The Republican Clown Car as Indecipherable Strategy

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I’m beginning to think the Republican Clown Car of Candidates is a deliberate campaign strategy that is somehow beyond the comprehension of most regular-thinking mortals. The upcoming 2016 Presidential Election being the third in a row where the vast majority of Republican candidates were gleefully unhinged, unqualified, unintelligent, or in some other way completely and totally unbelievable, I have to wonder whether this is one of those slight-of-hand type tricks where we’re seduced into looking at what’s going on over here, when what’s really about to stomp us into the dirt is coming at us from way over here.

 If you don’t believe me, or think I’m venturing too far down the conspiracy theory trail, then let’s take a look at the roster, shall we? This is not a full list of all the Republican candidates from years past, and I will freely confess that there were even a few reasonable candidates in there (2012 candidates Buddy Roemer and Jon Huntsman both come to mind, neither of whom stood a chance due to such intolerable character defects as sanity, decency, etc.) but the list of names to follow should, at the very least, cause you to go hmmmmm…

 

2008

Final Four

Nominee: John McCain (accompanied by Sarah Palin)

Mike Huckabee (God told him to run)

Mitt Romney (money told him to run)

Ron Paul (great entertainment value)

 

Honorable Mention (who dropped out before or during the primaries)

Rudy Giuliani

Alan Keyes (because Obama)

Fred Thompson (played same character in life as on screen)

 

2012

 

Final Two

Nominee: Mitt Romney

Ron Paul

 

Honorable Mention

Newt Gingrich (good at sounding smart)

Michele Bachman (scary fun)

Rick Santorum

Rick Perry (what’s wrong with Texas, Exhibit A)

Herman Cain (more great entertainment)

 

2016:

 

Declared

Jeb Bush (related to two earlier mistakes)

Donald Trump

Ben Carson (good at medicine)

Ted Cruz (Dr. Smooth)

Carly Fiorina (because Hillary)

Lindsey Graham

Mike Huckabee (again)

Rand Paul (Son of Ron)

Rick Perry (again)

Rick Santorum (again)

Marco Rubio (really good at sweating)

 

In the Wings

Bobby Jindal (whatever)

Chris Christie (whatever again)

Scott Walker (same)

Even if they all became Koch addicts, it’s difficult to see how most of these jokers ever imagined themselves in the White House, or any house that serves solid food or offers a room with an actual view not framed by padded walls. Jeb Bush was supposed to be the moderate Republican candidate for 2016, or so I thought until he started spouting such Tea Party crowd-pleasers as suggesting the public shaming of single mothers. Mitt Romney was supposed to be the (somewhat) reasonable and realistic Republican candidate of 2012, except that no one liked him and he couldn’t stop running away from himself screaming every time he confronted a mirror. John McCain in 2008, once again the same thing, until he let Palin on board and it was full speed ahead to Wacky World.

Now here comes the recently announced Donald Trump on his widdle tricycle, tooting his widdle horn, the Clown Prince Triumphant. Seriously?

For a political party so obsessed with the evils of overspending to be spending this much money on this many idiots, time after time, has just got to be part of some grand design.

Doesn’t it…?

26 Replies to “The Republican Clown Car as Indecipherable Strategy”

  1. And that’s especially true nowadays, when the corporate-owned “news” media are working day and night to keep voters as ignorant as possible.

  2. I thought GOP Chairman Rancid Penis was going to put a stop to this stuff this time around. Oh, well, he was also going to expand the party’s appeal to women and minorities. That didn’t work either.
    Meet the new GOTP, same as the old GOTP.

  3. A wise man once said: There are many forms of logic.
    They don’t always have to make sense.
    Well Mr. Boomer- I think I see the problem- you’re assuming that they- think.

  4. very simple. Hilary was already chosen for this round in the meeting 7 years ago with Obama and the corporate heads. This is where they were assigned the goal of these trade deals to complete the takeover of this country. That’s why the fast track to clear the way through her first term to finish their plan. The Republicans are in on it and know they can not win. If they try their bosses will spank them. They are all putting on the act with us thinking the Republicans are the corporate owned while the main gamers Hilary and Obama slide these deals through Obama played the peoples avatar till the end thinking this deal must be good because he wouldn’t do that. Obama the #1 punch and Hilary the knockout. Republicans are just in for the cash since most of them know the plan. Check their history they are both bought and paid for by the same people

