The third Republican Presidential debate kicked off this weekend in Iowa. Now that the candidates are starting to realize that the nomination is literally up for grabs, the ladder match has officially begun. The gloves are off and the Republican hopefuls have taken to either tearing one another apart or simply struggling to stay consistent. The GOP isn’t exactly favored at the moment, but due to the current economic climate, the debt ceiling fiasco, and the racist patriotic ideology of “taking back our country,” the Republicans may actually have a horse in this race…
Let’s start off with your cast of characters. First, Michele Bachmann of Minnesota. She fires up voters like the less attractive, extra batshit version of Sarah Palin. I’d like to see her go far. Herman Cain, business exec and radio host. No political background to speak of, but he did own a pizza company…oh, and he’s black, so we can be assured he’ll be in the race for as long as the Republicans try to pretend they care about race. Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the House from Georgia. I miss Newt. Almost as much as he misses his entire campaign support. Jon Huntsman Jr., former Governor of Utah. I bet I could be governor of Utah. It doesn’t seem like it would take too much work. In fact, I officially announce my candidacy for Governor of Utah! Ron Paul, Representative from Texas. I used to like Ron Paul, and part of me still wants to hear what he has to say. I think his talents/intellect would be better put to use elsewhere in a presidential cabinet, but who am I to delegate responsibility? I’m just the potential Governor of Utah. Tim Pawlenty, former Governor of Minnesota. This one’s gotta stick in Michele Bachmann’s crazy snatch. Seeing them go head to head would be like watching Ben Stein argue with a rabid wolverine. Mitt Romney, the former Governor of Massachusetts actually did a lot of good for his state, but he seems to have abandoned all his convictions to play in the same sandbox with these intellectual midgets and talking-point machines. He seems to be in good spirits though, maybe that’s what Mormonism contributes to society: a well-balanced attitude…oh, and racism. Lastly, Rick Santorum, former Senator from Pennsylvania. The internet defines “Santorum” as “the frothy mix of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the byproduct of anal sex.” I’d say that defines his character quite well. On with the show!
The fight kicks off with the audience appearing to favor Ron Paul above all others, and he certainly seems like the only candidate to hold his own, even if what he says feels like nonsense. He’s a brave candidate for taking on military spending, though, I will say that. The candidates start a bullshit-off, comparing insignificant accomplishments, disagreements with programs that proved to be in the country’s best and only interest, and all-in-all mostly just ragging on Obama with the hazy and delusional conviction of Alzheimer’s patients.
The great Pawlenty/Bachmann debate fires up with Bachmann being the aggressor and Pawlenty being a frightened ladyboy who can’t seem to stand up to anyone with a functioning vertebrae. Gingrich decided to break out the whole Sarah Palin “gotcha media” argument on those running the debate. It must be difficult to answer straightforward questions about your lack of a campaign strategy without mentioning how many supporters Ronald Reagan had. The audience reacts to the interactions on stage like a UFC fight. Loud “Oooh”s and “Aww”s can be heard echoing through the Iowa State University theater. I’d like to think that there’s an “APPLAUSE” sign somewhere above the stage, instructing them when and how to react to certain situations, because if there’s anything Fox News excels at, it’s letting idiots know when they should be outraged.
The more Mitt Romney says, the more likeable he becomes. But then again, it’s easy to look intelligent and well-spoken when you’re surrounded by a panel of myopic glue-sniffers. Herman Cain says, “America has to learn how to take a joke,” which is very true. When we can take a joke, we can see this pre-primary debate for what it really is. Ron Paul puts a strong foot forward on the “America First” front, advocating for the protection of our country and the end to the multiple wars we have going overseas. It’s easy to see how young conservatives and Christian Libertarians can be so supportive of Paul; and I’m not sure if it’s my pessimism or my pride that caused me to leap off of his bandwagon. But I’m glad I did. I sleep better now.
