This entry isn’t about anything specific, just a few things that have been going on in the political realm lately.
To start, I haven’t written anything since my diatribe about Rand Paul’s endorsement of Mitt Romney. To some degree I may have jumped the gun and been a little too emotional but the fact of the matter is, that nearly two weeks later, the situation still stinks. Hell, it will always stink. While on the subject however, I thought it worth mentioning that Carol Paul, wife to Ron and mother to Rand, recently did a radio interview and said that Rand had not discussed with the Paul family what his intentions were nor did he mention that he was going to come out on national television and endorse Ol’ Mittens. I guess it’s like the gay kid coming out of the closet to the whole world at once in an instant moment of flamboyant greatness, as Rand just jumped out and declared “Hello people! If you hadn’t already figured it out, I am a neocon establishment puppet and I’m ready to have my strings pulled!” Of course, that may be pretty harsh and I truly do want to give the guy the benefit of the doubt but it is beyond that now and Rand has a lot to do to win back the hearts of those who supported him on the wishes and endorsement of his megastar liberty-loving father. Now I’ve said my peace and I’m done with the Rand Paul rantings. In fact, I should give him some props for introducing legislation last week that would force police to get a warrant before using their unconstitutional spy drones. Realistically, Rand might not be his father but he is still one of the good guys, at least more so than the vast majority of the Beltway Suits and none of us should forget that. However, at the same time, none of us should take our eyes off of him. His public Romney love was just a reminder of that.
Moving forward and looking at everything else surrounding this election, conservatives seem to be a little perturbed, as Tea Party darling and former potential VPOTUS Sarah Palin has not yet endorsed Governor Romney. Being the GOP’s leading lady and leading voice to the Tea Party movement, whether its members love that or hate it, Governor Palin has been pretty hush hush on the subject. While she espouses the same neoconic rhetoric that the establishment co-opted Tea Party scribbles across their signs with Crayola Washable markers, Palin still doesn’t seem like she is sold on Ol’ Mittens and maybe she is rethinking that “Anybody But Obama!” mantra she helped bring to the forefront. Could she be less establishment-minded than what the Tea Party has disintegrated to? You know, the Tea Party – those people who hated Romney for years but are now solidly backing him while pushing out those crazy Ron Paul supporters who birthed their movement to begin with.
The thing is, every time I see Sarah Palin on my television in her high paid pundit role, she doesn’t seem to be as energized and gung ho as she once was. It’s like she is trying to distance herself, not necessarily from the establishment but from the politics game as a whole. I think she’s sick of it and despite making a nice chunk of change for her appearances wherever she goes, it’s like she just wants to chill out in Alaska and let those of us in the lower 48 states deal with it. I think Mama Grizzly wants to hibernate and I don’t blame her. She’s definitely not going to back Obama and she probably knows that Romney is lame as all hell and isn’t too thrilled with that option either. Don’t worry conservatives, I’m sure she will still endorse the guy anyway but that brings me to a question: does it really matter who she endorses? Is it going to change anything? Her core group of supporters are the Tea Party and those people are drowning in Romney Kool-Aid right now. It’s like everyone expects every politician in a party to rally behind and support that party’s perceived leader. I think this is the trap Rand Paul ran into in an effort to keep his Tea Party constituents happy. At the end of the day, Rand’s endorsement means nothing to Romney supporters, as does a potential Palin endorsement. Anybody But Obama! Right?
I think Herman Cain endorsed Mitt Romney, I don’t really remember as I have better things to do like make popcorn and watch torrents. I know that he endorsed him in 2008, so I’m sure he feels just the same now, as he is going to play party politics in order to have himself a lucrative professional pundit job like Sarah Palin. So I guess it was good for his career that he was back in the news today. In my opinion, this is good because as much as I don’t want him to hold any sort of public office, he is still entertaining in a way that is two-parts slapstick and one-part train wreck. You’ve gotta love this guy!
Anyway, at some Bible-thumping rally where Cain went to collect some new hoes, he spoke to the crowd and claimed that Obama was trying to “rewrite the Bible.” Odd, I didn’t know that Obama cared that much about scripture. Hopefully we don’t have the Democrat version of Rick Santorum on our hands! Is Obama going to throw down the relgio-fascist hammer in his second term, if he gets one?
Well, Herman Cain, a self-professed lover of free markets, shouldn’t be threatened by this. So what if Obama wants to write his version of the Bible? People have been interpreting it however they’ve wanted for years, hence the two-to-three million different denominations of Christianity in just the United States alone! C’mon Herman, can’t we have competition? Can’t we truly have the free markets that you say you believe in? Then again, Mr. Cain has proven to be rhetoric more than anything else. Truthfully, the rhetoric isn’t even that well thought out. In fact, at that same rally just moments after claiming Obama was going to “rewrite the Bible”, Mr. Cain said, “Remember, we don’t have to recruit all the stupid people! Just some of them!” And that is why Herman Cain failed. Mr. Cain thinks too small. Now if he would’ve recruited all the stupid people, things could have been very different this election and to be honest, I’m not opposed to a King Barry Version of the Bible. People don’t have to read it.
As this election comes to a close, it has never been more clear that the 2012 Republican field has literally been a circus. Apart from Ron Paul and former GOPer Gary Johnson, we’ve been treated to a colorful collection of crazy animals in sexually-repressed frenzies all clawing like hell to get into the spotlight and stay in the spotlight. It’s a sick game, this politics business but I’m glad we’ve had a nutty cast of characters to entertain us. In the end, the freaks fell and the only ones left standing were the Ken doll, the doctor and the rugged mountain climber who told the Republicans to go fuck themselves when he left for the Libertarian Party.
The good news is, the circus still hasn’t left town, there are a few shit shows left!
As Herman Cain famously said, “Awww.. shucky ducky!”