Saturday, May 05, 2007

The Republicon Debate: An Open Letter

Dear Republicon Presidential Candidates:

Having read about the recent debate, I have to ask a question. Do you all realize that Ronald Reagan is dead and he's neither coming back nor channeling his 'wisdom' via you? I wonder.
When candidates have nothing fresh to offer, and have to walk on eggshells lest they offend one of the many factions of extremist nuts in their party, I can see why they'd want to hide behind a safe haven like Republicon folk hero Ronald Reagan.
Never mind that he was fully senile before he left office, and forget about Iran Contra, where he traded the Iranian hostage takers cash and guns for our 53 hostages and diverted the money to the Contras in illegal defiance of Congress, Reagan was the last Republicon any of you louses can point to as a winner.
But Reagan is dead and the current Republicon in the Oval Office has led a totally disastrous administration of bullies, liars, crooks and scumbags.
Yep, you war mongering, racist, queer hating, Bible thumping bunch of frauds have nothing to offer voters but more of the same maudlin, delusional policies that got us in this mess to begin with.
You invoke the ghost of Senile Ronnie while your true hero and partner in crime is ultra-rightwing foreigner Rupert Murdoch, who owns Fox News and is bent on world domination of all things media.
Please, do yourselves a favor and stop mentioning Ronald Reagan. He led this nation into record deficits it took the Democrats years to eliminate. His Hollywood-inspired gunslinger image was as real as the character he played in "Bedtime for Bonzo," and he left morons like W the inspiration to emulate him.
Your major candidates are adulterers, Bush sycophants and panderers without a fresh idea among them.
But truthfully, I can see why you all clung to the Reagan lifeboat as tightly as you did.
As much as I loathed that crooked old bastard, he was a better man than the lot of you.

1 comment:

The Dewey Dames said...

Whoooo!
Didn't it feel good to write that? Such a line of dead white males on the front page of the NYT yesterday.