I haven’t talked much about politics lately, simply because the latest issue with the debt ceiling was so utterly absurd and uninteresting that no exciting conversation about it could be developed. When government forms a stalemate, both sides are equally responsible. But now that the GOP is fired up for 2012, it’s starting to get exciting (and funny) again! Newt Gingrich comes off as a complete psychopath. I really wish Mitt Romney would nut up and defend his state’s health care system instead of just saying that it was “right for Massachusetts” but not for the rest of the country. What’s good for the goose isn’t necessarily good for the gander, I guess. Rick Santorum doesn’t get very much opportunity to speak, and when he does, you can see why. Santorum not only makes zero sense, but also confuses talking points while painting such a skewed portrait of the past that any history teacher would be pressed to hold their tongue.
This section starts off with Michele Bachmann missing in action. But, in all fairness, her attendance doesn’t really guarantee that she will be “present” anyway. Romney gradually becomes less likeable as this comedy of errors plays out and Gingrich flips shit on the moderators again. I understand that all politicians on both sides dodge direct questions like Neo dodging bullets in slow motion, but Newt Gingrich seems to take every single direct question as a vindictive interrogation. His tactic is to call everything a “GOTCHA” question and blame the moderators for bringing up discrepancies in his recently political history.
Ron Paul definitely separates himself from the other candidates with his strong convictions and intimate knowledge of history and the constitution. My favorite part of this short segment is how the moderators have to calm down the unruly audience, and at the same time, tell Rick Santorum to shut the fuck up.
Paul’s isolationist platform does have its merits, but, unfortunately, America’s interests overseas are far too deeply rooted to make “mind our own business” a reality. The audience does go crazy for him, but it’s also a college campus. How many Ron Paul bumper stickers do you see on a college campus? A shit ton. The most terrifying thing is this section is hearing Michele Bachmann say, “As president of the United States, I would…” Rick Santorum scolds Iran for trampling the rights of women and gays while just minutes ago, he blamed Michele Bachmann for not being strict enough on preserving the sanctity of marriage. How can you scold Iran when you’re anti-gay and women’s rights?
Cain uses the word “dispersion” in relation to disparaging remarks about Islam or Mormonism. And Michele Bachmann defends her submission to her gay husband. The question about her being submissive was a little inappropriate, but on the other hand, if she didn’t want to discuss it, she shouldn’t have declared it publicly.
The Republican party is obviously disjointed, crumbling into the haves, have nothings, and have mores. The have nothings, of course, being the Tea Party movement, an offshoot so inherently clouded in their judgement that they can’t comprehend the hypocrisy spewing from their gaping holes and pores. There are some functioning brains amongst the frontrunners of the Grand Old Party; however as long as those brains hold special places for denying science and progress or embracing magic underwear, I don’t think I’ll ever be sold.
Though it would be amazing to have a president with more batshit than Crystal Caves, I don’t think the current climate of this country can handle it right now. Though the world most certainly won’t end in 2012, we’re doing our damnedest to make sure it does.
There’s a political schism in this country that has been exported throughout the Western World through religion and an imaginary system of values which should never be part of global or national policy to begin with.
It seems only right that someone attempt to explain the points of view commonly associated with the Republican Party in a manner as backward and convoluted as humanly possible.
Be sure to keep in mind that not everyone who calls themselves a “Republican” actually holds these same beliefs. The party is full of individuals with individual thoughts and ideals–who were all created in the image of God to make sure their children aren’t converted to faggotry.
Axis of Evil—If there really is evil in the world, and I mean “true evil” not like the Liberal Jew-run Media…evil evil…then it would be these guys. After 9/11 (see Nine/Eleven) everyone who wouldn’t help us out was a traitor and part of Satan’s army of darkness (see Us VS Them…and also, see Army of Darkness…cool movie). Anywho, the Axis of Evil originally included Iran, Iraq, and North Korea, but then walking-muppet John Bolton added Libya, Cuba, and Syria just for fun. Basically, any repressive country that had any history of being mean to us got the label.
FUN FACT: America is in the Axis of Awesome.
