Lil Lindsey stamps his feet and DEMANDS!! Oy.
Here’s what you get when you send fertilizer over to Egypt and expect the results to be anything less explosive than the Oklahoma City/Timothy McVeigh car bomb.
Tea party experts on diplomacy and foreign affairs, stalwarts Michele Bachmann, Louie Gohmert and Steve King spent this past weekend in Egypt thanking the country’s military for overthrowing their elected government. Rumor has it that their real purpose in going there was to get tips on how to overthrow a government because they have plans to do that here in the states.
When it came time to demonstrate this troika’s understanding of the unrest in Eqypt, they began what can best be described as a Saturday Night Live sketch. Oh, this is priceless. During the threesome’s speeches, they constantly blamed the Muslim Brotherhood for the 9/11 attacks in the U.S.
“We have seen the threat that the Muslim Brotherhood has posed here for the people in Egypt. We have seen the threat that the Muslim Brotherhood has posed around the world. We stand against this great evil. We are not for them. We remember who caused 9/11 in America. We remember who it was that killed 3,000 brave Americans. We have not forgotten.”
So much for our Tea party knuckleheads’ understanding of the actual 9/11 details:
In fact, the 9/11 Commission determined that Osama bin Laden and his Al-Qaeda terrorist network were responsible for orchestrating the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 (not the Muslim Brotherhood). Following the attack, the Muslim Brotherhood “strongly condemned” the action.
Deposed Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, who was a top Muslim Brotherhood leader at the time of the attacks, called them “a wrong act which we denounce regardless of its doer.”
So this blathering trio, los tres amigos de locura (insanity) continued their road show, gaff after gaff. They hardly got a fact right. What they were doing in Egypt is anyone's guess. A pending war action in Syria, a total failure by President Obama's official emissaries John McCain and Lindsey Graham 10 days earlier that then these "saviors" pop up, to add to the hijinx.
Lorne Michaels once used a Sarah Palin speech, word for word, as an opening for SNL. It was delivered by Tina Fey. It brought down the house. And when the real Sarah Palin then stepped on the stage, the roar could be heard around the world. You have to hand it to Sarah, she knew she was a joke and was a good sport about it.
Here’s the next verbatim sketch from the comic geniuses at SNL: Bachmann, Gohmert, and King face the people of Egypt. You'll fight to keep a straight face.
I loved CHINATOWN, the movie. It's one of my favorites for so many reasons. And there's one exchange with Jack Nicholson (Jake Gittes) and Faye Dunaway (Evelyn Mulwray) where Nicholson wants the truth about Dunaway's relationship with her "daughter." It goes like this:
Evelyn Mulwray: She's my daughter.
[Gittes slaps Evelyn]
Jake Gittes: I said I want the truth!
Evelyn Mulwray: She's my sister...
Evelyn Mulwray: She's my daughter...
Evelyn Mulwray: My sister, my daughter.
Jake Gittes: I said I want the truth!
Evelyn Mulwray: She's my sister AND my daughter!
And so a similar situation exists with Senator Lindsay Graham. He can't quite bring himself to tell the truth. If this was the public interrogating him on the NSA, Sequestration, Benghazi, Obama's performance, it would be:
Graham: It's, the Democrats who F'd up. We had to do the sequestration. They made us do it.
Graham: They elected the Black guy.
Public: I said I want the truth.
Graham: That is the truth. I swear. We can't have a... one of them running things.
Graham: Besides, the president knew Benghazi was going to happen and refused to act. Then he covered it up. Ask McCain. He's the one who I work for. He'll tell you. And sequestration? We only went along to teach the... Obama a lesson.
Graham: Why'd you hit me. I'm talking.
Public: That one's for being such a jerk. Does the name Nancy Mace ring a bell?
Graham: Nancy Mace. I know a Nancy Grace.
Graham: Yes, yes, I know her. The Tea Party's is using her to expose me for being a RINO. I'll tell you anything you want to know if you can stop her from primarying me.
Public: We want the truth about sequestration. How is Obama's really handling foreign threats in the Middle East? Are you going to vote to shut down our country over the budget and Obamacare?
Graham: Okay, okay. I'll talk. I'll talk. But only to Candy Crowley. And please, save me from a primary. Nancy Macy might beat me then I'll be jobless like all the others who I took away their livelihoods with my austerity votes.
So that's all it takes is slapping spineless officials around with a primary threat and their true colors come out. How's that yellow suit go with your silver hair, Lindsey?
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I was hoping to grab a video of this Moment of Li'l Lindsey, and thanks to Think Progress, voilà, my wish came true.
He was on Meet the Press this morning driving home the point that the GOP's fake attempts at outreach to Latino voters (and anyone else who isn't white,Christian, and male, for that matter) better work or the party will be toast in '16.
They're starting to realize that a white minority is in their future, so Lindsey's advice is to hold their collective nose and try to fool a more diverse electorate into believing their new and not-improved message:
If we don’t pass immigration reform , if we don’t get it off the table in a reasonable, practical way, it doesn’t matter who you run in 2016.
We’re in a demographic death spiral as a party, and the only way we can get back in good graces with the Hispanic community, in my view, is pass comprehensive immigration reform. If you don’t do that, it really doesn’t matter who we run, in my view.
Even if the GOP agrees to some version of immigration reform, do voters seriously think Republicans will have done so willingly? Or genuinely? If they do, it's up to the rest of us to set them straight.
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