"James: This is extraordinary. Congratulations! Papa."
-- text of an email sent by President Jimmy Carter to his grandson, James Carter, IV
Dear Folks, Sorry I haven't written lately. I've started many a post, only to abort the topic when, frankly, someone on the -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------right would say something more stupid, express support for something more cruel, promise the more impossible, assert as fact something more false and say something even more untrue about President Obama every. Single. Day.
What got me inspired to end this long silence was the ultimate, in many ways, more. More stupid. More mean. More insipid. More desperate. More clueless. More class warfare-baiting comment by the worst presidential candidate in the history of the Republic. It actually shocked me. I knew Mitten was rich and incapable of expressing, let alone having, a position on anything. I did not know that he is just plain stupid.
Now, we've all heard and seen the Mitten production, "The 47% Solution," but who thought he could bottom that? He did: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/25/rachel-maddow-mitt-romney-airplane-windows_n_1912167.html
Yes, it took a very public display of stupidity on Mitten's part to bring me back to the blogosphere. I knew there was rampant stupidly on the part of the extreme right, but somehow I thought that even though he was born with a silver foot in his mouth, Mitten was a sensate human being. But, "you can't find any oxygen from outside the aircraft to get in the aircraft, because the windows don't open. I don't know why they don't do that. It's a real problem. So it's very dangerous."
Holy mother of God. I guess Mitten no longer feels the need to think before he speaks. In the most famous video in the country (and I do not give a shit about the Korean dancing clown; these are serious times), triumphantly posted by James Carter, IV, the grandson of one of Mitten's favorite weapons to use against President Obama, Papa Jimmy Carter, Mitten clearly had thought about what he was saying. Because it's what he believes. Because it's who he is.
Because it's what he wants you to believe. Because he wants us all to not only jump on the "47% percent of the country are lazy ne'er-do-wells" bandwagon but to spread the word to our friends, our sisterwives ... I mean sisters, wives, parents, co-workers and brothers that, by all that is holy underwear in his "church" he believes wholeheartedly in only one thing: that the amount of money a person has is their sole defining quality. If you're not rich, get off your lazy ass and get a job. If, as part of the 47%, you are a permanently disabled Vietnam vet who gets a check every month for your sacrifice of a limb or two for this country, get off your lazy ass and get a job. If you followed Mitten's instructions and borrowed money from your parents or the government to attend college to better yourself, get off your lazy ass and get a job.
Pretty stupid stuff. But, the fact that windows on airplanes don't open is considered by the Republican candidate for the presidency of the United States, i.e. the most powerful man in the world, to be "a real problem" reveals him to be the heir-head to that holy trio of GOP idiots Sarah Palin, Dan Quayle and Rush Limbaugh, surprised me. I had never thought of him as being stupid. But, if you think about the things said, positions taken, promises made by he and his fellow Republican candidates over the past year or so, I guess we all shouldn't have been surprised that the idiocy is systemic.
We should all thank the Republicans for providing such an entertaining opening act. And now, in memoriam, remember these.
- Forcible rape
- The resurrection of the scary-but-bogus death panels
- Colonizing the moon during your first term as president
- There are 70 avowed Socialists in the Congress
- Pray away the gay
- The Islamic Brotherhood has infiltrated the government
- Polls that show, consistently, that numbers into the mid-teens level (16-18%) believe that Barack Obama is a Muslim
- Polls showing that a substantial number of Mitten's Fellow Travelers still don't believe that the president was born in Hawaii, or any other state
- A presidential candidate hosting a religious event (Gov. Rick Perry's Godapalooza)
- The GOP nominee saying he supports the inane budget submitted by the VP nominee, except now he doesn't, but now he does, doesn't, does ...
- Them: the 1 per-centers. Us: the 99 per-centers
- Sarah Palin's political career
- Calling a birth-control advocate a slut
I could go on but it's getting late. Vote for President Obama in 6 weeks. If you don't, well, the above tells you what THEY believe in.