Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Randi Rhodes: Angle’s Asians & The Rent IS Too Damn High

Last night’s debate in the race for Governor of New York featured seven very colorful participants. You know it’s a wild mix of candidates when nothing that Carl Paladino said stood out as exceptionally crazy. One of the candidates was former madam named Kristen Davis, which is undoubtedly a source of endless frustration for “Sex in the City” actress Kristin Davis. Poor Kristin! Charlotte wasn’t even the slutty one. During the closing statements, Carl Paladino actually wandered off stage to use the men’s room. Well, at least he’s got the sympathy vote from the tiny bladder community. Paladino’s campaign manager explained the walk off by saying “When you gotta go, you gotta go.” Yup. It is definitely time for Carl Paladino to go.
It gets weirder elsewhere! Sharron Angle told a group of Hispanic students that “Some of you look a little more Asian to me.” Nice. Angle couldn’t say things that were any more racist if she was reading verbatim from “Mein Kampf.” Then Angle went on to say “I’ve been called the first Asian legislator in our Nevada State Assembly.” Really. The Angle campaign said Sharron made the remark because once “a reporter thought she looked Asian.” Sharron, you don’t look Asian. Right now, you look pretty much like an idiot.

During last night’s debate for Senator in West Virginia, Republican John Raese said he opposes the minimum wage because he thinks it keeps wages too low. What is John Raese’s answer to highway safety? Getting rid of speed limits and guard rails? Raese said “I want a better wage for everybody.” Of course by “better” he means “lower.” And by “for everybody” he means “for employers.”

Finally, Alaska’s Joe Miller has come up with his model for border control—East Germany! Miller seems unfazed by the fact that the nation of East Germany no longer exists. Somebody should point out to Joe Miller that the border security apparatus of East Germany was designed to keep people in. America doesn’t have the problem of people trying to escape. Though if we elect enough people like Joe Miller, I can see how that would start to happen.

Jimmy McMillan of the ‘Rent Is Too Damn High’ party livened up the NY gubernatorial debate last night…

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The Republican merit badge for hypocrisy...
Congratulations to GOP State Legislator Calvin Hill of Georgia who won his Republican merit badge for hypocrisy. Last year, Hill led a movement in the state to prevent public universities from teaching sexual health and gay history classes claiming, "Our public colleges are not the place for our young adults and future leaders to experiment and experience these types of sexually explicit behavior." Has Mr. Hill ever been to a college?! Well, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, even though Mr. Hill has a problem with "future leaders" experiencing sexually explicit behavior, he has no problem with current leaders, like himself, making money off of it. Yes, it turns out that Mr. Hill is the CFO of a company that sells sex gadgets and other sexual paraphernalia. Gila Distributing sells everything from "phallic" stress relievers to gay pride lapel pins. Is this is a new requirement for all Republican politicians now a days - launch a public crusade against something that is an integral part of your private life? Paging toe tapper Larry Craig...Paging serial adulterer Newt Gingrich, and hooker customer David Vitter.


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