As some of you know, I’m not the biggest fan of the current crop of Republican Presidential candidates.
Of the three main possibilities, we have one, Newt Gingrich, whose ego is colossal even by the low standards we apply to politicians generally. I mean, we expect politicians to have big egos, but Newt’s ego is truly mind boggling.
I dislike Newt for a number of reasons, including the fact that the man is a hypocrite who cheated on and abused his first two wives and is now running for President with his third wife as the family values candidate. Hypocrisy is common among politicians, of course, but it annoys me just thinking about what this paragon of virtue did to his previous wives.
The truth is no politician has done more over the years to debase the level of political discourse in America than Newt Gingrich. For Newt, it’s never been about what promotes the public interest. It’s always been about what promotes Newt’s interests. He realized early in his career the Republicans would never win control of the House of Representatives if Americans respected that institution. So he set about to drag the House through the mud and his weapon of choice was language . . . harsh, intemperate, nasty language.
It’s a shame that Newt’s parents weren’t good Catholics who practiced the rhythm method. Perhaps we would have been spared having what use to be an honorable profession dragged through the mud by this tub of lard. And who knows? I probably wouldn’t even be writing nasty stuff like this if Newt hadn’t decided this was the way we should conduct our political discourse in America. Thanks, Newt, you fat, slovenly pig!
Then we have the Rickster, of course; Rick Santorum. It’s isn’t clear at times whether Rick is running for President or Pope. But if you want the guy who ran the Inquisition as your next President, Rick is the candidate for you. I mean, I don’t know about you, but personally I almost puke every time the man opens his mouth. But, as one observer has noted, the man can’t help himself. He “is who he is: a social-conservative crusader who believes in a society organized around theological values.”
And finally we have Willard Mitt Romney, the guy who strapped his dog Seamus to the roof of his car and headed off on a twelve hour trip to Canada. What can we say about Mitt?
Honestly, we can’t say a lot because whatever we said would be outdated tomorrow as Mitt shifted his position once again to address whatever we said. Mitt doesn’t like being criticized so he makes it a habit to change his position whenever he is. The man has been on every side of every issue over the last twenty years and keeps finding new sides to be on with each passing day. He is a walking caricature of everything you think is wrong with politicians.
I’ll give Ron Paul a pass because I like the fact he thinks the United States should mind its own business. That’s actually kind of refreshing and rare as far as Presidential candidates go.
Now some of you might conclude from all of this that I am a big supporter of President Obama. But you would be wrong about that. There are a number of reasons for that, including the fact that Obama believes being President gives him the right to kill you, me or any other American without discussing the whole thing with anyone else like the Congress, the courts, or even Bo for that matter. There are some limits on this, of course, at least that’s what Eric Holder, the head of the Department of Injustice, said in a recent speech.
Mr. Holder won’t actually tell you specifically what the limits are. They’re written down somewhere, but you can’t see them. You can’t be told how many Americans are on the list or anything about how the list is put together. But basically, if Obama thinks you’re a bad enough person, he says he can kill you.
I mean, for crying out loud, not even George W. Bush claimed the right to kill American citizens although I’m confident that Bush and the Dickhead (aka Dick Cheney) would be only too happy to blow a lot of Americans away if they could.
Not only does Obama believe he has the right to kill any American, he’s actually responsible for killing at least three American citizens already that we know about, including a sixteen year old boy who happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
To me, all of that makes Obama kind of a public health menace. I don’t know about you, but the last time I checked I didn’t see anything about the President having the right to kill Americans in the Constitution. But you may want to think about this when you go vote. Who do you want exercising this Presidential power for the next four years: Gingrich, Santorum, Romney or Obama? Personally, I don’t want any of them having that power.
Another thing I dislike about Obama is that he’s a Democrat. As I may have mentioned before, we have two political parties in America. One doesn’t have a brain or a heart while the other doesn’t have a spine or balls. Obama is the candidate of the latter party.
Don’t believe the Democrats are spineless? Try reading this article. That should help.
Apparently, Obama’s handlers are now concerned because so many Democrats want to include a marriage equality plank in the Democratic Party’s 2012 platform later this year. The problem is that Obama is still evolving on the issue of marriage equality (i.e.. trying to figure out what his position is on the issue).
Now Obama’s evolution on this issue has been a bit strange, of course. He used to be in favor of marriage equality before he was against it. But that was when he was nobody important. Once he became someone important and decided to run for President, Obama changed his mind and decided he was one of those one man, one woman, kind of people and didn’t favor marriage equality after all.
But then, once he was elected President, Obama started evolving on the issue and he’s been evolving ever since. But apparently he won’t be fully evolved until after the election is over at the earliest. It seems his handlers believe it would be unhelpful to have the party’s platform endorse marriage equality and they seem to be hard at work to quash that possibility.
It’s amazing to see Democratic big shots contorting themselves like so many pretzels to avoid having to endorse what a clear majority of Democrats nationwide favor. If after reading the article I’ve linked to above, you would like to make the task a little harder for Obama and his handlers, you might want to mosey on over to the Freedom to Marry web site where you can sign a petition encouraging the Democrats to find a spine and stand up for marriage equality.
Personally I would recommend you do this in the middle of the night because you never know when one of those pesky drones might be headed your way. I know I’m going to sleep somewhere else tonight after posting this. But the point is Eric Holder says Obama has the right to kill you and who knows? He might be a little testy if you try to make him evolve faster than he is currently planning to do.
Read the article! Visit the web site! Get involved! Make a difference!
Or just make a hell of a lot of noise to annoy the bastards.
As always, thanks to Mr. Fish for permission to use his cartoon. You should visit his site and buy his stuff. Or, like me, think about writing him in for President 🙂