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Oh Good Gravy, Now Barbara Boxer Is Saying The Taliban Thing

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Barbara Boxer sees Brad Woodhouse’s “Republicans = Taliban” and raises him a “Republicans, namely Michael Steele = Taliban + Hamas,” which is true, but not really because of Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize.

“Why do we have to keep throwing stones at each other? It’s very depressing,” she concludes, after calling Michael Steele the Taliban+Hamas.

COME ON NOW. First you have to let the Republicans *themselves* declare their allegiance with the Taliban, before jumping on them. And they absolutely would have, if you’d just given them another hour or so. It’s happened before!

UPDATE: Limbaugh. Boom. There it is.

Barbara Boxer: RNC’s Michael Steele As Harsh As The Taliban On Obama’s Nobel Win [YouTube]

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  • shortsshortsshorts

    This is the best 2010 “Win Back the Majority” plan ever. With all the empowerment we’ve provided the Taliban in the past, we might as well just admit our allegiance, be done with it, and get the fuck out of Afghanistan. Jeebus.

  • GreatOldOnesParty

    Should there be a new addenda to Godwin’s Law about comparing people to the Taliban?
    I mean I know N00bama likes puppies, but I’m pretty sure Mullah Omar likes puppies too.

  • MingPicket

    Steele is just jealous he didn’t get the bling.

  • Snidely

    What’s all this kerfuffle over a Peach Prize? My Melba beats your Cling any day.

  • user-of-owls

    [re=431144]GreatOldOnesParty[/re]: I’m pretty sure Mullah Omar likes puppies too.

    Maybe, but he makes damn sure the bitches are covered up.

  • x111e7thst

    [re=431144]GreatOldOnesParty[/re]: Not so much so. Mullah Omar regards puppies as unclean.

  • jodyleek

    I made the same comparison on the Wonkette this morning at about 8am central. Woodhouse and Boxer ripped me off!

  • ChernobylSoup v2

    Whenever I think of Barbara Boxer I think of Boxing Day, which they have in England but we don’t have it here. Why is that? Is it one of the things we lost in the war of 1812? Did FDR give it to them as part of Lend Lease? Traded away at Yalta?

  • Fox n Fiends

    i applaud this meme. there are several dozen other Taliban/Hamas/RNC similarities that should be talked about endlessly until health care reform passes. SHOCK AND AWE

  • Joshua Norton

    Cripes. We always knew that the Repiggies/Freeptards were the closest thing to a Taliban in this country.

    Now they can’t wait to prove it time and time again.

  • eclecticbrotha

    Barbara Boxer is bangin’. Just sayin’.

  • Seanyboy

    This is sort of like the nerd on the playground getting back at the bully by pretending to know Karate. You can’t out-douche a douche-bag!

  • glamourdammerung

    I recall the Republicans comparing themselves with the Taliban first, quite some time ago. It only stuck as a meme due to the bad luck on the GOP’s part that both organisations have so many similiar qualities and goals.

  • GreatOldOnesParty

    [re=431152]x111e7thst[/re]: Okay….well, I’m pretty sure they…uh…
    Yeah, that’s it!

  • user-of-owls

    [re=431157]Fox n Fiends[/re]: It’s fine to point out RNC similarities to the Taliban and Hamas, but you better leave Hezbollah out of it since they, like Obama, won the Nobel Peace Prize. Just ask Red State.

  • GreatOldOnesParty

    [re=431163]eclecticbrotha[/re]: Okay, I know I’m the resident “hitter” of Sarah Palin and M-Bach … but wtf!?

  • SmutBoffin

    The Republicans were against the Taliban before they were for it*.

    * An they were for it before they were against it, back in da 80s. It’s like a double flip-flop.

  • OReillysVibrator

    My dream: interview a Senator who has appeared on Rush Limbaugh, ohh let’s say Tom Coburn. Instead of calling him “Senator Coburn”, in light of this revelation I would call him “Terrorist Coburn” then (when he leaves) bring in another guest and act shocked and wonder who will answer my questions about what is his favorite place to target civilians, and whether he would prefer to behead women or children (I would argue, giving his votes against abortion, he wants the young born to be beheaded). My point is, call them all terrorists for fun.

  • Extemporanus

    Wait, I thought Roman Polanski was the new Taliban?

  • chascates

    Just start calling Steele an Oreo.

  • Carrie_Okie

    Today we are all TalibSteele.

  • shadowMark

    [re=431155]ChernobylSoup v2[/re]: Whenever I think of Barbara Boxer I think of Boxing Day— Today is Leif Erikson Day

    We come from the land of the ice and snow
    From the midnight sun where the hot springs flow

    The hammer of the gods
    Will drive our ships to new lands
    To fight the horde, singing and crying
    Valhalla, I am coming!

    On we sweep with threshing oar
    Our only goal will be the western shore

    We come from the land of the ice and snow
    From the midnight sun where the hot springs flow

    How soft your fields so green
    Can whisper tales of gore
    Of how we calmed the tides of war
    We are your overlords

    On we sweep with threshing oar
    Our only goal will be the western shore

    So now you better stop
    And rebuild all your ruins
    For peace and trust can win the day
    Despite of all your losing

  • SayItWithWookies

    I’m so confused. Which group is trying to destroy America and which group is — oh, fuck it.

