Thursday, July 27, 2006

Shhh! Don't Call Me A Republican!

The right-wing has been excellent in its reframing campaign so that now honest feminist goddesses are treated like something with five-and-a-half bright red eyeballs and liberals are the next thing to be destroyed on the to-do lists of most wingnuts. But is it ever enjoyable to watch them score one in their own goal!

"Republican" is now a bad word:

How bad is the political environment for House Republicans? So bad, apparently, that even the party's leadership won't even admit that they are Republicans in their campaign ads this year, as The Hill's Jonathan E. Kaplan reports.

Rep. Tom Reynolds (R-N.Y.), who is in charge of keeping Congress in GOP hands this fall, surprised the political establishment yesterday by airing an early television advertisement that made no mention of his party affiliation.


In addition, Reynolds, a 30-year veteran of upstate New York politics and a former GOP minority leader in the state Assembly, is one of several House GOP leaders who do not mention their party affiliation on their campaign websites. In ads posted on their sites, Majority Whip Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Republican Conference Chairwoman Deborah Pryce (R-Ohio) also do not state their Republican credentials.

The Republican party has done such a great job in destroying the institutions and the economy of this country that the only people who now revel in their Republicanity are the billionaires at Haliburton and Exxon. And they don't own enough votes, yet.

Instead, we are going to have a humongous number of candidates who have forgotten what party they belong to. Fun for all.