July 31, 2011
How I Accidentally Joined the "Far-Right Wing" of the Republican Party...
...and found inner-ear[mark] balance
This story is simply, as Spencer Tracy might say, "cherce." We have a new definition of the phrase "far-right wing" of which I was previously unaware:
Even by House standards, the debate was rowdy and sharp-edged, as lawmakers in both parties hooted and shouted down their colleagues across the aisle. Republicans booed Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who accused Boehner of going “to the dark side” when he rewrote his debt-limit bill to add required passage of a balanced budget amendment -- a change designed to appeal to his far-right wing.
Pelosi turned toward her GOP colleagues and said it again with emphasis. “Let me repeat,” she said, “he chose to go to the dark side.”
My! I had no idea that I was a far-right winger; but I must confess to the infamous crime of believing the government should be forced to live within its means, by a balanced-budget constitutional amendment, if that's what it takes. I'm shocked, shocked to discover into what a disreputable bucket that seemingly obvious opinion plops me.
Still, I must be the very first anarcho-libertarian in history to simultaneously be a far-right conservative; so that's something, anyways. Kudos to the WaPo for promptly reporting this update in my political status; should I expect a new membership card?
Hatched by Dafydd on this day, July 31, 2011, at the time of 12:08 AM
The following hissed in response by: Necromancer
Very funny Dafydd. You are being your facetious self this early Sunday morning.
The following hissed in response by: Beldar
It's okay. I'm serving sugar-coated Satan sandwiches at the next GOP/Sith Lord/Racist luncheon next week, and I'll save you a portion, Dafydd.
The above hissed in response by: Beldar at July 31, 2011 11:40 PM
The following hissed in response by: GW
1. As a long time far right winger, let me welcome you to the dark side.
2. No new membership cards, but you do have to know the secret hand shake if you want to get into the satanic coven in the basement of Fox News HQ.
3. Only in the wildly out of touch media - and the musings of Crazy Nancy - would supporting a balanced budget be considered radically out of the main stream.
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