Embarrassed by your GOP nominee? Here’s your hall pass!
What Ayn Rand did for pure libertarianism, you have done, in a small way, for Murc’s law: only Dems have agency. The principal you illustrate has the distinction of being true, as opposed to the fantasy of pure laissez faire.
I’m back with my broken record: conservatives are the Matt Bors Nazi cartoon, all the way down.
1. Random GOP candidate supports The Big Lie, has sex with underage girls, got busted for drugs
2. Democratic political ad: This GOP candidate supports The Big Lie, has sex with underage girls, got busted for drugs
3. GOP voter: Wow, sounds great, he’s my guy!
It’s apparently the case that GOP voters have no agency. They also have no capacity for logic, discernment, or for that matter anything more than brain stem activity. I mean *I’ve* believed that for quite some time but I’m surprised the NYT and other major publications are endorsing the theory.
I was going to note my question about these Dem ad buys but nah, some other time. Too funny to spike with reality. Ditto the implication that these people are *that* stupid. Some other time, maybe.
Derplomatic Impunity: It's not your fault; we'll do what we want anyways. . .
Look, I would have voted for the not-Nazi guy. But then I saw this ad about how the other guy was an actual Nazi and, well, what choice did I have, really? I know my dad is really upset by my supporting the Nazi, but then my dad's been woke ever since that German freedom fighter in France shot three fingers off dad's left hand.
I was kinda hopin' you'd take on this...thing...the Dems be doin'. 2 marks, not for appeasin' me, just fer the grins.
Oh, and also too: why punk the drag queens? I do not get what the deal is with dissin' on funny cars and stockers. I just love the smell of nitromethane...
I would like to preface this by saying I got a new batch of weed ready and folks, I'm here to tell you, this shit is the funk. So if I have some issues staying on topic, well, sorry (not sorry).
Anyway, here in Southwest Ohio where it's been my experience you don't have to look very hard to find an actual Nazi, there's a racist on every other seat in the diner downtown and most nearly everyone you meet he's honestly kind of stupid. Today's cogent ever so well-written Ed Rosso essay seems more "ripped from today's headlines names have been changed to protect the innocent" to me than " satirical essay featuring broad characters and exaggerated situations to entertain and prove a point". Either way it was great stuff. I read a lot of things and it's always such a treat when I get to read something well written.
Anyway on the way into work this morning I was
thinking about the Kansas election from early this week-
I think the GOP really stepped in some shit. And I don't think it's just abortion rights. I think overall by and large Americans are cool with the Sexual Revolution. A generous common sense approach to sex makes everyday life a whole hell of a lot easier to cope with. It's nice not to have to care about whether your kids are gay or if you're going to be somehow mistreated because you're gay. We've come a long way on the subject in my lifetime. There is a terrific amount of beneficial harmless gratification available to those with a common sense attitude. People aren't ready to give that up no matter what Mr./Miss/Mrs. Dry Coochie Old Biddy thinks. ( year before last two of the ladies in production got into quite the brouhaha and at one point one of the ladies called the other lady a "Dry Coochie Old Biddy". Everybody loved that. We called one another that frequently for the next couple of months. I suspect most DCOBs vote Republican.
Well, it IS fiction.
There's a Ben Shapiro segue in there somewhere.
I am *so* glad I'm not the only one giving the side-eye to the navel-gazers bashing anyone for "promoting GQP candidates". That's some 11th dimensional chess reverse psychology if you think that campaign advertisement caused the less-insane Republican't to lose his primary. The chickenshits won't even own up to their own ownage.
What issue can the media amplify that will get Republicans back in charge? Gas prices had their day but sadly failed to keep rising. Inflation is still in the running because what good is a historic unemployment rate if Joe can’t afford his six pack? Monkeypox shows promise: a national emergency of 7000 cases of a disease that requires close personal contact with not enough vaccine for all the Red staters who knew those gays were going to give them something icky. And now a surprise contender, Democrats paying for ads that promote assholes they hope they can beat in November - unfair! Media would prefer “moderate” Republicans win out. Of course those Republicans are a figment of David Brooks’ imagination but who else should media owners listen to, if not David Fucking Brooks? Some mornings while watching Good Morning America I wonder, what would happen if one of rotating anchors paused part way through pushing one of these messages and said, “Fuck this, people, we have a fascist party with their installed Supreme Court Justices out there remaking America into their dream of a country where nobody counts except racist forced birthers - woke? You ain’t nearly awake enough if you aren’t scared as hell!” C’mon, Michael Strahan, tackle this moment like a Manning quarterback in a collapsing pocket.
Sure, Democrats are free to spend money on whatever ads they want to run, and I'm free to take that into consideration when I get the five-thousandth fundraising email from Nancy Pelosi.
“ — but maybe sometimes, like after church or when the cable is out for a few hours, you start to feel like being a Republican is something you should feel guilty about instead of proud of.” 👌🏻 😚
I'm kind of surprised by the complaints I'm not hearing about those Democratic "hey, this Republican candidate is a lunatic" ads. I mean, assuming "if we just point out that this candidate is delusional surely the voters will notice" is the act of a Party that still thinks the guard rails will hold while the car is already in mid-air. Maybe the problem is that this should be one of those "whisper campaigns" (hey, remember when people had to whisper slanderous lies?) like John McCain fathering a child of color out of wedlock, except whispering the truth kind of misses the point. I think its good that the Democratic Party is trying to come to terms with reality, but they've got a ways to go yet.
"It means it’s not your fault."
One sentence every conservative LOVES to hear.