‘Obvious Satire’

March 21, 2012

“I mean, with the other guys, you can dig into their past and find at least some shred of rational thinking, even if they’re cynically downplaying it now,” Gallardo continued.
“But I get the sense Santorum is speaking nothing but his completely unfiltered thoughts.
I know it’s weird to say this about a politician, but I sort of wish he were lying to my face at least a little.”
– The Onion

Apparently, the process of US life is really getting nuts — on this slow, news way-too-early morning, the joke is on the ignorant.
(Illustration found here).

And to be ignorant can also be just plain, dumb-ass silly.
Via a poll at Raw Story:

Political pundits often refer to election years as “the silly season,” to denote when politicians are working so hard to get the public’s divided attention that they’ll say almost anything to rate a media mention, even if it sounds jarringly idiotic to the average American.
By that standard, the silly season arrived rather early in 2012 — in part, due to the ongoing and as-yet undecided Republican primary.

And a list of worst stupid idea is included for  readers to vote:

1. Cracking down on adult pornography.
2. Starting a pre-emptive war with Iran.
3. Making English the official language of the United States.
4. Reducing women’s access to contraception
5. Creating a colony on the moon.
6. The Girl Scouts are “sexualizing young girls” and “a tactical arm of Planned Parenthood.”
7. And, of course, another ‘other’ category for participants to list

WTF — and all of that came from the minds, then mouths of GOP assholes.

Although Mitt Romney slaughtered yesterday in the Illinois GOP primary, the remaining dipwads ain’t letting go — this from Romney’s state campaign honcho: “My state has already gone to bed now,” Rutherford said in a statement. “We’ve already put this in the bank. I think that it’s about time some of these candidates step back and say what’s the best interest for the nominee to be able to take on Barack Obama and the White House, and when is it they need to say ‘OK, I gave it my best shot, and now let’s move to the next chapter in our lives.’ “
And from the other guys — Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich — F*ck you, Mitt!

Monday night, actor Robert De Niro opened a can of sweet worms at a fundraiser, fluffing the skirt of straight-laced Gingrich.
From the San Francisco Chronicle:

Actor Robert De Niro opened a fundraiser starring Michelle Obama by listing her Republican rivals and jokingly suggesting that America isn’t “ready for a white first lady.”
Newt Gingrich was not amused, and the Obama campaign says the quip was inappropriate.

Gingrich on Tuesday called De Niro’s comment “inexcusable” and demanded an apology from President Barack Obama.
“I think that Robert De Niro’s wrong,” Gingrich said at a campaign stop in Shreveport, La.
“The country is ready for a new first lady, and he doesn’t have to describe it in racial terms.”
Gingrich said the president should be held accountable “when someone at his event says something as utterly and totally unacceptable as Robert De Niro said last night.
And I call on the president to apologize for him.”
Obama didn’t apologize, but his campaign didn’t stand by the actor’s sense of humor, either.
“We believe the joke was inappropriate,” said Mrs. Obama’s campaign press secretary, Olivia Alair.
She declined further comment.
De Niro and his wife, Grace Hightower, were the hosts of the New York fundraiser Monday night.
The tough-talking star of “Taxi Driver,””Raging Bull,””Casino,” and “Meet the Parents” opened the evening’s remarks by listing the wives of Republicans running for president.
“Callista Gingrich. Karen Santorum. Ann Romney,” he said.
“Now do you really think our country is ready for a white first lady?”
The crowd of big-dollar donors waiting to hear from the nation’s first black first lady roared in approval, and De Niro finished: “Too soon, right?”
Publicist Stan Rosenfield said De Niro wouldn’t respond to the criticism.
“It was obvious satire,” Rosenfield said in an email.

Thin-skinned, ignorant assholes, obviously.

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