[media id=8298] So the wingnuts are having their fun this week with the Nancy Pelosi Pinata, including the Flaming Gasbag himself: Limbaugh: We ar
May 16, 2009

So the wingnuts are having their fun this week with the Nancy Pelosi Pinata, including the Flaming Gasbag himself:

Limbaugh: We are going to learn very soon if women can finally break the glass ceiling. You know what the test is? Let me tell you what the test is. Will Nancy Pelosi resign as Speaker of the House? That's the test. Come on now, we've had two men resign -- maybe even three! -- we've had Fort Worthless Jim Wright resign as Speaker, we've had Mister Newt resign as Speaker, we had Bob Livingston resign as Speaker-elect, before he became Speaker. So if women really want equal treatment, if they really want to crash through that glass ceiling, there is no better benchmark than Nancy Pelosi taking herself and her place right alongside two men who resigned -- Fort Worthless Jim Wright, and Mister Newt.

Gee, no latent animus toward women there, eh? Whatever. Let them have their fun -- it's what they do, and somebody's gotta be the pinata. They'll eventually move on when it all becomes lifeless enough, usually when the realization there's not much there there dawns on their dim horizons. It's even sometimes useful for "bipartisan" Democrats of the Pelosi mold to have to endure this treatment, since it reminds them just who their friends really are.

Because ultimately, as we've said, this sideshow is irrelevant. Indeed, what right-wingers seem to have virtually guaranteed is that we'll have the Truth Commission that this whole diversion was about avoiding in the first place. Rather than establish that Pelosi had no standing to call for one, all this foofara has done is demonstrate the real need for having a thorough and dispassionate examination of the matter that sets the record straight and plays no partisan favorites.

Which is what the right-wingers are really worried the most about. Urging Nancy Pelosi to resign is just a way to keep their minds, and everyone else's off the reality that it was indeed the Bush administration that instituted a torture regime in America for the first time in its history -- to their everlasting shame.

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