Thursday, May 17, 2007

Turn to the right

A couple of thoughts on the recent Republican debate:

Chris Wallace is the biggest TV tool ever. What is up with the smug-ass, prissy little questions, anyway? He’s so busy trying to be cute he forgot what his fucking job is, which is to INFORM THE VIEWERS. Seriously folks, it takes huge, huge twatwaffle to make Brit Hume look like the reasonable one. BTW, if you’ve never seen the Big Dog take a huge bite out of Chris “I’ll never be one small fraction of the reporter my father is” Wallace, go here because you really should.

Ron Paul is not only the only Republican candidate who is now and has always been against the war in Iraq, but he’s also the only one who says that the reasons for the war were political. Po-lit-i-cal. No mistaken intelligence, no “better world without Saddam,” just political.


Sure, it’s something you and I accepted even before that lamp was broke, but it is an event on the order of a 4.0 earthquake to hear a Republican speak that particular truth.

Plus, if you haven’t see it, watch this exchange wherein Paul asserts that 9/11 was brought about by our interventionalism, and then Giuliani says “You take that back!” and then Paul says:

“If we think that we can do what we want around the world and not incite hatred, then we have a problem. They don’t come here to attack us because we’re rich and we’re free, they come and attack us because we’re over there. I mean, what would we think if other foreign countries were doing that to us?”

Again. Wow.

Of course Rudy tries to come back and remind everyone ONCE AGAIN that he was mayor of New York blah blah blah. If I were him, I wouldn’t be so quick to hold up that day as a triumph of my administration, since it was his ineptitude and refusal to surround himself with anything other than toadies that was the cause of so many lives being lost, but hey, I guess he thinks that makes him the perfect replacement for W.

But don’t get me wrong, I’m no big fan of Ron Paul, even if I did have the impulse to “make out with him,” as my friend Beth put it, after hearing his stance on Iraq.

For one thing, he’s brings plenty of crazy to the table on other issues. Like, I get the feeling that he would prefer to just get rid of income taxes altogether and damn the consequences. Also, he’s from Texas, and I dunno, Texans just seem to lie a lot, huh? Thirdly, I cannot say his name without thinking of RuPaul, which is not very conducive to a somber campaign tone. Although if he embraced it and came up with his own version of “You Better Work,” I might be persuaded to give him a chance.


RandyLuvsPaiste said...

I miss RuPaul.

Seriously, if he were running this country, would we be in this mess?

vikkitikkitavi said...

If RuPaul were running this country, no one would be allowed to wear those hideous Crocs things, for starters.

GETkristiLOVE said...

I can't wait to use the word twatwaffle in the locker room. Thanks!

bro said...

Thats probably a difference between guys and gals... I don't think guys put as much planning into their obscenity use. As in Gee I hope Bubba fucks up today so I can call him a twatwaffle...

We're more of a spur of the moment type as in Take that back you... you... twatwaffle

Chris said...

Yeah, Rudy showed he is a simple-minded simpleton on par with the current president. If this strategery works again, I give up.

deadspot said...

Man, Clinton tore him a new one. That was fabulous. Are we absolutely sure there's no way we can elect him again?

Johnny Yen said...

Guiliani overruled placing the emergency response center in Brooklyn, against the advice of many, and had it, and tens of thousands of gallons of diesel fuel placed next to the location of a previous terrorist target. He also negelected to address the complaints of the fire department that their communications system sucked. Both of these led to deaths on 9/11. I don't see him jumping up and taking credit for that.

Skylers Dad said...

He does have that one really good point, that we think we can do whatever we want around the world and not incite hatred.

But we do it all in the name of "freedom" which makes it all, ya know, OK.

dad said...

Who in the fuck thought up the torture question and why was it posed? Think about it.

My answer-
"At the risk of overreacting to this smarmy question, I assure you that I would quickly review what is known and what is not known and take appropriate action to protect lives. But, Mr. Wallace, I have to ask you to justify this bit of TV theater. Are you wanting someone to announce they would torture another human being? Is that an ideal we want to promote as an image of America?"

Grant Miller said...

Isn't Paul actually a libertarian? Why was he included with the Republicans?

Michael said...

dad: I would never wish the Presidency on you, good sir, but I'd sure like to see you answering those inane questions. That's entertainment.

Grant: For about the same reasons Nigerian distance runners attend colleges in the US. What's the point of competing where there are no cameras?

vikkitikkitavi said...

Kristi: Wait till she puts down her stick, at least.

Bro: Hm. You know these are hockey players you're talking about, right?

Chris: Unfortunately, we could do worse.

DeadSpot: Only as First Lady.

JohnnyY: That's what I'm talking about. Add to that list the fact that he refused to step in and broker a deal between the famously combative Police and Fire Depts. over which freakin frequencies they would communicate on when they got their new inter-dept. radios. On 9/11, those years-old unused radios sat in the trunks of police and fire captains at the scene of the WTC because no method for communication had been agreed upon.

And lives were lost because of it.

SkyDad: That the people who commit these crimes invoke the word "freedom" is the worst part. That we have been told that they hate us for our freedom is the worst lie of any they have told.

Dad: "Or could it be, Mr. Wallace, that your network, Fox, has chosen to crassly intrude upon an important democratic process in order to prompt a mention of a character on one of your tv shows. And thanks to Rep. Tancredo, you got your wish."

Grant: If a tree falls in the forest, and there's no one around to hear it, is it still a Libertarian?

Michael: I'm glad my dad isn't president, because then the WHOLE WORLD would know that Mom stopped taking me to ballet lessons when I was four because all I would do is stare at myself in the mirror.

Anon. Blogger said...

twatwaffle is a great word.