Saturday, February 09, 2008

The Further Adventures of Chuck and Muck

Earlier this week, various rightwing blowhards were confronted with their own impotence as the G.O.P. faithful said "Fuck You Very Much" to the blowhards' golden boy, Mitt Romney.

And now that the self-proclaimed opinion leaders have had McCain crammed down their throats, the Republican electorate delivers another pimp slap to Limbaugh, Hewitt, Malkin and the sundry slappees who infest The Corner.

In Republican contests on Saturday, Mike Huckabee won in Kansas, an embarrassing setback for Senator John McCain as he tries to rally the party around him as the nominee. The candidates were battling in Louisiana and Washington, where the results were too close to call. The Associated Press called the Louisiana race for Mr. Huckabee.


The results on the Republican side provided some surprise, particularly since Mr. Huckabee's showings in Kansas and Louisiana came as Mr. McCain seemed headed to the nomination.

Mr. Huckabee declared that the voters had been heard from. "They spoke with one voice," he said. "They said I am the authentic conservative in this race."

The Huckster was a shoo-in in Kansas, where he promised the voters that, if he was elected, God created the world in seven days.

A triumphant Pastor Mike even taunted both the non-fundie wing of the right-wing establishment and Quittin' Mittens:

Later, after the results from Kansas were in, [Huckabee] said Republican leaders "ought to be begging me" to stay in.

"It's an awfully weak party that can't handle competition," he said. "Competition breeds excellence."

And Republicans breed with their cousins. It's called the Southern Strategy.

If McCain wants to hold his lead, he needs to stop mingling with those CPAC city slickers and start handling snakes.

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