Big Business–The Grand Ol’ Party, and the right in general, has largely been associated with Corporate America. Although the government as a whole is connected with Big Business and banking, this is the side of the rich fat cats looking down from their ivory towers. Tax cuts for the wealthy have been a recent staple of right-wing administrations, but for the sake of argument, let’s just say that your lives are essentially worthless.
FUN FACT: The Monopoly guy will be in prison for the next 10-15 years…or until someone rolls doubles.
Christianity—Every several hundred years, God decides to support not only a particular nation, but a particular party within a government. Luckily, this time God thought it was the Republicans’ turn at the wheel. It is the sworn duty of the Right to protect the Christian faith, because Jesus needs an army…and to make sure that everyone knows that Muslims are wrong. They must be, because they’re in the Axis of Evil…but not Saudi Arabia–blessings and peace be upon them.
FUN FACT: The Jews used to be God’s chosen people, but Jesus said they could run the Media instead.
Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell–Because America’s Army is God’s Army and God hates fags, our military has a very strict no-homo policy (just like Lil’ Wayne). If the Army finds out you’re gay, then you’re out. It’s that simple; no matter how valuable you may be to the Army, you’re gone. President Obama is currently attempting to repeal ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,’ but many on the Right are opposed to it because God hates fags and Obama’s a fag.
FUN FACT: The most difficult thing about being part of the Right Wing is the effort that goes into disguising your brazen hatred as legitimate policy.
Elephant–In 1874, political cartoonist Thomas Nast represented the Republican party with an Elephant and the Democratic party with an Ass. Normally, Republicans try to use the Eagle as their representation as to associate themselves with freedom and patriotism rather than behemoth pachyderms of destruction. The term “Elephant in the Room” is used to describe a prevalent issue that people are too stubborn and self-conscious to talk about–so it could be associated with any rebuttal of a Republican talking point.
FUN FACT: Like Elephants, Republicans never forget–unless they specifically asked to remember…
FOX News—A conservative-based cable news channel which has recently become known as one of the most trusted media sources in the United States. This fact alone should clue you in that the Right is consistent and thorough in their journalism and reporting. The slogan of FOX News is “We Report, You Decide” while their tag-line is “Fair and Balanced.” For those of you who don’t watch FOX on some moral or ethical grounds, you should know that they are about as Fair and Balanced as possible; they go out of their way to balanced accurate news stories with unadulterated wild speculation.
FUN FACT: When you stare into the burning blue-gray eyes of FOX’s Glenn Beck, you can see the human race, in its entirety, burning in the unstoppable flames of apocalypse.
Guns–The Second Amendment, generally referred to by gun-owners as “America’s First Freedom” (because they don’t recognize the First Amendment as a legitimate freedom), allows for the nation’s populous to arm themselves for protection from a hypothetical tyrannical government. When Barack Hussein Obama (don’t you hate having a president whose name doesn’t pass Spell Check?) declared the Right to be a bunch of frightened individuals clinging to their guns and their Bibles, those “Real” Americans were outraged–and rightly so! When you get all of your facts from a book that starts off with a talking snake, it’s understandably difficult to connect to the truth.
FUN FACT: It is common knowledge that guns don’t kill people; people kill people–but the gun sure does raise those odds! *High Five!*
Hannity, Sean–The reason Hannity gets his own slot outside of FOX NEWS is because he is a special case. Sean Hannity used to host a FOX debate show with Alan “P-Diddy” Colmes (a squirrely little liberal with the frame of an exhumed corpse) until the plug was pulled because even a quiet, unobtrusive liberal was too-much-liberal for FOX. Hannity claims that America is, “the greatest, best country God has every given man on the face of the Earth,” and he’s absolutely right. God made America a plentiful, beautiful, second Garden of Eden–and then the Europeans raped and pillaged their way to total domination.
FUN FACT: America is the greatest, best country Allah has ever created just to spite the Middle East.
Intelligent Design–A loud minority from the right seems to believe that for the history of human scientific discovery, we’ve been dead-fucking-wrong about everything. You see–and stay with me here–the Theory of Evolution (and it is just a theory, of course) can not possibly be true because it suggests that creatures changed and genetically mutated through Natural Selection over billions and billions of years. This simply can not be the case because the Bible says that every living creature that exists now was created in one day…with magic.
