Sunday, July 12, 2009
"Ass of the Week" Elected Young Rethug Chair
Former (and still champion) "Ass of the Week" Audra Shay has been elected chair of the "Young" Republicans by a vote of 470-415. The small-bore racist's election was characterized as resulting from "sexual innuendo" against her 20-something rival, Rachel Hoff, "intimidation," and "near fist-fights" on the floor of the convention.
While one delegate said Shay's election would "set the party back 30 years," we would like to introduce a little reality into this spectacle. We have long called the Republican Party the "Rethugs" for good reason. The party of Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt and Eisenhower was captured years ago, lock- stock- and barrel by the most extremist right-wing fringe -- exclusive of the Aryan Nation/ White Power movement. Now we're not so sure there's a line distinguishing them from each other.
They're know-nothing, "no"-everything thugs. Period. End of story.