No limit to how ridiculous Republicans can get


Just when you thought the tea party-dominated radical rightwing Republican Party could not get any more ridiculous, inherited mega-rich Richie Rich from Archie's comic books, Donald Trump, announced last weekend that he is thinking of running for the Presidency in 2016.

How embarrassing it must be to be a Republican today.

I can't keep up with the polls but Republicans in Congress poll somewhere between 9 and 14 percent. Their "leader" John Boehner, the Speaker of the House, is neither a real Speaker nor a leader. He cannot unify his caucus to do anything except vote uselessly at least 40 times to repeal Obamacare.

Scared to death that each time a new element of Obamacare comes on line and more Americans benefit, radical rightwing House Republicans throw another temper tantrum and vote to overthrow the law of the land. Their silly temper tantrums remind me most of a two-year-old in a grocery store whose mother refuses to buy him Lucky Stars cereal.

Several weeks ago, Iowa Republican Congressman King went on as many TV talk shows as would have him to spout his racism against Latinos, particularly immigrant Latinos to say again and again that Latinos coming to the U.S. to feed their families are packing in tons of weed with "calves the size of cantaloupes" -- you wonder where that image came from -- and that for every immigrant child who is a good student, "100 are drug dealers."

And The Donald says he will spend as much of his inherited and casino-generated money that it will take to become President.

Senator Ted Cruz, who knows he is the smartest asshole in America and should be president, was born in Canada and is not eligible to become president.

Guaranteed that the cartoon follies will continue.

Photo: Donald Trump speaks in Ames, Iowa Aug. 10. Justin Hayworth/AP

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  • ... and boy is Trump ridiculous!

    Pretty much the rest of his Republican clan, too.

    BUT, that does not get the Dems off the hook for their own special brand of ridiculousness — and futility.

    They've been playing with workers and Labor for, lo, DECADES, as they trumpet the latest international trade agreements while holding hands with Republicans under the table — and often on tip.

    If they only did ONE thing right, it would be to educate the US working constituency of occasional voters,about the manifold efforts of the Right to whack away at our Constitution, and denounce those in this nation who are dedicated to buying candidates and legislation, limiting voting rights and pumping up the war and surveillance economy, giving an excuse to cutting needed domestic spending. THAT's ALL they'd have to do!

    Ooops! Oh, THEY do some of those things, too, don't they? Alright, they'd have to FIX that first, THEN educate and denounce.

    Posted by advocate, 08/14/2013 1:47pm (2 years ago)

  • Actually, Cruz is eligible to be president because his mother has always been a US citizen. Same reason McCain was eligible despite being born in Panama.

    Posted by Jack Carter, 08/13/2013 4:33pm (2 years ago)

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