  5. very simple. Hilary was already chosen for this round in the meeting 7 years ago with Obama and the corporate heads. This is where they were assigned the goal of these trade deals to complete the takeover of this country. That’s why the fast track to clear the way through her first term to finish their plan. The Republicans are in on it and know they can not win. If they try their bosses will spank them. They are all putting on the act with us thinking the Republicans are the corporate owned while the main gamers Hilary and Obama slide these deals through Obama played the peoples avatar till the end thinking this deal must be good because he wouldn’t do that. Obama the #1 punch and Hilary the knockout. Republicans are just in for the cash since most of them know the plan. Check their history they are both bought and paid for by the same people. If you check Jerry Zeifmam fired her off the watergate investigation committee for and I quote ” Because she was a liar. She was an unethical…

  6. Damn! I knew I should have copyrighted “Rancid Penis”. Guess it was too obvious for someone else to not think of it.

  7. Evil learns.

    It’s a grave error to think this time will be like last time, because the Kochs and their evil henchmen home and abroad *learn*.

    The first thing they learned is that the primaries don’t matter. Mitt was not hurt by Santorum and McCain was not hurt by …whoever.

    The 2nd thing is their GOTV effort in 2012 suffered from software problems. Its first big test was election day, and it failed, bigtime. That alone didn’t cost them the election but it contributed to the margin.

    This time both the RNC and the Kochs have (different) GOTV programs, both of them undoubtedly better than before and the equal of whatever the Dems had. They can track individual voters: they know if you voted last election, how you responded to a political orientation survey, what your last 10 online purchases were – they can buy data from your credit card company and everywhere else and compile a list of your hot buttons – then press them.

    Evil has every reason to be confident.

  8. “slight-of-hand type tricks”

    Sleight of hand, not slight of hand. Sleight means dexterity. Sleight of hand means tricks done by hand with dexterity or trickery. Like magic tricks.

    Slight of hand means, I don’t know, somebody with little hands, I guess.

  9. You give politicians a lot of credit. Have you noticed Bernie Sanders lately? Hillary doesn’t have anything locked up. This TPP and Obama’s stand on oil drilling are two things I disagree with Obama. I’m glad we have President Obama than a president romney. We would be up the proverbial creek.

    It could be that the GOP clown car is so full because they will all make a bunch of money whether they win or not. They’ve rigged it that way.

  10. Now we know that the website the the group
    frequented by the Charleston shooter was a
    donor to rethugs, does anyone know which rethugs they gave money to?

  11. over here in WI we call him Reince Pubis. We have him, Ryan and Walker……Ed Ghein and Jeff Dahmer look good compared to them.

  12. Just found out the shooters group gave to Cruz, also Paul! There were others but I don’t know the names, Raw Story has the info.

  13. The political leaders are a reflection of their constituents. Democrats are, for the most part, reality-based. There’s a small portion of the Democratic electorate that is, shall we say, somewhat unrealistic in its idealistic approach. But compare the Democrat electorate to the Republican supporters. I’d estimate a strong majority of Republicans are caught up in the right-wing fantasy-land of trickle-down economics, war against Christians, 2nd Amendment fanaticism, anti-government etc. If you’re going to represent lunatics your positions have to be nuts as well.

  14. Hillary is not perfect but she’s much, much better than any of the Repugs. At the end of the day your choice will be between a representative of a reality-based political party and one representing the right-wing loony bin. Marvin, you’re sorely mistaken if you believe there’s no difference between these political parties.

  15. I think that the point of the Klown Kar is to keep GOP talking points (one would not want to waste the word “ideas” as the top news items of the day. It has worked like a charm for the past several election cycles and Americans do not seem to have caught on. Lots of free air time and newspaper ink for the unthinking public to get used to all of their twisted versions of events and policies.

    On the other hand, the Democrats will have to work extra hard because they will be focusing on actual facts and policy points, things that are not nearly as “front page worthy” as fear mongering and race baiting.

    In the end the Republican voters will support whoever gets the nomination and Democrats will split between or among those running for the office unless the leading candidate really does a superb job.

  16. The voters pretty much know all they need to know about the repubs. They hate everyone but old white men who drag their women along with them. In fact, repub women are the worst. History will be most unkind to them. They will be known as traitors to their gender. I totally agree.

  17. I wonder what they can deduce from a bunch of vitamins, two pairs of shoes and heartworm medicine.

  18. If you pretend to run, you can collect undeclared uncounted $$$$$. You can then drop out without having to return the uncounted money and leave the other GOP clowns to actually run for office.[WINK]

  19. Dr. Carson is probably out of the running–he had the guts to call the Charleston shooting racist.

    And we all know how well the Republican party loves the truth, sigh.

    But I respect him a helluva lot better than I did before.

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