FUN FACT: Redneck comedian Ron White says, “You can’t fix stupid.” Rednecks who listen to Ron White answer, “So there’s no use in tryin’.”
Joe the Plumber–During the 2008 presidential campaign that brought America’s first foreign, Communist president, we were introduced to Sam Wurzelbacher who the public knew only as “Joe the Plumber.” Why not “Sam the Plumber?” Fuck you, that’s why. Joe was first seen speaking with Obama in a public forum about his tax plans for small businesses–and how it would affect him if he chose to open his own business. Obama calmly explained his plan, which Joe didn’t understand–and from then on, he became a talking point for the entire Republican Party which had (and continues to have) absolutely no interest in trying to understand President Hussein’s wacky plans for reform.
FUN FACT: Joe the Plumber became a foreign correspondent for FOX NEWS (seriously).
Kindergarten–For many people, especially on the Christian Right, life begins at conception and until we can overturn that pesky Roe VS Wade decision, we will remain in a dark and evil time where women have control over their own bodies. Every child that is not aborted or thrown in a trashcan by a teen who just wants to have a fun Prom is a personal victory for Republicans–but several years later, Kindergarten begins…and so begins another issue: What are those faggot teachers teaching our unaborted children? The Right believes that it is the Gay/Democrat agenda to demand tolerance from future generations by teaching Kindergarten kids about anal sex, condoms, and fist-fucking…and it’s terrifying.
FUN FACT: By the time you get the courage to take back your Country, every single man, woman, and child will have gone gay. Think about it.
Liberal Pussies—If you believe in science, have a moral objection to war, live in a major city, feel empathy and compassion towards others, and readily accept handouts from your government–chances are, you’re a Liberal Pussy. Although the more articulate candidates and pundits would never use this term, it is often substituted with words like “elitist, leftist, bozos, protesters” or simply “liberals.” After all, the Real America exists in either the states that came later/had no say in how this country was formed/lost the civil war.
FUN FACT: When Craig T. Nelson was broke, collecting Unemployment, and using Food Stamps, who was helping him out? Nobody.
Marriage—Typically the words that should always follow the word “Marriage” are “is between a man and a woman.” But not if the Left gets their way. It seems that anything that lives and breathes should be allowed to get married, and the slippery slope has no shallow abyss. If gays and lesbians can get married, why not animals and people? Plants and people? Inanimate Objects and people? Traditional Marriage has always been a staple of our society and is a commitment made under the perverse eyes of our Lord–between a man and a woman–for as long as they’re campaigning for re-election.
FUN FACT: It’s customary in this country to an oppressed group to gain the monumental achievement of Civil Rights and then turn right around and spit in the faces of another minority group. It’s the circle of life.
Nine/Eleven–Any kind of political indictment or opposition can be solved by mentioning these two numbers. It’s a mysterious silence spell that will confuse civilization for years to come. Whether the issue be torture, inappropriate airport security, immigration, national security, war crimes, etc…the Right needs only to utter these two (seemingly meaningless) but magical numbers and the problem is immediately shut down. For example: “Do you believe that your treatment of this innocent prisoner fell under the category of cruel and unusual punishment?”…”Well, Nine Eleven.”…The End.
FUN FACT: Former Mayor of New York City, Rudy Giuliani, received an honorary knighthood from the Queen of England for his bravery in uttering the numbers “Nine Eleven” more than six-billion times within the period of one year. Such a feat has never been attempted, even by the most powerful wizards of medieval England.
Oil—In order to keep our Energy Independence and take power away from the Terrorist Countries that we get our oil from, we must drill here and drill now. Naturally, if we use up all of our own natural resources, it will be easier to beg countries with more money and power to suckle at their financial tit. We have the capacity to gain more Black Gold from within our own soil; however, in many cases, laws protecting wildlife and forest land prevent us from extracting the delectable Texas Tea from those particular grounds. This is definitely an important issue because we absolutely refuse to invest money in any kind of alternative or renewable energy source (see Liberal Pussies).
