Why, WHY, is the Republican primary race shaping up to be a contest of who can sound the least intelligent? What started out as an adorable rebuttal to scientific facts has turned into a competition to sound the least educated. We have, officially, lost our goddamn minds.
It’s like we, as a party, have emigrated to retard-land. Let me explain:
Business leaders don’t like the scientific information claiming that by pumping millions of tons we’re warming the planet. They don’t like it because it sounds expensive (mostly because it is). They write a big check to their lobbyists and say “make this go away” These lobbyists concoct a strategy with a many-pronged attack to protect industry. One of those is to slip talking points to our political leaders attempting to discredit the science of global warming. This has the unintended side effect of convincing people that ‘science’ is evil-ish. Everyone involved knew that the science couldn’t be that bad, but they went ahead anyway with the understanding that it was ‘just politics’.
At the same time, political operatives see a weakness in the Democrats with regards to religious folks. They fan these flames by embracing, again with a smirk, those that claim evolution is ‘just a theory’. This is of course true. Evolution is a theory, but then so is Gravity. This allows Republicans to court the crazy vote, while at the same time, doing no real lasting damage to the party (or so they think).
Everything is going well, races are being won by Republicans who know the difference between the real world and the political crap their spouting on talk-shows. However, by the time the second generation comes along, things start getting a little weird.
Because long term planning is to Politics as Fish are to Bicycles, something creepy starts happening. People will believe just about anything if you tell them enough times. While this is “awesome” if you need a reason to go to war with a helpless demagogue, it starts to get a little scary if you’re constantly implying stupid shit like ‘science is evil’. This repeated exposure to little white lies turns out a supporting body of voters that actually believes all your ‘just for the stake of politics’ crap is actually true. In fact, they believe it so hard that they’re willing to vote for people like Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann.
This is why the Republican party looks like a pack of 4th graders armed with Crayolas. The next time you wonder where the fuck all the brains in our party went? Thank Karl Rove. He set this up and it’s going to be at least another generation before we can put all the glue-sniffing federal check-caching idiots back where they belong: In the Democratic Party.
Who the fuck claps for some asshole who approved 234 executions. One of whom was innocent.
Oh right, we Republicans did… during the ‘who can quote Reagan the mostess’ debate.
I’m on the fence about the death penalty but this isn’t something you yell and clap your hands together about. It’s something you do with care, dignity, quiet consideration and SOME FUCKING RESPECT.
They are probably the same idiots who think water-boarding isn’t shitting all over the Constitution.