John W. Smart:
THE FREAK SHOW
It also helps Obama that the GOP primary race induces one cringe after another. I do not remember a contested race on either side which produced so many embarrassing candidates. Does anyone? Every cycle brings us nonsense and joke candidates. But this year the GOP seems hell-bent on 24/7 full frontal jackassery. The secret candidate killer cabal has moved off Newt slightly, taking on Paul and his racist newsletters. As with Cain, Paul deserves every last bit of heat he’s getting. Paul’s ideology leads down many a dark and dangerous alley. But it’s the timing that’s worth note. Paul must be causing real fear now as those newsletters are many things, but they aren’t news. Cain’s victims arrived at the mic just in time…now Paul’s inane claptrap about race wars is news. It may not matter in Iowa as his people there are immune to sanity. But Paul will be crucified going forward. Newt makes the GOP establishment squirm, the ascendency of Paul will send them to Def-con 5. I almost want Paul to win in Iowa just to watch the bombs fall.
I really do not understand the GOP mind. As a non-GOP- if the goal is to defeat Obama – it seems self-evident that Huntsman is the right choice. Since they won’t go there, (For reasons that are idiotic, the man is conservative up and down, left and right.) I can only imagine voting for Romney…if I were a Republican. It’s hard for me to see why any rational Iowan would entertain any other candidate. Yet, Paul is ahead, and Gingrich is holding on. I must conclude that there aren’t many rational Iowans. Romney is no peach but relative to the others he’s Abe Lincoln. So either Romney comes out tested and stronger or the GOP suicide dance goes on until summer.
The good news for the GOP is that the national attention span is about 7.8 minutes. If Romney can put the thing in the bag by June no one will remember the insanity of his party come Fall. Obama will tell us Mitt is an evil, greed monger. Romney will tell us Obama is incompetent. My thesis remains that in 2012 the competence meme wins. But if the GOP carnage goes on for months all bets are off. The GOP race has devolved from intriguing, to entertaining, to repellant. Iowa has become a freak show.
Meanwhile, Obama gets to kick back and look like he’s in charge.
It’s almost like they don’t WANT to win, isn’t it?
Oh, the individual candidates want to win. But the GOP leadership sure seems determined to lose.
There really are better candidates out there. I’m not saying “better” ideologically, cuz there ain’t no such thing as a GOP moderate anymore. But every one of the current hopefuls has serious flaws, and the more likely they are to win the nomination the less likely they are to win the general election.
It’s not like none of them could beat Obama. He’s as beatable as any incumbent could be.
But why should the GOP want Obama gone? He’s helping them pass the worst parts of their agenda and he’s got a “D” after his name. Once Obama is gone the Democrats will unite to oppose the same kind of things they are now supporting.
Obama has taken good care of his base – Wall Street and the rest of the 1%. As far as they are concerned he has earned a second term.
So while Occupy Wall Street is busy “mic checking” Republicans, Wall Street is backing Obama. And some people call me a paranoid ratfucker because I think there is something fishy about that.
There will only be Mitt and Ron Paul on the Virginia primary ballot.
Mormon vs. Moron
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And from where I sit in VA, voters are going to have a hard time with that. 🙂
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Don’t worry about that “some people.”
Like a tree falling in the woods, ya know? 🙂
The GOP already has their man in the White House so they can Alfred E. Neuman this entire election.
I love this site. 🙂 🙂
what she said
Loved this part from Smart:
Sarah Palin was a victim of the candidate “approval” process. How else can you explain the less qualified Bachmann running the course. Guess she was never a threat to Mittens ?
And something smells in Virginia, Perry and Gingrich were Mitt’s biggest threats.
I know i’m supposed to be a Republican and a ratfu&r and all that, but does anybody remember a GOP election where the all the candidates didn’t appear to be a freak show? Seriously, I remember laughing at Reagan, both Bush’s, Arnold in Ca, and thinking there is no way in Hades they’ll ever get elected. Come to think of it, I can’t remember a GOP election where I thought, “oh yeah, that’s a nice normal candidate.”
As a Dem, my perceptions where really tainted. I mean, come on, I campaigned for John Kerry! I viewed all Republicans as freaks and the freaks in my own party as “normal.”
I can top you, I campaigned for McGovern, Carter and Kerry(only because of Edwards that year).
