Hey, Have You Heard the One about Joan Walsh and Dick Armey?
So a guy walks into a bar:
ARMEY: Politics is silly, it’s inane and practitioners of politics are people to take what amusement you can from them but don’t take them seriously.
WALSH: But this is serious business. This is serious business, the economy is a wreck, and it’s been wrecked by the Bush White House….
ARMEY: It is!
WALSH: … and by Republicans in Congress with a lot of Democratic help, with a lot of help. And now President Obama…
ARMEY: Oh give it, give it a rest.
WALSH: Please stop saying give it a rest, do you have anything else to say?
ARMEY: Well, yeah…
WALSH President Obama has a mandate for change, your people have stood in his way, they’re standing in his way on Capitol Hill right now…
ARMEY: Oh bless my heart.
WALSH: …and Rush limbaugh is making ridiculous statements and Republicans are crawling to him and groveling…
ARMEY: Okay, all right…
WALSH: That’s the state of our economy and our world right now Representative Armey, and it’s sad.
ARMEY: i am so damn glad that you can never be my wife, cause I surely wouldn’t have to listen to that prattle from you every day. That is what I’m talking about.
WALSH: Well, boy, that makes two of us sir.
MATTHEWS: That’s not prattle.
ARMEY: She’s making political malarkey….
WALSH: That was really an outstanding comment.
MATTHEWS: It’s not prattle.
ARMEY: The fact of the matter is, look, y-look, ylook ma’am. Ah you can…ah…y-y-y-you’re m… you’re talking like a paid political hack here, making your political points.
WALSH: Am I sir?
ARMEY: Are we going to talk seriously about…..
WALSH: No I actually care about social justice, I care about jobs, I care about the economy.
I guess watching the GOP forced to kiss Rush Limbaugh’s pilonidal cyst made him feel a bit un-manly, especially after his own sad history as Dick Cheney’s bitch. Why he felt the need to reassert his masculinity by publicly losing his mind on TV I can’t say, but I imagine having America watch Joan Walsh’s boot go up his ass wasn’t what he had in mind.
He looks drunk on more than just ambition.