Well, the cesspool that is usual during a national election year is overflowing already. The typical scourge of every candidate’s imperfection is well underway, both among Republicans toward each other, and members of the major parties taking aim at the opposition.
Today, I’ve sat and listened all day switching between cable news channels. At no time when I’ve been on MSNBC have I seen or heard anything that does not have to do with Mitt Romney’s ultra stupid statement, “I’m not concerned about the very poor….”
First is to point out what a sleaze pit MSNBC actually is. When a non-stop half hour is used up on a major cable news channel on a simple stupid statement, ranting about it, it’s bad enough. But what puts it over the top is that the ranting came from no less than Al Sharpton, MSNBC’s new brainless, no-character talking head, and of all people, Barney Frank.
This news channel dedicated a whole half hour to this rant by allowing two of the lowest life forms in public to vomit their garbage to the whole nation. So much for the pool that MSNBC has to draw from for talent.
In fact, that cesspool mentioned in the title appears to be where this channel gets its commentators. Sorry, like the language or not, that’s the state of MSNBC’s cable news sewer. And of course, from that sewer Romney’s statement has been not so cleverly spun to turn it into a vicious attack on the poor.
What the politicians “really” mean doesn’t matter.
Funny, with the “not concerned” statement, Romney also said he wasn’t concerned about the rich either. They’re doing just fine. But the all day liberal diatribe didn’t take issue with that. Only what they could be intellectually dishonest with that would do damage.
Getting that out of the way, how, with the business and political experience Mitt Romney has, and knowing what he will be a target of in the race, could he make a statement so utterly senseless? Not that he meant a single, malicious thing about it. But the fact that he apparently didn’t have a clue what effect it would have should be enough to vote for somebody else for the Republican candidate.
He may be referred to as the “front runner” as this is being written, but if he continues to allow the projectile drivel to spew from his mouth, Ron Paul will be passing him up.
With Newt Gingrich nipping at his heels, the forced dip into his past character issues is the only thing that has kept him from completely overrunning Romney. Romney better be very thankful for Newt’s divorce of his cancer ridden wife, and an ex wife accusing Gingrich of marital sleaze. Otherwise, he’d probably be left in the dust by now. Between his “not concerned” comment, his $10,000 bet challenge in a debate, his “I like being able to fire people” comment, and oh, “Corporations are people too my friend”, nobody should have to run against him.
He can take care of trashing himself sufficiently to bury his candidacy if somebody doesn’t get a hold on him and manage his mouth.
If all that’s not bad enough, now he’s got the full blown endorsement of Donald Trump.
So, a cesspool of molten garbage to keep stirred up, same party destruction of each other, and rancid hatred and opposition of philosophy and policy between Republicans and Democrats. That’s what’s shaping up.
Seems like some years ago I said something I haven’t said in a while. I hate politicians. They care about everything until they are elected. Then all they care about is keeping their jobs.
I’m not encouraged about the conservative choices and President Obama is in full swing doing what he does best: Campaigning. But this year, from a standpoint of having to watch the political bloodletting, at least it looks like it will stay interesting.
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