Perhaps he'll have to wipe his ass with the flag or spit on a (non-gay) soldier or something. Rethugs know they can say whatever they want, possibly apologize "if anyone was offended by" what they said, and then wait out the left's feeble protestations while their whores in the librul media attend to sanitization detail. As Digby has chronicled, nobody can orchestrate a hissy fit like our friends the delicate little flowers of the GOP, whose feelings and patriotic sensitivities are as fragile as snowflakes.
Just imagine, however, the nookyular fallout that would occur if someone had uttered the librul equivalent of Dick Armey's latest verbal flatulence.
Because I'm lazy and because this blog is in some small way a personal diary, I'm just going to transcribe Digby's awesomeness . . .
Huzzah to Joan Walsh who has far, far more patience than I would have had in dealing with that misogynist moron, Dick Armey. What a piece of garbage:Mine too!Former Rep. Dick Armey (R-Texas) still needs some lessons in etiquette.If you are unfamiliar with Dick Armey's bizarroworld discussion about the economy, where the "income redistributonists" have screwed up the economy by not giving enough tax cuts to the rich, you will understand why we are in this mess today. (And you will understand why my head explodes when I see the Republicans on television sanctimoniously lecturing everyone about economics.
Armey, who once referred to fellow Rep. Barney Frank as "Barney Fag," lost his temper during an appearance with Salon Editor-in-Chief Joan Walsh on MSNBC's Hardball Wednesday, and lashed out, saying:I am so damn glad that you could never be my wife, 'cause I surely wouldn't have to listen to that prattle from you every day.Joan responded, "Well, that makes two of us." She'll have more to say in her blog later on. Video of the appearance is below [ed. note: In the original post]]; the exchange comes about 9:42 in.
Dick Armey is one of the foremost conservative economic gurus in the land and is one of the guys they turn to for serious policy advice. I'm not kidding.
Joan, you are my hero.
UPDATE 1/29/2008 9:53AM
Ugh . . . now we've got Mark Haines and Erin Burnett yuking it up with "Radio Talk Show Host" Rush Limbaugh on CNBC this morning. Gawd. Way to contribute to his legitimacy. I just called "Viewer Services" to complain. The nice lady on the phone said she'd be glad to pass my comments on to the Director of Programming. Right.