Freaks in Politics
09 February, 2012
Freaks in Politics

Discussions on Georgian politics have been a favorite pastime for most of the Georgian population. No matter what side the would-be voters take, the arguments for and against the chosen favorites go from being polite to trenchant in matter of seconds. Most of the acquired rhetoric about who should be in charge of five million people is based on rumors and back alley innuendos while concrete information is dismissed as silly. This would be very insulting and low – if we didn’t

have even better examples of childish and arrogant behavior from the States. For that we turn to CNN’s coverage of the Republican Presidential Nomination race.

The front-runner (this week) is Mitt Romney, a former Massachusetts Governor and Donald Trump’s latest endorsement. Mitt Romney has been quoted to say that he isn’t worried about the poor people, because they have ‘social nets’ (jails and homeless shelters). Romney comes from a very wealthy family and continues to grow his business and money rather well. He is a former pastor and a devout Mormon. Also, this isn’t his first rodeo. In 1994 he ran for a senate seat taking on and loosing to Ted Kennedy, and in 2008 he ran against Senator McCain for the republican nomination which he also lost. He has provided weeks worth of comedy material when he declared ‘corporations are people too’ while talking to a reporter about how much he liked firing people. No wonder Trump endorsed him; they both loved their catch phrase ‘You’re fired.’ Romney’s best friends on Wall Street are his six largest campaign contribution sources – executives, family members and affiliated political action committees of Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan Chase, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, Citigroup and Bank of America. All pillars of the same community they tried to destroy, same community that had to bail them out in the time of need. Talk about insulting. For my part as the local slogan says – I’ll believe that corporations are people when Texas executes One. But lets move on to the second runner up and the most electrifying man in this campaign- Newt Gingrich.
In his case the word ‘electrifying’ is meant as a negative – as in the electrifying fence that should surround this man and never let him escape back into political arena. Newt Gingrich is a man so bent on taking what he wants when he ants it, morals be damned, that he hadn’t hesitated to divorce two wives while pledging an everlasting commitment to America. While he admonished others on family values, quite publicly and loudly, was having an affair while his wife was battling cancer. Someone’s got commitment issues. And if that wasn’t enough, his shady business deals, his lobbyist jobs (he calls them consulting jobs) and his dismissal (he spun that one into a willing resignation) from the House of Representatives should have clued some voters on his credibility, or lack of. In 1989 Gingrich led a crusade against then House Speaker Jim Wright, whose ethics transgressions eventually led to his resignation. Few years later Gingrich found himself in the same ethics violation seat. And yet this man who believes he will distinguish his presidential life by building a colony on the moon, this loon has gotten 531,294 people to vote for him.
Speaking of loons, from what comes out of Ron Paul’s mouth lately, we might as well assume that he has already bought a condo and relocated to the moon. Paul believes the reason for sluggish US economy is that we give too much foreign aid. Asked what should be done about it, he suggested cutting off all aid to everyone, because really that only makes nations lazy. He has the same stance on welfare for the poor. Gosh darn it, if we keep giving you money ($300 a month), well then why would you ever need to get a job? In an October 11, 2007 interview with The Washington Post, Paul said, “There’s nobody in this world that could possibly attack us today... we could defend this country with a few good submarines.’ Yes, submarines- little yellow submarines. Paul is quoted as stating “America [should] not interfere militarily, financially, or covertly in the internal affairs of other nations”, while advocating “open trade, travel, communication, and diplomacy with other nations”, right, and then we all hold hands and sway back and forth while singing Kumbaya.
There’s another runner up, who has been faring better in polls than Ron Paul, but he has a damaged reputation. When you Google search your last name and find this -
1. The frothy mixture of lube and fecal matter that is sometimes the by-product of anal sex.
2. Former Senator Rick Santorum – you might want to reconsider your chances of ever becoming a president of anything.
With choices like these, what can one do but give up hope for anything to make sense in US politics, relax sit back and enjoy the rest of the freak show.

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