Thursday, December 13, 2007

Silly Party

I’m really starting to believe the current crop of Republican presidential candidates really are, each in there own way, potentially worse than George W. Bush. That’s not an easy thing to say considering Bush has been far and away the worst president in my lifetime, and maybe in the history of the nation. It’s almost like these guys are taking Bush’s worst traits and trying to top him.

Mike Huckabee has been really stepping in it lately, including this comment on energy policy:
“And we ought to declare that we will be free of energy consumption in this country within a decade, bold as that is.”
What? Free of energy consumption? The only way that’s going to happen is if we all die. Sounds like a promising platform on which to run for president.

I doubt that’s what he really meant. But what did he mean. We’ll probably never know because it is assumed anymore that Republican candidates aren’t necessarily smart just fun to be around and resolute. You know, the G. W. Bush template. Kevin Drum sums it up nicely:
So, again: will anyone press him on this? Or will he get the village idiot treatment that Republicans since Ronald Reagan have so often gotten, where they're sort of expected to say harebrained stuff and nobody holds it against them? After all, this has nothing to do with Huckabee's hair, his cleavage, or his middle name, only with the fact that he displays an almost comical, grade-school ignorance of even the bare basics of national energy policy. And who cares about that in a president of the United States?
At least they’ve got Alan Keyes in the race now to save the day.


JeromeProphet said...

The fundamentalist Christians, who control the Republican Party, and have sent it down the tubes with their support for Bush's Middle East policy, are now lining up behind Huckabee.

He's a simple man really, from a small town, in a small southern state, who rose from nothing to become Governor, and now he wants to lead this great nation of ours.

He's committed to the kind of values which made this nation great, like hard work, and honesty, and family values.

And he ain't some slick ITALIAN closet liberal like that JEW-LI-ANNI, and he especially ain't no DAMNED MORE-MAN!

And he's saying what we want to hear, and most important of all, he's a white father figure who can hold a southern twang, and will speak code talk when needed.

By the way, his book is floating around work being passed between conservative to conservative. It's a quick read, and it paints him in a very sentimental way.

Sort of like, here's a neat book about this really great guy who wants to save us, in the name of Jesus Christ.

No, he's going to get the nomination.

And then, he'll lose.

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rickmonday said...

Guys, there is no need to be concerned about Huckabee. He wont even win the GOP nomination. Guiliani will. It will be Rudi vs. Obama and Obama will win the predidency. You heard it here first.

blevins said...


wishful thinking. the cynic in me tells me we are going to have 4 years of Bush-lite. Me thinks we democrats still lack the necessary backbone to get behind Obama.

Guiliani vs. Clinton, with Guiliani winning with one simple slogan: 9-11. The cynic in me also says who cares, the world is ending on 12-12-2012 anyway (or according to a History Channel documentary I still have on DVR).

geek_guy said...

No, Clinton will win and we will have another 4 years of Bush-lite.