Cutting Through The Crap

Monday, April 16, 2012

Beyond Parody


The above clip is more documentary than satire. The latest pander (although by the time this is published there'll undoubtedly be more) is Mitt's talk to the NRA, where he channeled Wayne LaPierre and announced that if he's reelected, Barack Obama will take away our gun rights. He also announced that Obama hasn't done enough to protect them, either. Which is pretty weird, when you consider how he's pissed off liberals for doing nothing at all to regulate guns, and that his only actual action was to allow them in National Parks.

Rising to the top of my reasons to want President Obama to be reelected is to see what the insane paranoiacs will say when none of their dire predictions come to pass. I'm sure they'll come up with something. They always do.

Meanwhile, it'll be really entertaining to see Romney backtrack during the general election phase, like I used to do, as a kid, in my snow footprints. I could never make my footprints look undisturbed, though. He won't either.

“According to a Romney adviser, his private view of immigration isn’t as anti-immigrant as he often sounded.”

What exactly does that mean? Does it mean Romney said things that he doesn’t really believe? What are we supposed to make of a candidate who takes certain public positions to court one group of voters — and then tries to reassure an entirely different group of voters by leaking the fact that he doesn’t really believe what he said to win votes from the first group? How many other “private” positions does Romney hold that we don’t know about?



3 comments:

Sid Schwab said...

Anonymous: it was a perfectly fine comment, but as I've stated innumerable times, and as is written above, I don't like anonymous comments with no identifier. You don't have to sign in, you can still post anonymously, but add an initial, or a nickname at the end of your comment, so I can tell one anonymous from another.

Wild-Ivy said...

Did you see today's Onion post? http://www.theonion.com/articles/obama-launches-more-realistic-i-have-big-ideas-but,27953/ Also more true than satire.

Sid Schwab said...

True dat.