HomeAsshatsAn idle speculationAn idle speculation Jay Tea January 10, 2006 Asshats 16 CommentsCould the Right somehow persuade the Left to trade some of their more obnoxious members? They can have Pat Robertson if they’ll give up Harry Belafonte. At least he can sing entertainingly… A Look Inside My Inbox Quote Of The Day - Wonked Edition Tags:AsshatsRelated PostsBill Maher Thinks he Knows More than the Troops about Iraq MSNBC: So Stupid That They Say Sarah Palin’s Christmas Trees Are ‘Un-Christian’Smugapalooza!About The Author Jay Tea16 Comments patrick January 10, 2006 Done, we can swap them at the middle of the Golden gate bridge. Now how about Rev. Jesse Jackson for Donald Wildmon? mark m January 10, 2006 Huh???…Belafonte????….NOOOOOOO. I’d take Leiberman in a heart beat though. Dan S January 10, 2006 Mark? You consider Lieberman to be obnoxious? Bungaloebill January 10, 2006 I’ve been suggesting for a while that we do a straight swap–give the Dems McCain, and we’ll take Leiberman. I think both sides would be happier. OregonMuse January 10, 2006 The problem is, if we propose the Wildmon for Jackson swap, the left will say, “watchoo talking ’bout? Jesse ain’t no whako.”We might even get the same response if we propose Wildmon for “Calypso Louie” Farrakhan. But then, if I had to chose between Wildmon and Farrakhan, I’d choose Wildmon. AC January 10, 2006 Sounds like a good idea, but trades should be categorically equivalent, such as:Pat Robertson could be traded for Al Sharpton (equal in God’s eyes, but abominations to their respective parties)Rush Limbaugh traded for Michael Moore (equal in weight and annoyance)Trade Bill O’Reilly for Chris Mathews (in the infuriating TV category)Trade Jesse Helms for Robert Byrd (white hoods?)Belafonte would just be deported since nobody would want him. mark m January 10, 2006 Dan SMy bad. I was thinking the right would give up Robertson and in return get Leiberman….my fingers typed faster than the ole brain could sypher. ed January 10, 2006 Hmmm.1. I’d take a straight up swap of Frist and McCain for any well developed secretary.2. I wonder if it’s possible to setup a Fantasy Politics game similar to Fantasy Football or Fantasy Baseball? Now wouldn’t that be funny as hell.3. Trade Robertson? Send him back to the farm league please. OregonMuse January 10, 2006 AC has some good suggestions, only I do have a quibble with:Pat Robertson could be traded for Al Sharpton (equal in God’s eyes, but abominations to their respective parties)Trouble is, I don’t think Sharpton is an abomination unto the Democrats. Robertson is a marginalized figure (ever since his 1988 presidential bid tanked) whom the GOP pretty much keeps at arms’ length, but Sharpton, himself a presidential candidate in 2004, was called upon to speak at the Dems’ national convention. Sharpton has a fair aoount influence in the Democratic Party while Robertson has next to none in the GOP. moseby January 10, 2006 I like the idea of using a bridge for the trade. Except in my world it is a rope bridge like in the Indiana Jones movies. Once the tradees are out there walking to their destinations we cut the ropes from our side.AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!!!! machs January 10, 2006 No way, Jay Tea. Can’t give up Pat. It’s not a fair trade unless you throw in a couple cases of Pat’s health shakes in lieu of Harry’s bananas.Remember, there are fine degrees of insanity that need to be evaluated in the international trade arena. Rick DeMent January 10, 2006 Robertson is a marginalized figure (ever since his 1988 presidential bid tanked) whom the GOP pretty much keeps at arms’ length,Except, you know when Bush mett with him personally in the run up to the Iraq invasion.Is that what GOP “marginalized” figures get, and invitation to meet personally and privately with the president? OregonMuse January 10, 2006 Except, you know when Bush mett with him [Robertson] personally in the run up to the Iraq invasion.Does anyone have a source for this? Last I heard, the story that claimed Robertson met with Bush and said that “God told me he wants you to invade Iraq” turned out to be a myth.And even if they did meet, I’m not sure it means all that much. There’s no evidence that Robertson is some kind of de facto advisor to Bush, or someone he gets ideas from, or carries any kind of a voting bloc with him. And every time he opens his yap, he gets laughed at from both sides.The MSM loves to paint Robertson as this evil, scary right-wing boogeyman who is some kind of guiding force in the GOP, but that canard is about 15 years too late. Dodo David January 10, 2006 Forget swapping them at the Golden Gate Bridge. Instead, let the swap take place at the Dike Road bridge on Chappaquiddick Island. Ted Kennedy can lead the Dems to it. Jim Price January 11, 2006 As long as no one suggests a trade that would include bringing Susan Estrich to our side of the bridge, I will consider all options on the table. Random Numbers January 11, 2006 Rush Limbaugh traded for Michael Moore (equal in weight and annoyance)For true equality we would have to throw in Larry Nichols, the Clinton Chronicles documentarian.