This one time at Writer's Camp…
Maybe someone can help me.
I’ve kind of been paying attention to the Republican primaries and am wondering — 85% of Republicans and Independent voters are not enjoying the shrill, uber-extremism coming from the Far Right. Not the small government conservative speak, but the shrill “I’m more religious than you are and I’ll show you… gays must die!” ones who are really beginning to piss me off. Can someone tell me why the term RINO (Republican in Name Only) gets thrown around the moment any candidate offers a medium ground response and not an all-out attack on anything hinting at moderation? An can someone tell me how these rejects from public schooling get nominated in the first place?
Seriously. I can’t think of a word that is strong enough without offending anything that resembles you (scum sucking bottom feeders is one of them, but flounders didn’t do anything to be lumped in with these harpies…). Santorum is screaming about… something, I can’t hear anything beyond the absolute mind-numbing idiocy spewing from his maw. Huntsman is pissed about adopted children (wtf?), and don’t get me started on that crackpot Perry. Romney giving in to his morals (whichever they are this week) and Paul just sitting quietly off to the side, letting them beat each other with the “I’m more religious than you are!” stick.
Why do politicians pander to their extremist base? Both Republicans and Democrats do this in the primaries, only to turn around during the general election and say “Oh, that wasn’t the real me” after doing their best to convince their base that they were exactly that person. Do they really think we’re that stupid?
…don’t answer that. I should have known better than to ask that question.
I’m fairly convinced that we are that stupid because we vote for them, despite all the crap that has been spewed from their mouth like an Exorcist movie. We continue to vote for them. We don’t demand a difference. It’s just politics all over again.
Damn it all to hell. I’m going to vote for Ron Paul.
If I vote.
At least he’s not being an uber-dick about religion.
…this week, at least.