Even MSNBC Thinks Republicans Say Really Stupid ThingsJune 15, 2009 at 8:51 am | Posted in American politics | Leave a comment
The Hill writes, “In recent weeks, GOP leaders and rank-and-file members have offered stinging rebukes of the Democratic control in Washington in terms that Democrats say have gone over the line. Last week, House Minority Whip Eric Cantor said Obama’s handling of the faltering U.S. auto industry is ‘almost like looking at Putin’s Russia.’
That came as Rep. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) was drawing heat from Democrats for saying that he told Chinese leaders that ‘the budget numbers that the U.S. has put forward should not be believed’ and that Congress would spend more than what is contained in the budget.”
Just asking, but hasn’t this been one of the GOP’s biggest problems since Obama became president? Republicans have legitimate things to criticize, but their rhetoric has sometimes been way too hot — and has gotten in the way of the party’s message.
And here’s another stupid remark: “A prominent South Carolina Republican killed his Facebook page Sunday after being caught likening the First Lady to an escaped gorilla. Commenting on a report posted to Facebook about a gorilla escape at a zoo in Columbia, S.C., Friday, longtime GOP activist Rusty DePass wrote, ‘I’m sure it’s just one of Michelle’s ancestors — probably harmless.’ Busted by South Carolina political blogger Will Folks, DePass told WIS-TV in Columbia, ‘I am as sorry as I can be if I offended anyone. The comment was clearly in jest.’ Then he added, ‘The comment was hers, not mine,’ claiming Michelle Obama made a recent remark about humans descending from apes. The Daily News could find no such comment.”