Seriously America, conservatives need your help. If you could take a few minutes of your time and a few dollars to send as many adult diapers to every conservative member of the House of Representatives and the Senate you would be performing both a great act of compassion and patriotism. Contact information for your Representative is here. Contact addresses to send your contribution of an adult diaper to Senate Republicans is available here.
During a telephone interview on MSNBC today Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX) failed to reconcile the hypocrisy inherent in Republican criticisms of President Obama’s allegedly soft or slow reaction to the attempted attack on flight 253. As MSNBC’s Milissa Rehberger pointed out, then-President George W. Bush took six days to issue a response to shoe bomber Richard Reid’s failed attack in 2001 — far longer than President Obama took to address flight 253.
Plus, Reid had a trial in civilian court — though Republicans have jumped all over the Obama administration for not trying Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab in a military tribunal.
After stammering momentarily to Rehberger’s question about the apparent double standard, Rep. Conaway offered an answer that didn’t address the question
Rep. Mike Conaway (R-TX) deserves our compassion. Just as Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) or Peter Hoekstra (R-MI) pissed themselves in stark staring fear at a failed terror attempt so has Rep. Conway. The poor dears are in an unhinged panic. And it’s not just conservative pols who need diapers, its conservative prognosticators also. Sometimes, failed or not terrorists succeed in their pysch-ops objective to make their opponents panic and it that regard Umar “Exploding shorts” Farouk Abdulmutallab has had a devastatingly effective episode in regards conservative politicians and pundits: the National Review, NR propagandist Marc Thiessen, Ann Coulter, Andrew Breitbart are leaving a trail of wet yellow stains wherever they go. ( Shouldn’t Breitbart be in jail for participating in an extortion and intimidation scheme against ACORN employees.) One guesses he is paying some penalty in walking around in those piss wet pants all day. Such horror filled fantasies that one might be blown up at any moment does tend to unhinge one from rational thinking. That is why we need your help America. You can send your adult diaper contribution to the National Review at National Review, 215 Lexington Avenue, ew York, New York 10016. Ann Coulter can receive her adult diapers via Townhall, where she is a regular at 1901 N. Moore Street Suite 701, Arlington, VA 22209 and You can send Bill Kristol his much needed diapers at The Weekly Standard, PO Box 96127, Washington, DC 20077-7767. Please do not be rude, these people, like most conservatives suffer from degrees of paranoia and delusional thinking. Political Conservatism as Motivated Social Cognition
Analyzing political conservatism as motivated social cognition integrates theories of personality (au-thoritarianism, dogmatism–intolerance of ambiguity), epistemic and existential needs (for closure, regulatory focus, terror management), and ideological rationalization (social dominance, system justifi-cation). A meta-analysis (88 samples, 12 countries, 22,818 cases) confirms that several psychological variables predict political conservatism: death anxiety (weighted mean r .50); system instability (.47); dogmatism–intolerance of ambiguity (.34); openness to experience (–.32); uncertainty tolerance (–.27); needs for order, structure, and closure (.26); integrative complexity (–.20); fear of threat and loss (.18); and self-esteem (–.09). The core ideology of conservatism stresses resistance to change and justification of inequality and is motivated by needs that vary situationally and dispositionally to manage uncertainty and threat.
Conservatives are obsessed with death and dying from threats real, imagined or is generally the case, highly exaggerated. It might be the most misunderstood mental disorder in America today. Though most American show a tremendous tolerance of such a destructive and self-destructive malady.
Democrats are pointing out the obvious,
As GOPers begin increasingly using the attempted bombing of a Detroit-bound airliner to score political points, 2 Dems are blaming the Bush admin for events that led directly to the failed attack.
While many Dems stay silent and let the WH lead the way, DCCC chair Chris Van Hollen and Rep. Eric Massa (D-NY) say the previous admin let down their guard.
“In general, we are facing the consequences of the Bush administration’s failures to deal with al Qaeda,” Van Hollen told Hotline OnCall. “The Republicans have no business in pointing fingers at the Obama administration on terrorism and national security.”
“The Obama administration has been much more aggressive about going after al Qaeda than the Bush administration, which turned its focus from al Qaeda to Iraq,” he added. The Obama admin has “been on the offense in places where the Bush administration had taken its eye off the ball.”
Meanwhile, Massa has taken on ex-VP Dick Cheney, who he says is directly responsible for releasing the top al Qaeda figures in Yemen who aided and trained the Nigerian-born suspect.
“I would remind the American public that the apparent leaders of the al Qaeda cell in Yemen were 2 terrorists who were released by Vice President Cheney in secret. I think there’s a level of accountability that has to be levied personally on the vice president,” Massa said in an interview. “He is personally responsible for that.”
Another frequently encountered conservative mental impairment is the deep resentment toward accepting responsibility for anything. Cheney is something of a conservative jujitsu master in that regard. as far as I know he has never taken responsibility for a long career of dismally poor judgment – in his college career he started off with four deferments to avoid going to Vietnam, in the 80s he lobbied against sanctions against Iraq and while CEO of Halliburton did business with Iraq in violation of U.S. sanctions. Cheney has no official contact address, but since regularly appears to wet his pants in public on Sean Hannity’s show, you can send his diapers via Fox News.
update: More on Republican’s wildly exaggerated fears and how its hurting the country they claim to love, The degrading effects of terrorism fears
Jacksonville police hunting for suspects in fatal shooting – One man slain at Arlington apartment complex. Using Republican logic, why didn’t President Obama rush to Jacksonville, where someone was actually killed and make a speech.