The Comedy Channel and the sit-coms on the networks must be suffering a lack of viewers the last little while as Michelle Bachmann and the Seven Mental Midgets commenced the moveable comedy fest otherwise known as the debates among the contenders for the ReThuglican Nominee to run for Preznit of the YewKnighted States of Hysteria. As the weeks go by and the flakes drop out, the whole shebang becomes more boring until it would appear the most boring of them all Mitt the Vulture Capitalist who pretends to be normal will accept his long anticipated chance to be destroyed by Barrack Obama.
I think perhaps the ReThugs have reached their best before date, because with the nation to the south in such bad shape economically all the Party of Lincoln should have to do is put up a sane person to stand at least an even chance of unseating the incumbent Obama. However either the party is fresh out of sane candidates or their base is unwilling to nominate a normal and sane candidate, preferring instead to cater to the tea-party fringe until settling in the end for the Steven Harper of the current Republican contenders old 1/3 Mitt. Just as Steven Harper has managed to divide and conquer Canadians to squeeze a "majority" government in spite of the fact that up to 80% of eligible voters choose to either vote for someone else or not even bother to vote, it would appear that Mitt will carry the RePuke Banner into November even though on any given day 2/3 to 3/4 of Republican primary voters prefer someone (in some cases anyone) else.
The range of someone elses is indeed astounding, too. We have ReThugs who would like to elect Rick Santorum, who is concerned about man on dog sex destroying America. Then there are those, in the party of "Family Values" who would prefer serial adulterer (and architect of Clinton's impeachment for similar behaviour) Newt the Hoot, who the last time he had a hand on power chose to shut down the government and prosecute Bill Clinton for acting just like him.
The only actual person of substance, Jon Huntsman, was pretty well ignored from the git go, though he did fairly well in New Hampshire, a state with quite likely a higher median IQ than most red states. It is a real shame to see candidates with the entertainment value of say the Herminator Cain drop by the wayside. I mean America really needs a Preznit who would make sure China doesn't get nuclear weapons (apparently he didn't notice when they tested bombs a half century ago) and would re-design the tax system into a pizza promotion. Then there was the never ending entertainment every time Rick "Good Hair" and "I execute more poor folks than Dubya" Perry who once elected will eliminate government agencies right and left, IF he could remember which ones he wants to get rid of.
Maybe Mitt, the man who pays a lower tax rate than your server at McDonalds, and still stashes lots of his fortune in the Cayman Islands, cuz paying taxes ain't right for job exporters, isn't a shoo-in yet, as it turns out he didn't win the Iowa Caucuses after all by eight votes, Man on Dog Boy Rick Santorum won by thirty some votes as it turns out. Also Mr. Big Hair and Big Mouth from Texas has dropped out and thrown his support behind Newt, so who knows what will happen in South Carolina on Saturday.
Actually there could be a sense of divine justice in play if Mitt indeed becomes the candidate, which most pundits assure us will be the case. Just watching his fellow ReThug contenders attack his immoral sense of "free enterprise" the last week or two has been illuminating enough - Obama would love to run against the Mitt Romney version of rip off the taxpayers and the workers "capitalism." The guy not only is a member of a religion that many in the evangelical base consider a cult, but he was born with a platinum spoon in his mouth, his father being former CEO of American Motors and perennial potential preznit candidate George Romney, but has also made a fortune mostly by destroying and/or exporting jobs via the larcenous practice of leveraged buyouts disguised as "risk taking."
Personally I would like to see Newt or Man on Dog Boy hand Mitt his ass on Saturday, because then the entertainment is likely to carry on a bit longer into the Spring. Also the bigger battle the other dwarves can give Mitt, the better it will be for the American economy, because Mitt will have to actually bring more of his money back from off shore to fight them!
Let's face it, thanks to Citizens v United, politics is most likely gonna be the economic engine of America in 2012!
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