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Last night I posted a comment in the "Corrupt GOP" thread about a 12 step program for former shining lights in the GOP who's reputations have been slimed because they came out against Bush.

This guy's reputation is dead. (4.00 / 9)

It doesn't matter if he is a Bush supporter or not.

How many times do they have to see this before they get it? Maybe we need to start a 12 step program for these people.

Hi, I'm Paul. Hi Paul. I used to be a respected economist, loved by the GOP because of my vast experiance. quite cross talk Then I noticed that these people didn't have a friggin clue about what they were doing and didn't care. Now I appear to not have the experiance to run a McDonalds.

Anybody else want to share?

Hi, I'm Richard. Hi Richard. I used to be the leading authority on the terrorist threat against America, respected because of my vast experiance with many administrations. Wow Then I figured out that these guys didn't have a friggin clue about how to protect us and didn't care. Now I don't appear to not have the experiance to protect the quicky mart.

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I figure since it's a holiday and it's pretty ugly outside it might be fun to list more members of this group. Should Christie save a seat?

So who else wants to share? Remember, this is an "anon" program so only first names please.

Originally posted to Mike S on Mon Feb 21, 2005 at 11:36 AM PST.

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  •  Hi, I'm Jim/Jeff. (none)
    Hi Jim/Jeff. I used to be a "journalist" for a right wing publication working in the White House. Snicker, gafaw. Then I got outed as a prostitute with no journalistic experiance. Now no one seems to know me and I'm left swinging in the wind. Pun intended?
    •  Hi, I'm Joe... (4.00)
      Hi Joe.

      As vice presidential candidate, I did everything I could to help the forces of darkness arise from their primal mire and fester throughout this planet. Next thing I know, Democrats stopped believing TV news and now they're starting to question, ummm, who I am, I mean, whether I'll be indicted for treason and war crimes when the American people get their groove back.

      Uh, Joe (in unison). This is the Disaffected Forces of Darkness Support Group meeting. The meeting for scum-sucking back-stabbing fake Democrats who exploit the faith of Abraham and Moses for political gain? That's across the street.

      (none / 0), (none / 0), it's off to Kos we go, with a...

      by doorguy on Mon Feb 21, 2005 at 11:55:28 AM PST

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  •  hi I'm Arlen (4.00)
    hi arlen.  I used to 0WN pennsylvania but I just don't think all this hatred towards single moms and gays is really where I stand. murmers  So  I support a woman's right to choose and a person's right to love and commit to anyone he or she wants even if it's another he or she!  gasps

    I'm also for fiscal responsiblity some fainting  ... but now I appear to be unqualified for dog catcher in cat country.

    hugs all round

  •  Hi I'm David (none)
    Donny has dismissed my assertion that there were no WMD at the start of the Iraq war as a "theory" that was "possible, but not likely".

    Political censorship is the root of all evil! It is the antithesis to a functional democracy!!

    by truthbetold on Mon Feb 21, 2005 at 11:50:43 AM PST

  •  That was (none)
    a good post you made in that thread. Unfortunately, I found way too many of these people are immune to facts.

    I think it was about 2 years ago that I suggested here on Kos that the GOP needed to go on a 12 step program with relation to Bill Clinton. I still have a wingnut friend who ALWAYS brings him up in the conversation. The sad thing is that they know that Bush doesn't measure up to Clinton in the way he handled foreign policy-that is why the other countries are always blamed-it is never Jr.'s fault LOL!

    Some people will vote GOP because they have always voted GOP, which would be fine with me if they would just admit that! Instead they turn into major Bush apologists-deficts, well Bush couldn't help that. HELLO PEOPLE! Do you not realize that all of Bush's spending plans got approved.

    My final statement to these people is that they will have to live with their conscience over what they did. This statement really gets them rolling!

    It's me, Ga6th with a new handle!

    by ga7thdem on Mon Feb 21, 2005 at 11:51:13 AM PST

    •  Any relation to ga8thdem (none)
      I thought I had gotten through to my brother in the last election. He is a religious conservative who saw the light about the GOP's constant lying and misdirection.

      Alas, he could not fight the GOP's grip on the religious lies about the dem party.

      •  Well, it's (none)
        me-ole Ga6th. Never changed my password and I closed out the mailbox that I put on my user file so I had to register with another name.

        Maybe one day your brother will be able to break free. I found it amazing that people believed every lie that the GOP told. Oh well, I'm sure this all will come back to haunt them soon-hopefully :)

        It's me, Ga6th with a new handle!

        by ga7thdem on Mon Feb 21, 2005 at 12:05:44 PM PST

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        •  Strange (none)
          I always thought is was 8th. And did you have that sig line when I asked.

