Even as this work week starts, the political bile never gets a day off as the presidential campaign is geared and rigged to be as mean and nasty as possible.
And so way-hypocritical by the way of the bonkers GOP.
The Donald Trump claims (among a shitload of others) that how President Obama running the US right now is “stupid;” petulant Rick Santorum claims Obama is “drunk with power;” and one of the great assholes of the age, Karl Rove, claims Obama is operating “gutter politics of the worst Chicago sort.â€
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Juan Cole posted on Saturday a Ghoul’s Glossary, among the tongue-in-cheek terms was this:
CEO sabbatical: The practice of chief executive officers of a company to absent themselves for several years from actually making decisions, even while they are the only CEO.
Related term: Absentee sole owner.
Some CEOs buy Chinese companies to which they send American jobs, though only during their sabbaticals, in which case they are not really the ones who buy the Chinese company or send the jobs there, what with being on sabbatical and all.
And some actual and real stupid shit came from Ed Gillespie, Romney’s senior campaign advisor on the reality behind Romneys bullshit at Bain: He actually retired retroactively at that point. He ended up not going back to the firm after his time in Salt Lake City. So he was actually retired from Bain.
Only thing to say to that — WTF!
And this dumb-ass walk-back from Alabama Gov. Robert Bently, who’d claimed to proclaim that Romney should release all pertinent tax documents to counter that he’s hiding anything, then shits on the toilet lid.
“If you have things to hide, then maybe you’re doing things wrong,” Bentley told the AP.
“I think you ought to be willing to release everything to the American people.”
Several hours later, however, Bentley issued a statement asserting that his comments were taken out of context, and that he does not believe Romney has anything to hide or should release more than his tax returns.
“I believe in transparency, and that was the basis for my answer,” Bentley said.
“I personally choose to release my own returns each year, and there was no effort to imply that Mr. Romney has anything to hide.”
Bentley believes Romney should release his tax returns, not all documents requested of him, he said in the prepared statement.
A spokesman for the governor said late Saturday that Bentley believes Romney should release only his 2010 and 2011 returns.
The issue of Romney’s finances is “nothing more than an attempt by Democrats to distract from the real issues of the presidential campaign,” Bentley said.
And there’s four months of this horrible bullshit to go — Release the hounds.