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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:01 PM

 

Showtime at the Gates of Hell: The Republican Inferno

January 24, 2012
Showtime at the Gates of Hell
The Republican Inferno
by DAVID VEST


One of the two Mormons, “Hapless Jon” Huntsman, has quit the race, but not before receiving the highest praise the mainstream media could bring itself to bestow. To distinguish him from rival candidates, he was said to be “sane.” He demonstrated his sanity by bursting into Mandarin from time to time during the campaign. A clean-shaven Ezra Pound, straight out of St. Elizabeth’s, could not have been more unsettling.

Huntsman’s excruciating attempts at humor during the debates were never as funny as the constant media speculation that he was “in the wrong party.” Expect more of the same in four years. That the mainstream media sees the Democratic Party as the natural and logical home of a far-right Utah billionaire says more about both the press and the Democrats than anything I could invent. In the land of Know-Nothings vs Do-Nothings, if you’re a right wing Republican, all you’ve got to do is refrain from attacking science and displaying overt bigotry, and you’re in with the in-crowd.

The other Mormon, the one with the fixed grin and the Porky Pig stutter, was cast as the frontrunner whose victory by some strange logic seemed assured, even though nobody in particular particularly wanted him. Yet no sooner had he cloaked himself in the mantle of inevitability when, lo and behold, the trouble started. He loved to fire people. He hid his money in offshore banks and couldn’t gin up a straight answer about his tax returns. Best of all, he was revealed to be the offspring of Mormon renegades who fled the United States to avoid prosecution for polygamy. They settled in Mexico, where his father was born, thus making Mitt of the Multiple Grandmothers eligible to claim Mexican citizenship.

Imagine what Republican operatives would be doing with that story if only Romney were a Democrat. If you think putting a Muslim terrorist from Kenya in the White House was scary, wait until you meet the Mexican polygamist deserter who keeps his money in the Caymans! Our first Mexican president! No wonder he hired illegal aliens to mow his lawn … he might be one himself! Where’s his birth certificate? If Romney were a Democrat, every time his photo appeared on Fox News it would be accompanied by the sound of a fake Mariachi band playing the Star-Spangled Banner.

Read the full article at:

http://www.counterpunch.org/2012/01/24/the-republican-inferno/

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:08 PM

1. That was a great read. Thanks for posting..n/t

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:16 PM

2. Same applies to Gingrich

The RW Media would be blowing multiple gaskets if we ran a candidate with Gingrich's marital record and ethics problems in Congress. But, as always, IOKIYAR.

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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 02:32 PM

3. this writer is fun!

"It is as though Karl Rove had been succeeded by Hieronymous Bosch."

Haha!

The writer lives in Canada and is the Maple Blues Award winner for piano. How interesting.

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