Pusillanimous: what a truly elegant way to say “gutless”. I really love that word; sadly, opportunities to use it are few and far between, since “gutless” or “spineless” or “cowardly” are usually sufficient.
But not this week. Various high-profile Republicans were recently asked if they’d repudiate the brainlessly misogynist trash-talk of their Intellectual & Spiritual Leader and Titular Head, Garbagemouth McPigboy, and their flaccid, mealy-mouthed responses were nothing less than pusillanimous:
John Boehner called Limbaugh’s spittle-flecked rant “inappropriate”. Um, no: getting drunk at the office Christmas party is “inappropriate” — the twisted attacks on Sandra Fluke were more akin to getting drunk at the office Christmas party and taking a dump in the punch bowl. Several magnitudes (or maybe even orders of magnitude) more inappropriate than “inappropriate”.
Mitt Romney, the Invertebrate Who Would Be King, said “I’ll just say this, which is, it’s not the language I would have used.” Presumably this means Mitt was okay with the insults, just not the delivery. Fail!
Rick Santorum made some weird rambling remark about how Limbaugh was “being absurd”, like an “entertainer”. And? And nothing, which also suggests that he didn’t really have a problem with it. Not that I’d expect any less from someone who’s on the record as wanting to ban contraception altogether.
To the surprise of absolutely nobody, not one of these baffled little pencil-necked creeps could bring himself to say the PigMan was Wrong and Dumb and a disgrace to the GOP and the conservative movement.
And that, my fine friends, is exactly what’s Wrong and Dumb about the GOP and the conservative movement.
UPDATE: At least someone is standing up to El Pigbo’s raging assholishness. Advertisers have started a mass-exodus from his show, and now a couple of radio stations are dropping it completely. This thing has legs: long, lean, muscular, marathon-running legs, unlike those flabby stumps the Pigman autoambulates himself around on. Ya think?
(Edited to fix insanely bad use of the phrase “orders of magnitude”. Proofread!)