FUN FACT: Endangered Species don’t even have cars!
Patriotism–Everyone who wishes to call themselves citizens of this country–or even real Americans–must unwaveringly put the U.S. first. The Right has a true hard-on for Patriotism, which is a noble ideology in theory, but in practice it becomes a little frightening. Every generation goes through a period where they are either ashamed to call themselves “American” or are disappointed in their country’s decisions. During the presidential administration(s) of George W. Bush, a law was passed called the “P.A.T.R.I.O.T. Act”–and while most of its contents were minor additions to the Government’s already-creepy powers, America was divided between the outraged and the flag-wavers (see Us VS Them).
FUN FACT: Patriotism became mandatory for a brief period in the early Twenty-First Century. Now, nobody gives a shit.
Quiet Racism–Perhaps one of the most finely-tuned skills of a Right-Winger is the ability to disguise obvious racism as legitimate disapproval. While your grandparents have a “Racist Pass,” elderly members of our government aren’t so fortunate. They must choke on their hatred while a kind-of black president verbally cock-slaps them into submission. African American leader of the Republican National Committee, Michael Steele probably lies awake at night with the knowledge that–not only is he the Blackest individual in the Republican Party, but sadly, also the Whitest.
FUN FACT: Even though most of the Republican Party object to Michael Steele’s influence, they can’t give up on him because he’s the darkest person they’ve got…and they couldn’t imagine coming off as racists.
Ronald Reagan–Next to Jesus Christ, Ronald Reagan is the most important person in the Republican Party. You would think that Abraham Lincoln, the first Republican President, would be a stronger role model, but…(see Quiet Racism) Reagan was a true Hollywood Actor, but he was always known for being just a regular guy; not like those elitist celebrity candidates like Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger (which Spell Checkdoes recognize, oddly). They say that Reagan never wanted to be president–he only wanted to “play” president–but his policy and legacy inspire boners to this day.
FUN FACT: Reagan’s policy was never to speak ill of a fellow Republican, so whenever current Republicans talk shit, they are required to place their obligatory photo of Ronald Reagan in a sealed envelope.
Sarah Palin–After Barack Obama won the 2008 presidential election, Democrats and Liberals thought that they could breathe a long sigh of relief and forget the terrible months in history that the other 49 States of America were aware of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s existence. Well, suck on it, because she’s back and probably trying to get into politics again. After Palin’s random and unpredictable resigning from the position of Governor of Alaska, she vowed that she could do more to inspire Americans by not being politically involved. This couldn’t be more true. Now that Palin isn’t a Governor anymore, it’s like she’s single and ready to mingle. Yes, she’s still married, but it’s not every day that a quirky MILF comes along and speaks such fluent retarded-baby-talk-politics that even the most developmentally disabled hillbillies can pretend to be intrigued.
FUN FACT: You can feel free to associate Sarah Palin with this.
Tea Baggers—Now referred to as “Tea Party Members” because of the obvious sexual implications of ‘tea-bagging,’ this term describes those who organized in large numbers with the aid of FOX News to almost-coherently protest Barack Obama’s presidency. Originally, they organized as “Birthers,” or, those who believed that Obama’s birth certificate was a fake and he was actually a radical foreign Muslim. Thank goodness they’ve come to their senses and are now attacking Obama only on his mission to bring America into the educational, scientific, and medical ballpark after being spectators for many years. In all fairness, many of the younger people manufacturing dissent for this cause are actually Democrats in favor of fucknuts candidate Lyndon LaRouche. These are the same people who called Bush and Cheney “Nazis” and are now doing the same to Obama.
FUN FACT: Lydon LaRouche will never (ever, ever, ever) be President and therefore, must do everything in his power to make illegitimate the presidencies of others.
