A few random thoughts about the Third Republican debate. This will probably be the last time I do this unless Rick Perry is even more of a sideshow than imagined or something else dramatic happens then I might comment again.
HYPOCRISY – When it was asked how many of the candidates would have supported the debt ceiling agreement that was recently agreed upon, none agreed but later Jon Huntsman trying to play the moderate said he supported the Boehner plan so which is it? For or against? Huntsman wants to fill the moderate niche in the Republican Party however small it may have become but the craziness is now too far ingrained and must be worshipped.
Rick Santorum loves the tenth amendment as does Mitt Romney and the others but when it comes to a state legalizing gay marriage that is their exception. In their mind the federal government has the right to step in and create an anti-gay marriage amendment to the constitution but does not have the right to put through a comprehensive health care plan that would benefit all Americans.
Herman Cain said he is for zero taxes on profits made overseas by American companies because this money will go back into businesses and create jobs then when the moderator pointed out that companies who did this under a similar now repealed plan in the past simply gave their shareholders bigger dividends rather than use the money to create jobs Cain said “so what? It’s their money” Okaaaayyy but doesn’t that totally undercut his original argument? Cain honestly for guy who’s supposed to be smart really seemed ignorant and not knowledgeable about anything except business management buzzwords. He was clearly out of his depth and was unintentionally humerous....I felt embarrassed for him
BACHMANN VS. PAWLENTY – Tim Pawlenty digs the hole deeper. He attacked Bachman for not passing any legislation actually it was more like attacking her from not preventing any bad legislation from being passed. He might as well have attacked her for not preventing the Japan earthquake. It was a flimsy argument at best and he looked visibly uncomfortable the whole time as if handlers had put him up to it. It produced a big time smackdown from Bachmann (although not as big as the one Ron Paul gave Santorum later but I’ll get to that). She listed off all his departures from conservative orthodoxy during his tenure as Minnesota governor (cap and trade, tax increases etc.) and turned and looked him straight in the eye as she said it making Pawlenty look like a weak ineffectual ungentlemanly wimp
Bachmann is of course insane. Many of her answers were just nutty particularly on the debt ceiling. The question about biblical submission to her husband which only made her look sympathetic brought to mind her husband as the Scott Thompson character in the Kids in the Hall movie BRAIN CANDY.
KING MITT – Once again an extremely tanned and relaxed Mitt Romney (he reminded me of Dean Martin if Dean Martin was a whiny bitch) avoided serious injury laughing off a couple of weak, feeble attacks from Pawlenty. I truly hate Romney but I think he would be a weak general election candidate so I am happy about his continued success. He trained all of his fire at Obama and kept a measured tone almost completely ignoring his fellow candidates.
More about my feelings about Mitt here (from 2008). http://rgdinmalaysia.xanga.com/667219099/four-reasons-why-the-mitt-rosexual-is-a-good-vp-pick-for-the-democrats/
ANGRY NEWT – The only way Newt Gingrich can get attention these days is to slap down moderators/reporters and angrily complain about everything occasionally tossing out wildly impractical ideas such as local citizenship boards. His manner was surlier than last time. He was really very angry shouting random nonsense and did not structure his plans the way a potential president would do. He reminded me of a grumpy old man yelling on a bus. I expected him to pull down his pants and start peeing on the audience any moment.
RON PAUL – Paul was livelier in this debate than the last one. His best moment came when he slapped down that pipsqueak Santorum over the question of Iran. Once again he comes across as the voice of sanity (not so much on domestic issues). Here’s his beatdown of Santorum http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAXBevBcwHU
THE CANDIDATES NOT THERE – I’m still sticking by my prediction Sarah Palin will not run. I’m really not sure what kind of effect Rick Perry will have. He’s a disgusting human being who I believe knowingly allowed an innocent man to be executed. http://www.salon.com/news/politics/war_room/2011/08/03/perry_willingham_survey
Also Hey come to think of it Santorum had a tan too could he and Romney be on the down low?
My caption for the photo below
PAWLENTY; Hey, Look there are my balls!
BACHMANN: Oooo I’ve got a headache! Caught my husband wearing my panties again!