  • thatonegirlsays

    I just want to say EFF THE NORVEEJANS for screwing up a whole goddamned Friday by announcing this shit at the very beginning of our (and by our, I mean America & we are the center of the world, such as) day.

  • Native of SL UT

    [re=431144]GreatOldOnesParty[/re]: ..I mean I know N0(bel)bama likes puppies,..


  • Jim Demintia

    But doesn’t that mean that, as Democrats, we should be voting Republican????

  • eclecticbrotha

    [re=431189]Native of SL UT[/re]: No(bel)Bama FTW

  • ttommyunger

    Boxer was a looker back in the Jurassic, and as an old-timer still tryin’ to be a Hottie, has had her cherry pounded so far back up her ass it is crowding her Cerebral Cortex. This results in a cranial malfunction known as “Turrets Brain Fartism”. She and her Senatorial Soul-Mate Dianne Feinstein should both have a Prozac and a lie-down until the urge to speak passes.

  • Smoke Filled Roommate

    Taliban + Hamas / Uncle Tom – Bag of Oreos (+3) Arrogant Prick4 – 12 Haywood Nelson ‘Hey Hey Heys’ = Michael Steele

  • glamourdammerung

    [re=431169]user-of-owls[/re]: At this point I think that either Erickson can not tell non-white people apart and/or is a pathological liar.

  • PoignancySelz

    This whole fucking day: Nobel/Grayson/Moonscape/the Democrats all of a sudden talkin’ trash…you’re a terrorist,no you’re a terrorist, no,, you’re a terrorist…it’s just a set-up….for…
    More Troops, We are never getting the Hell out.

  • Smoke Filled Roommate

    [re=431211]Smoke Filled Roommate[/re]: I guess ‘sup’ doesn’t work for superscript..

  • GreatOldOnesParty

    [re=431189]Native of SL UT[/re]: I saw what you did there ^^

  • Red Zeppelin

    Hey Mr. Taliban, tally me bananas!

  • sati demise

    [re=431210]ttommyunger[/re]:Boxer and Feinstein, they should know their place, right?
    Be seen and not heard? fuck you buddy.
    What is with you Santorum scented ass holes?

  • V572625694

    You know, that Barbara Boxer’d be a nice looking woman if she’d have a little work done, maybe dye her hair, some collagen injections, that sort of thing.

  • Johnny Zhivago

    [re=431210]ttommyunger[/re]: I’m ASHAMED of you Carly. Just ashamed!!!!!

  • Johnny Zhivago

    [re=431230]V572625694[/re]: She’s a woman?

  • proudgrampa

    WTF? I am convinced that Limbo is brain-damaged from his Oxycontin days…

  • JSDC007

    Taliban, Rushbo. Tomato, Tomahto. Same thing, just that the latter comes with pork belly.

    Boxer’s a bore, but she’s factually correct on this one. So what’s the debate about here?

  • Dutch Oven Uncle

    [re=431149]Snidely[/re]: Emily Litella called. She wants her reading glasses back

  • geminisunmars

    [re=431221]sati demise[/re]: Win

  • zhubajie

    “Taliban” means “students” and I don’t think the Reps are students of much. Even the born-agains are re-writing the Bible to fit their prejudices.

    As for the gun-carrying Taliban, they are lean and athletic. I doubt many of our Reps are.

  • hobospacejunkie

    [re=431177]shadowMark[/re]: Thanks for that. I never knew the words to that particular song.

  • pampl

    rush is the most beautiful grotesquely obese drug addict I can think of. he keeps sticking his foot in the GOP’s mouth and they love him for it

    “Folks, do you realize something has happened here that we all agree with the Taliban and Iran about and that is he doesn’t deserve the award. Now that’s hilarious, that I’m on the same side of something that the Taliban, and that we all are on the same side as the Taliban.”

    i think i’m going to go to red state and post “we are all on the same side as the Taliban” in as many places as possible

  • Violenza

    OK, I am convinced we now live in bizarro world, because Barbara Boxer was on Curb Your Enthusiasm w/Larry David, and now in real life she’s on TV with the black Larry David, Michael Steele, and Republicans have finally told the truth and admitted that they’re aligned with terrorists.

  • bitchincamaro

    I had the Taliban + Hamas for lunch and it’s been backing up on me ever since. Perhaps I should have smothered it in Good Gravy.

    Seriously though folks, Steele’s wearing newly-torn assholes like badges of honor, these days. He’s covered in them, however.

  • Scooter

    Seems to me she’s squandered her resistance for a pocketful of mumbles.

  • Neilist

    “Barbara Boxer” = “Self-Aggrandizing Bitch Who Fucked Her Way Into Marin County Politics To Start Her Career, And Whom No One With A Brain Would EVER Take Seriously.”

    Oh, and an “Whom No Self-Respecting Taliban Would Bang If A Goat Was Available.”

    I hope that clears it up for you people.

  • villageatrois

    [re=431810]Neilist[/re]: ““Barbara Boxer” = “Self-Aggrandizing Bitch Who Fucked Her Way Into Marin County Politics To Start Her Career….”

    Oh! Now I get it. It’s Barbara Boxer Shorts^3. Marin County is a strange place.

  • loupgarou

    Steele’s not with the Taliban; he’s with al-Fuqhed.