America’s Decadent Reality Show Politics
October 22, 2012 by Sam Rolley
If the pundits on both sides of the political spectrum are to be believed, the upcoming Presidential election is one that will determine the future course of the United States. But that hasn’t stopped the election-year political squabbling from sounding a great deal like dialogue in an episode of a kitschy reality television show.
If you were looking for a strong and dignified leader, a true statesman who could be likened to American leaders from decades past, to inhabit the Oval Office following the November election, this just isn’t your year. Here are some reasons why.
Mitt Romney’s son wants to take a cheap shot at the President.
It’s probably safe to assume that most readers of this article have been involved in a schoolyard scrap or two, maybe even a bar fight. Very few, however, have probably upon arriving at work become disgruntled at a fellow employee and rushed over to take a swing at them. But these are heated political times. Maybe if Taggert Romney one day decides to get involved in Presidential politics like his father, however, America can look forward to another Aaron Burr-Alexander Hamilton type affair. That is, if the Romneys still have those varmint-hunting guns lying around.
Unfortunately, the younger Romney’s remarks gave liberal media types an opening to further attempt to discourage less-well-off and minority voters with all matter of “spoiled rich boy wants to punch the President” headlines. And, before we assume it’s just liberals picking on the Republican candidate, consider this: If one of Obama’s Kenyan relatives made a similar remark on National television, it’s a safe bet that Fox would have a field day.
On the bright side, liberal media madman Lawrence O’Donnell challenged Tagg to a fight, saying: “Take a swing at me, and don’t worry, there won’t be any Secret Service involved. Just us. And I’ll make it easy for you. I’ll come to you any time, anywhere. Go ahead Taggert, take your best shot.”
One can only hope the younger Romney accepts the invitation; O’Donnell is probably long overdue for a pummeling.
The first lady of the United States is on National television talking about the President going commando.
Could you imagine Nancy Reagan appearing on daytime television and fielding a question about which type of underwear she preferred on the President. Well, on the show Live! last Friday, Michelle Obama was asked that very question, to which she answered “None of the above.” (One benefit of voting for Romney is the assurance that his wife will never field such a question due to his religious sensibilities.)
We also can learn from the first lady’s appearance last week that she likes to eat French fries and watches “The Real Housewives” when she isn’t trying to make schoolchildren eat too-small portions at lunch.
Paul Ryan’s ridiculous photo shoot.
A picture is worth a thousand words.
Joe Biden. Enough said.
Biden must know that he is a walking parody of himself, yet he spent the entire Vice Presidential debate employing a strategy of laughing down his opponent. Members of Biden’s party loved the Vice President’s misplaced condescension. But the rest of America spent the evening pondering the gravity of this exchange between Ryan and Biden:
“I think the Vice President very well knows that sometimes words don’t come out of your mouth the right way,” Ryan said.
Biden laughed and retorted: “But I always say what I mean.”
If this is the Presidential campaign that is going to determine the direction of the country, we’re all in trouble. There was a statesman in the race, but in a country where television shows about chubby ill-mannered little girls farting in public receive high rankings, it’s not surprising that the media and the voters shunned him.