Deal with the devil

(10 am. – promoted by ek hornbeck)

Cross posted from The Stars Hollow Gazette

One of the editorials that was featured today in Punting the Pundits addressed the lack of choices for the office of President of the United States that voters are facing. The author, Hadley Freeman, called the Republican field “farcically unelectable”. Barack Obama may well have made a Faustian pact considering that if faced with a reasonable opponent from the GOP, he most assuredly would be leaving office on January 20, 2013.

But then there is that word: “reasonable”.

Rachel Maddow gave her take on two of more absurd candidates, Rick Perry and Herman Cain:

A new unsettling side of Rick Perry exposed

Jon Stewart’s explanation:

Best case scenario, that dude’s hammered. Worst case scenario, that is Perry sober and every time we’vee seen him previously, he was hammered

Herman Cain, the practical joke no one is getting. It was the Pokemon moment

And then there is Mitt Romney and as Heather at Crooks and Liars points out:

I could not do a better job of summing this speech up if I tried, so I’ll just refer everyone to this post by Stephen D. Foster Jr. at Addicting Info — Mitt Romney Vows To Privatize Medicare, Raise The Retirement Age, And Fire Thousands Of Government Workers

Overall, Romney’s plan is heartless, gutless, unimaginative, and caters to the extreme right wing, the wealthy, and to corporations. It’s a blueprint for making America fail and wiping out the middle class and should automatically disqualify him from holding any office. It kills the voice of the American people and destroys the programs we hold most dear. If a Republican wins the election next year, it will be perilous for the United States and the American people. Their policies have been destructive for thirty years, and now they want apocalypse.

As Ms. Freeman said, “That sound you heard on the breeze? That was the sound of Obama laughing.


    • TMC on November 8, 2011 at 07:57
  1. into stasis.  There are really two choices .. a long four years of continued and worsening suffering under the cryptoRepublican policies of Barack Obama .. or absolute mayhem in which even the currently clueless suffer badly.

    Yes, it will be perilous, but frankly I’ve held my nose and voted for the lesser of two evils and watched while things got more evil for the last time.

    And, my personal situation is such that hiding from the boogeyman who is going to take the apartment, my car, my life probably (as I sit and type this I can barely breathe and my hands are tingling with oxygen deprivation) is months and not years away.

    And so, why not let these fuckers who tell people to just get a job eat the shit their Republican masters dole out?  Why shouldn’t I vote for destruction and mayhem?  The hope has been taken away, a piece at a time, from me, and now there’s almost none left anyway.

  2. And could never have been but for Obama, nor could he do the things he will do, but for Obama having started all of them.

    And it’s no mistake that “I’ll get a planet when I die” Romney looks almost normal when compared to the rest of the Republican freak show.

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