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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Playing to the Crazies

The loonies took the stage last night in New Hampshire. Yes, that's right, the seven Republicans, (we thought about calling them "The Seven Dwarves", but it wouldn't work because they'd all be named Dopey), who want to be President of the United States held another "debate" last night. If you didn't see it, you didn't miss anything. It was basically two hours of "we have to cut spending, but we can't raise taxes" pablum. And what a friendly crowd they were playing to, instead of anyone asking them how they'd help everyone to have health care, one lady stood up and asked them what they were going to do to repeal "ObamaCare". Not exactly challenging stuff for this bunch.

Listen, there were a lot of issues discussed last night, but here's all you really need to know. At one point, the Repubs were asked what they thought of gay marriage and "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" being repealed in the military. And all seven of them, Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, Tim Pawlenty and Herman Cain, were against gay marriage and all thought that DADT should not have been repealed. And that's all you need to know. If, in 2012, someone out there still doesn't understand the whole gay thing, he or she is either incredibly naive, incredibly homophobic or just incredibly stupid. And the United States of America cannot afford to have a president who is naive, homophobic or stupid. If you still can't wrap your head around a simple issue of basic human biology like homosexuality, then there's no way you're mentally equipped to deal with the economy, the budget, foreign policy or health care. Case closed, and goodnight, nurse.

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