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Honest Lunacy


© Ed Stein

I’ve forced myself to watch the last three Republican debates. It’s one of those unfortunate sacrifices one must make to do this job. It’s getting harder each time to stomach the pandering, the self-aggrandizement, the bromides, banalities, platitudes and inanities, not to mention the mis-statements, half-truths and outright lies this collection of know-nothings, wannabes, also-rans and nonentities spout. Mitt Romney alone seems to have something that passes for a brain, but the contortions into which he twists himself in order to appear as nuts as the rest of the field (evidently a requirement for the Republican nomination these days) make him even less appealing than the honest lunacy of the rest of this bunch. No wonder so many rank-and-file Republicans keep asking for another candidate to step forward.

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  1. ebdoug wrote:

    Bush Sr tried to get Baby Bush not to go to war. I read everything Christian Science Monitor has to say about the two opponents when Bush sr ran. I felt secure under him. Didn’t pay too much attention in 2000 and voted for Baby Bush. Didn’t really like Gore. Fortunately I live in a blue state. My vote for Baby Bush didn’t count. I didn’t make that mistake in 2004.

    Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 6:54 am | Permalink
  2. Jeff wrote:

    The GOP seems to be running to the Right at a much faster pace than usual. Soon, it will be required that any candidate is not able to form a complete sentence unless yelling. When I watch the debates, I can’t help but feel that they are all competing for who can be the most blatantly stupid and still look presidential.

    Thursday, October 20, 2011 at 8:44 am | Permalink
  3. ebdoug wrote:

    Hitler’s Propaganda: Slander, lies, yelling. Page 40 of “Rise and Fall of the Third Reich” I have no TV and would not force myself to watch the debates as IK did. But for those who did, does this sound familiar?

    Friday, October 21, 2011 at 4:45 am | Permalink
  4. Iron Knee wrote:

    that quote wasn’t from me, it was from Ed Stein, the cartoonist. Me? I have not watched any of the debates.

    Friday, October 21, 2011 at 8:30 am | Permalink
  5. PatriotSGT wrote:

    What debates?

    Friday, October 21, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Permalink
  6. Arthanyel wrote:

    I loved Jon Stewart’s take that Michelle Bachmann is out there to remind us that you can’t keep crazy in a box, and that Ron Paul is out there to remind us what uncomfortable silence sounds like :-)

    All of these debates are pointless. They are a multi-month pandering to the extremists of the Party that require all candidates to prove they CANNOT WIN a general election in order to win the nominaiton to BE in the general election.

    Friday, October 21, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Permalink