Monday, December 26, 2011

G.O.P. In A Nutshell

So what are the overarching characteristics of each of the hopefuls for the GOP nomination for president?  Newt Gingrich is mean-spirited, polarizing, arrogant and, as Paul Krugman said, "a stupid man's view of what a smart man sounds like;" Mitt Romney is a liar who will say anything and take any position to get elected; Ron Paul is an anti-Semitic, racist, homophobe; Rick Perry seems to be cognitively impaired, once accurately describing his own brain as "like chicken pot pie;" Michele Bachmann must be insane given the things that come out of her mouth; and Rick Santorum is a religious zealot obsessed with gay sex.

Robert Reich wrote last week that our democracy can't work when one of our two political parties is not "grounded in the realities of governing."  What is so disturbing about the half-dozen candidates who embody the hopes and dreams of the Republican Party is that they don't seem in to grounded in reality at all.


Stephen said...

It's a distinction without absolutely no difference, but to be perfectly accurate, Krugman was merely repeating what "somebody" else said -- that is, that Newt Gingrich is "a stupid man’s idea of what a smart person sounds like."

Chances are that Krugman's quoting a close friend or his wife. Or maybe the man that stares back at him in the mirror.

Bill said...

This is, indeed, a frightening bunch. You wonder if they ALL believe what comes out of their mouth's! Truly, if they do, they are the most anti-science, anti-government (no matter what it's supposed to do), and anti-american worker in recent memory.

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