It cracks me up that Republicans have turned the idea of thinking things through carefully and not making rash decisions (Iraq anyone) into a bad thing. They like to call it “dithering” and on the flip side of it, they want leaders to just decide, damn it…it doesn’t matter if it’s the correct thing, just do something. Well, considering that is what they are looking for, Republican voters have to be discouraged, since the field of dithering Republican candidates just keeps growing. It’s turning into a veritable “dithering” competition.
What are they so afraid of, to hear the media and their right-wing overlords talk, beating President Obama should be a cakewalk? What this shows is the vast difference between reality and the alternate reality that the media and GOP have created. The alternate reality that they keep trying to revive whenever reality smacks them down, like the growth rate or the lowering unemployment rate, is basically a subtle and not-so-subtle appeal to racists across the country. It really doesn’t take much to keep these racists motivated, a little Kenyan mention here, a little Mau Mau revolution there, a platform for the opportunistic Trump to spread his birther crap while helping the media fulfill their racist quota for the day or how about anything spoken on Fox News within a 5 minute period of time.
I’m done beating around the bush, this country is loaded with racists. The source of much of the hatred from both sides of the aisle is racism, pure and simple. I include people on both the right, Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Fox News (all of them), the list is incredibly long…to the people on the left, Jane Hamsher, Glenn Greenwald, Cenk Uygur, Taylor Marsh and I’m really beginning to wonder about Keith Olbermann too. Keith has said many sexist things over the years, I wouldn’t be surprised if he was also backward thinking when it comes to race too. But I’m speculating at this point.
Who will be the first Republican to really dive into the race against President Barack Obama? I’ll make my prediction, Michelle Bachmann will be the first. Make your prediction in the comments.
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Is there a single Republican candidate that can take on President Barack Obama? My early money is on Jon Huntsman, although the wingnuts in his party may not let him get anywhere considering he is a Mormon. If the GOP can get over that, he could be a tough challenger. Beyond him, I see Romney as another possible tough challenger, except for his Mormon “problem” too. Others say Mitch Daniels has a shot, but he has a lot of baggage he’s dragging around, being budget director for President W. and someone who helped get us into the financial mess we are in. Can Tim Pawlenty fire people up enough to win? He has overcome his mullet problem, but the photos are still out there. :)
I’m just dying to see Michelle Bachmann jump in head first, go Michelle, go. You can do it…Run Michelle, Run!