Wednesday, January 18, 2012
I is for IDIOT
The Rogue Speaks:
In Monday night's Republican debate, Gov. Rick Perry was asked a question regarding Turkey. His response was that Turkey was ruled "by what many would perceive to be Islamic terrorists." So today, Turkey is not happy with the remarks of the Texas governor. "Rick Perry: What an idiot," said Mustafa Akyol, a news columnist for Hurriyet Daily News.
It seems that Perry is totally ignorant of the fact that Turkey co-chairs the Global Counterterrorism Forum with the United States. It has been a member of NATO since Perry was only two years old!
Sadly, not one of the other candidates stood up for Turkey, a strong American ally. It just could be that they don't know the role Turkey plays in the fight on terrorism either. He insulted Turkey further by stating that the U.S. should cut off foreign aid to that country. Actually, Turkey doesn't receive foreign aid from us. If you don't know something, then just say you don't know. Don't make a total ass of yourself on national television. Perry's handlers should be pleading with him to quit the race, before he starts another war.
We all heard how Romney strapped his dog to the top of his car to go on vacation with his family. Romney said he knew that sounded bad, but the dog was actually in "an airtight container" on top of the car. AIRTIGHT CONTAINER?? REALLY?? Now we all know that Romney didn't mean what he said. It was just a poor choice of words, ON NATIONAL TELEVISION. But his poor choice of words scares me. It's not the first time this has happened with Romney. O.k., so he was nervous--I get that. But what if he made a poor choice of words while speaking to a foreign dignitary? What then??
Romney, a multi-millionaire, is so out of touch with the American people that he hasn't a clue as to just what it takes for us to keep ourselves afloat right now. He has screwed himself up many times while trying to convince America that Bain Capital was a GOOD company who tried to SAVE American jobs. He recently stated that he pays less taxes (15% tax rate) than others do. He's definitely one of the 1%, so PAY UP, BUDDY!! I guess he said that because he's being forced to release his income tax returns like the other candidates. Romney is just the kind of guy that OWS is talking about--His company made millions by bankrupting businesses and firing the employees. The last thing this country needs is a one percenter like Romney in the White House.
The people of South Carolina may be out of work, but they're not stupid. Newt Gingrich's remarks about food stamps was clearly racist. And he called Obama "the food stamp president." Does he realize just why so many people are on food stamps right now? Does the word "unemployed" ring a bell? Gingrich has the idea that the poor students in schools should clean the toilets there to make extra money for their families. Yes, he actually said that!! Just which poor students is he talking about?? I think we all know. Gingrich may be highly educated, and may know a lot about history, but when it comes to people skills, when it comes to compassion, Gingrich falls way short. And let us not forget the reason he lost his last job in Washington. "The meek shall inherit the earth," Newt, and that rules you out.
The words "fool" or "ignoramus" are probably a better choice of words to use in this post, but the word "idiot" just seems to have a nice ring to it when referring to the Republican candidates. Besides, Mustafa used it!
Oh my gosh! I almost forgot! Congress has a DISAPPROVAL RATING of 84%!! I propose renting a backhoe and cleaning those halls out! Those men and women are supposed to be working for US, not for themselves. Clear 'um out, America!!
Please hop on over to Jenny's blog and read the other lessons for Alphabe-Thursday. They're probably a lot nicer and more interesting than mine. Sorry, but the political process is kind of getting on my nerves. I feel compelled to keep up with it, though, because it is producing some pretty good laughs!!
I have left "The Way We Were/Memories" playing to accompany this post. It just seems apropos, because I definitely remember the way we were.
p.s. I have been trying to respond to a comment on MY OWN BLOG and Blogger won't let me do that, so I am adding that comment here:
Kerri, at the very beginning of this political
mess, I found myself getting so angry! I knew that was'nt healthy so I have tried to crank it back a few turns, and even though I still have a little of that ire left, I was mildly successful. Now, I am seeing some humor in these debates, and I hope the American people are seeing it as well.
Very few people actually know how the government operates. If they did, they would be a lot more thoughtful when they vote. I believe that we should think very strongly about a candidate's character when we go to the polls. What I don't believe in is voting for a person because of religious beliefs, if that candidate tries to force his beliefs on others who are not of his faith. I don't care if Romney is a Mormon. I have many Mormon friends, and our neighbors are Mormons as well. What I do care about is that he has money in offshore accounts where the US government can't get to it. I care about the fact that his company, Bain Capital, made financial gain from laying people off and trashing companies. I don't care if Gingrich is a Catholic. What I do care about is the way he treated his first two wives. Some people think that doesn't matter, but if he would cheat on someone whom he professed to love, and even SAID he wanted to have an open marriage, so he could continue to have sex with Calista, just how would he treat the American people?? He left his first two wives when they were at their most vulnerable. Would he hit us while we are at our most vulnerable if he were elected president? You bet!!