Saturday, February 27, 2016

The Idiocy

It's been really hard for me to get up the interest in posting anything lately.  Who can have any doubt about the sick spectacle that is our electoral process this year; and yet the press insists on ignoring the monster in the room, and pretending that everything is just fine.  And that's all they want to talk about.

The Republicans had a "debate" a couple of days ago which was virtually devoid of any real content, and which consisted of nothing but the three top vote getters engaging in an insult competition, in which one of them, with Olympic class skills, was clearly going to emerge victorious, having proven absolutely nothing of note.

The following picture, which I stole from Crooks and Liars, pretty much encapsulates the whole thing to me:
Pretty much says it all, huh?

After their depraved performances in the last couple of electoral cycles, I thought the Republicans were going to have to work really hard to sink to an even lower level of depravity, but I was wrong.

And that is all that is, apparently, going on in this country.  How often can people repeat it before dying of boredom?

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Since you have already proven you have no clue what a primary is, it just proves how stupid you are to spew your shit about it.

Jerry Critter said...

The republican primary is the WWF of our political process. After watching the Democratic and republican debates it is very clear that the Democrats are the sane people in to room and the only ones capable of running the country. The republicans can't even run their own primary selection process without acting like 12 year olds.

Adam Alabaster, A-1 American said...

Depravity?

The most depraved incident of the election so far was hearing a leading candidate defending the rapist of Juanita Broddrick - the rapist who also sexually assaulted Kathleen Willey.

Rape victims should be believed, but one candidate has been smearing them as dishonest instead.

Who's that candidate? She's the one leading the Democratic field.

Better an insult contest than a defense of a serial rapist.

Green Eagle said...

Rape "victims" should not be believed when they are paid by some of the most loathsome right wing haters in the country to say what they did, and when there is not one shred of evidence to back them up. And Adam, you are a loathsome traitor.

Jerry Critter said...

Adam - one of the 12 year olds.

Adam Alabaster, A-1 American said...

(1) This isn't just one person; we have allegations from Broaddrick, Willey, and Paula Jones of unwanted sexual behavior from Clinton. When we get three people, it stops being coincidence.

(2) There were five people who say that Broaddrick told them about the rape shortly after it happened. Are all five of those people being paid off by right-wingers?

(3) Here's an article by Caitlin Flanagan, a confirmed Democrat. She believes Jones and Broddrick when their stories came out:

"But by then, I had learned to doubt. By then I had learned to ask questions I never had asked about rape victims before. Why had she waited so long to tell the story publicly? Why had she chosen that particular moment? Why did small details not add up? What did she stand to gain from telling it?

The Clinton machine taught me to ask those questions of rape victims." [Quotes from Flanagan.]

I suppose that, in your warped universe, the GOP is paying her off, too.

Oh, by the way, Green Eagle, I initially thought you were mistaken about some things. But when I pointed out that New Hampshire wasn't ultra-conservative after you said it was, you didn't even bother to defend your position; you just called me a liar. You said I called NH ultra-liberal, but I never did.

You're just a loathsome smear machine who launches ad hominem attacks against anyone who disagrees with you.

Green Eagle said...

So go away, jerk. I think I will be deleting your comments from now on, to encourage you.

Zog said...

"The republican primary is the WWF of our political process." - Jerry Critter

I have a weakness for being picky, but I think you mean the WWE. WWF refers to the World Wildlife Fund (which is still its official name in the United States).

The World Wrestling Federation got in a trademark dispute with the World Wildlife Fund, and thus changed its name to World Wrestling Entertainment in 2002, making it the WWE.

OK?

Jerry Critter said...

Well Zog, the republican presidential candidates are a bunch of animals, but you are correct, I really meant WWE.

Zog said...

Fine with me.

I'd rather compare the GOP field to the Jerry Springer show. If the GOP debates were scripted like the WWE, they would have arranged it so that Trump wasn't the dominant candidate.

Green Eagle said...

Right, Zog. If there is one thing we know about professional wrestling, it is that the bad guys win all of the free events, and in this wrestling match, Ted Cruz is clearly the bad guy. You have to pay to see the good guys win in wrestling. Of course, the Republican party doesn't have any good guys, just villains and worse villains, so I guess we will have to pay to make sure that they don't win in November.

Jerry Critter said...

Scripted? Of course they are all scripted. The better the actor, the better the result. Look at Reagan. Actor all the way. The only question is who is writing the script and how many of the actors are following the same script.