Thursday, November 24, 2011

Republicans Take Themselves a Bit Too Seriously

by Pa Rock
Citizen Journalist

A couple of very recent news articles serve to illustrate just how cold, rigid, and humorless at least two nationally prominent Republicans are.  Holier-than thou Governor Sam Brownback of Kansas and equally pious Congresswoman Michele Bachmann of Minnesota apparently lack the ability to turn the other cheek.

Brownback's staff monitors social media to check all mentions of the governor.  This week Brownback was speaking to a group of high school students who were in Topeka to see their government in action when a young lady, a high school senior, tweeted that he "sucked."  God's man in Topeka wasn't going to take that lying down - you bet he wasn't!  The ensuing ruckus was bigger than Dorothy's cyclone, and the poor girl wound up spending nearly an hour in the principal's office being lectured - and had to write a letter of apology to the governor.  (My guess is that she thinks the principal sucks too, but probably won't tweet it!)

But the ire of Sam Brownback is small potatoes when compared to the Godly wrath of Michele Bachmann.  Ms. Bachmann, who hasn't bothered to stop by her taxpayer-funded job in the past several months, did find time to appear on Jimmy Fallon's Late Night earlier this week  Now one would think that anyone appearing on Fallon's show might expect be on the receiving end of some ridicule, but the overly uptight Michele apparently expected nothing but reverence.  As she walked out on stage, the show's band played a few licks from a 1985 Fishbone song called "Lyin' Ass Bitch."

Ms. Bachmann, when someone explained the affront to her, went nuts, demanding apologies from Fallon and NBC.  Eventually Fallon and an NBC vice-president mumbled their regrets - but not until after Bachmann marched onto Fox with a rant about how nobody respects conservative women.

Brownback and Bachmann need to get over themselves.  They're coming off as the dweebs back in high school that nobody liked.  It's time to grow up, smile a little, and act like adults.

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