Carnival of the Damned

Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Today is "Super Tuesday." For my non-American readers, today's the day when a large number of states hold their primary elections or caucuses to determine which candidate will be the party's nominee for President.

There are still four contenders in the ring for the Republican nomination for President, of course - Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul. And I have to tell you, the longer this election cycle has gone on, the more the entire thing has started to remind me of a carnival freak show.

Seriously, think about it - each of the four remaining candidates would fit right in with the traditional line up.

Mitt Romney: Two-Faced Man! Come see the two sides of his face! Watch as he switches his position depending on which way the wind is blowing! Observe as he denies his previous accomplishments in order to pander to the Tea Party!

Rick Santorum: Religiosity Man! Come see his amazing hypocrisy as he tries to set back the Women's Movement 100 years! Come observe his self-righteous indignation as people insist on retaining their own self-determination! Watch as he alienates entire swaths of the population!

Newt Gingrich: Family Values Man! Watch, as he makes plans to begin an affair with his future fourth wife! Goggle as he claims to value the family construct about all else, while simultaneously asking one of his wives for an open marriage! Be astounded as he blames his personal bad behavior on his amazing love of country!

Ron Paul: Bat-Shit Crazy Man! Observe Bat-Shit Man as he rewrites history to make himself appear less racist! Watch, as he tries to contend that legislating a woman's uterus is fully consistent with libertarian ideals! Be amazed as he contends that allowing others to die is a completely moral position!

"Super Tuesday" my ass. This is the Carnival of the Damned.

4 comments:

Stacey said...

Thank you so much for the post today. It was just what I needed.

Thordr said...

I was annoyed and put off by the whole thing for some time now, but the level of duchebaggery by santorum recently and the acceptance of rush's by the others has moved that to active hatred, I was so mad yesterday morning that for the first time in my 43 years, I yelled at the TV while watching the news. *sigh*

Karen said...

So far, the only decent campaign speech I have read was issued by a 'cat' running for a Senate seat in Virginia. Oddly enough the accompaning video reminds me of the 'brainwash' scene from the movie 'The Parallex View'.

Will (Astra Navigo) said...

I used to run a 'BatShit Roundup' over on my own site - until it got derivative in the extreme, and just far too un-funny.

The scary thing is that these people are serious.

The *really* scary thing is that they're focused, organized, well-funded - and they outnumber the Rest of Us in large parts of the country....