Oh, man ... I just wet myself again:
Craig reversal angers GOP colleagues
Just when Republicans thought things could not get much worse for their scandal-stained party, Idaho Sen. Larry Craig leaked word Tuesday night that he is reconsidering his abrupt plan to resign from the Senate in the wake of his arrest in a police sex sting operation.
Top Republican strategists were neither delighted nor amused by the senator's decision to rethink retirement after pleading guilty to disorderly conduct following his arrest in a Minnesota airport men's bathroom...
A senior GOP Senate strategist said Republican leaders want him gone now and will press for him to keep his promise to resign. The strategist warned Craig is "losing any goodwill built up among his colleagues," adding, "He is simply a fish out of water, floundering right now to get his last gasp of political air."
"It simply defies reality," said a Senate GOP aide. "You can't make this up even if you are heavily medicated. The American people heard from Larry Craig that he would resign, and using the word 'intent' as a back door doesn't work with them."
Now, would one of you please go explain to this addled airhead that Craig's potential change of mind is not something she should be celebrating?
It's like you have to explain everything to these people.
OK, I TAKE IT BACK: Never mind presenting anything resembling logic to Joanne or her fawning groupies -- pearls before pig-ignorant swine and all that.
As much as we might talk about trying to engage the Right in discussion of any kind, really, it's pointless. Consider Red Tory's feeble attempt at enlightenment at that post in the comments section, in which he quotes the following from "The Huffington Post":
Senator Larry Craig attempted to defend himself yesterday. "I am not gay. I never have been gay." He said it like he meant it. I actually hope he did mean it. I don't want him in my club anyway.
The problem is, as I see it, is that Larry Craig is talking about the wrong "problem."
No one is accusing Craig of being gay. They are accusing him of being a pervert.
He doesn't have to answer to the American public about being gay. He has to answer to the American public, the Idaho voters and the police about being a pervert in a public restroom.
Exactly. And this is precisely what you can read at a bazillion other sites: No one on the Left is condemning Craig for being gay -- they're condemning him for being a hypocritical, sleazy law-breaker, a distinction one would think would not be hard to comprehend.
And yet, we have a depressingly feeble-minded "Gabby in QC", contemptuously dismissing RT's perfectly accurate description of the situation thusly:
Yes, of course, quoting from the Huff Po lends weight to one's irrefutable moral compass ...
Ignore that what's being printed in the Huff Po is identical to what's being printed absolutely everywhere. Gabby seems to think this is a devastatingly witty retort, to which one can finally, at long last, conclude what to do with these people when the subject of civility and productive discussion comes up.
Tell them to shut up.
Seriously. At this point, the only conversation that's worth having with these people is as follows:
WANKER: "You know, I think ..."
YOU: "Shut up."
WANKER: "But my opinion ..."
YOU: "Shut up."
WANKER: "But ..."
YOU: "What part of 'shut up' confuses you?"
Repeat as often as necessary, since it's finally and painfully obvious that none of these people have anything worth listening to. You can't talk to them -- you can only mock and ridicule them. And how fortunate for us since that is what we do best.
How lucky can you get?