More "Altered States" Reality: Texas Repub Puppets Call the Dems Puppets

Tuesday, February 14, 2006 at 09:54 AM

If you'd like to take a stroll through the mirror to find out what life is like in Republand, check out PUPPET POLITICS: VALUES EDITION on the Texas Republican Party web site.

The subtitle is "Democrats Shun History Lesson In Values And  Let Liberal Fringe Groups Pull Their Strings." The gist is that Democrats are mere puppets to the extreme wing of their party.  The implication is that the Republicans do not dance and sing at the behest of the far right.  Which would be funny if it wasn't so sick.

That sure is pretty interesting criticism from a party:
--Where Karl Rove calls you in and threatens to blacklist you if you dare break the party line of investigating the NSA domestic spying program.

--Whose candidates have to sign Grover Norquist's anti-tax pledge to get party support, resulting in reports that "Ninety percent of House Republicans have taken the pledge -- as have 80 percent of the Republicans in the Senate. One-third of the sitting GOP governors have also signed on."

--Whose candidates have to satisfy Paul Weyrich, James Dobson, et. al. on gay rights, abortions, and Christianity in general before they have much chance of winning a party endorsement.

I'd be tempted to say that it's a case of the pot calling the kettle black, but we all know there aren't enough black people in the Republican party for that analogy to be anything but absurd.