Monday, October 24, 2011

GOP's 'American Idol', Viagra candidates

Reason's Nick Gillespie takes a look at columnist Ron Harper's take on the Republican presidential race, a process he says is "is like the first rounds of 'American Idol,' yet no one ever gets sent home and the bad singers and train wrecks are drowning out the good singers." Ouch!

Former Godfather Pizza chief Herman Cain gets compared to soggy pieces of pizza. Of Rick Santorum and Michele Bachmann, he says they "are starting to waste our time. We are not looking for a Bible school teacher, but rather a minimal-government executive who will get the size and scope of government under control instead of codifying the Bible into law. Bachmann is Sarah Palin without the marksmanship. I think her campaign should be fined if she mentions all her foster children one more time. I don’t want to see her birth certificate, but I would like to run a background check on her college degree." Slap, slap!

He says "Rick Perry has been so beaten up by his debate performances that even going back to Texas and executing three folks didn’t cheer him up."
And he says Jon Huntsman and Mitt Romney look like the guys in the Viagra commercials.
Ok. Now that hurts!

Speaking of Mitt Romney, we have to go back to something he said last week about China because it was too bizarre to ignore. In last Tuesday's GOP debate, the former Massachusetts governor had a new foreign policy proposal. He wants China take over the U.S.’s humanitarian aid responsibilities around the world. He said: "Part of [the foreign aid budget] is humanitarian aid around the world. I happen to think it doesn’t make a lot of sense for us to borrow money from the Chinese to go give to another country for humanitarian aid. We ought to get the Chinese to take care of the people that are taking borrowed money today.

Sure. Romney was highlighting our strange present economic circumstances - that the U.S. is deeply in debt to the Chinese even while we continue to provide economic support to countries around the world in need. The U.S. needs to tackle aggressively that debt to get out of this ignoble position. Ahem, supercommittee, are you listening?

But c'mon. Abdicating our responsibilities in global leadership to the Chinese? As Eli Clifton of ThinkProgress notes, China already has an active foreign aid policy, and its giving often advances authoritarian governments who abuse and steal from their people.
The U.S. wants to be silently complicit in that? Surely not.

Fannie Flono

5 comments:

Larry said...

Oh my McClatchy went up to 1.64 so the Observer Editorial Staff thought they would do a hit piece on the Republicans.

kantstanzya said...

Fannie...did you actually listen to the debate or are you just repeating something you heard on Rachel Maddow?

Mitt Romney was being sarcastic. "Sarcastic"...look it up. Geeze.

Skippy said...

I wonder if any GOP candidate would have handed Iraq over to Iran at the end of the year. I wnder if any one of these candidates would have authorized Operation Gun Runner? I wonder if any one of these candidates would have given $500,000,000 to Solyandra knowing that they were making $6 panels and only could sell them for $3? I wonder if any one o f these candidates would have give $500,000,000 to a co. in Finland to make $100,000 electric cars that get 20 miles per charge whose batteries are made in Finland?

THe black unemployment rate is hovering near 20% and the Charlib Nonobservant keeps marching out the clowns.

Nice work.

faithplusnothing said...

This "newspaper" is a disgrace. I do get it for the coupons. I get the sale papers and the rest goes in the trash where it belongs.

qc7985 said...

GOP... Get your panties out of wad. The first thing these people need is a sense of humor.

This article came from a Libertarian publication, and if you are going to blame anybody, it should be Ron Paul. Did you see his name listed?

GOP... always quick to assign blame even if they dont know what they are talking about!