The former party of Lincoln has moved one tea-bag closer to hunkering down in the far right wing of their survival bunker and armory. Sara “Partial-Term-Gubernatorial-Abortion” Palin gave a speech where she was bragging that the Republican party has devolved further from the simple five-year-old-tantrum style “Party of No” to the more intentionally intransigent “Party of Hell No!”
It’s not like it was that far of a journey though. The “Hell No” is frankly far more succinct than the multitude of other labels the Republicans have been dragging around in their carpet bags since the age of Reagan.
They’ve of course always been the party of no unions but Saint Ronnie started them down the now well worn path of the party of no fiscal responsibility, the party of no health care, the party of no effective drug policy and even the party of we have no problem with apartheid.
Other proudly advertised monikers include these greats:
The party of no food regulations
The party of no financial regulations
The party of no science
The party of no military service (except for John “I can’t fly” McCain)
The party of no empathy
The party of no rational thoughts
The party of no sense of hypocrisy
The party of no consistency and no shame
The party of no uppity blacks
The party of no integrity, and of course
The party of no real ideas.
Yeah, the party of “Hell No!” is so much easier to remember.
That and it really contrasts nicely against the party of “Yes we can!”.
PS: I’m sure I missed more than a few so feel free to add to the list in the comments