In order to grok fully the utter totality of this beatdown I have broken this video down into it's Nonsense and Smackdown sections.
Pat: It's the same reason people thought George Bush didn't act on New Orleans because African Americans were hurt.
All conspiracy theories are not created equally, though 99% of them are utter bullshit and the other 1% is bullshit until proven otherwise. We have an idea as to why New Orleans was allowed to drown. Incompetence. Incompetence, cronyism and the desire to make money. If NOLA doesn't drown it is hard to let Haliburton and Bechtel rebuild it.
More on teh birthers
Pat: Why are you in the conversation then?
Tweety: Because it's huge?
Pat: It is Not huge!?!
Just the tone in Pat's voice as he defends the fact that the birthers are not a problem is a delight to my ears, but the smackdown is even better.
The smackdown of teh birthers
Joe Conason: The leadership of their party is in talk radio. It's in the wilder reaches of the blogosphere. Those are the people who have put this forward, and, the people who believe this in the Republican base really don't care what the politicians in their party are saying about it. They give a mealy mouthed answer like Bob Corker (who was on moments before), "You know, well, I think so (that Obama is an American), but I am sure glad to hear from the people that don't." They are listening to the people with conviction who are on talk radio, and they are saying " Hey, Barack Obama is from another country!" and you know why they are saying it, they are trying to create fear of the other, fear of a black president.~snip~
It lies in the weakness of the Republican leadership as it is, and the strength of the crazy fringe.
We have nothing to fear but fear itself. - Democratic Presdident F.D.R. 1937
If the Democrats win this election there is a good chance we will be attacked by terrorists again. - Republican Vice President Dick Cheney 2006
Fear, lies, stupidity. These are the things you must shove down the electorates throat to get these Republicans elected without any ideas.
On the future of the Republican party
Pat (Defensively and pleading): The Republican party is not in bad shape. The Republican party is getting in better shape . . .
Tweety: Because of this?!?
Pat: Republicans are doing fine
Pat: I'm telling you will we pick up, I believe, we will pick up thirty seats in the House
Pat: We will not nominate another moderate. They lose every time for the Presidency. You nominate a conservative for 2012 and he can beat Barack Obama.
Pat does it to himself. The GOP is doing it to themselves. We just learned through The most recent Gallup polls that only four states can be considered strong Republican states, and Pat Buchanan thinks that the GOP can win by being more conservative? Really? If only they could get enough voters who would agree with them. Unless they win every white undecided vote and lose no more of their own party, I think Pat may be in for a surprise.
Oh, and He? So, we don't need minorities OR women? But the GOP is going to win 30 seats back in two years with this crowd of birthers, climate change deniers, evolution deniers and know-nothings? We have kinda figured out the tax cut thing, when you guys talk about tax cuts you are talking about the Monopoly man, not us. How are they going to win with no new ideas, no new faces, no new anything, just the same old everything? Really? How?
Think about this. When redistricting comes up, if the GOP doesn't pull off a 30 seat coup, they are really up shit's creek. No more gerrymandered House districts mean that even more GOP incumbents will be at risk to competitive races with Democrats. The whiging out might be just around the corner, if the Democrats play their cards right.
Of course, that is a BIG IF.
On climate change
Pat: They got this, global warming is now a hoax.
Tweety: You think global warming is a hoax?
Pat: I do think it IS a hoax!
Tweety: So people like Al Gore have cooked this up?
Pat: I think he believes it, just like the birthers believe it. He is just like they are, it is a religious belief for them.
Tweety: So science and anti- science are equal?
Joe Conason: Democrats will be very lucky if the Republicans listen to people like Pat, who spread ideas that are very outmoded, they were outmoded when he started to spread them 40 years ago, particularly about race and entitlement to white people and all the rest of that. This is a party that is in decline, partly because the leadership of it is nuts on talk radio, and party because they have no answers to the problems that really exist, whether it is climate change, or whether it is a health care system that doesn't work for most Americans anymore.
No ideas. None. Nothing. Zip. Zero.
And finally, the coup de grace of batshit nonsense.
Tweety: Let me tell you what the problem with your party is. I can have a Presidential debate at the Reagan library, and we can ask who believes in evoultion here, and you can get a show of hands of people who don't!
Pat: I didn't take biology. They made me take Greek.
The Smackdown (courtesy of Pat)
Pat: Do I believe that a big bang created the earth? Or man came out of some, tadpoles? No! I don't believe that, and I don't believe you do either!
Tweety: Did you climb trees as a kid?
How many trees has Pat Buchanan fallen out of, and how many ugly branches did he hit on the way down?
Now THAT is how they should use Pat Buchanan at MSNBC. That is worth paying him for. Whenever a Republican sell out like Senator Corker comes out and says some nonsense like "You know, well, I think so (that Obama is an American), but I am sure glad to hear from the people that don't.", the next thing you should do is bring on feeble old Pat and let him prattle on about how Al Gore is just like the birthers in his crazy conspiracy fed belief that the reason it is almost 100 degrees in Seattle this summer has something to do with man made climate change.
MSNBC had one of their best days EVER yesterday, between KO's Special Comment, Maddow's brilliant satriric reporting and this episode of Hardball which had many other highlightable moments.
Pat the analysist is a fool, and not worth the money. But Pat the Partisan is a caricature of America from 40 years ago, and he should be carted on stage and laughed at whenever the opportunity arises.
Let Pat wallow in the idea that all the GOP needs to do is say No and obstruct until America falls apart, and then we will turn to a REAL CONSERVATIVE to save the day, not like that fake Conservative John McCain. Let Pat believe that God created the earth 6000 years ago and real science doesn't matter because he says so, and I will sit here and count the angeles that dance on the head of a pin, which is the same size as the common sense locked within a GOP Leaders ability to judge the American electorate at this point.
They are so out of touch they are no longer on planet earth. Amazingly, Pat Buchanan really does speak to and for the Religious Right. Just let that sink in for another, oh, I'd say year and a half or so.
Finally, to complete the Brutal Beatdown of Pat Buchanan.
Chris Matthews: I never know when you are going to be an analysist and when you are going to be a full mooner.
You could say the same thing about the whole party. Serious? Or Howling at the moon?
And that is the core of the GOP's problem. They can not be the voice of reason AND the fringe at the same time. We see the players changing costume on stage and it ruins the illusion. Much like in 1984, the inner party requires the most indoctrination. Us proles do not have to believe, we just don't have to fight back. As long as we don't fight back, the matrix works. But now the system is breaking down. We are starting to learn.
But the GOP truly believes. They believe their own spin. They are losing it. They are howling at the moon, and can't do it with a straight face.
A moon which was made of green cheese 6000 years ago, where Obama was born by Mooninite parents and while the sun revolves around a flat earth that is getting colder.
Crossposted at docudharma.com
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