And then he goes to sleep and forgets he woke up to smell the coffee:
Monday, May 3, 2010by Burt Prelutsky
The danger of the Tea Party movement, a movement I very much applaud, is that they will insist on litmus tests for GOP candidates, while ignoring geography and constituencies. The problem is that if you insist on comparing every Republican to, say, a Paul Ryan or a Michele Bachmann, and withholding your support if they don’t quite measure up, you make it easier for Democrats to be elected.
This year, we need to win an additional 41 seats in order to wrench the speakership away from Mrs. Pelosi, otherwise known as the Wicked Witch of the West, and if some of those 41 aren’t exactly clones of Ronald Reagan, I’m here to remind you that if you had tested the Gipper for conservative purity, even he would have failed!
Mind you, he was asleep for three days.
Thursday, May 6, 2010by Burt Prelutsky
Liberals like to use “military intelligence” and “compassionate conservatives” as prime examples of oxymorons, but I think better ones are “civil servants” and “tolerant liberals”.
If there’s one form of animal life that irritates me even more than gophers, rattlesnakes and run-of-the-mill socialists like Henry Waxman and Barney Frank, it’s so-called Republicans like John McCain and Lindsey Graham who are convinced that the more they reach across the aisle and the less partisan they are in their politics, the more statesmanlike they’ll appear. In much the same way that a conservative used to be described as a liberal who’d just been mugged, my working definition of a statesman is a politician who’s just lost an election. And in the case of McCain and Graham, I say the sooner, the better.