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Socialist Countries To The Rescue In the Gulf – The New Republican Line!

In the Republican Party’s attempt to be on the opposite side of everything President Obama does, they often do the exact opposite of what their party has always believed in. It’s pretty funny when you think about it, because I think a lot of it isn’t calculated at all, it’s just boneheaded mistakes. It is one of the reasons why I’m not very worried about the elections in November and then again in 2012. The latest is some on the right making up shit and saying that Obama has turned down help from foreign nations. First of all it isn’t true, there are 15 different nations flying flags in the Gulf. Besides that, some of these countries coming to the rescue are <whisper> socialist. Which of course doesn’t matter at all, but to the new leaders of the Republican Party like Liz Cheney, Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck, apparently they are too stupid to realize what they’ve done. Don’t anyone tell them.

Bob Cesca is the man and tipped us all off to this from Steve Benen who also is the man. First a piece from Awesome Bob…

Since when are the American Exceptionalists on the far-right in favor of asking foreign countries to swoop in and save America?

Oh I know. Since they decided that they believe in nothing other than the exact opposite of what the president does.

The link goes to Steve Benen’s piece which lays out the lies from Palin, Beck and Cheney about not accepting help from foreign nations and then Steve says…

And third, aside from the simple facts of the matter, I’m not even sure why the angry right is taking this talking point seriously. What’s the message here? That President Obama is opposed to international cooperation? Isn’t that Republicans’ job?

I get the sense conservatives are so desperate to attack the White House over the BP spill that it’s clouded their judgment, leading to nonsensical talking points like this one.

I get the feeling sometimes the Michelle Bachman is behind the curtain feeding these boneheads their talking points. You have to give them credit for diversity when it comes to employing simpletons.

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June 21, 2010 - Posted by | BP Oil Spill, Politics, President Barack Obama, Republican Party

2 Comments »

  1. So you have proven numerous sources incorrect http://news.yahoo.com/s/csm/20100619/ts_csm/309392

    http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/06/14/1680503/fla-republicans-ask-obama-to-waive.html

    http://hawaiireporter.com/obama-should-waive-jones-act-for-foreign-aid-in-bp-oil-spill-clean-up-hawaii-congressman-says/

    As Joe Obiden said to the unions “we owe you” and now they won’t set the Jones act aside to pay them back.

    Comment by atlanta ralph | June 21, 2010 | Reply

  2. As a socialist, I would be interested to know which countries they are naming as such – it’s often quite funny to see how “socialism” evolves on the Republican tongue. Other nations sharing the GoM with us rely somewhat more heavily on it than we do and their entire livelihood depends on it thriving. It shouldn’t even be a matter of the mighty imperial US asking for help, but rather a non-negotiable situation as our lack of ability to resolve this should be construed as an act of aggression.

    Comment by werk | June 22, 2010 | Reply


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