Serious Republican candidate or future Reality T.V. has-been? You decide.
Is there really a significant difference in terms of intelligence or competence when you compare Snookie and Christine O'Donnell
With this slate of clearly not-ready-for-prime-time political candidates, I can not help but thinking the midterms have somehow been switched with a Reality T.V. show casting call. I mean is there really a significant difference in terms of intelligence or preparedness for political for office when you compare Snookie and Christine O'Donnell? And who is more entertaining to watch when it comes to just straight up nutty behavior, Carl Paladino or Desperate Housewives?
Christine O’Donnell. This hopeful for Vice President Joe Biden’s old seat in the Senate is virtually incapable of opening her mouth without saying something completely ridiculous. Her most recent display of inexcusable and utter ignorance was just a few days ago when she doubted that the U.S. Constitution provided for the separation of Church and State. And this coming from a woman who calls herself a “constitutionalist.” In addition to this insanity, she has called President Obama a Muslim, a Kenyan National. She has crusaded against both premarital sex and masturbation. She thinks not only should gays not be allowed to serve in the military, but neither should women. My prediction? Future reality T.V. has been. She will get a variety show on Fox News after she loses this election.
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Christine O'Donnell witchcraftSarah Palin. Big Mama Grizzly quits the Governorship of Alaska to make lots of money and hoist up right-wing tea-party-backed candidates to run for political office. The jury is still out on whether she runs for President. Personally, I say. Run, Sarah, Run! Your are likely the only person in this country that can truly save the Democrats. Remember back in 2008 when she was asked what qualified her to handle complicated matters of national security? She says to Katie Couric, "As Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where – where do they go? It's Alaska. It's just right over the border." Well, Palin, already has a Reality T.V. show on The Learning Channel of all places. I predict this unabashed narcissist will run for President. She will lose miserably. After the conservatives stop smoking crack and come to their senses, she will be but an embarrassing footnote in the annals of history. In other words, Reality T.V. has-been.
Sarah Palin's Katie Couric interviewCarl Paladino. This tea party-backed hopeful for the Governor’s office in New York is a multi-millionaire who made most of his money as a builder. Well, since throwing his hat in the political ring, he’s built an enviable case for keeping the status quo in Albany.
If the only alternative they give you is this lunatic, then New Yorkers might as well stay with what they’ve got. And the funny thing is, as crazy and bigoted as this guy is, as much of a train wreck as his campaign has been, he’s not even the weirdest person on the ballot. He’s running against Attorney General Andrew Cuomo along with a self-professed madam, who says due to her chosen profession she can relate to the corrupt folks up in Albany. Another guy running for the Gov. of New York is named Jimmy McMillan who represents “The Rent is Too Damn High Party.” Check out this brother's campaign song! Once again, Paladino is destined for Survivor XXIII. Can’t wait to see him take out Gary Coleman’s ex-wife over a skewered barbecued cockroaches.
Congresswoman Barbara Cubin, R-Wy. Before Michelle Bachmann, well there was Barbara Cubin. This woman has all the subtle wit and class of a truck driver. But unlike truck drivers, she is really quite worthless. Since, she is already a has-been, I could end my critique right there. But I really could not write this post without reminding the world of the dark days in Congress where we were subjected to some of the following quotes.
"There still exists broad disagreement within the scientific community on the extent to which humans actually contribute to the Earth's temperature changes." Bigoted and ignorant, what a charming combination.
"My sons are 25 and 30. They are blonde-haired and blue-eyed. One amendment today said we could not sell guns to anybody under drug treatment. So does that mean if you go into a black community, you cannot sell a gun to any black person..." Racist much?
"I know what Victoria's Secret is. She's a slut." Classy!
Michele Bachmann. This woman is just plain silly. Democrats are un-American commies. President Obama is to blame for the swine flu epidemic. I could go on and on and on. Instead, I will just let the following video speak for itself.
Jim DeMint, R-SC. Unlike many of the above Republicans, this guy is less silly than really dangerous. He is a powerful figure on the far right and, if the Republicans gain control of Congress, he could prove to be the most dangerous man in Congress. He’s too right for Mitch McConnell. He’s a lightening rod for cultural conservatives and (with the exception of Sarah Palin), he is most responsible driving the Republican party right off the margins. In addition to his infamous Obama’s Waterloo remark, this guy believes that neither gays or single women should be allowed to teach in public schools.
According to the Spartanburg Herald-Journal, the senator "said if someone is openly homosexual, they shouldn't be teaching in the classroom and he holds the same position on an unmarried woman who's sleeping with her boyfriend -- she shouldn't be in the classroom."
"(When I said those things,) no one came to my defense," DeMint said on Friday in Spartanburg.
"But everyone would come to me and whisper that I shouldn't back down. They don't want government purging their rights and their freedom to religion."
John Raese. This West Virginia Senatorial hopeful made headlines when a casting call went out looking for “hicky” actors for an ad he planned on running against his political opponent. But what people really should be talking about are his extremely foolish and entirely elitist views. He comes from a wealthy family and freely admits it. He is president and CEO of Greer Industries, a major mining company, and also president of the West Virginia Radio Corporation, which owns more than 25 radio stations. He has run for office three times before, each time unsuccessfully.
"I've been a conservative in West Virginia before that was popular," Raese told CNN. "I've seen a change in West Virginia. Not a change in John Raese, but a change in West Virginia and a change in America."
- His family does not live in West Virginia, but are instead located in a lavish house in Florida.
- His wife is not registered to vote in West Virginia, but instead in Florida. Raese himself is a registered West Virginia voter.
- He does not hide his privileged background, which could seem out of touch in this populist environment. Quite far from it, he declared: "I made my money the old-fashioned way, I inherited it. I think that's a great thing to do. I hope more people in this country have that opportunity as soon as we abolish inheritance tax in this country, which is a key part of my program."
- He wants to abolish the minimum wage: "Minimum wage is something Franklin Delano Roosevelt put in during the depression. I didn't work during the depression and it certainly hasn't worked now.
Joe Miller. This tea party-backed Alaskan hopeful had some hired security guys rough up and detain a journalist recently. He was let go from his job for “ethics” reasons. He believes unemployment should be outlawed, but his wife receives unemployment benefits. He’s just another one of these not-ready-for prime-time tea party guys. Problem with Miller is that he actually might be around for a while. He doesn’t have the personality or charisma for the Reality TV show circuit and Alaskans, well, they are Alaskans, and obviously have a weakness for nut jobs. Can you say Sarah Palin?
Virginia Foxx. I am glad to be coming to the end of this list. Researching this stuff is quite depresssing. Virginia Foxx is likely the least likely to end up on T.V. I hope she will be defeated and I hope she retires to some right wing nursing home, and I hope she never comes into contact with any minorities or gays.