Kang & Kodos

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

Is there a better summation of what the two major parties stand for today? This episode of The Simpsons ran twelve years ago, and it’s still pretty much spot-on.

By my count, every prime time speaker but one at the DNC was pro-abortion rights (Sen. Bob Casey, who spoke about economic issues, was the exception). And by my count, every RNC prime time speaker was, even today, adamantly pro-war.

Can anyone think of an issue for either party that’s more non-negotiable and more of a career killer than these two?

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14 Responses to “Kang & Kodos”

  1. #1 |  MichaelB | 

    Democrats favor aborion rights and small wars, Republicans favor 2nd amendment rights and large wars.

  2. #2 |  Kevin B. O'Reilly | 

    I have a bumper sticker that reads: “Don’t blame me … I voted for Kodos!”

  3. #3 |  diakron | 

    I think the GOP may be slightly more monolithic on (illegal) immigration.

    Are there any Dems who favor dismantling/privatizing/even brushing lightly against Social Security?

  4. #4 |  thomasblair | 

    Can anyone think of an issue for either party that’s more non-negotiable and more of a career killer than these two?

    Yep, and I’ll kill two birds with one stone: meddling with my life.

  5. #5 |  JCoke | 

    Go ahead!!! THROW YOUR VOTE AWAY!!!

  6. #6 |  Mikestermike | 

    We must move forward… not backwards, not to the side, not forwards, but always whirling, whirling, whirling towards freedom

    Kang: I don’t know. I’m starting to think ‘Operation Enduring Occupation’ was a bad idea.
    Kodos: We had to invade. They were working on weapons of mass disintegration!
    Kang: Sure they were!

  7. #7 |  buzz | 

    Pro this particular war, not necessarily pro war. If I remember right, back during the Clinton years there were Republicans that had issues with that war. Which of course makes it worse when either party are only principled depending on which is in power.

  8. #8 |  Dale Boley | 

    Can anyone think of an issue for either party that’s more non-negotiable and more of a career killer than these two?

    While not as large a career killer, it’s still pretty fringe to most liars in office, Drug Legalization.

  9. #9 |  Matt | 

    I personally think that there are too many single issue voters out there. I think it has something to do with power. “I don’t have the power to control everything, so just as long as I can influence one particular form of control over another human being, I’ll find happiness in that and accept any liberty smothering price.”

    People know that the war in Iraq needs to end, but if the war is the price we pay to stop abortion, then that’s ok. People know that censorship is bad and hate speech legislation is retarded, but if that’s price for environmental regulation, so be it. Sheeple don’t care about the big picture, just the corner of it that they are enthralled with.

  10. #10 |  KBCraig | 

    Buzz wrote:

    If I remember right, back during the Clinton years there were Republicans that had issues with that war. Which of course makes it worse when either party are only principled depending on which is in power.

    If you ask the droning masses about the wars under Clinton’s watch, they’d look at you like you had an eyeball in the middle of your forehead, certain you were crazy because “we weren’t at war when Clinton was president!”

    Variable principles seem to be the order of the day.

  11. #11 |  adam | 

    Being an anti gay republican and being gay seems to be a career killer. Being a corrupt politician does not seem to be, if you are not convicted.

  12. #12 |  xyz123 | 

    don’t believe i’ve heard a democrat say “government is too big/needs to be smaller” in at least 25 years.

    or “unelected judges, legislating from the bench, have too much power.”

    or “that’s none of the government’s business”, except in a pro-abortion or gay rights context.

    or any criticism of the UN.

    that makes democrats fairly monolithic, i’d say. republicans don’t actually *believe* stuff like that, but they at least *say it* now and again.

  13. #13 |  Zeb | 

    I hate how issues that really should not be political issues at all become “liberal” or “conservative” issues when they really should just be matters of basic rights. For me, both gun rights and abortion rights are totally non-negotiable. Where is my party?

  14. #14 |  random guy | 

    Im more concerned with the nonnegotiable issues. Income tax, the death penelty, and the war on drugs are both forgone conclusions among both parties. There is no national discussion on these issues at all.

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