May 7, 2009

If the Republican Party wants to go on a listening tour to figure out what they need to do, they may start turning off their radios and televisions too. Every day we post about the absurdity that is the Republican Party and every day a completely new mind-numbing smear comes out.

I understand what they are doing. They feel if they keep chipping away at President Obama with nonsensical complaints, it will slowly erode his popularity. The problem they face is that they look like loons doing it, and all the polls point to the same conclusion. It's good for ratings on FOX, because those uber-loons are watching the little horde of Republican lunatics in action with a fervent glee, but mainstream America is laughing at them.

The new one is that Obama had the nerve, the nerve I tell you! of ordering Dijon mustard with his overcooked burger, and the media is covering up that fact.

As usual, Sean Hannity and the right wingnutosphere are all over it like Dijon on fries.

Following President Obama's May 5 visit to Ray's Hell Burger in Arlington, Virginia, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, and Rush Limbaugh Show guest host Mark Steyn criticized Obama as an elitist because he ordered a burger with "spicy mustard" or "Dijon mustard." Hannity claimed that Obama ordered a "fancy burger" with a "very special condiment," while Steyn asserted Obama is trying "to enlighten us" through his order. Ingraham asked of Obama: "What kind of man orders a cheeseburger without ketchup but Dijon mustard? ... The guy orders a cheeseburger without ketchup? What is that?" In their discussions of Obama's burger order, Hannity, Ingraham, and Steyn all referenced a Grey Poupon commercial featuring actors portraying wealthy British men expressing desire for the mustard.

I happen to like the spicy taste of Dijon too. Hey. I noticed there's a Hate Hannity Hotline. I hope I make it there sometimes. He's too cowardly to have me on his show, so I'd really like to make the Hotline.

TIME magazine rips the Republican Party apart as Rep. Patrick McHenry says that Reaganism is dead.

Time Magazine's new analysis of the state of the Republican Party is absolutely devastating. It stops just short of pronouncing the still twitching corpse dead. And it isn't just mainstream conservatives like Arlen Specter fleeing in droves; even the target demo-- Know Nothing nitwits like Joe the Plumber are leaving too! And the North Carolina pip-squeak congressman who once bragged he would be the model of ultimate right-wing obstructionism, Patrick McHenry, is now declaring Reaganism over.

How many nanoseconds will it take for McHenry to apologize to Rush Limbaugh?

David Schmader writes more on the mustard smear:

No doubt the majority of you are wondering, "This is news?" But for the wingnut right, the question is "Why isn't there MORE news about this?!?!"

God bless America.

UPDATE: Gold-star comment from Max Solomon: "BTW, mayonnaise is a French word, too." (And a much Frenchier word than "Dijon," if you ask me.)

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