Overdose of GOP Apocalypse

Just in time, our frayed nerves go back to the quiet and calm of “Downton Abbey” in World War I after a weekend of Republicans crying havoc over Barack Obama, pausing only in sniping at one another for restful outbursts of road rage, blaming the President for everything wrong in the 21st century world.

Robotic Mitt Romney, as befits a frontrunner, leads the pack in letting “slip the dogs of war,” stabbing today’s Caesar with a Tiffany icepick at every possible turn, claiming that the nation needs to be saved by the kind of downsizing he did at Bain and starting a trade war with China.

Newt Gingrich, who came out of Iowa snarling at Romney, backs off his attacks with sneers at Obama and a fervent defense of marriage as between one man and one woman, reminding those who have been paying attention that he has done it three times under two religious faiths.

Rick Santorum, trying to sound normal, backs off his “man on dog” rhetoric about homosexuality and, when asked what he would do if his son told him he was gay, says piously, “I would love him as much as I did the second before he said it” and urge him to be celibate.

Only Ron Paul sounds relatively honest in defending his consistent views of an alternate universe, and Jon Huntsman’s interjections of sanity seem too little too late.

How much of this can human minds take? The Republican campaign has gone well beyond unleashing the dogs of class warfare but poking at them with sharp sticks. When voters register with the Grand Old Party these days, do they get injections making them immune to truth?

The U.S. economy is improving, however slowly, and President Obama is winding down Middle East wars on George W. Bush’s schedule, but the GOP wannabes are picturing America as a burning Atlanta in “Gone With the Wind,” while debate moderators spent all their time trying to get them to pummel one another rather than acknowledging American reality toward the end of Obama’s first term.

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Author: ROBERT STEIN

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  1. Caesar! It is more like clubbing Barney (not the Frank one) with rubber chickens.

  2. At least we have respites like “Downton Abbey”. The reminder of the slaughter of WWI puts pettifogging politicians in perspective.

    I like the interjection of an “early Rupert Murdoch” suitor of the eldest daughter of the house. Very sneaky of the producers. I assume PBS is still not under the Murdoch banner yet?

  3. How any of these people can manage to live with themselves is the mystery to me. The level of shameless BS and ignorance involved staggers the mind! And yes, I know they are politicians. ;-)

  4. Ah your ending Mr. Stein, was sublime….

    “In Romneyworld, if your family is rich enough, you can back in all the way to the White House on skinny legs and a mouth only loosely connected to your brain”.

    Romney world. That wonderful place where the ignorant, dirty working scum, never trod a path.

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