Monday, November 28, 2011

Gingrich the Humane?

I do not believe even for one minute that Newt Gingrich is any the less inhumane that the rest of the Republican capitalistic cutthroats he represents. When he says we should treat immigrants humanely he is really saying to Hispanics, vote for me. While the Republicans have universally condemned any attempt whatsoever to deal humanely with the immigrant problem, Gingrich is at least smart enough to know that Republicans cannot win without a substantial Hispanic vote. Thus he took a calculated risk by saying what he did, and he can probably convince Republicans that it was a wise thing to say, whether he meant it or not. He can now argue that one reason he should get the nomination is because he can get Hispanic votes. Of course it probably isn’t going to matter much as Gingrich has little chance of getting the nomination and no chance of ever becoming President. Gingrich as the Republican candidate would be virtually suicidal for Republicans as he has all the baggage of Romney plus several additional freight cars more. In fact it is virtually incomprehensible that he is the current leading candidate. He is a known hypocrite (actually a hypocrite’s hypocrite), an admitted adulterer (virtually an adulterer’s adulterer), a big time lobbyist (a lobbyist’s lobbyist, even though he denies actually being a lobbyist), a failed and disgraced Leader of the House, and, like all other Republicans, a chronic (but consummate) liar, a self-proclaimed intellectual (in the land of mental midgets anyone with even one idea is an intellectual). If I were Obama I’d say “Bring him on.” I doubt he will stay on top long enough for that to happen. But, then, strange things are done in the midnight sun (and in the dark secrecy of corporate boardrooms). Why would anyone name their son after a semi-aquatic salamander in the first place?

Ho hum, just another sexual problem for Herman Cain. If several accusations of sexual harassment are not enough, now he is charged with a 13 year adulterous relationship. She says she has proof. His lawyer says it is no one’s business what his private sex life has been or is. Someone should remind them the Republicans started this insidious business of invading someone’s private sex life when they introduced it as a totally unprecedented attempt to bring down Bill Clinton. What goes around, comes around. It doesn ‘t matter anyway, as Cain is finished as a candidate even though he somehow hangs on, as do Bachmann, Santorum, Huntsman, Paul, and Gingrich.

Try as they might Republicans cannot find a suitable non-Romney candidate. It seems the only way they can avoid his candidacy is if their convention deadlocks and someone as yet unknown and undeclared can emerge triumphant. Some say it might be Jeb Bush. Who knows what goes on in the minds of baboons? You almost have to feel sorry for them, stumbling around like Keystone Cops in an old comedy. I don’t feel sorry for them, I believe they deserve all “their bad” and more. By all that is right and just and sensible and honest and true, Republicans should be voted out of office en masse, perhaps even deported to regions so “nether” as to never be seen again. Of course that won’t happen, the American electorate, at least substantial portions of it, are apparently too dense to even vote in their own best interests. Don’t forget all them Gay marriages, abortions, birth controllers, Obama socialists, communists, fascists, immigrant loving, gun hating liberal atheists trying to take away our right-to-work laws and make us eat more healthily. We can’t have them in charge of the country, they might destroy the free enterprise culture that has reduced us all to poverty and despair.

That motley drama- oh, be sure
It shall not be forgot!
With its Phantom chased for evermore,
By a crowd that seize it not,
Through a circle that ever returneth in
To the self-same spot,
And much of Madness, and more of Sin,
And Horror the soul of the plot.

Edgar Allen Poe, from ”The Conqueror Worm”

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