Someone want to tell me how the heck we got here?
I have an idea… you see, the Republican presidential candidates are acting like clowns.
Actual circus clowns, complete with red noses and rainbow-colored hair. I can just see Rick Perry playing a life sized whack-a-mole in a rodeo barrel, while Newt Gingrich, in giant clown shoes, goes running into a wall head first, like Gus Frerotte after a great win:
The Republican debates have been worn out. They jumped the shark after Newt Gingrich lambasted the Press back in August of last year.
So the debates are now like a three-ring circus.
Except now, these clowns are doing real harm.
We’ve got an unemployment rate that’s going down because people are giving up. That’s right, we’re not adding jobs, the labor department is just reducing the number of total jobs.
What a pathetic fact.
We’ve got a President, not content in adding $5 Trillion to the national debt in three years, angling to add another Trillion to it.
We’ve got regulations strangling the energy industry, and a president who has said publicly that his energy plan would “necessarily skyrocket prices” and the he’d like to see gas prices “increase gradually.”
I paid $77 to fill up the tank in my Tahoe yesterday. Still not enough for you, Barry?
We’ve got a congress who declared themselves exempt from insider trading laws.
We’ve got a government who has decided it’s a good idea to be able to detain American citizens, in the United States, indefinitely, without charges being made, and without a judge. This is all up to the President.
All this – and I’m only scratching the surface – all this and Newt Gingrich is wasting air time talking about whether or not Mitt Romney had the right intentions when we went out to make money for himself?
All this, and we have to listen to Rick Perry waxing demagogic about “vulture capitalism?”
Romney, to his credit, is at least attacking the right political target, Newt attack ads notwithstanding.
So, we’re left with a Republican debate about which candidate is less evil, which Republican candidate is sufficiently liberal, and which Republican is sufficiently anti-capitalist.
We’re left with a clown show.
Way to go, GOP.
By the way, where the hell is the GOP Chairman? More to the point… WHO is the GOP chair?