GOP Becoming a Cartoon

By Jack Cafferty

NEW YORK (CNN) -- The Republican Party is becoming a cartoon.

Where to start?

Bobby Jindal: "I'm certainly not nearly as good of a speaker as Obama." Good OF a speaker? How about not as good at eighth-grade grammar either. It's embarrassing.

Sarah Palin? Billing the taxpayers for her kids to travel to official events the children weren't even invited to? She finally agreed to pay back the state for that money she took.

Her per diem charges to the state in the amount of $17,000 while she was living at home instead of in the governor's mansion? She has now agreed to pay the taxes owed on that money. Another tawdry grab at a few dollars that didn't belong to her.

Michael Steele, the newly elected chairman of the Republican National Committee, down on his knees apologizing to the helium-filled poster boy of the conservative right? Pathetic.

If the Republicans are ever to emerge from the long dark night they have created for themselves it will have to be without pandering to the right wing nuts that comprise Rush Limbaugh's radio audience. Didn't they learn anything in the last election?

All of which is to say the GOP is blowing it big time. They were handed a golden opportunity to redeem themselves with the election of Barack Obama -- a chance to line up and in unison condemn the evil their party put in the White House the previous

The country had had a bellyful of George Bush, **** Cheney, and the rest of the messengers of darkness in Washington who had sold out the principles of the Republican Party in favor of huge deficits, a doubling of the national debt, and a growing intrusion of the federal government into people's private lives.

But instead of getting on board the change train and recognizing the incredible amount of damage their people had done to the country, Republicans go blithely along as though nothing has happened. They're busy obstructing Obama's programs and criticizing the Democrats' spending plans that are aimed at trying to bring the country out of a horrible recession.

I hate to break it to them, but a lot has happened. And they're not going to like any of it.

The latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows the Republican Party's favorability rating at an all-time low. President Obama's is at an all-time high. The same poll shows that Republicans are getting most of the blame for the partisanship that hinders governmental progress. And perhaps most telling, when asked which party is best equipped to lead the country out of recession, the Republicans trail the Democrats by a stunning 30 points.

And while all this is going on, the GOP ran a straw poll on who the party's nominee should be for president in 2012. Ready?

Mitt Romney finished first followed by Bobby Jindal, Ron Paul and Sarah Palin.

The Republican Party is marching double-time down the road to irrelevance and they don't even know it.

The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Jack Cafferty.
JojoWazoo JojoWazoo
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17 Responses Mar 15, 2009

Tax and spend really doesn't have anymore legs but they keep on trying to shock them back to life!

After 8 years of "spend and spend" I'm surprised the "tax and spend" still has any legs.

LOL. He does have the ratings and then people come here and repeat his meme! It's unbelievable. Like sheep and lemmings!

Oh Jojo. It was a trip. Nobody was here on your thread so I cut and pasted all my comments into a blog! <br />
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After the commercial, Limbaugh never did go back to that whole "Obama is a capitalist pig" meme. He must have gotten the call from upstairs! "you sound like a fool, cut it out." LOL!

Wow LilAnnie, You're one tough chicky! I don't have the intestinal fortitude to even listen to that blathering idiot for one second! I understand someone has to do it, so my hat goes off to you! I'd rather poke my eyes out with a spork! LOL

Please! Dear God in Heaven!. Obama gave his small business speech during the commercial break and condemned the big bonus' that the AIG executives are getting. The same folks who Limbaugh just ranted that Obama was working for......and now the big blunder bust is doing a 180 and spinning that!!!!!!!!! He is going to explode!

Weebles wobble but they don't fall down? Just give it a while. Hahahahahaha!

Bwahaha! Anybody listening to Limbaugh right now? He's spinning right out of the planetary pull of the earth!!! Remember how Obama was a socialist, a wealth distributor? Hahaha......apparently he is now working for the "powerful elite" the eastern MBA's who ruined this country for the working man! Hahahahaha!

Limbaugh is taking advantage of the position typical of ****** at any time in history -- influence without responsibility! And yes, I use the term ***** as he takes positions (the same as Coulter) that will bring him money and fame, despite their soundness or defensibility.

Well, we all know that tax cuts for the rich does not work. I think the reason the money is still behind that party is because money begets money and greed begets greed. They are the party of Daddy Warbucks and Daddy Bigbucks. It's all about profits to the corporations and big bonus' to the rich and be damned to the little guy who might want even a small slice of the pie. They want you to learn to fish to feed yourself but they want to own all the fishing poles! You get the crooked cane pole and the rotting string and the rusty, diseased, dull hook. (the debt)

For some reason, they're not playing the "family values" card at all anymore. They've toned down their religious barkers too. All they have left is "tax and spend" accusations. That's it.

The fact is the Republican party still has big bucks behind it and in spite of the clusterfuck in the US economy their only solution is market led reflation. Hard to understand.

The thing that troubles me most about Limbaugh is that he's content to sit on the sidelines and take shots. But he doesn't have any ideas. He also doesn't have the stones to lead. Leadership is about accountability. <br />
The first day Obama was in office, Limbaugh called it "The recession presidency."<br />
Yup. That's how the the rush of helium rolls!

Anyone who would toe the line with the republican party after the last 8 years is a moron

It should have been stated "I'm certainly not near as good a speaker as Obama."<br />
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Oh, and you're definitely not an idiot. Now, Bush was an idiot. We tend to write proper English more than we tend to speak it properly.

That will be the ticket, having new parties emerging. Next we need to get rid of career politicians! Out with the old, in with the new. I think President Obama may be doing a good job in the fact that the Democrats are mad at him too. He has quite a dilemma on his hands and I am curious to see how it works out.

The republicans were all on board to destroy the democrats as a viable party in the future..........I call what has happened........... Instant Karma