Tuesday, February 3, 2009

The Stupids

Continuing their slide into irrelevancy, the GOP is now taking advice from a well-known political strategist and war correspondent from Toledo, Ohio.

Fresh off his stint as a war correspondent in Gaza, Joe the Plumber is now doing political strategy with Republicans.

When GOP congressional aides gather Tuesday morning for a meeting of the Conservative Working Group, Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher — more commonly known as Joe the Plumber — will be their featured guest. This group is an organization of conservative Capitol Hill staffers who meet regularly to chart GOP strategy for the week.

Wurzelbacher, who became a household name during the presidential election, will be focusing his talk on the proposed stimulus package.

Do the Republicans get it that they are making a complete mockery of themselves? I know eight years of Bush-flavored Kool-Aid might have dulled the senses, but this is like a bad Tom Arnold movie. (Which raises the question, are there any good Tom Arnold movies, but that’s for another post.)

Seriously, if the GOP thinks that this kind of casting is going to win back the independents, the minorities, the women, or anyone else who once voted Republican but looked at the last election campaign and said “WTF?”, then let them explain how. Meanwhile, it’s get-the-popcorn time.