Tuesday, February 21, 2012
The Grand Old Party Party
Are they all nuts? My God, they gave us eight years of dumb already and are aiming to do it again. Have they listened to Santorum fumbling through his twisted pseudo-theological rambles? He’s not happy about birth control or pre-natal testing. I love it that every four years, the Republicans rant about this sort of thing while the country is grappling with economic, energy and serious world issues. The Republicans also put great emphasis on the state of candidates’ religion so long as it’s Christian regardless of their personal ethics. Interestingly, Catholicism is now a good thing to be part of. Newt’s a convert and I think Santorum was born into it. I must say, Newt picked a helluva time to become one, considering the disarray the church is in over the preponderance of child abuse by the clergy. (I am a recovering Catholic myself and have a hard time wondering why anyone would choose it over, say agnosticism or paganism.)
The GOP candidates have had a gazillion “debates” which have no resemblance to the form, and spent gazillions of dollars on ads blasting each other on TV ads, which, fortunately have not played yet in Ohio. I can just imagine, now that they have trashed each other, the kinds of vitriol they will pour onto President Obama during the campaign. With the Super Pacs wallowing in so much money, thanks to the “non-political” Supreme Court, I think it would be a good idea to cancel newspapers, turn off the radio and TV next fall and find a comfortable cave to hide in until after the election.