And Then There were Four

Thursday, January 19, 2012
Horsemen, that is. 

While I'm supremely unsurprised that Jon Huntsman has dropped out, I'm still disappointed that the Republicans couldn't field more than one candidate that didn't make me throw up in my mouth.

I do have to say that I'm breathing a huge sigh of relief that both Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry are gone. Leaving aside for a moment that either one of them drops the collective IQ of the Republican Party by several orders of magnitude every time they open their mouths, it seems that both also have a serious issue with the First Amendment. Speaking as a despised religious minority, I'm simply delighted that these two freeze-dried whackaloons will not get the chance to direct the executive branch to discriminate against me on a national level. I have no issue with people of faith who wish to serve in public office, but I do have a problem with them implying that their faith should be my faith, and take action on that belief in their public lives.

So now the Republicans get to choose between Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul. Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney. As noted, all of these people make me throw up in my mouth. Newt is just evil. Ron's philosophy is a bottomless abyss of immorality. Rick's bigotry makes me want to hit him in the hypocritical face with a non-hypothetical shovel.

Which leaves us with Mitt, candidate in perpetuity.

Being a liberal, I think it's safe to say that I don't agree with Mitt's political positions, especially as they drift farther and farther to the right in his effort to suck up to the Tea Party and other undesirables. But I don't really have anything personal against him, unlike the rest of the field. I think the best way to describe my feelings toward him is...meh. Now THERE's a ringing endorsement.

Interesting times, my friends.

7 comments:

The Mechanicky Gal said...

And here I am reading a bit on Gawker about how Newtie's second wife reveals he wanted an open marriage with her, him and Callista. What a douche.

Janiece said...

He's certainly a douche. But I don't want him to be my president because he's EEEEVIL.

The Mechanicky Gal said...

Oh, you got THAT right.
(I thought, for just a weentsy moment, that my secret word was cockstrap. And how coincidental would that be? But it's coucksup. Really, very close.)

Janiece said...

It would have been funnier if it was "cocksdown."

Megan said...

My buddy Jon, an Anglican priest, posted this about the separation of church and state today. Note the date of the original quote.

Jack said...

Thanks. Thought it was just me...

Janiece said...

Megan, your buddy (and Archbishop Temple) are both wise men.

Welcome, Jack!