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The Velveteen Ocelot

(116,664 posts)
8. They just keep getting worse, don't they?
Fri Sep 7, 2012, 01:00 AM
Sep 2012

I remember watching the Watergate hearings, and cheering loudly while watching that asshole's resignation speech on TV. In fact, I kept that little black & white TV as a souvenir. After he resigned I was so relieved, assuming we'd never have such a douche as a president ever again.

But then there was Ronald Reagan. By his second term I was starting to miss Nixon, just a little bit.

Bush I was more annoying than truly loathsome, but I was very glad when Clinton handed him his ass.

Bush II, however, was even worse than Nixon or Reagan. He was far dumber than Nixon and more craven and cowardly than either of them. When his second term was over and he slithered back to Texas I thought, once again, that he was the worst possible president and we'll never see a worse one. And Cheney, who was almost certainly calling the shots most of the time, is pure evil.

Had John McCain been elected I don't think he would have been worse than Bush - though he'd have been pretty bad - but holy moly, did we dodge a bullet! If he had won and the strain of the job did him in, Sarah Palin's presidency would have been horrific beyond comprehension.

Fast forward to 2011 and the GOP primaries. Every last one of them was a terrifying mix of stupidity, lunacy and evil. Even Bush II started to look almost normal compared to these mutants. Romney and Ryan prove that the GOP has become utterly debased. It is not a legitimate political party any more. I don't know what it is, but it scares me.

They keep getting worse jsr Sep 2012 #1
hear, hear iemitsu Sep 2012 #2
AND WORSER HowHasItComeToThis Sep 2012 #3
His Pathetic Little Chimperial Majesty RoccoR5955 Sep 2012 #4
I agree. I've never really hated any Republican, but these 2, yeah. Booster Sep 2012 #5
I confess I still hate the chimpster and chief and his henchman Darth Chenny more... jimlup Sep 2012 #6
I missed Nixon, but went through the same process with the rest LadyHawkAZ Sep 2012 #7
How do you propose to "break" the republican party? onenote Sep 2012 #38
I didn't know I had to come up with a plan, too LadyHawkAZ Sep 2012 #39
Hey, let's just start with national domination and we can build from there! onenote Sep 2012 #40
"First we take Manhattan, hifiguy Sep 2012 #41
No dark castle? No robed minions? No scorpion pits LadyHawkAZ Sep 2012 #47
They just keep getting worse, don't they? The Velveteen Ocelot Sep 2012 #8
I watched Tricky Dick resign with my dad in our living room. hifiguy Sep 2012 #14
OMG, I can't stop laughing! The Velveteen Ocelot Sep 2012 #16
Tell us how you really feel XemaSab Sep 2012 #17
You Sir, are a true wordsmith. ipfilter Sep 2012 #24
Laughing so hard, got tears in my eyes tilsammans Sep 2012 #26
Why are you being so soft on Romney and Ryan jberryhill Sep 2012 #9
I really needed that laugh right now. hifiguy Sep 2012 #11
You, sir, insult the fecal primate spirochetes jberryhill Sep 2012 #12
Hey! Spirochete Sep 2012 #34
It was you I had in mind, drippy one jberryhill Sep 2012 #35
it's not just them... ibegurpard Sep 2012 #10
Maybe GOP-ism should be classified as a mental disorder in the DSM LiberalEsto Sep 2012 #45
When I talk about what I want to do to rMoney and rAyn, I get scolded for using violent metaphors. backscatter712 Sep 2012 #13
If I could recommend this a few more times, you know I would! lonestarnot Sep 2012 #15
When watching Joe Biden and listening to his speech this evening ... Tx4obama Sep 2012 #18
Those are truly bad guys but the two asjr Sep 2012 #19
The entire Republican Party gets worse each year aint_no_life_nowhere Sep 2012 #20
Each one WORSE than the one that came before. nt Raine Sep 2012 #21
It's the unapologetic heartlessness of this pair that gets to me... Princess Turandot Sep 2012 #22
kick for the morning crowd hifiguy Sep 2012 #23
ReThugs haven't done a very good job of picking presidents Auntie Bush Sep 2012 #25
W and Cheney are war criminals responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands. Nye Bevan Sep 2012 #27
If Romney and Ryan get into the White House they will be responsible for more. Kalidurga Sep 2012 #28
They were horrible, unspeakable. But if those two shitheels hifiguy Sep 2012 #30
You spoke for me too nt Progressive dog Sep 2012 #29
Bush/Cheney still hold the title for me.... lastlib Sep 2012 #31
Me too, but R/R are too close behind them for my comfort. n/t Cleita Sep 2012 #42
Promote the private sector, not the privileged sector Bernardo de La Paz Sep 2012 #32
That was one of the best lines of the convention. hifiguy Sep 2012 #33
Tricky Dick's looking better every day... alterfurz Sep 2012 #36
Only to those who weren't around to remember him or have forgotten onenote Sep 2012 #37
Really, if I were a monkey I'd be insulted. They're so cute! mnhtnbb Sep 2012 #43
I actually find myself missing Nixon slackmaster Sep 2012 #44
kick one_voice Sep 2012 #46
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