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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 09:32 PM
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"A Club of Liars, Demagogues and Ignoramuses"
12/01/2011

The Republicans' Farcical Candidates

A Club of Liars, Demagogues and Ignoramuses

A Commentary by Marc Pitzke

The US Republican race is dominated by ignorance, lies and scandals. The current crop of candidates have shown such a basic lack of knowledge that they make George W. Bush look like Einstein. The Grand Old Party is ruining the entire country's reputation.

Africa is a country. In Libya, the Taliban reigns. Muslims are terrorists; most immigrants are criminal; all Occupy protesters are dirty. And women who feel sexually harassed -- well, they shouldn't make such a big deal about it.

<snip>

Tough times demand tough and smart minds. But all these dopes have to offer are ramblings that insult the intelligence of all Americans -- no matter if they are Democrats, Republicans or neither of the above. Yet just like any freakshow, this one would be unthinkable without a stage (in this case, the media, strangling itself with all its misunderstood "political correctness" and "objectivity") and an audience (the party base, which this year seems to have suffered a political lobotomy).

<snip>

As CEO of the "Godfather's" pizza chain, Cain killed jobs -- but now poses as the job-creator-in-chief. Meanwhile, he seems to lack basic economic know-how, let alone a rudimentary grasp of politics or geography. Libya confounds him. He does not believe that China is a nuclear power. And all other, slightly more complicated questions get a stock answer: "Nine-nine-nine!" Remember? That's Cain's tax reduction plan that would actually raise taxes for 84 percent of Americans.

<more>

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,800850...



And there it is... laid out for all to see.

Bam!
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 09:38 PM
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1. There's a certain clarity when viewing things from afar.
I somehow doubt Herr Pitzke will be getting credentialed for the RNC convention...
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emcguffie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 09:54 PM
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2. Sorry, off topic question.
How did you turn the inside of your box a color?

Thanks?

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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 10:10 PM
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4. No problem. Copy and paste this code
Edited on Thu Dec-01-11 10:12 PM by krispos42
[div class=excerpt style=background:#xxxxxx] This is the
excerpted text you want in the box.[/div]



Replace the "xxxxxx" with the HTML color code of
your choice.  AFEEEE is the code for the blue that I used. 
FAEBD7 is a sort of reddish parchment color.

I personally have a WordPad document that I've copied and
pasted all sorts of useful stuff into.  I keep it open so I
can just copy-and-paste critical snippets of code.  Or the
occasional oddball character, which the plain text in this
post can't show.  

I also have a list of the keyboard combinations to make
things like , , and .

:
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Vogon_Glory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-01-11 10:08 PM
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3. Of Course The Reflexive Right-Wingnut Answer Will Be
Of course the reflexive right-wing answer to Herr Pitzke's column would be that Der Spiegel is an ultra-leftist magazine published in "Yurrup" and that Herr Pitzke himself is a hardcore Marxist-Leninist committed to the destruction of "Amurrica" and Christianity.

As I recall, Der Spiegel actually has a reputation for being relatively right-wing. I bet the German-Germans are shaking their heads in puzzlement and dismay at the stupid thinking of those of their American cousins who have bought into the Republican Party line.

You know, Republicans these days ARE very conservative--often outright reactionary. But they actually ARE an embarrassment to the rest of us.



:argh:
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aletier_v Donating Member (262 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 12:25 AM
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5. K&R
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blkmusclmachine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 02:54 AM
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6. It's the GOP playing to its Base:
While the "Democrats" can't run away from their Base fast enough. One of the things that makes you go "Hmmm..."
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Swede Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-02-11 09:40 AM
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7. K&R
:hi:
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