I began this post to discuss the republican "candidates" for POTUS this year, but decided to do a bit more expostulating and discuss republican ideals as seen out here in, as Rachel Maddow puts it "Reality Land." To begin, I watched several of the republican "debates" - which were not debates but a circus show as, indeed, were the "debates" between Obama and his Democrat challengers in 2008. In Obama's case they hit him for not wearing an American flag pin - which had zero, zip, nothing to do with Obama's qualifications / ability to be President.
The republican idiocy was filled with similar vacuous attacks on each other, which then often segued into seeing who could bash Obama most. As mentioned above, what does any of that have to do with their qualifications / abilities to be POTUS? Who out here in Reality Land thinks it worthwhile to learn which candidate could bash the current President the most?
Then there were the usual lies/"mis - spokes." Obama is "anti energy." Really? How is that, guys? Since Obama took office with the country sighing in relief after eight onerous years of bush - league president dropped ball fatigue, the number of oil rigs in this country has grown to the point the U.S.A. now has more oil rigs than the rest of the world, while we are producing substantially more oil per year than under the mis - management of the former ( thank God he's now a former ) president. Guys, how is that anti - energy?
Oh, you say Obama gave a loan to Brazil to help their oil industry? To start, Obama did not make this loan, it was a little known group the "Import / Export" committee whose members were appointed by - ready for this guys? Those committee members were appointed by the bush - league president. So guys, republicans, as you tried to give credit to the bush league president for Obama having pushed the successful effort to corral bin Laden, try staying in form here and give the bush-league president the credit for appointing committee members who approved a loan to Brazil's oil industry.
I'll add another mis - conception the republicans are saying - Obama has increased our debt - by a huge amount. True guys, the amount of debt is staggering, especially since Obama over - ruled the bush leaguer by using a tactic little known among republicans. "Honesty." Obama included the costs of the bush league wars in the budget instead of hiding them. Bingo! Obama is a profligate. Right, guys.
I'll close by noting I wanted Rick "man on dog" Santorum to win the republican nomination. To begin, I think he is doing what I mentioned above is little known by republicans - he's honest about his feelings that he thinks our country needs to regress to the mores of the 1700's and I'd love to see him debate Obama. Not because he'll make a fool of himself, ( which I don't think he would ) but I really want the whole country to see where republican ideals are leading. I'm not sure whether such a debate would help or hinder either of them, but that debate would have been most enlightening.