I missed the Clinton years because of working mom/military wife busies, but I voted for him twice. He had “it” 😀 And love, loved his wife 😉
2004 all over again. The Dem offerings were just as lame/crazy that year, if you recall. And we got John freaking Kerry.
I think Mitt is using the JK playbook. Lay low, get the nomination THEN go windsurfing, dress as a giant condom and have your wife speak more about her deceased husband’s accomplishments than yours 😉 Oh, and send your more charming running mate on the rubber chicken circuit in the flyover states because he was drawing bigger crowds than you.
Speaking of charming running mates, Mark Rubio can hand us a 2004 redux. Sigh, on to 2016……………
From C4P, some more backstory on the Game Change movie,
Since I didn’t read the book, was surprised to find out Sarah’s only 2 chapters, and the script is based on “unsourced” quotes. No surprise the author’s opinion is that the timing and purpose of this movie was to stop her on Super Tuesday. All the principle players are Obots as are the crew and producer…..Tom Hanks.
How afraid of Sarah are both parties? No peeps from the GOP side either. I’m sure they condone this 😦
That sounds right. This was definitely a PDS organized effort to derail any Palin effort to hit hard by super tuesday or before. They’re all so blatantly Palin haters that it’s really pathetic. Sadly for Palin, I’d say both PDS sides of the aisle participated, though the Dem side I’m sure was more represented given the production group.
Here, this might come in handy in 2012:
How To Survive A Zombie Apocalypse
We got all the Gop loons against Obama. Romney-the dudes such a flake that I’ve trouble understanding what hes for and against. Gingrich-he sometimes a towering intellectual, and sometimes a Joe Biden. Ron Paul- a real nut. His foreign policy would get us screwed. Perry, I would truly vote for. An effective governor creating jobs, a true conservative…..but the dudes lousy on tv…..and Obama would eat his lunch during the debates. I do wish that we had the Palin option.
If ever there was an election year that a viable Third Party Playa could kick both donkey and elephant butt……it’s Sarah 2012.
Like we all didn’t experience that as it happened and yell, but it’s nice to see some acknowledgement and reporting. Look for this group to be savagely destroyed by Chris and others at MSNBC.
Not sure why, but I’ve got a comment in moderation….
Too many links
RUN SARAH RUN.!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂
I am far from as political savvy as most of you here but I do try and read as many different blogs as I can while I am waiting for work to come in. Not ripping anyone off as the work is paid entirely on completed project I am still very angry about 08. I read here, Hillaryis44, NQ. Michelle Malkin, Althouse daily. Hillbuzz and a few other sites on occasion. Not a fan of anyone but respected HRC as I do Palin and Bill and to an extent Newt, I will vote for a can of paint over the pretender but if either Paul or Trump makes it a three way the race it is obama’s. The republicans need to pass the “payroll tax” because the democrats know it will infuriate voters if there taxes go up 20 or 40 or 10 per week. Most people do not even know what FICA means? Poorest will be screwed if the Republicans allow this fiasco about payroll tax to go unchecked in msm, Then it will expire and the ratfucker pretending to be a democrat will got all of the my taxes went up vote. Won’t be told that FICA is there own investment in their own future.
It sure seems to me that they’re trying to win a second term for Obama. The ongoing GOoper explosion in the primary suggests that the republican establishment isn’t serious about unseating the guy who successfully lines up democratic party votes for their agenda.
Otherwise, they’d signal their support for the person who can unite their party with enthusiasm and defeat Obama. Of course, that person is not in this race.
Besides, wall street already owns a very pliant and useful crony who has a free pass from knee-padded Democrats in the legislature, a coercive restraint on progressive organizations, and a fan base that believes it has no where else to go.
Obama has been very good for rich people, big corporations and the establishment Republican agenda in general. It was always about the Rove-Brazile compact, and nothing has changed…with Republicans or with DNC Obots. The Democratic Party is toast.
Obama is Reagan on policy with 90% of the black vote.
The GOP leadership and the Dem leadership are getting what they want (rich) with Obama in the WH. Obama has Americans by the balls and keeps convincing them they love him anyway.
Why on earth would those in power want to change this?
The people of the United States could change this but they won’t. They’re going to walk right off the cliff pointing fingers at each other.