Us VS Them–If you combine our foreign relations with our Nationalism and Xenophobia, you get the Right Wing “Us VS Them” mentality. After all, terrorists aren’t attacking us because of our political and religious motivations–it’s because they hate our freedom. The word “them” or “they” can not refer to individuals (men, women, children) because that would bring about sympathy in the American spirit. “Them” must therefore refer to “terrorists, insurgents, or enemy combatants.” It is this very specific tactical wordplay that keeps citizens in line and discourages them from going crazy and killing their left wing neighbors. Even those leftists hate America, they’re still not as bad as the invisible enemy.
FUN FACT: Conspiracy theorists also tend to use the “Us VS Them” method of rallying supporters, but they tend to be much less active, preferring mainly to read the ravings of fellow mad men on the Internet and attend AA meetings.
Virgins—Much like the sanctity of Marriage, the desire for youth to be sexually uneducated and preserve their bodies and souls for their one true love is a major necessity. If we refuse to teach our children about proper sexual conduct, they will–unfailingly–be less prone to engaging in sexual activity. As we all know, this is a myth of epic proportions, but it’s important to stand by myths and support them until it negatively effects your life personally.
FUN FACT: Some studies (don’t ask me which studies) suggest that chicks who are taught not to have vaginal intercourse until they’re married are more likely to perform oral or anal sex…and that’s all we really need anyway.
Wealthy White War–I couldn’t decide which one of these words to utilize for “W” but I figured they chain together fairly well. From the beginning of American history, War has been planned, instigated, and caused by Wealthy White Men. It may have been the farmers and poor gun-totin’ yokels who fought the War for Independence, but they sure as fuck didn’t blow the whistle. Make no mistake: war is often the only answer to problems that can not be solved diplomatically. If you and yours are directly threatened, there’s only one option left. To say that “war is never the answer” is shockingly naive, but doesn’t it feel nice? Even in the case of a noble American War, we typically wouldn’t enter into it unless there were some clear and direct benefit as seen through the eyes of the Wealthy and the White.
FUN FACT: From the Drug War to the Star War, everyone loves a good battle–but sometimes the enemy isn’t as clear and present as Hitler or Vader. In these cases, we can substitute a rational enemy with an irrational fear–like Terror.
Xenophobia—Fear of the world and the people outside of our own tightly knit communities has always been America’s alcoholic uncle–we’re not sure why we keep him around, but we’re so used to him that we’ll come to terms with the fact that he prevents any kind of peace-of-mind at the party. Despite the fact that America, like most of the Western World, exists only as a mixing bowl of cultures and races, we will always have an irrational fear of immigrants and outsiders. What happens when Mexicans take over all of the shit-scooping and dirt-digging jobs that hard-working Americans are begging for? What happens then? I’ll tell you what happens then: Communism.
FUN FACT: If we were really so xenophobic, we probably wouldn’t have let black slaves into our homes…with their rap music…
Yester-years—These were the fictitious good ol’ days of Leave it to Beaver, a happier time that only existed on Television and in the hearts and minds of psychotic conservatives everywhere. We are determined to package and sell a lifestyle that never truly existed in the first place–a better lifestyle when everyone’s parents stayed together, retarded kids were locked in closets, and if you were gay, you were just beaten to death in the schoolyard. Those were the days.
FUN FACT: Did you ever wonder what happened to the Brady Bunch couple’s previous marriages?
Zealotry—While this doesn’t necessarily have to be a negative thing, it very easily can become one. If you’re a fanatic over any particular person, character, or ideology you pack the potential to harm yourself and those around you. The Right maintains a Zealotry for God and America’s Forefathers. The danger exists due to the fantasy of the fanatic. You know how you used to think you were still in love with your Ex, but really you were only remembering what you wanted to remember about the whole horrible clusterfucked relationship? That’s how the Right feels about God and America’s Founding Members. They constantly invoke the word of the Lord and the imaginary Intentions of the Forefathers, bending the already pre-established beliefs and writings to suit their agendas at the time. You’re still thinking about your Ex, aren’t you?
FUN FACT: You’d be surprised how easy it is to fabricate ideas and statements made by either Fictional Characters, or persons in history that you refuse to actually read about.