Dumbos, the Elephants, Revisited

Yesterday, we looked at a couple of Rethuglican Dumbos. But were their remarks the dumbest of the dumb? They have some mighty stiff competition!

From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:

WASHINGTON — Michael Steele, the new Republican National Chairman, wants to rebrand the GOP in a new image.

Time will tell whether the Republican Party is prepared for the changes Steele has in mind.

In an interview today with Washington Times, Steele disclosed that he is working on a public relations campaign that seeks to apply GOP principles to “urban-suburban hip-hop settings.”

What Steele has in mind, he says, will “surprise everyone” and be “off the hook.”

Original DVD cover.

“We need messengers to really capture that region — young, Hispanic, black, a cross section … We need to uptick our image with everyone, including one-armed midgets.” said Steele, who was lieutenant governor in Maryland.

Republicans looking for a blunt leader can stop their search.

“We missed the mark in the past, which is why we are in the crapper now,” he said.

To those who doubt his capabilities, Steele had this message: “I say to them, ‘Stuff it’.”

Wonder what his rap name is going to be. Certainly not Stainless Steele.

From Top of the Ticket at the Los Angeles Times:

The controversy over the validity of Barack Obama’s birth certificate is back on a burner with firebrand conservative Alan Keyes making serious new charges.

In a video [at link above] released Friday, Keyes, who lost to Obama in the 2004 U.S. Senate race in Illinois that launched the new president’s national political career, calls Obama a communist and usurper and says he refuses to acknowledge the validity of Obama’s inauguration over lingering questions in the minds of many conspiracists about the 44th president’s birthplace.

The U.S. Constitution requires any president be born an American citizen.

In June, the Obama campaign released to The Ticket a copy of the then-senator’s Hawaiian birth certificate [copy at link]. But stubbornly persistent critics demand to see the original, which the state has refused to provide, citing personal privacy reasons.

And the critics, including Keyes explaining here, cite Obama relatives in Kenya as saying he was actually born there in his father’s native land when his American mother was too young to pass on her U.S. citizenship.

In December, as The Ticket reported here, the Supreme Court dismissed without comment a New Jersey lawsuit seeking to bar Obama’s inauguration due to questions over his actual citizenship.

From Crooks & Liars:

[…] Alan Keyes, in an interview with a reporter from KHAS-TV, filmed outside a fundraiser for the AAA Crisis Pregnancy Center in Hastings, Neb., said this:

    “Obama is a radical communist, and I think it is becoming clear. That is what I told people in Illinois and now everybody realizes it’s true,” said Keyes, who ran unsuccessfully against Obama for the state’s open Senate seat in 2004. “He is going to destroy this country, and we are either going to stop him or the United States of America is going to cease to exist.”


This is classic right-wing eliminationism: Depicting the opposition as the embodiment of evil, intent on destroying the nation. For militia/Patriot types, this kind of rhetoric also becomes a call to action.

P.S. And then there’s Bobby Jindal….



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25 responses to “Dumbos, the Elephants, Revisited

  1. Dusty

    After posting the video of Keyes disgusting diatribe about Obama, I have nothing but contempt for that fu¢ktard.

    Steele is simply a friggin tool. I love Stainless Steele~W00t! 😉

    • i have nothing but contempt for keyes, because he more or less disowned his daughter, because she’s a lesbian. sorry, but your kids are your kids, and if you can’t love them, there’s something very wrong with you, not them.

  2. Ram Venkatararam

    apply GOP principles to “urban-suburban hip-hop settings”? This I have to see…

    “out of the trough on off the hook!” could be the CD title…

    • i, for one, can’t wait for the next rethuglican national convention. imagine all the people in the audience when all the rappers are on stage performing. 😯 they’ll get cramps in their fingers from clutching their wallets as they look on in fear. 😆

  3. Steele as Flavor Flav? I don’t know whether to laugh or cry.

    • laugh until you cry, neon vincent. it’ll be good for you! 😉 actually, i restrained myself and didn’t give steely steele flav’s horned helmet. i have to say, i was tempted.

  4. Dusty

    Don’t forget the neocon’s favorite PAC is going to be held soon…CPAC.

    All the wingtards show up for it…so Steele gets another chance to shoot himself in the foot.. 😉

  5. nightowl724

    Poster. Funny.

    Steele. Funny.

    Truth stranger than fiction!

    Da GOP in da hood!

    “Stuff it.” “Beat it.”

    Rap name? One-Armed Midget!

  6. Yo, yo, yo, M-Stee and Key-Puff be getting down with the tizzle cutz dizzle and takin’ care o’ the shnizzle whizzle.
    And that Bobby Jindal/Kenneth thing–girl, you make me swoon.

  7. jeb

    It’s horrible. We have to get all of the records to find out if the President was actually born on US soil or this country is finished. Just like we needed to get the records to show our previous President didn’t actually desert from his National Guard unit during wartime to go on a nine month binge and get the police records to show that our previous Vice-President wasn’t actually blotto when he shot another man in the face with a shotgun… Oh wait, skip those last two, only the first one is important.

  8. jeb

    I think Stainless is on the right track personally. Wouldn’t you agree that the Rethuglican Party is da bomb?

  9. distributorcap

    as much as we can mock these fools and asses – i find it scary that this party is becoming more and more lunatic fringe. how about mary matalin calling this a mini-crisis, or bunning predicting the death of ginsburg, or shelby

    this is getting to be germany 1933 in way too many ways….

    • dcAp,
      it is scary, but, in a way, i think it’s a good thing. let the far right reveal themselves to be the lunatics they are. they will lose support, not gain converts. this will be either the end or the splitting of the rethug party. either way, they will be weakened. this really is the time for a third party to make its move.

  10. The best thing about the GOP scrambling for a new image is that it’ll attract only the biggest drooling imbeciles in America. You know, people who won’t go near a voting machine because they’re afraid the touch-screen will steal their thoughts.

    • 😆 after watching the response to limpdick at c-pac today, i doubt that any of them have any thoughts. they just jump up and clap when the electric current goes thought the seats.