The vaulted Michigan primary is this Tuesday and the ugly, nasty waters of the GOP will be muddled even further if Mitt Romney loses — the man’s biggest rival, bonehead Rick Santorum, blubbered to voters this weekend to pop the event “on its ear” by choosing him and not Romney when they go to the polls.
And in deference to the Oscars tonight, Santorum is one of those supporting characters that just pisses nearly everybody off, forcing the audience to near-applaud when he’s eaten by the creature, a la, Paul Reiser’s Carter Burke in ‘Aliens.’
The GOP world would indeed ear-drum implode on a Romney loss: “A Santorum win in Michigan takes all of the talk about a new candidate or a brokered convention and puts it on steroids,” Republican strategist Todd Harris said.
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Let’s face it, the entire Republican run for the 2012 White House is/has been nothing less than pure, 100 percent shameful.
Zbigniew Brzezinski, who’s been around awhile, is in agreement, though, it might even be worse:
Look at those Republican debates.
I must say, Iâ€™m literally, literally feeling embarrassed as an American when I see those people all right.
One of them sounds like a medieval Savanarola, another one is trying to explain why he has some of his wealth hidden in the Cayman Islands, and someone else would go back to 1780 and then there is someone who is using his credentials as a repudiated Speaker of the Congress to be president.
I mean, this is justâ€¦embarrassing.
And don’t forget ludicrous.
Although Newt Gingrich is considered the most unpopular person in American politics right now, Santorum is the one who projects the appearance of being disliked — he’s way, way out of his league.
And he’s just blubbering nasty, nearly-incoherent bullshit, like yesterday when he called President Obama a “snob” for wanting US peoples to get a college education.
According ABC News — He began his â€œsnobâ€ riff by saying: â€œNot all folks are gifted in the same way,â€ he said.
Headline for the ABC post carried the word ‘hypocrisy,’ making reference high in the story to Santorum’s 2006 Senate-campaign pledge for everybody to have “access to higher education,” though, the piece neverÂ went into detail about it (check out Santorum’s pledge site here).
However, calling the talk, a ‘riff,’ coupled with ‘not all folks are gifted the same way,’ earmarks an apparent hypocrite jab at Santorum’s most-irritating trait: Embedded with a holier-than-thou attitude, he looks like he wants to cry all the time, break down in tears (way-too pathetic-scary when running for president of the United States) and just spouts off without a clue in a close-resemblance to a mean-spirited kind of way.
He does create a sense of angry nausea, a sensation if not quickly replaced by a ‘Parks and Recreation‘ episode,Â could cause any near-decent, sane person to spew chunks all over the frickin’ place.
Juan Cole has a a good post today on Santorum and higher education via knowledge.
I wonder at the wondering of dumb-ass hypocrisy.
Rick Santorum attacked President Obama on Saturday for being â€œa snobâ€ because, Santorum said, the president wanted all Americans to have a college education (Obama hasnâ€™t actually said such a thing). Then it turns out that when Santorum was in the Senate he said he wanted all Pennsylvanians to go to college.
Moreover, Santorum has a BA from Penn State, an MBA and a JD, so when he says not everyone is cut out for college (the way he was), it seems to me that he is the one who is being a snob.
And Cole inserts this hard kicker that covers a number of life pieces: Only someone insecure in their faith would need to bolster it by attempting to insert it into non-theological realms like science.
Indeed, anyone insecure in what they believe or think can be nasty illiterate-like assholes.
Anyway, one is getting that angry nausea so let’s return to fantasy, Hollywood and the New York Times Oscar live blog:
Tina Fey and Bradley Cooper, who both broadly work in the field of comedy, are up to present the Oscar for film editing.
Honors go to Angus Wall and Kirk Baxter for “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.”
The team won last year too for “The Social Network.”
“We weren’t expecting this,” they say – and how. “Hugo” or “The Artist” were believed to be the stronger contenders in this competitive field.
“Let’s get out of here,” they say.
Only movie I’ve seen in a long time was ‘Dragon Tattoo’ — not very good overall but Rooney Mara is mega-terrific as Lisbeth Salander, one most-empathic character.
Mara is up for Best Actress tonight, but she’s pretty young amongst the likes of Meryl Streep and Glenn Close, though, Michelle Williams ain’t no war horse.