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Comedy gold and/or Apocalypse Now

[ 34 ] February 10, 2011 |

The GOP primary season is shaping up as a reality TV freak show of Springeresque proportions, what with Michele Bachmann about to toss her tinfoil hat in the ring, Donald Trump threatening to make America “respected” again, and Sarah Palin continuing to mull whether to add her crayon-scrawled resume to the hopper. Then there’s Professor Gingrich making noises about bringing his unique style of pro-colonial historical analysis to the struggle to overthrow the Kenyan usurper. Throw in Ron Paul, this week’s version of Mitt Romney, and a healthy dose of groveling before the Tea Party’s demands that the government balance the budget by getting rid of NPR, and the 2012 presidential race promises to be a veritable laugh riot.

Of course one of these guys/gals could well end up getting elected, in which case the joke will be on Planet Earth.

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  1. The Wrath of Oliver Khan says:

    Michelle Bachmann hits the trifecta: crazy, stupid *and* ignorant.

    Most of the others only manage two of those.

  2. gocart mozart says:

    Crazy can be easily faked so the others are not at too much of a disadvantage.

  3. Uncle Kvetch says:

    And the reason is the base has been disappointed with Republicans over the last few years.

    And yet, for reasons only known to themselves, they only became aware of this disappointment once there was a Democrat in the White House. How odd.

    these people coming forward are the bearers for those principles

    Yes, please get that Trump/Bachmann bandwagon rolling for 2012. We can’t wait.

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  5. skippy says:

    90 million people voted in 2010; 135 million voted in 2008. when the 45 million who sat on the sidelines in 2010 show up in 2008…

    what, they’re going to use their time machine to vote?

  6. Walt says:

    At some point, you just gotta say “Fuck Planet Earth”. Earth is perfectly free to swallow these people up in a sinkhole, so if Earth can’t be bothered to do it, I don’t see why I should care what happens to it.

  7. Brad P. says:

    Big Gay AL, Wrongful Death, other conservative republicans:

    What do you think of Gary Johnson and Mitch Daniels?

    • asdfsdf says:

      When I hear of the Hermanator I think of Hermann Maier. Probably a better choice, although he couldn’t become president.

  8. I’m taking the camera to work in case CPAC turns into a riot while I’m downtown.

  9. Jay B. says:

    And the reason is the base has been disappointed with Republicans over the last few years.

    So disappointed, they voted them into Congress.


    Republicans have done nothing about border security or illegal immigration.

    Nonsense, posturing is doing something.


    President George W. Bush signed off on the TARP boondogle and there’s a whole host of other disappointments too long to mention.

    Ah, the Whine of the Worshipper in Retrospect.

    The election of 2010 has shown the Republicans that if they wish to get elected, they must hold to their conservative principles and these people coming forward are the bearers for those principles.

    No, what the election of 2010 has shown is that Americans’ attention spans are micro-metered, Republicans can always lie their way back into your heart and you’ve never had any principles that you haven’t abandoned whenever a Republican is in office.

  10. Hanspeter says:

    The election of 2010 has shown the Republicans that if they wish to get elected, they must hold to their conservative principles

    How did that work out in Colorado, Alaska, Delaware… ?

  11. timb says:

    90 million people voted in 2010; 135 million voted in 2008. When the 45 million who sat on the sidelines in 2010 show up in 2008, who does Al think they will vote for?

    Still, that is classic Sean Hannity analysis

  12. LoriK says:

    As far as I can tell none of them even remember that Bush voted for TARP. They all seem to think that every one of the bailouts was Obama policy. They are pretty pissed about it, but they’re pissed at the wrong guy. Quelle suprise.

  13. Incontinentia Buttocks says:

    Actually what the elections of 2010 show is that, if the Republicans–or the Democrats, for that matter–want to get elected, it helps to be the party out of power in the midst of 9.5% unemployment.

  14. chris says:

    Assuming you mean “show up in 2012″, are you so sure they will? IIRC 2008 was a historically high turnout election. That might not be repeated even in another presidential year — depending on how competitive the top of the ticket looks and who’s on it, I guess.

  15. GeoX says:

    No, it’s because you won’t stop squawking about Obama to the exclusion of all else. Dumbass.

  16. 400metres says:

    Judging from the polls showing that nearly 50% of Americans believe that Obama was responsible for the TARP bailouts [http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/11/03/politics/main7020135.shtml], I think it’s conservative reactionaries who “should get out more.” Or at least stop listening to morons in the Tea Party and occasionally change the channel from Fox News/Limbaugh.

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