Sunday, November 8, 2015

If It's Brass Knuckle Fighting They Want? . . . Maybe It's Time To Oblige Them . . .

Believe it or not, there are other political activities going on in the country that don't revolve around the revolting spectacles of Ol' Doc Carson's Traveling Medicine Show and The Great Donald's The Man Who Would Be King quest.

Down in Louisiana GOP Senator David Vitter is seeking the Governorship of that fair state against Democrat John Bel Edwards who is a former West Point graduate and Airborne Ranger.

Bel Edwards has decided that he is going to reject the conventional, and consistently losing advice of the gutless Democratic National Committee asshats by not playing nice with Vitter -- who arguably, is one of the slimiest creatures in the GOP caucus, and that is saying quite a lot.

Observe an in-state political ad that Bel Edwards put out this past week:

Oooh--Ouch!!  That's gonna leave a pretty nasty mark.

For those of you wondering what the prostitutes over patriots thing is all about, back in 2007, Senator Vitter was caught up in the DC Madam scandal when his name was found in the good madam's little black book of clients.  Subsequently it was reported that Vitter had also been frequenting brothels in his home state of Louisiana and one of the "ladies" there who Vitter enjoyed the company of, when interviewed, claimed that Vitter had a bizarre fetish of liking to be dressed up in diapers while he was being serviced.

Now - The Gadfly doesn't begrudge anyone the right to let their freak flag fly in whatever sexual merriment tickles their fancy.  But this guy Vitter was doing so while married, and while scolding Democrats and the rest of society for their liberal sexual views by boasting of his own religion-oriented, family values purity.  In fact, this motherfucker is so noxious, that only a year after getting caught with his hand in the hooker cookie jar, he had the unmitigated gall to offer his co-sponsorship of the hilariously named "Marriage Protection Amendment" (hilarious considering the sponsors) along with fellow Republican and public restroom toe-tapper Larry Craig:

Two United States Senators implicated in extramarital sexual activity have named themselves as co-sponsors of S. J. RES. 43, dubbed the Marriage Protection Amendment. If ratified, the bill would amend the United States Constitution to state that marriage "shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman."
Sen. Larry Craig (R-ID), who was arrested June 11, 2007 on charges of lewd conduct in a Minneapolis airport terminal, is co-sponsoring the amendment along with Sen. David Vitter (R-LA).
Craig, who entered a guilty plea to a reduced charge of disorderly conduct, was detained and charged for attempting to engage in sexual activity with a male undercover police officer. His arrest and plea became public two months later. At that time, Craig attempted to withdraw his plea and enter a new plea of not guilty. To date, his efforts have been denied by the courts.
In July of 2007, Vitter was identified as a client of a prostitution firm owned by the late Deborah Jeane Palfrey, commonly known as The DC Madam.

That kind of brazen hypocrisy truly takes some balls -- the size of which even King Kong would be taken aback by.  The Gadfly was especially touched by the wording in these creep's amendment, which they want enshrined in law, which states that marriage "shall consist only of the union of a man and a woman."  Apparently they forgot to tell us about the asterisk and accompanying footnote for that statement which, in very small, fine print at the bottom of the document, says - "Unless you are a Republican politician, wherein this amendment is null & void."

But back to the Bel Edwards ad.

Yes - The Gadfly will acknowledge that it is a lamentable state of affairs when our politics have reached this level of discourse, but these are trying times we are living in, and it has become demonstrably clear that one of the two major political parties in this country has gone bug-fuck insane and their ideological extremism and assholery is turning this nation in to a version of Idiocracy that even the people who made a movie titled just that, would be jealous of.

But the bigger point The Gadfly would like to make here is that as unfortunate as it might be, this is exactly how the spineless Democrats need to deal with these conservative charlatans.  If Bel Edwards were smart, that ad would be the only ad that he would air against Vitter during his campaign.  Air it 20 times a day - every goddamn day - right up until election day.  Sear the image of Vitter's priorities  of looking out for the interests of his prostitutes instead of voting on an important, real life issue that affects veterans, deeply into the mule-headed electorate's brain stems.

Will it work?  Maybe not - considering the tragic penchant for the numbskull American electorate to consistently vote against their own self interests (see last weeks Kentucky Governor election).  But it certainly will send an unmistakable message to the conservative movement, who have elevated the practice of political character assassination to dark art level, that the gloves are off and the party of Roosevelt isn't going to stand idly by and put up with any more of their phony, underhanded, sanctimonious bullshit.


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