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October 19, 2006

They're Onto Us

From Slate's "Today's Paper":

The Democrats' Plans: The WSJ notes that Majority Whip Roy Blunt, R-Mo., sent an email to the media Tuesday explaining what Democrats will do if they capture the House: "plot to establish a Department of Peace, raise your taxes and minimize penalties for crack dealers." Although his information seems to be solid, obviously he missed some of the other major initiatives planned, such as furloughing Willie Horton again and buying new pink Cadillacs for the nation's welfare queens.

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He forgot the part where we ratify the Homosexual Agenda (TM)! Vive La Revolucion!

(Yes that's Spanish - yet another part of our nefarious goals.) :)

Posted by: weboy | Oct 19, 2006 9:50:19 AM

That was cute Ezra.

Citing items that are definitely rooted in proposed items by the ultra-Left (Hon. Dennis Kucinich proposal; Hon. Nancy Pelosi 100 hr. proposal) and tying them to fiction in the form of hysteria.

I did almost the same thing here yesterday, but from a different angle.

Posted by: Guy Montag | Oct 19, 2006 10:04:18 AM

That Montag considers Pelosi to be the ultra-left is a sure sign of how extreme he is.

Posted by: mrgumby2u | Oct 19, 2006 11:43:19 AM

Behind every bit of humor is a grain of truth.....and the Democratic party has been fighting this image for the last 40 years or so.

Wonder why?

Posted by: Fred Jones | Oct 19, 2006 11:50:24 AM

Fred,
Wonder why?
Because there's no new rhetoric under the sun? Because it's fun to imply that every ridiculous bit of Republican (or, for that matter, Democratic) demagoguery has its basis in the cold hard fact of the other side's moral and intellectual inferiority?
I give up. You've stumped me. Why is it?

Posted by: Ursula | Oct 19, 2006 12:07:08 PM

Blunt also forgot to accuse Dems of wanting to run up huge deficits. I wonder why?

Posted by: Chris | Oct 19, 2006 12:44:08 PM

I wonder when Fred stopped beating his wife and kicking his dog.

Seriously though, I'm a little upset that someone leaked the crack dealer plans.

Posted by: Stacy | Oct 19, 2006 12:46:29 PM

The grain of truth is "raise your taxes".

Say it ain't so.

Posted by: Fred Jones | Oct 19, 2006 1:35:57 PM

It ain't so Fred - there will probably be no movement to, as Bush says, "make the tax cuts permanent" that will expire in 2010. That won't be an issue in this Congress, since they'll be running again in, oh, 2008, when taxes will probably be part of the presidential campaign and we can all discuss it further. Bush is unlikely to sign anything that looks like a tax increase... which by the way is why this whole "whooo! whoo! Be afraid of a Democratic House" thing is so silly - Bush is likely to (finally) wield a veto pen and only compromise will probably get anything done. So no Fred, none of the mythical agenda is likely to come through - and let me tell you, there's going to be hell to pay at brunch. :) Cause that Homosexual Agenda (TM) is pretty darn stylish.

Posted by: weboy | Oct 19, 2006 2:01:16 PM

Whoever gets elected in 2008 will have to raise taxes.

Posted by: Sanpete | Oct 19, 2006 2:28:42 PM

Whoever gets elected in 2008 will have to raise taxes.

Yeah, but if it's a Republican, they'll raise them in the Wall Street Journal-approved fashion, by contracting out tax collection services for low-income Americans to Halliburton mercenaries.

Posted by: Chris | Oct 19, 2006 2:43:02 PM

The grain of truth is "raise your taxes".

Say it ain't so.

Posted by: Fred Jones

You've discovered our fiendish plan, Fred. We'll raise taxes back to their levels during the Black Nineties, use a divided government to let each party keep the other relatively sortakindamaybe fiscally responsible, and use more budget surpluses like the one produced under Clinton to balance the budget... MUHUHAHAHAH!

Posted by: Cyrus | Oct 19, 2006 2:43:17 PM

plot to establish a Department of Peace

To hell with that..let's propose re-renaming the Defense Department as the War Department, like it used to be when the Greatest Generation The World Has Ever Known kicked some ass! It's more honest, and we might as well have all the cards on the table.

Posted by: DonBoy | Oct 19, 2006 4:16:48 PM

Talk about the dog that didn't bark: in Blunt's litany, the usual complaint that the Dems will try to impeach Dear Leader was left out. No doubt Blunt realizes that most people don't care about the bumpy ride Bush will face if the Dems take one of the Houses. Or even more likely, Blunt doesn't really much care himself.

Posted by: kth | Oct 20, 2006 12:06:56 AM

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