before he understood that some of their members liked to smoke pot. Which is the single worst reason to change your mind about the KKK that could possibly exist.

So yeah, the Republicans are really rocking the hate right now. This should really help them become relevant again!