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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

The Cracker Barrel Crowd

Well, it's that time of year again. The Oscars are over, the NCAA Basketball Tournament hasn't begun yet, so the only thing making news are all the Republicans lining up at various microphones trying to "out stupid" each other.
Yes, the Republicans are coming out of their caves to run for President, and to appeal to their base, they have to thump some Bibles, attack the poor and criticize some pregnant girls. The GOP's former Jabba The Hut, Mike Huckabee, (there actually was a Jabba The Hut until New Jersey Governor Chris Christy ate him), wasted no time in taking the lead in the "Dumbest People Alive" sweepstakes. Just days after an unmarried, pregnant Natalie Portman took her Best Actress Oscar for "Black Swan", Huckabee criticized her for "glorifying unwed pregnancies". Nice move, fat ass.
What is it about the Republicans that they never learn their lessons? Dan Quayle made a fool out of himself in the 1980's for criticizing the t.v. character "Murphy Brown" for having a child out of wedlock, and now Huckabee is going down the same, tired old path. But what can you expect from a man who shot himself in the foot in 2008 when he publicly admitted he didn't believe in evolution?
The Republicans always overreach. Look at Gov. Walker in Wisconsin. If he had just stopped after he got the unions to agree to contribute more for their health care and penions, he could have declared victory and become an overnight superstar. But he thought he was on some sort of misguided GOP crusade, and now he's determined to keep pushing until he either completely dismantles the unions, or he goes down in flames trying. Guess which one will happen? The Republicans are always out of step with mainstream American thought, only they're usually the only ones who don't realize it.

So just keep making stupid statements, Mike Huckabee. You won't ever be elected President, but you're certainly good for some laughs. Oh, and by the way, if we looked like you and your family, we're not sure we'd be criticizing other people's life choices.

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