Dedurkheim asks, I answer.
Well, not me, actually, but one clammyc at DKos (via Digby).
Why Harry and Nancy feel the need to accomodate -- rather than kneecap -- Mr. Twenty-Four Percent is beyond me. And yes, yes, I know those nasty Senate Republicans are Obstructionists of the highest order, but why they are not waging a massive PR offensive against said Obstructionists and their leader George W. Bush is also beyond me.
What would that look like? Well, yesterday, those Senate Republicans blocked an economic stimulus package designed to right the sinking ship that is the Bush economy. So what do you do in the face of that sort of Obstructionism? You go on TV and on radio and on the internet and you blast out into the universe the news the "Republican Obstructionists blocked economic relief for millions of Americans." You say it over and over and over again until your mouth is as dry as Bush's after one of his weekend benders.
When Tweety asks you about Bill Clinton's penis, you say, "Chris, I leave the obsessing over Bill Clinton's cock to you. I want to talk about the fact that Republican Obstructionists blocked economic relief for millions of Americans." When Joe Scarborough asks you about Hillary Clinton's secret plan to transform the United States of America into the United Social States of America, you say, "Joe, I leave the obsessing over Hillary Clinton to you. I want to talk about the fact that Republican Obstructionists want American children to starve to death." When Wolf Blizter asks you about Chelsea Clinton's 30-year-plan to transform American democracy into American dictatorship, you say, "Wolf, stop slobbering over women who are young enough to be your great granddaughter. I want to talk about how Republican Obstructionists are playing politics with your grandchild's lunch money."
You say it over and over again. And when Tweety or Joe Scar or Leslie try to steer the discussion back to Hillary's plan for total world domination, you fucking ignore them and keep talking about how Republican Obstructionists are refusing to clean up the economic mess they and Republican president George W. Bush have gotten us into over these last seven years.
You keep repeating the words "Republican" and "Obstructionist" and you mention that the Republican presidential frontrunner, who just happens to be George W. Bush's best friend in the entire universe, didn't bother to show up for the vote and so we can only assume that (a) he, too, wants millions of American children to go to bed hungry tonight and (b) he will continue to pursue the disastrous Bush economic policies that got us here in the first place if he happens to become president.
You don't go to the White House before you say all this and try to make nice-nice with GWB. You don't try to talk sense to John Thune. You don't try to cut a deal before you go out and start bellowing and bloviating about how Republican Obstructionists want your kids to live on bread and water. You just fucking do it. What the hell do you have to lose?
Shall I go on?