Friday, January 04, 2008

Fool me twice

By Capt. Fogg

Alcides Moreno and his brother fell 47 stories when a scaffold collapsed December 7th in New York. Alcides survived somehow and has regained consciousness. He's expected to recover and even to be able to walk again despite having broken everything.

"You're not going back to work there," says his wife and I'll bet she means it. Republicans in Iowa should be so smart. The economic news is gloomy, foreign companies are buying up all our assets, we're in massive debt to people who don't have our best interests at heart. The specters of recession and inflation are starting to seem real and our wars grind on and on and on. Corruption is rampant, funneling of public funds into private hands is standard procedure, our rights have been trampled on, but Iowa Republicans, at least a plurality of them, seem to want more of the same.

By voting for another Bible Belt Believer with the cognitive inadequacy to reject science and logic, with a preference for the authority of preachers over the law; a guy who shares their hysteria about Mexicans, their fear of "terrorists" and who seems just as much of a small town, foot shuffling mediocrity as they are, they're getting set to go back to work there.

Mike Huckabee? What about somebody who knows economics and finance.? What about somebody who knows the military from the inside, who has had lots of experience with foreign affairs, a background in science and technology? What about someone who can discuss history with the best of them -- what about someone who is the best of them?

We don't need someone to teach Sunday School to 5 year olds. We don't need someone to sit on the bench and discuss this years crops with or have a beer with or quote mistranslated Bible passages with; we don't need Mike Huckabee running or representing this country to the world. If we survive Bush, we don't need to tempt fate by getting back on that same scaffold with the same worn ropes and expect to survive again.

Cross posted from Human Voices

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe how many voted for Thompson.

thank you democrats for nominating obama. you are likely to win and he's a hell of a lot easier to take than hillary or jimmy carter with an attitude edwards.

I think hillary peaked already

10:37:00 AM  
Blogger Swampcracker said...

We don't need someone to teach Sunday School to 5 year olds.

That would be too advanced for the Huckster. Nevertheless, the Huck would loose in any general election, so why not give the GOP the death wish they richly deserve.

11:41:00 AM  
Blogger Capt. Fogg said...

I think he's electable and I wasn't sure until now. I have no trouble backing him even though I think he's young - but of course any faults I might see in him pale in comparison to the militant nitwits and traitors we have in control now.

I'm disgusted in Huckabee with his contempt for science and just as disgusted to hear that NBC considers evolution to be "controversial" It really ought to be illegal to be so ignorant. I hope most people see him as a pathetic, pandering loser, but maybe you're right, we should be happy if they choose a heavyweight Gomer Pyle. By the way, has anyone noticed he's gaining the weight back?

4:41:00 PM  

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