Thursday, February 5, 2009

Sessions: GOP Taliban-like Insurgency "May Be Required"

Tie something around your head so your jaw doesn't break when it drops...

National Journal

Frustrated by a lack of bipartisan outreach from House Democratic leaders, Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX), chairman of the National Republican Congressional Committee, said House Republicans -- who voted unanimously last week against the economic plan pushed by President Obama and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi -- will pitch a "positive, loyal opposition" to the proposal. The group, he added, should also "understand insurgency" in implementing efforts to offer alternatives.

"Insurgency, we understand perhaps a little bit more because of the Taliban," Sessions said during a meeting yesterday with Hotline editors. "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. [...]

No doubt the aide 'interrupted' him with one of those long hooks they used to get really bad vaudeville acts off stage and a GAG!

It's one thing for us to do it, but for a Repug to even come close to comparing his own regressive, reactionary, and increasingly irrelevant and powerless party to the Taliban is in the realm of surrealistic black comedy that actually hits the mark. Perhaps he feels that the Taliban's resurgence is a good role model. Amazing.

Let the Repugs roll! This shit is just getting sooooo good!

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