          Unfortunately it probably will come back to bite my brother in the ass. He has two kids that he will have to enroll in public schools. He's self employed so insurance is tough, although his wife get's it with her job. He lived in Indo which has the highest Muslim pop in the world so he knows how absurdly counter-productive our "progressive" treatment of prisoners is.

          So it probably will bite him in the ass. But I love him so that is very unfortunate in my view.

          •  I had the sig line. (none)
            But if you are like me, you don't notice the sig lines anyhow.

            It's amazing to me that someone who actually has lived somewhere like Indo would vote for Bush. At least, the people I know are pretty ignorant on that count.

            One thing that I found interesting this past election is that no one could tell me why they were voting for Bush. They didn't like his policies one bit. The funniest thing is that when confronted with the fact that no WMD's were found they would claim that Sadaam hid them! LOL! Like I said, these people are immune to facts.

            It's me, Ga6th with a new handle!

            by ga7thdem on Mon Feb 21, 2005 at 01:27:46 PM PST

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            •  Better than Chris Cox (R, Delusionville) (none)
              The funniest thing is that when confronted with the fact that no WMD's were found they would claim that Sadaam hid them!

              He just claims that they are being found every day.

              "America's Operation Iraqi Freedom is still producing shock and awe, this time among the blame-America-first crowd," he crowed. Then he said, "We continue to discover biological and chemical weapons and facilities to make them inside Iraq."

  •  Hi, I'm Christy (none)
    Although I tried to be a good Bushie, I have been charged with being bound by the political-correctness view on the environment.  Since I don't know what that means, I must now be unfit to comment on these issues.

    Political censorship is the root of all evil! It is the antithesis to a functional democracy!!

    by truthbetold on Mon Feb 21, 2005 at 12:07:11 PM PST

  •  Hi, I'm Congress (none)
    I used to worship the White House, and they deferred to my every decision.  It didn't hurt that every decision was in accordance with their wishes.

    Then I grew a backbone when they tried to abuse me, and now I'm not even qualified to decide if Arbor Day's a federal holiday.

    </exaggeration>

    A world where the everyday is inspirational, and the inspirational is everyday.

    by mkrell on Mon Feb 21, 2005 at 12:25:07 PM PST

  •  Hello. I'm Lincoln (none)
    Hi Lincoln!  You can call me Linc for short.  I'm a socially liberal blue-state Republican, just like my dad was.  My dad was a life-long Republican and once he made me promise that I wouldn't become a Democrat.  So I didn't.  Now, I'm a Republican senator, but my dad's brand of Republicanism is going the way of the dodo bird.  Worse, the president is pissed because I didn't vote for him and the Club for Growth wants to replace me with a wingnut in the primaries.  Dad, wherever you are, HEEEEELLLLLLLLP!

    When you couldn't get a real journalism job, there's Fox News.

    by The Truffle on Mon Feb 21, 2005 at 12:25:27 PM PST

  •  Hi, I'm John (4.00)
    I don't know why I stay.  We really don't have a lot in common any more, and they're just so abusive.  I try to stand up to them, but they spread lies and rumors about my sanity, and about why my child is dark skinned.  I know I should go.  I really don't belong anymore, but they keep telling me it will get better, that they're making the party strong for me, so in 2008 I'll have my spot at the top.  And I want to believe them, I really do.  Besides, where else would I go?

    Uh, John, I think you need to go to Bush-Anon.  You're an enabler.

    old Charlie stole the handle and the train won't stop going no way to slow down. -- I. Anderson

    by Frankenoid on Mon Feb 21, 2005 at 12:28:50 PM PST

  •  Hi, I'm Eric (none)
    I am the former commander of the peacekeeping operation in Bosnia, and we did pretty well there under my judgement.  My advice and expertise in Iraq has been rejected by the poltical bosses as requiring too many forces because:

    --there was no history of ethnic strife in Iraq, as there was in Bosnia or Kosovo.

    --Iraqi civilians would welcome an American-led liberation force that "stayed as long as necessary but left as soon as possible," but would oppose a long-term occupation force.

    --that nations that oppose war with Iraq would likely sign up to help rebuild it. "I would expect that even countries like France will have a strong interest in assisting Iraq in reconstruction,"

    I wonder if I will have the last laugh!

    Political censorship is the root of all evil! It is the antithesis to a functional democracy!!

    by truthbetold on Mon Feb 21, 2005 at 12:42:05 PM PST

  •  Chapter 5: How it works (none)
    Rarely have we seen a person fail who has thoroughly followed our path. Those who do not recover are people who cannot or will not completely give themselves to this simple program, usually men and women who are constitutionally incapable of being honest with themselves. There are such unfortunates. They are not at fault; they seem to have been born that way. They are naturally incapable of grasping and developing a manner of living which demands rigorous honesty. Their chances are less than average.

