My dad’s take on the Republican party, and why it can never become a real majority party, is that they just can’t stop themselves from being assholes. It’s like the scorpion in the frog — they’ll kill themselves to sting the frog, they can’t help it, it’s just in their nature.
The delicate Karl Rove said today he was “frankly, offended” during the Super Bowl halftime on Sunday. No, he didn’t mean his sensibilities were jolted by M.I.A.’s upraised middle finger; he was referring to the Chrysler ad that Clint Eastwood narrated, which many people who don’t share Mr. Rove’s political worldview thought was rather uplifting.
Do these douchebags want to make the election a contest between people who are rooting for American industry and assholes who want it to fail? They probably don’t, they just can’t help themselves.
Update. Also too: