Thursday, February 5, 2009

An insult to insurgents everywhere

Fresh off a pasting in the national elections yet feeling the need to strut a bit after the House Republicans voted in lockstep against the stimulus package, Representative Pete Sessions (R-TX) decided it was time to set the record straight about how the GOP would operate as the party of loyal opposition:

"Insurgency, we understand perhaps a little bit more because of the Taliban. And that is that they went about systematically understanding how to disrupt and change a person's entire processes. And these Taliban -- I'm not trying to say the Republican Party is the Taliban. No, that's not what we're saying. I'm saying an example of how you go about [sic] is to change a person from their messaging to their operations to their frontline message. And we need to understand that insurgency may be required when the other side, the House leadership, does not follow the same commands, which we entered the game with."


When pressed to clarify, Sessions said he was not comparing the House Republican caucus to the Taliban, the Muslim fundamentalist group.

"I simply said one can see that there's a model out there for insurgency," Sessions said before being interrupted by an aide. The staffer said Sessions was trying to convey that the Republicans need to start thinking about how to act strategically from their perch in the minority.

Well, I don't know about you but I'm ever so relieved that the GOP isn't the Taliban...they're just modeling their behavior on the Taliban. Phew...that's makes me feel so much better. Now all we need is Mitch McConnell to say that Nancy Pelosi looks hot in a burkha and we can call it a banner day for the Grand Old Party.

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