In 2008, I though John McCain was the way-worst-ever presidential contender in all of US political history — but was I freakin’ wrong!
The 2012 GOP version, however, is beyond the measure — and this morning Mitt Romney even went further in creating a possible funeral pyre for America in selecting the totally-assholish, make-believe smarty-pants Paul Ryan as his VP running mate.
Two wrongs do indeed make the right.
(Illustration found here).
Ryan is near-perfect for Romney — neither one feels compassion for anyone outside of their natural habitat of big money, big oil, big donors and big lies.
Although HuffPost bantered the news last night Ryan was the VP choice, it was still bewildering to wake up this morning and actually see the nonsense plastered across the InterWebs and the drilling that came with it.
John Cole over at Balloon Juice nailed it early: We may win back the house. Iâ€™m serious- the Ryan pick is that bad. The Obama team that just spent the last couple months braining Romnney over Bain and his tax dodging (to the point that Romney is now crying that Bain and his business record should be off limits) are going to have a field day with Ryanâ€™s vacuous voucher plan. Stephanie Cutter and David Axelrod are popping champagne corks right now.
Ryan is pretty-much as bad as it gets on the wing-nut side, well, except maybe for Michele Bachmann, Jeff Sessions, Jim Inhofe, Tom Corbett, Darrell Issa, Peter King, John Boehner, Mitch McConnell, Joe Walsh — wait — there’s a shitload of these nit-twits so full of themselves it’s sometimes hard to digest them all without blowing chunks.
And to re-phrase another asshole, it’s a DC known of a general-public unknown that has gut the US — last April this formulated the ground-zero of America’s problem:
We have been studying Washington politics and Congress for more than 40 years, and never have we seen them this dysfunctional.
In our past writings, we have criticized both parties when we believed it was warranted.
Today, however, we have no choice but to acknowledge that the core of the problem lies with the Republican Party.
Anyone with half a sense and follows US politics knows that’s so-way-true.
Charles Pierce at Esquire pulls no punches way-early this morning:
Make no mistake.
In his decision to make Paul Ryan, the zombie-eyed granny-starver from Wisconsin, his running mate, Romney finally surrendered the tattered remnants of his soul not only to the extreme base of his party, but also to extremist economic policies, and to an extremist view of the country he seeks to lead.
This is unimaginable to those of us who lived here under Romney’s barely perceptible stewardship of the Commonwealth (God save it!).
If he’d even hinted that he agreed with a fraction of a smidgen of a portion of the policies on which Ryan has built his career, Romney would have been hanging from the Sacred Cod by the middle of 2005.
And it’s hard not to notice that the way the decision got leaked — in the dead of a Friday night, with the Olympics still going on, after two weeks in which Romney and his campaign had demonstrated all the political skills of a handball — fairly dripped with flopsweat.
And ever the gaffe-prone dumb-ass, Romney this morning introduced Ryan as the “…next president of the United States.”
No, wait — that’s me!
Romney quickly back-pedaled himself: “Every now and then I’m known to make a mistake,” he said, to huge laughs from the supportive audience. “I did not make a mistake with this guy. But I can tell you this, he’s going to be the next vice president of the United States.”
Ryan is indeed a turd.
He’s never had a real job — he was elected to the US House in 1998 at the tender age of 28 and he’s been there ever since (he was a congressional aide prior to that, and for a little while worked with a family owned business) and has no idea what life is like nowadays in the US.
Wikipedia does reveal this: Graduating from Joseph A. Craig High School in Janesville in 1988, Ryan was voted prom king and “Biggest Brown-Noser” by his classmates.
He looks the part.
Therein lies the rub.
Does the average US voter see and make the right choice?
Since the MSM is slanted to the right and has made nearly no mention of all the lies and bullshit spewed out by the Romney campaign since day one, and for folks who get their news via these media-charlatans, there’s a chance a goodly portion will go Republican — a good portion of that goodly portion do so ONLY because Obama is African-American, no other reason.
Those are beyond redemption.
A regular customer and I at the liquor store I manage recently got into a detailed conversation about the Obama/Romney square-off with the customer-guy much in favor of Romney.
To this I explained: “What would you rather me do, Mike? Slap you real hard in the face, or take a butcher knife and gut you?”
Mike was dumbfounded, and near speechless: “Ah, slap me..?”
Vote Obama and get the face slapped, vote Romney and get gutted, and gutted bad.
Does the US voting public understand the analogy?
And, yes,Â it’s not real funny, either.