    There are those, too, who suffer from grave emotional and mental disorders, but many of them do recover if they have the capacity to be honest.

    Our stories disclose in a general way what we used to be like, what happened, and what we are like now. If you have decided you want what we have and are willing to go to any length to get it -- then you are ready to take certain steps.

    At some of these we balked. We thought we could find an easier, softer way. But we could not. With all the earnestness at our command, we beg of you to be fearless and thorough from the very start. Some of us have tried to hold on to our old ideas and the result was nil until we let go absolutely.

    Remember that we deal with arrogance, cunning, baffling, powerful! Without help it is too much for us. But there is One who has all power that One is God. May you find Him now!

    Half measures availed us nothing. We stood at the turning point. we asked His protection and care with complete abandon.

    Here are the steps we took, which are suggested as a program of recovery:

    • We admitted we were powerless over arrogance, that our world had become unmanageable.

    • Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to sanity.

    • Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him.

    • Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

    • Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs.

    • Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character.

    • Humbly asked Him to remove our shortcomings.

    • Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all.

    • Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others.

    • Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong promptly admitted it.

    • Sought through prayer and meditation to improve our conscious contact with God as we understood Him, praying only for knowledge of His will for us and the power to carry that out.

    • Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.

    Many of us exclaimed, "What an order! I can't go through with it." Do not be discouraged. No one among us has been able to maintain anything like perfect adherence to these principles. We are not saints. The point is, that we are willing to grow along spiritual lines. The principles we have set down are guides to progress. We claim spiritual progress rather than spiritual perfection.

    Our description of the Fascist, the chapter to the Moderate Republican, and our personal adventures before and after make clear three pertinent ideas:        

    • (a) That we were arrogant and could not manage our own lives.
    • (b) That probably no human power could have relieved our arrogance.
    • (c) That God could and would if He were sought.

    It is no accident that Liberty and Liberal are the same word.

    by Sorceress Sarah on Mon Feb 21, 2005 at 12:44:21 PM PST

  •  Hi I'm Rudy (none)
    I was a sure shot for my party's Presidential nomination in 2008 after 9/11, but then the GOP took a hard right turn, and left me on the wrong side of most of their major issues. I'm more pro-choice then a lot of Democrats (was against the partial-birth abortion ban), when I was mayor of New York, my police chief began an aggressive campaign to round up illegal firearms, and later called for tighter gun control laws when he wrote his book, and when my wife threw me out of the house (after I had sex with my mistress there while she was down the hall) I moved in with two gay men. I've also dressed up in drag a few times. I really wanted to be President, but it won't happen now. It's almost like the Republicans are playing pre-9/11 politics in a post-9/11 world.

    How much will you lose with Bush's Social Security plan? Click to find out.

    by Goldfish on Mon Feb 21, 2005 at 12:46:26 PM PST

  •  Hi I'm Jim (none)
    Hi Jim
    I've been a Republican since before I was born. I worked hard for what used to be conservative values like fiscal responsibility, the environment, and a solid education. I worked to get important education legislation through a bi-partisan process, then the shrub snubbed me, and kept me out of the signing ceremony. I was so embarassed to be called Republican, I had to caucus with the Democrats, and give the Senate majority back to them, for a while.  I'm just glad to be living one day at a time, marginalized, so they don't Carnahan or Wellstone my plane.

    Easy Does It

  •  Hi, I'm AARP (4.00)
    Hi AARP. Last year I sold my soul for the extra money that would come into my group through drug sales. idiots, jeebus  I was roundly praised by the GOP. This year I realized that the GOP doesn't give a damn bout my group and they want to dismantle Social Security. Now I'm a homo loving, troop hating anti American group. What'd you expect? Haven't you watched these guys long enough?
  •  Hi, I'm Tommy (none)
    I quit the hard stuff a month ago, but I'm still chipping. Ben, can you hook me up with that Ibogaine treatment you've been bugging me about?

    The Republican Party: We get government off your back, and drop it on your head.

    by ben masel on Mon Feb 21, 2005 at 03:17:01 PM PST

  •  Hi, I'm Martin. (none)
    Hi, Martin.  I used to be an influential civil rights leader who was known for my prophetic vision of equality and fairness for Black people.  Murmur murmur...  Now, it seems that I am a champion of the anti-affirmative action movement, and it's rather upsetting, quite frankly.

    God:  I hear ya.

    I stand with Howard.

    by obietom on Wed Mar 16, 2005 at 08:16:56 PM PST

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