Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Right then, who are the bigots, again...

...In a fusillade of pique, Ohio Sen. George Voinovich charged that Southerners are what's wrong with the Republican Party.
“We got too many Jim DeMints (South Carolina) and Tom Coburns (Oklahoma),” he told The Columbus Dispatch. “It's the Southerners. They get on TV and go ‘errrr, errrrr.' People hear them and say, ‘These people, they're Southerners. The party's being taken over by Southerners. What the hell they got to do with Ohio?' ”
Wow, and people call the Southerners the bigots? You sure as hell don't see people like Tom Coburn going to their states' media outlets and making fun of the way the Northerners talk, let alone the way they think -- which by and large is really what deserves the most ridicule. One might turn Voinovich's question around and ask him what the hell the damn mealy-mouthed moderates have to do with the South. Hey, what's good for the goose is good for the forking gander, y'all. One wonders just whose side Kathleen Parker is on, considering the source of that poll she cites. The Daily Kos? Really now. I'd say sooner or later the Republicans are going to have to face their inner Voinovich and tell him to sit down and shut up, but then maybe that's just me.