Monday, July 27, 2009

Voinovich Sounds a Most Progressive Squish

by Smitty

Right Wing News highlights some of the decay afoot in conservativism:
Too many conservative senators like Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) are to blame for the GOP's downfall, one of their retiring Republican colleagues complained Monday.

"We got too many Jim DeMints and Tom Coburns," Sen. George Voinovich (R-Ohio) told the Columbus Dispatch. "It's the southerners."

This is why I'm fond of saying the two-party system in this country amounts to a sad farce. The only way you can decry the abundance of DeMints and Coburns is if you're given to thinking of the country as a single state with 50 counties.

Goodbye, Senator Voinovich. May you be replaced by someone less keen on playing along while Buckeyes are being sifted like wheat.

I'm fairly sure DeMint and Coburn felt thoroughly complimented by Voinovich's petulance.


  1. Thanks, Smitty. I saw this at Memeorandum and thought of blogging it, decided not to get myself exercised. I mainly remember him breaking down in tears over . . . what was it, the Bolton nomination?

    One of those pathetic creatures whose fundamental political error is a deficiency of testosterone.

    Every Ohioan who ever voted for Voinovich owes the rest of America an apology. He's the kind of disgrace that Jimmy Carter was to Georgia.

    Don't laugh, Arizonans . . .

  2. Speaking as a native (north) Ohioan - Voinovich was a lousy mayor, an even worse governor, and a complete embarrassment as Senator. Metzenbaum, Glenn, Voinovich, DeWine - birds of a feather in our one-party altered "state". When will this stupid state ever wake up??

  3. The GOP, they're coming apart at the seams.

  4. I bet Jim Demint and Tom Coburn somehow manage to get eight hours of sleep every night, despite the drivel from George Voinovich.

    DLTDHYOTWO, Georgie.

  5. And that's the end of George Voinovich... tick off Tea Party America before the GOP Primaries. Good riddance! One less neocon, the RLC is finally going to have its day in the sun.

  6. Where is Preston Brooks when you need him?

  7. Take a look at the comments to some of the blog postings and web articles about this story -- scores of incredibly mean, stereotype-driven remarks, and not a few of them by GOP northerners. One would think folks like that would be HAPPY to see the South secede (again), but, incomprehensibly, such people also scoff at the mechanism of secession, even if undertaken by people they neither like nor understand.