For reasons surpassing understanding, someone put us on a fundraising email list for the Republican National Committee (RNC).

Crazy, huh? We would sooner wipe our backsides with dollar bills and flush them down the toilet (a.k.a. government spending) than give them to the “Republican” party.

Anyway, the latest GOP fundraising missive contained a passionate appeal from former U.S. President George H.W. Bush (a.k.a. “Bush 41”).

“I don’t know what your guilty pleasures are in life, but one of mine is socks,” Bush writes. “I’m a self-proclaimed sock man. The louder, the brighter, the crazier the pattern — the better! It’s usually the first thing people notice I’m wearing whenever I’m out in public and that’s the way I like it.”

Ummmm … okay.

“When Chairman Reince Priebus asked me to write to you on behalf of the Republican National Committee (RNC), I told him I’d be happy to do it,” Bush continued. “But on one condition: my letter to you had to involve socks.”

Okay now it’s getting weirder …

“I’m proud to say the RNC has commissioned a limited-edition pair of socks in my honor,” Bush says. “Embroidered with the Republican elephant and my signature on them, they’re sure to get you noticed. You can get your own pair today or as a gift for your favorite Republican by sending a special campaign contribution of $35 or more to the RNC now. And if you donate $35 or more to the RNC now, your gift will be matched by a group of donors.”

Well then!

And with all the urgency of a used car salesman (who also owns the finance company) Bush implores us that “it’s important you act now on this offer” because the RNC produced “only a limited number” of Bush’s GOP elephant socks.

Hurry while supplies last, in other words.

Again … we’ve made it abundantly clear what we think of the GOP. We want it to die.

“Republicans” grew government recklessly under the reign of Bush’s eldest son – George “Dubya” – and when their chickens came home to roost, they joined Democrats in inaugurating a new bailout culture. And let’s not forget it was a “Republican” president who appointed the real big-spending puppet master, former U.S. Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke – who initiated the single greatest wealth transfer in human history by printing and lending trillions of dollars out of thin air.

And when it came time to challenge U.S. President Barack Obama for the White House, who did the “GOP” nominate? A vacillating, big government liberal whose socialized medicine plan formed the basis of “Obamacare.”

In other words, Bush the Elder can keep his damn socks as far as we’re concerned …