From time immemorial (give or take several thousand years), the Democratic Party has let its political opponents define it as soft. On terror, on defense, on immigration, on sleeping with interns, the donkeys have over and over again been branded as weak. And frankly, the last year hasn't brought much in the way of image rehabilitation, as the party with an overwhelming Congressional majority and the Presidency has managed to repeatedly let the other guys kick sand in its faces - even if the sand itself is made up of 98 parts fine-grain lunacy and 2 parts legitimate conservative principle.
That all started to change in September, when the author of this quote was released from Federal prison: "I will take with me a file, chisel and a knife. I'll try to get some major explosives to fight my way out. Then when I get out, I'll grab a sword like Maximus Meridius and as a gladiator, I'll stab people in the crotch."
Needless to say, we heartily approve. If our political system is going to be a circus, it may as well be a circus. Fraud, corruption, the world's most awesome hairpiece (described by one outlet as "a carpet remnant sewn from the fur of swamp rats, stapled to his head")? What's not to love? And truly, in an era where we've got Michele Bachmann, Jim Traficant's crazy might make Congress more sane.
I've directed Teejay to take the proceeds from our AdSense account and donate to Jim Traficant for Congress. It's the least we can do, for ourselves and for America.