Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Republican Debate (Not With One Another)

Well, it was called a debate. More like the Miss America competition -- and the media have already decided Mr. Romney (RINO governor of some East coast hellhole) is the the pretty one. (See?) The first linked article is chuckleworthy in many ways, not least when it sets R0n P4ul on the "fringe" for bringing up way-out topics "like 'Keynesian bubble' and 'monetary policy.'" OMG. Yeah, what would any understanding of the causes of the ever-deepening (mustn't call it a depression) recession do us...?

Ah, J-School Barbie, forever whining, "Math is hard. Economics is hard. History is impossible." Staring at quick and easy histograms and playing an iPod while Western Civ. burns. But flash 'em a Weiner and they're after it like ducks spotting a June bug!

I don't think there was a clear winner in the GOP debate but I know who lost and it wasn't anyone on the stage. It wasn't any office-holder or journalist, either: it was you and me.

Just like always.

10 comments:

Eck! said...

Romney is a flipper, he runs with the wind. He was an absentee gov and left us here in ma with an AWB at the state level and a load of other crap.

Eck!

Divemedic said...

The difference between the Dems and Reps is one of degree, not in basic philosophy, and it seems as though they get closer to each other with each passing election.

Roberta X said...

Yep.

Ritchie said...

You play, you lose. You don't play, you lose. Not deciding is also a decision. "Oh bother", said Pooh as he flipped on the lights in the armory.

rickn8or said...

So.Are you about to decide this whole Weiner-gate kerfluffle is merely a sideshow, a distraction?

If not for this little bit of misdirection, news outlets would have a choice between "things ARE going to Hell in a handcart" or dead air.

Roberta X said...

Naw, they get great action from telling us Things Are Going To Hell In A Handbasket, it's just they blame it on different demons.

Weiner is merely a symptom of the Greater Rot what is Congress (et al). Excise him, the cancer remains.

Stranger said...

The object is to look the "candidates" over and decide which one will do the least damage. If you are right and can manage to persuade enough people to go along with you; you have cut your losses. If not, you have been forewarned.

And we might as well call it a Depression. The first chapter is somewhat more severe than Hoovers, and almost as bad as the literal panic of 1938.

The sharp decline in May's retail sales says we have reached the top of this segment of the roller coaster. Hang on tight 'cause here she goes!

Stranger

Bubblehead Les. said...

16+ months until the Presidential Election. I'll start worrying about who to vote against next Spring when it's the Buckeyes turn to Vote in the Republitard Primary. Until then, I need to buy some Canned Food, Rat Poison, Light Bulbs, Ammo,.....

The Jack said...

We are so boned.

Compare and contrast:

http://iowahawk.typepad.com/iowahawk/2011/06/its-debatable.html


http://hotair.com/archives/2011/06/14/new-dnc-ad-why-didnt-republicans-talk-about-any-important-issues-like-the-economy-last-night/

It's like the Dems are trying to prove that there's a real difference.

greg said...

I read that very article this morning, and almost crawled right back into bed after hearing 'monetary policy' referred to as a confusing, fringe issue.