Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Ass Clown Special Achievement Award for September, 2020

Last Friday I awarded the Right-Cheek Ass Clown award for this month to Attorney General William Barr. It was his third award, and richly deserved. But while the award was righteous, I agonized a great deal over the selection because, as I noted at the time, there were so many well-qualified candidates. So many, in fact, that I have decided - for the second time in the history of this award - to present an extra, out-of-cycle award.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Readers, 

The Ass Clown Special Achievement Award
September, 2020

Is presented (for the seventh time, either as an individual or a shared award) to

The Republican Party

The behavior of Der Furor - his coarseness, his contempt for the law and the dignity of his office, and his utter lack of qualifications the position he holds - is offensive to millions of Americans of all races, religions, and economic backgrounds. But no matter how outrageous his conduct and no matter the damage he inflicts on our country and our standing in the world, he continues to be supported and enabled by a Republican party interested only in the perpetuation of its conservative agenda ... an agenda that is increasingly at odds with the needs and desires of an evolving American population. As long as the GOP is able to churn out battalions of young, deeply conservative judges in assembly line fashion, slash taxes on the wealthy and big business, and eliminate regulations that promote workplace safety and a clean and healthy environment, Republicans are perfectly willing to let Der Furor get away with behavior and conduct which, had it been done by a Democratic president, would have them screaming bloody murder until their heads exploded.

This is, you may recall, the party which ignored its responsibility to justice and the nation by stubbornly refusing to call a single witness, subpoena a single document, or say so much as a potentially critical word about the defendant during Der Furor's impeachment trial.

I am not the first person to note the moral bankruptcy of the Republican party, nor will I be the last. The willingness of Republicans to cast away conservative principles in support of a manifestly unfit president is a shameful blot on the party that still has the nerve to invoke the name of presidents like Lincoln and Eisenhower. The Republicans have aided and abetted crude and unpresidential behavior that has caused damage it will take decades to repair ... if, indeed, it can be repaired at all. They have earned the disgust and condemnation of Americans who still believe in the Constitution, the rule of law, and the dignity of the office of the president.

Ladies and Gentlemen, Dear Readers, the second-ever Ass Clown Special achievement award is presented to the Republican Party. The nation needs a party that can represent the traditional conservative values of prudent and responsible government ... but today's GOP is not it.

Have a good day. More thoughts coming.


Note: the last award presented to the GOP was in April of this year. You can go back and read it here; I should have just copied it into this one.

1 comment:

Mike said...

And they're not going to change anytime soon.